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World History Timeline
Transcript of World History Timeline
1960 - 2000 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 1969
THE MOON LANDING On July 20th, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, Niel Armstrong and Michael Collins became the first people to set foot on the moon. Buzz Aldrin's famous first words on the moon were "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." 1972
The Munich Massacre During the 1972 Olympics,
which were held in Munich,
Germany, nine Israelis from
the Israel team were taken
hostage by eight Pakistani terrorists called Black September. NONE of the hostages survived. Only THREE of the terrorists lived to be put on trial. On January 28th, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart and disintigrated just 73 seconds after its launch. This was determined to be caused by a design flaw in an O-ring seal on the right solid rocket booster. When exposed to colder temperatures, the O-rings would harden and lose elastiscity. On the morning of the launch, the recorded temperature was 31 degrees Farenheit. By Brad Nickle 1986
The Challenger Disaster The entire crew was killed when the shuttle hit the ocean surface, with a force of over 200 g-more than 200 times the force of gravity. April 19, 1995
The Oklahoma City Bombing On April 19th, 1995,
Timothy McVeigh and
Terry Nichols detonated
a truck filled with
explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. 168 People were killed in the blast and more than 680 people were injured and caused $652 million in damages. 2001
The September 11th Attacks On September 11th, 2001, two planes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center (a.k.a. the Twin Towers) There were also similar attacks
on the Pentagon, as well as a failed attack on the White House. The passengers on the plane headed for the White House broke into the cabin and attempted to stop the hijackers, crashing the plane into an open feild in Pennsylvania. Overall, 2995 people (including the nineteen hijackers) were killed. Fin