Lyndon Johnson Timeline

Lyndon Johnson Timeline. A lifetime of events for the Thirty-Sixth American President of the United States, both public and private. From his birth on August 27, 1908 in Stonewall, Texas to his death on January 22,  1973.

1908 Lyndon Johnson was born on August 27
1909 William Howard Taft becomes the 27th U.S. President
1913 Woodrow Wilson becomes the 28th U.S. President
1921 Warren G. Harding becomes the 29th U.S. President
Vice President Calvin Coolidge assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Harding
1924 Johnson graduates from High School
1925 Calvin Coolidge becomes the the 30th U.S. President
1927 Johnson graduates from Southwest Texas State Teachers College
1929 U.S. Stock Market crash
Herbert Hoover becomes the 31st U.S. President
1930 Johnson begins teaching in Houston, Texas
1931 Johnson campaigns for Richard Kleberg running for Congress
1932 Johnson is hired as Richard Kleberg's secretary and moves to Washington D.C
1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt becomes the 32nd U.S President
President Roosevelt's New Deal legislation
1934 Johnson marries Claudia Taylor
1935 Johnson is named the Director of National Youth Administration in Texas
Social Security Act is passed
1937 Johnson is elected to the United States Congress
1938 Johnson is re-elected to Congress
1940 President Roosevelt is re-elected to a 2nd Presidential term
Johnson is re-elected to Congress
1941 Johnson loses a senate bid in a special election
Pearl Harbor is attacked by Japan
The United States enters World War II
Johnson goes on active duty in the U.S. Navy
1942 Johnson is sent to the Pacific as President Roosevelt's representative
Battle of Guadalcanal
Johnson is awarded the Silver Star Medal
Invasion of North Africa
1943 United States offensive in the Pacific and Italy
1944 Johnson serves on Post Military Policy Committee
Allied forces land in France
Campaign in the Philippines begins
1945 Vice President Harry Truman assumes the Presidency upon the death of President Roosevelt
The U.S. drops the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
1946 Johnson is re-elected to Congress
Paris Peace Conference
1947 The Truman Doctrine
Johnson serves on the House Armed Services Committee
Marshall Plan
Johnson votes for the Taft Hartley Act
1948 Johnson serves on the Joint Atomic Energy Committe
Johnson is elected to the United States Senate
Harry Truman is elected President
1949 Johnson serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee
The NATO pact is signed
1950 Johnson heads the Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee
The Korean War begins
1951 Johnson is elected the Senate Democratic Whip
1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th U.S. President
Johnson is chosen as the Senate Minority Leader
1954 Johnson is re-elected to the Senate
The U.S. Supreme Court issues a desegregation order
Johnson is elected the Senate Majority Leader
The Army-McCarthy hearings
1955 Johnson suffers from a heart attack
1957 Johnson directs the passage of the Civil Rights Act
1961 John F. Kennedy becomes the 35th U.S. President
1963 President John Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas while campaigning for re-election
Vice President Lyndon Johnson assumes the Presidency upon the assassination of President Kennedy
Johnson appoints the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of John Kennedy
Civil rights supporters march on Washington D.C.
1964 Riots in the Panama Canal Zone
Twenty-Fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified
Johnson proclaims war on poverty
Johnson settles the railroad strike
Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act
U.S. destroyers are attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats
Johnson orders bombing of North Vietnam in retaliation
Johnson signs into law the Economic Recovery Act
Johnson is elected President
1965 The U.S. installation at Pleiku is attacked by Vietcong
Race Riots in Los Angeles, California
U.S. Astronaut walks in space
Johnson signs Medicare Act
1966 First United States soft lunar landing
The United States bombs Hanoi
1967 Johnson appoints Thurgood Marshall to the United States Supreme Court
Nation wide peace marches against the Vietnam War
War in Middle East
1968 North Korea seizes a U.S. ship
Johnson announces he will not run for re-election
Richard Milhous Nixon becomes the 37th U.S. President
1973 Lyndon Johnson dies on January 22

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