What major events happened in the 1960s and 1970s?
- 1961. Freedom rides.
- 1962. University of Mississippi integrated.
- 1963. Civil Rights march on Washington.
- 1964. Free speech movement at Berkeley.
- 1965. Great Society.
- 1966. Black Power.
- 1967. Detroit Riot.
- 1968. Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther Kin murdered.
What were the main events in the 1970s?
Events occurred each month that would have a solid impact of the life of those who lived through the era. Politics. Political events that happened during the 1970s included the end of the Vietnam War, and shortly thereafter, the Watergate Scandal, which would bring about the demise of both the U.S. president and vice president.
What were the major events of the 1970s?
Watergate. If you were to point to one major story of the 1970s this would have to be it.
What historical events happened in 1972?
More News and Key Events From 1972. Hurricane Agnes on June 13th ( Category 1 hurricane ) wrecks havoc on the state of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia causing the death of 117 , In the worst hit state of Pennsylvania 48 people die due to the hurricane.
What was the culture of the 1970s?
The hippie culture, which started in the latter half of the 1960s, waned by the early 1970s and faded towards the middle part of the decade, which involved opposition to the Vietnam War, opposition to nuclear weapons, the advocacy of world peace, and hostility to the authority of government and big business.