1957- Vietnam War
After World War II, Vietnam split into two countries- communist-governed North Vietnam and non-communist South Vietnam. North Vietnam wanted the two Vietnams to become one nation. Communist China and the Soviet Union supported North Vietnam while the U.S. supported South Vietnam. In 1975, South Vietnam lost the war.
Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in outer space. He orbited the Earth for just one hour and twenty minutes.
1963- Peace March
Martin Luther King, Jr. led a peaceful march on Washington, D. C. Later that day, he delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
1967- Heart Transplant
The first heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christian Bernard in Cape Town, Africa.
1968- M.L.K. Jr. Assassinated
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray while trying to support a strike of garbage men.
Neil Armstrong, an american astronaut, becomes the first man to land on the moon, in the "Apollo 11" spacecraft.