Sixties Factoids

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Rosa Parks - One of the well know ladies in America today. She was the lady that refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man in 1955 when the laws were not for the African Americans.

McGeorge Bundy - One of the Harvard Boys he was head of National Security for John F. Kennedy.

Dean Rusk - One of the Harvard Boys he was also under Kennedy staff as Sectary of State.

Ho Chi Minh - President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 1945 to 1969.

Dien Bien Phu - It was a battle in 1954 between the French and Vietnamese. Vietamese was the winner of that battle with the support of the United States to end the communism in Asia.

Che Guevarra - Became a revolutionary and a guerilla leader. In 1956 he and Fidel Castro crossed the Caribbean and invaded Cuba overthrowing dictator Fulgencio Batista.

There Che became second to Castro and turned Cuba into a communist Country.

Earl Wheeler - Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army in 1962. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staffs he served intill 1970as that position.



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