Dwight Eisenhower Timeline

Dwight Eisenhower Timeline. A lifetime of events for the Thirty-Fourth American President Dwight David Eisenhower. Both public and private, from his birth on October 14, 1890 in Denison Texas to his death on March 28, 1969 in Washington D.C. General Eisenhower or "Ike" as he was referred to by friends, started a long distinguished career in the U.S. Military with his graduation from West Point Military Academy. Eisenhower joined the Military in 1911 and served for nearly four decades, receiving numerous Military Service Medals and Decorations.

At the urgency of a nation over flowing with supporters from both political affiliations, Eisenhower accepted the Republican nomination and successfully won the 1952 Presidential election. The Eisenhower Administration served two terms from (1953-1961), signed into law two Civil Rights Bills and established the Health, Education, and Welfare Department.



1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October, 14
1891 The Eisenhower's move to Abilene, Kansas
1893 Grover Cleveland becomes the 24th U.S. President and the only one in American History to serve two non consecutive terms. Cleveland was also the 22nd U.S. President
1893 William McKinley becomes the 25th U.S. President
1901 President William McKinley is assassinated
Vice President Theodore Roosevelt assumes the Presidency upon the death of President McKinley and becomes the 26th U.S. President
1908 William Howard Taft becomes the 27th U.S. President
1909 Peary explores the North Pole
1911 Eisenhower enters the United States Military
1912 Vice President Sherman died
Woodrow Wilson becomes the 28th U.S. President
1915 Eisenhower graduated from West Point Military Academy and is later commissioned 2nd Lieutenant
The Lusitania is sunk
1916 Eisenhower marries Mamie Doud
President Woodrow Wilson is re-elected to a second term
1917 The United States enters World War I
Eisenhower's first son Doud Dwight was born
1918 Eisenhower commands a tank training center at Camp Colt
The second battle of Marne
1921 Eisenhower's son Doud Dwight died at the young age of four
Warren Gamaliel Harding becomes the 29th U.S. President
1922 Eisenhower is assigned to the Panama Canal Zone serving under Brigadier General Fox Donner
Eisenhower's second son John Sheldon was born
1923 Vice President Calvin Coolidge assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Harding
1925 Eisenhower attends the school of Command and General Staff and graduated first in his class
1928 Eisenhower writes a guide to the European battlefields of World War I
Herbert Hoover is elected the 31st U.S. President
1929 Eisenhower worked in the Secretary of War office
Stock Market Crash
1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected the 32nd U.S. President
1935 Eisenhower is assigned to the Philippines as General Douglas MacArthur's assistant
Social Security Act is passed
1939 Adolph Hitler attacks Poland
Eisenhower returns home to the United States
World War II begins
1940 Eisenhower is named chief of staff of the Third Division
President Roosevelt is re-elected to a second term
1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor December 7. The United States goes to War with Japan and Germany
1942 Eisenhower was named assistant chief of staff to General Marshall and contributed in the outline of a global strategy for the war
Battle of Bataan
Major General Eisenhower assumed the command of ETO "European Theater of Operations"
Operation Torch
Battle of Guadalcanal
Eisenhower directs invasion of North Africa
1943 Eisenhower directs invasion of Italy and Sicily
Battle of Tarawa
1944 Eisenhower is named supreme commander of A.E.F
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Battle of the Bulge
1945 Eisenhower accepts Germany's surrender
Eisenhower becomes the United States Army chief of staff
Vice President Harry Truman becomes the 33rd U.S. President upon the death of President Roosevelt
Atomic Bombs are dropped on Japan
1948 Harry Truman wins the Presidential election against Republican Thomas E. Dewey
Eisenhower becomes the President of Columbia University
1950 The Korean War begins
1951 Eisenhower commands "SHAPE" Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
Eisenhower gets the Republican nomination over rival Republican Senator Robert A. Taft. Son of President and Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft. Taft was well respected by his colleagues but failed a final third time to get the nomination. He died of cancer in 1953
1952 Dwight David Eisenhower is elected the 34th U.S. President
1953 Eisenhower appoints Earl Warren Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Armistice is signed in Korea
1954 United States Supreme Court outlaws school segregation
Army-McCarthy hearings
1955 Eisenhower attends Geneva Summit Conference
Eisenhower suffers from a heart attack on September 24, and did not return to the White House until November 11
1956 President Eisenhower is re-elected to a 2nd term
Joseph Stalin died
Hungarian Revolt - The Hungarians declared independence from Russia on November 4 but were invaded by Russian tanks and hundreds of thousands of troops. More than 30,000 people were killed
Suez Crises
1957 Eisenhower announces the Eisenhower Doctrine which stated "America would aid, financially and militarily, any country in the Middle East threatened by any other country controlled by international communism"
The Civil Rights Commission is established
Eisenhower sends U.S. Military to Little Rock, Arkansas over to help the school integration crisis
The Soviets launch satellite Sputnik I into space on October 4
Eisenhower proposes a nuclear test ban treaty
Eisenhower suffers from a stroke
1958 Eisenhower sends U.S. military troops to Lebanon
The United States launched their first satellite Explorer I into space and NASA in created
Communists China invaded the off shore islands of Quemoy and Matsu in order to shell
1959 Eisenhower meets with Khrushchev at Camp David
Alaska and Hawaii are admitted into the union. Alaska the 49th state and Hawaii the 50th
Fidel Castro comes into power in Cuba
1960 Eisenhower visited South America
U-2 incident - A U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down over Russia and the pilot Francis Gary Powers was captured
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is elected the first Catholic President in American History
1961 John F. Kennedy is inaugurated on January 20, and becomes the 35th U.S. President
Eisenhower retires to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Bay of Pigs
The Berlin wall is built, splitting into East and West Germany
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis
1963 President John Kennedy is assassinated on November 22, in Dallas Texas while campaigning for re-election
Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson assumes the Presidency upon the assassination of President Kennedy
1964 The 24th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified
The Civil Rights Act is passed
1966 Eisenhower checks into the hospital for gall bladder surgery
The United States bomb Hanoi
1969 President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower died on March 28

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