HEADLINES.

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April 17, 1961 - The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba is repulsed by Cuban forces in an attempt by Cuban exiles under the direction of the United States government to overthrow the regime of Fidel Castro.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

First ever Wal-Mart ad

1973 oil crisis

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The Twilight zone

Spring 1960. "Efforts of John F. Kennedy's campaign team, including members of his family, in West Virginia during Kennedy's quest for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. Includes brother Bob at a drive-in in Bluefield." From photos by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "The Kennedys: A Family Political Machine."

Ronald Reagan is shot, 1981.

6.6 Sylmar Earthquake ~ San Frenando Valley 1971

Duck and cover and don't look at the blast -School nuclear bomb drill during the Cold War.

1963

Mount St. Helens May 18, 1980

Women and World War II

Walter S. McAfee

One of the most iconic images in American history: On Nov. 25, 1963 -- his third birthday -- John Jr. Kennedy salutes the casket of his father, who was assassinated three days earlier.

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.

"Don't be afraid." That's what Ruby Bridges's mother told her on November 4, 1960. Little Ruby listened carefully to the advice. Soon, four United States federal court marshals, or officers, arrived at the Bridges family home in New Orleans, La., to drive the first grader to William Frantz Public School. A screaming mob was waiting. People stood near the building shouting. Ruby held her head high. With the marshals surrounding her, the 6-year-old walked into the school and into history book...

United States Presidents