Events from the 1960s

1526 WordsDec 18, 20117 Pages
The 1960s is a decade filled with a series of remarkable and significant events that still resonate today. From the charismatic John F. Kennedy winning the nation 's highest office to Vietnam War, the 1960s was a decade of transformational changes (Whithaus, 2004). Adding to this transformation were a host of technological breakthroughs. For the first time in American history a presidential political debate, between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, was aired on TV. In 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby on-camera. Furthermore, in 1965 the first instant replay added a new dimension to sports coverage. In 1967, all three major network shows were broadcasted in color. Finally, in 1969, television televises men on the…show more content…
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