On Thursday April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced that United States ground troops would cross the border from Vietnam into neighboring Cambodia, which caused students on campus to lead demonstrations. Then, on Friday, the students continued to actively voice their opposition, leading to thousands of other students at campuses across the nation to join them in their cause. However, early in the morning that Saturday, things began to get out of hand with students returning to campus intoxicated. The students were throwing beer bottles, vandalizing property and incited a riot. Over the course of the next couple days, the organized demonstrations gave way to campus wide chaos.
On February 1, 2003, the Columbia space shuttle crashed reenter the earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. Then the disaster was the second fatal accident in the Space Shuttle program after Space Shuttle Challenger, which broke apart and killed seven-member crew seconds after liftoff in 1986. The Columbia mission was the second space shuttle disaster after Challenger, which saw a catastrophic failure during launch in 1986. Columbia disaster directly led to the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2011. Columbia was the first space shuttle to fly in space.
The mission meant to send administrator Jim Lovell and lunar module pilot Fred Haise to the lunar surface, while charge module pilot Jack Swigert stayed in circle. In any case, on April 13, the mission endured a devastating blast that would about fate the spaceflight and its group. Apollo 13's team prepared for making the primary arrival in the Fra Mauro lunar good countries, which seem brighter than the level fields, where the prior two Apollo missions landed.In any case, Apollo 13 conveyed an oxygen tank with a pained history. The tank had been harmed in testing, yet the rocket manufacturers didn't know about an issue. The tube shaped administration module had six pie-cut divisions.
1.2 million people were in the square and almost a million died and thousands injured that horrible day. The whole world was watching that brutal day when the army went in the square and killed thousands. In 1989 Tiananmen square beijing people all over the city were protesting for freedom of speech and press. A line of tanks were coming in the square. A man ran in front of the tanks and stopped them.
The news was not taken lightly by student activist at VPI and other universities, therefore, resulting in a call for the strongest protest possible. Then in May of 1970 during a protest at Kent State national guards began to fire on the protesters killing four people. The tragedy spread like wildfire to universities around the nation and at VPI students organized a strike to close the campus. However, radical protesters supported a “hard strike” while moderate protesters supported a “soft strike”. Friday night, the student government passed the proposal for the “soft strike”.
They were the first to return samples from another planet. They collected basalt and dark-colored igneous rocks that were about 3.7 billion years old. After they planted the flag, President Richard Nixon spoke with them on a telephone radio transmission. He considered it the “most historic phone call ever made from the White House”. There was a plaque on the lunar landing vehicle that was signed by Neil Armstrong, President Nixon, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.
In 1976, after police shot and killed unarmed school pupils protesting the use of Afrikaans in schools, Fifa expelled the white Football Association of South Africa. Thereafter the pressure on the South African government increased at all levels and sport being one of them. Internally, protest was led by the non-racial South African Council on Sport, while externally it was the exiled South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee that was in the forefront of organizing resistance to the racist sports policies of the apartheid
Our budget for colonizing Mars is six billion dollars, that’s about how much one trip to Mars would cost. Therefore with our budget being six billion dollars, we can only afford a one way trip. Lives are far more important than having more space. To risk hurting our own kind, and then let them die after doing a great thing for this world would be cruel. In addition, since Mars is so dangerous, the colonists that go to Mars could die or catch a disease on the trip to Mars.
“ Thats one small step for man one giant leap for mankind .”- neil armstrong In 102 hours 45 minutes and 43 seconds for NASA’s dream came true. 1After the launch it took that long before landing on the lunar surface. The moment they landed was one of the biggest moments in astronomical history. July 20 1969 was the exact date. 2 The very second they landed was written down and kept for reccords in the future.
Then the Americans launched Alan Shepard into space on May 5th 1961. Then Russia had a second space flight which had lasted 1 day and 1 hour. John Glenn was about to die at his launch to space on February 20, 1962. Russia completed their first space walk with the first women launched into space (with a three man crew) between 1963 and 1965. Then on January 27, 1967 the Apollo 1 where killed in a fire on the launch pad, and the USSR cosmonaut died.
As soon as the news of Dr. King 's assassination had been released, supports distraught and angered called for riotous repercussions. Groups of activist gathered all of the United States; anywhere from Texas to Boston To Mississippi to North Carolina to Washington D.C. A few dozen students gathered outside the Student nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) offices on 14th Street NW Washington D.C. This is where the former chairman of SNCC, Stokely Carmichael, suddenly appeared and started preaching to the protesters, "When Kennedy died, all these stores closed...Martin Luther King is our leader and we are going to show him some respect.". (quoted in De Angelis) Then led a group of people up 14th street, stopping from store to store demanding the owners to close shop. A group of about thirty young people burst into a drug store.
Bloody Sunday was the Selma March. This march was peaceful and non-violent, it was turned into a violent one when State and local lawmen attacked the marchers, with billy clubs and tear gas on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This turned this march to be renamed bloody Sunday. Then, the bus that the freedom riders used was burnt down. It was burnt down because people didint like that freedom riders, were protesting for innerstate
In the article “Four Dead in O-hi-o” from The Pop History Dig, Jack Doyle an author and the publisher of the website gives insight on the historical significance of the song “Ohio”. On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon declared expansion of the Vietnam War by sending the American troops in to invade Cambodia. At this time, there was already controversy over the war, many Americans, especially the younger ones, despised the fact that the U.S. joined a war they had no business being a part of. The invasion of Cambodia infuriated many students and caused an uproar in protests all over the nation. On May 4, 1970, after 3 long days of protesting, four unarmed kids were shot by the National Guard at Kent State University.
“[We’d have to become] extremely aggressive and we couldn’t afford to take ny more causalities”[ Belknap, 57] Lieutenant William Calley, Jr. Later testifies. After the “impromptu funeral for Sergeant Cox,”[ Belknap, 57] Captain Ernest Medina held a briefing that explained the group were to go on a search and destroy mission the next morning after being tipped off my intelligence reports and that by the time they arrive all innocent civilians should have left for the market. For the Charlie Company, it was their opportunity to get revenge for all of the casualties they had suffered. Medina concluded the briefing by telling the soldiers to destroy the village by burning it down, destroying food crops, and killing all inhabitants. However, reports of Company C veterans all vary about what happened towards the end of the briefing.
It was clear that more than just religious activities were happening at Jonestown. In response to these allegations congressman Leo Ryan decided to take a visit to the village and see for himself what exactly was going down.What ensued is what put the “Jonestown massacre” in headlines. On November 18th 1978 after visiting the community at Jonestown the Congressman along with several defectors trying to escape were ambushed by heavily armed temple guards. The congressman and four others were killed. Back at Jonestown Reverend Jones gathered his 900 plus followers and passed out a mixture of fruit juice and cyanide to the masses.