1961- The Berlin Wall is put up separating East and West. East Berlin was mainly communist, and was controlled by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union thought that people wouldn't want to be communist is they could leave East Berlin and have freedom, so they put up the Berlin Wall to keep all of them inside the area.
1963- President John F. Kennedy (JFK) is assassinated.
1964- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is put into effect, getting America closer to freedom and equality.
1968- Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon.