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Gerald Ford Timeline


Short Biography of President Gerald Ford
Lifespan: 1913 - 2006
Born on July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska
Gerald Ford died on December 26, 2006 (aged 93) in Rancho Mirage, California
Thirty-eighth President of America - His term in office was from 1974 to 1977

Why was Gerald Ford famous?
Gerald Ford was famous as the thirty-eighth President of the United States of America. He was the only President neither elected to the Presidency nor the Vice Presidency. President Ford granted the disgraced Nixon an unconditional pardon which was extremely unpopular with the voters and probably cost him re-election.

The next president was Ronald Reagan.

1913

 

Gerald Ford was born on July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska

1935

 

Gerald Ford attended University of Michigan (1935)

1939

 

Germany invades Poland; World War IIbegins. Gerald Ford was in the military during WWII

1941

 

Attack on Pearl Harbor
U.S. enters World War II

1941

 

Gerald Ford attended Yale University Law School (1941) 

1945

 

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Germany and Japan surrender, ending World War II

1946

 

The Cold Warbegan between the United States and the Soviet Union

1948

 

Gerald Ford was married to Elizabeth Bloomer Ford (Betty) on October 15, 1948. They had 4 children

1949

 

Gerald Ford became a Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1949-73

1949

 

NATO formed

1950

 

Senator Joseph McCarthy gains power and start Communist witch hunts (1950-1954)
Korean War begins

1953

 

Armistice in Korea

1954

 

SEATO alliance

1955

 

Warsaw Pact

1956

 

US installs Diem as leader of South Vietnam

1957

 

Civil Rights Act of 1957
Russians launch Sputnik

1958

 

NASA formed

1959

 

Cuban Revolution

1960

 

Greensboro sit-in
Civil Rights Act of 1960

1961

 

Peace Corps
Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
OPEC formed

1962

 

Cuban Missile Crisis

1963

 

President J Kennedy assassinated
March on Washington; Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" speech

1964

 

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1968

 

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated
Civil Rights Act of 1968

1969

 

Vietnam

1969

 

1969 Richard Nixon became the President of the United States of America
1969 - Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon

1974

 

Gerald Ford became Vice President, 1973-74 (under Nixon)

1974

 

Richard Nixon resigns Presidency over Watergate
1974 Gerald Ford became the President of the United States of America
1974 - Ford granted disgraced Nixon an unconditional pardon
1974 - Campaign Reform Law

1975-1976

 

1975-1976 - Communist victory in Southeast Asia
1975 - Helsinki Agreement

1977

 

The Presidency of Gerald Ford ended

1979

 

Three Mile Island nuclear accident
1979 - Iran hostage crisis begins

1981

 

Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley

1986

 

Iran-Contra scandal breaks
Space Shuttle Challenger accident

2006

 

Gerald Ford died of heart disease on December 26, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, California. Gerald and Betty Ford are buried together in Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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