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William Walter Baxter

This Time Line of the life and times of William Walter Baxter is designed to include His primary personal and immediate family member life events (shown below in red) along with the context of universal cultural, social, political, military, economic, and health events of those times plus the concurrent technological innovations that may have impacted the lives of William Walter Baxter and His immediate family members during His lifetime. It is hoped that reviewing His known personal life events within the context of these other various contemporary influences upon His life will help you better understand and appreciate life and times of William Walter Baxter.

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1880 Recorded death rate from diabetes in Denmark is 1.8 per 100,000. (This will go up to 8 per100.00 in 1911 and 19 per 100,000 in 1934).

Beginning of a 20 year period where elite American students of Wundt in Germany return and become heads of psychology departments at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and all major universities and colleges. Wundt trains James Cattell, who returns to the US and trains over 300 in the Wundtian system which, with help from the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations, eventually assume control of psychological testing in the United States for all the soldiers of the First World War.

Salt water taffy & French dressing introduced

Smallpox vaccinations start in the United States.

Sweden consumption of refined sugar 12 pounds per person annually. (This will go up to 120 lb per person annually in 1929).

The League of American Wheelmean is founded and begins producing maps and handbooks of the eastern U.S. in 1880

1881 President Garfield assassinated

Inauguration of President James Garfield 1881

1882 Koch isolates the TB Bacillus. TB death rate 370 per 100,000.

1884 In England, more that 1700 children vaccinated for smallpox die of syphillis.


William Walter Baxter born during September 1885

1885 General vaccination program against rabies begins in the United States.

First Inauguration of President Grover Cleveland 1885

Milk shakes & Dr Pepper & evaporated milk introduced


Coca Cola introduced


1887 - 1889 Italo-Abyssinian War

1887 New York doctor Ephraim Cutter publishes a book on cancer and the diet.

Malted milk & Georgia pecans introduced


1888 Bacteriological Institute opens in Paris for experimentation with animals and production of vaccines and sera. Other institutes open around the world modeled after the Paris Institute.


Inauguration of President Benjamin Harrison 1889

Most of Britain's food production becomes industrialized.

Pizza introduced



1890 Emil vin Behring announces discovery of anti-toxins.

Andrew Carnegie writes a series of eleven essays called "The Gospel of Wealth", a treatise which essentially stated that free enterprise and capitalism no longer existed in the United States, because he and Rockefeller owned everything, including the government, and that competition was impossible unless they allowed it. Eventually, says Carnegie, the young children will become aware of this and form clandestine organizations to fight against it. Carnegie proposes that men of wealth form a synthetic free enterprise system based on cradle-to-grave schooling. The people who advanced through schooling would be given licenses to lead profitable lives. All licenses are tied to forms of schooling. This way, the entire economy can be controlled and people have a motivation for them to learn what you want them to learn. It also places the minds of all children in the hands of a few social engineers.


Fig Newtons & Knox Gelatine introduced


1892 Cholera epidemic in Hamburg, Germany. Threat of importation into the US forced the establishment of the New York City Health Department division of Pathology, Bateriology and Disinfection.

America takes the lead in world wide sugar consumption, surpassing the British. Sugar consumption would double again by 1920.


1893 German Dr.Julius Hensel states that processed flour is devoid of nutrients.

1893 Johns Hopkins Medical School established. Headquarters of German Allopathic Medicine.

First American automobiles produced in 1893

Fudge & Cracker Jacks introduced

Second Inauguration of President Grover Cleveland 1893


1894 - 1895 First Sino-Japanese War

Hershey bars & Sen-Sen introduced


1895 - 1896 First Italo-Abyssinian War

1895 Diptheria vaccination program begins. Over the period lasting until 1907, 63,249 cases of diptheria were treated with anti-toxin. Over 8,900 died, giving a fatality rate of 14%. Over the same period, 11,716 cases were not treated with anti-toxin, of which 703 died, giving a fatality rate of 6%.

Peanut butter & Salisbury steak introduced


Chop suey & oatmeal cookies introduced


1897 AMA formally incorporated, paying $3 fee to State of Illinois.

Chloride of lime first used to sterilize drinking water.

First Inauguration of President William McKinley 1897

Jell-O & 1000 Island dressing & cotton candy & Melba toast & tangelos introduced


1898 Marie Curie discovers radium.

1898 Spanish-American War

J.R. Ewald, professor of physicology at Strassbourg University in Germany experiments using brain electrode implants.

Pepsi & Texas sweet onions & jelly beans & candy corn introduced


1899 - 1902 Boer War in South Africa



AMA began to achieve goal of replacing existing medical system with allopathy (system that treats diseases with drugs).

Cancer causes 4% of deaths in the United States. Deaths from measles were 13 per 100,000.

U.S. has 8,000 registered automobiles by 1900


1901 Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research founded.

Peanut butter & jelly introduced

Second Inauguration of President William McKinley 1901


American Automobile Association (AAA) is founded in 1902 and begins issuing maps to its members

Karo syrup introduced

Nabisco's Animal Crackers introduced


Canned tuna introduced

Pope St. Pius X


1904 Eugenics (the study of the hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding) established as a course at University College in London.

Banana splits & Ovaltine introduced

Rand McNally becomes one of the first commercial map publishers to produce road maps in 1904 - some were picture maps showing identifiable landmarks along the roadways


His father, George W. Baxter, died during 1905

1905 Food and Drug Act passed in the United States.

1905 Russo-Japanese War

Inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt 1905

New York pizza introduced


1906 First Pure Food and Drug law in the United States passed.

Investigations into the content of Coca-Cola are halted by the US Secretary of Agriculture.

Kellogg's Corn Flakes introduced


1907 Bureau of Chemistry empowered by Congress to police quality of US food.


Model T Ford rolls off the production line and first concrete highway built in 1908


1909 Rockefeller Sanitary Commission established. Beginning of Rockefeller Foundation.

Inauguration of President William H. Taft 1909

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) introduced



Almost one million cars are registered in U.S. by 1910

Dr.James Douglas founds the National Radium Institute for treatments.

First TB Sanitarium opened. TB death rate 180 per100,000.

Japan acquires a source of cheap and abundant sugar on Formosa. Incidence of tuberculosis (TB) rises dramatically in Japan.

Mother Theresa born


1911 General vaccination programs against typhoid begin in the United States.

Britain passes the "Official Secrets Act" which prevents future discussion of anything the government deems secret.

Crisco & Junket introduced


1912 - 1913 Two Balkan Wars are fought for control of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire

1912 First International Congress of Eugenics at the University of London. The president of the Congress is Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin. One of the first English vice presidents is Winston Churchill. American vice- presidents included Charles Elliot, president emeritus of Harvard, and Alexander Graham Bell. Also attending was Starr Jordon, president of Stanford University.

1912 First whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccine created by two French bacteriologists, Jules Bordet and Octave Gengou, who wanted to use it in Tunisia. After they grew Pertussis bacteria in large pots, they killed it with heat, mixed it with formaldehyde (used to embalm bodies) and injected it into children.

Lincoln Highway Association dedicated to mark an automobile route across the U.S. in 1912

Oreos & maraschino cherries introduced


1913 John D. Rockefeller founds Rockefeller Institute with $100 million grant.

First Inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson 1913

The American Cancer Society is formed.


1914 - 1918 World War I, initially in Europe, then worldwide


1915 A doctor in Mississippi alters the diet of 12 prison inmates and is successful in producing pellagra (a vitamin deficiency disease), using reverse logic in an "attempt to find a cure for the disease".

1915 Tetanus epidemics in trenches of World War I.

1918 Great influenza epidemic

In 1915 Rand McNally produces stencils for local organizations to use to mark name or symbol associated with a particular route along its path

J.P. Morgan organizes control of US newspaper businesses.

Two million cars registered in U.S. by 1915


The first evidence of brown mottling of teeth is reported in the United States.


1917 - 1918 Russian Revolution

1917 AMA hostile toward compulsory health insurance.

1917 Freud writes "Introduction to Psychoanalysis".

Constituents try and force Harrison Drug Control Act on Coca-Cola and are defeated.

Fifteen states in the US have eugenics laws on the books which authorize sterilization of criminals, epileptics, the retarded and insane.

Moon pies introduced

Outbreaks of encephalitis in China and Europe.

Post WW1 supplies of chlorine designated to be added to water supplies.

Second Inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson 1917


1918 - 1919 Great Poland Uprising, Provinz Posen against Germany

1918 - 1919 Poland and Lwow against Westukrainian Republic

1918 - 1920 Estonian Liberation War, Estonia against Soviet Russia and the Germans.

1918 - 1922 Russian Civil War, fought between "the reds" (Communists) and "the whites" (tsarists) directly after the Bolshevist Revolution. US, France and Great Britain also intervened to "kill communism in the crib."

1918 Finnish Civil War, fought between "the reds" (rebellious Socialists) and "the whites" (anti-Socialists) in the aftermath of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. Germany intervened on the side of the Whites.

1918 Polish-Czech war in Teschen Silesia

Fortune cookies introduced

The Espionage Act of 1918

The Surgeon General of the United States issues a report that states that tuberculosis is the leading cause for discharge of men from the Armed Forces.


1919 - 1921 Polish-Soviet war Poland and Ukrainian Peoples Republic against Soviets

1919 First Silesian Uprising

1919 Third Anglo-Afghan War

Billy Graham born

Death rate from encephalitis accelerates. Between 1919 and 1928, over 500,000 deaths and 1,000,000 cases of neurological impairment were attributed to this disease, which affects males more than females. Recent research indicates that this epidemic was a late manifestation of the post World War I influenza outbreaks, and that both were due to the appearance of a swine flu virus.

Hostess cup cakes introduced



1920 Second Silesian Uprising Silesian Poles against Germany

By 1920 Gulf Oil gives away 16 million maps of eastern U.S. per year

Eskimo Pie & Good Humor & Yoo-hoo introduced

Nobel Prize winner (1931) Dr. Otto Warburg begins conducting experiments with human cells and pathogenesis of cancer.

Prohibition in the US brings narcotics trafficking and large scale organized crime into the US.


1921 BCG tuberculosis vaccine developed.

1921 Third Silesian Uprising Silesian Poles against Germany

Ghandi begins agitating against the British opium imports into India. He would be eventually assassinated.

Inauguration of President Warren G. Harding 1921

Wonder Bread, Wheaties & zucchini introduced


A study by Samuel Torrey Orton connects emotional disturbance with neurological problems. This insight was lost after World War II when psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis became popular, breaking the connection.

Aluminum production (along with production of toxic by-product sodium fluoride) increases. Aluminum cookware is mass introduced in the US, beginning the gradual accumulation of aluminum in the brains of Americans. Additional aluminum is injected into society in "antacids".

By 1922,more than 100 radiologists died from X-ray induced cancer.

Coca-Cola plant built in Ashtabula, Ohio. The drink contains coal tar derivatives, flavoring, and massive amounts of sugar.

Gummi Bears & Clark Bars & Girl Scout Cookies introduced


1923 Canadian physician Frederick Banting receives Nobel Prize for discovery of a way to extract the hormone insulin, which permitted control of blood sugar in those with diabetes.

Earl of Inchscape publishes his report which insists that British opium trade must be maintained to protect the revenue of the British Empire, much to the protest of the League of Nations.

Popsicles introduced


1924 Dr. Seale Harris of the University of Alabama discovers that sugar can cause hyperinsulinism and recommends people cut sugar consumption. The medical establishment comes down on Harris and his work is suppressed. Harris would be awarded a medal by the AMA 25 years later, as pharmaceuticals to control low blood sugar are developed and put into production.

1924 Heroin, originally created by I.G. Farben, is outlawed as a prescription drug in the United States.

Frozen foods & pineapple upside-down cake introduced


"Monkey Trial" of John T. Scopes in Tennessee after he teaches evolution in his classroom

1925 General vaccine programs against tuberculosis began in the United States.

Danish researcher Thorvald Madsen tries a modified Pertussis vaccine during an epidemic in the Faroc Islands. It did not prevent Pertussis.

I.G. Farben, German chemical industry conglomerate, is reorganized by the Warburgs as a merger between Badische Anilin, Bayer, Agfa, Hoechst, Welierter-Meer, and Griesheim Elektron.

Inauguration of President Calvin Coolidge 1925


General Medical Society for Psychotherapy created in Germany, an international organization.

Ice cream sandwich introduced


1927 Austrian psychiatrist Menfred Sakel develops insulin shock (insulin coma treatment, ICT). Patients are overdosed with insulin, which induces a coma. By 1937, all neuropsychiatric hospitals in Germany would use ICT.

1927 Oliver Wendell Holmes writes the US Supreme Court decision in the case Buck v. Bell. In the case, a psychiatric inmate, Carrie Buck, was chosen for sterilization after having a child because she was deemed "feeble-minded". Justice Holmes wrote, "It is better if society can prevent our being swamped with incompetance".

By 1927 U.S. highway routes become uniformly marked and mapped

Kool-Aid & Pez introduced

Smallpox in England dwindles almost to the vanishing point.


1928 Fleming discovers penicillin.

1928 Third International Congress of Eugenics. At the conference, a Dr. Robie calls for the sterilization of 14 million Americans with low IQ scores.

Development of of the EEG machine and the discovery brain waves.

Edward L.Bernays, nephew to Sigmund Freud, writes the book Propaganda, in which he explains the structure of the mechanism which controls the public mind, and how it is manipulated by those who wish to create public acceptance for a particular idea or commodity. Says Bernays, "those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. Our minds are molded, our tastes are formed, largely by men we have never heard of."

Gerber's baby food & Heath bars introduced

John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil interlocks his empire with I.G. Farben in Germany.


Dr. Wiley's Bureau of Chemisty is dismantled and replaced by the Food Drug and Insecticide Administration, precursor of the FDA. Lists of "dubious compounds in food" were declared "Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)".

I.G. Farben concluded limited cartel agreements with Dupont Chemical in US.

Inauguration of President Herbert Hoover 1929

Po'Boy & hot Italian sandwiches introduced



1930 Max Theiler develops a yellow fever vaccine.

Twinkies & Jiffy biscuit mix & dry soup mix introduced

William Wirt, who pioneered Carnegie's German Wundt school system in Gary, Indiana and tried it in New York, is committed to an insane asylum in Washington, D.C where he died in 1932. Wirt was committed because he began to make public speeches saying that he had been part of a world wide conspiracy to bring about a controlled state in the hands of certain people.


1931 Fluoride in drinking water is found to be the cause of brown teeth - now known as dental fluorosis.

1931 I.G. Farben and Alcoa Aluminum sign Alig Agreement pooling patents.

Bisquick & Vidalia onions & tacos in LA & refrigerator biscuits introduced

H.Trendley Dean of the U.S. Public Health Service initiates studies on fluorides under the jurisdiction of Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon. Mellon is founder of Alcoa aluminum, who is one of the main suppliers of sodium fluoride as a by-product of aluminum manufacture. He publishes a study showing that, at 1ppm, fluoride results in the reduction of tooth decay.

Roosevelt endorses polio "immune serum", precursor to vaccines in 1950's.


1932 The US Public Health Service initiates a study in Tuskegee, Alabama where black men are given syphilis. Four hundred men were unwittingly given the disease. No medical care was offered. The study ended when it was discovered in 1972, after 40 years. The office supervising this study was the predecessor of the Center for Disease Control.

Fritos introduced

Third International Congress of Eugenics held in New York. Dr. Theodore Russell Robie of the Essex County Mental Hygiene Clinic in New Jersey presents "Selective Sterilzation for Race Culture", in which he called for the sterilzation of at least 14 million Americans who had received low IQ scores since World War I.


1933 Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933 I.G. Farben gives Nazis 4.5 million RM.

1933 Outbreak of encephalitis in St. Louis, Missouri.

Color printing used in road maps by 1933

Danish researcher Thorvald Madsen discovers the Pertussis vaccine's ability to kill infants without warning (SID). He reports that two babies vaccinated immediately after birth died in a few minutes.

First Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933

Vaccination programs against Yellow Fever begin in the United States.

World Fair in Chicago has amoebic dysentary outbreak.


1934 - 1936 Northern Expedition by Kuomintang

1934 Drs. Chaffee and Light publish manuscript entitled "A Method for Remote Control of Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System".

1934 IG. Farbenindustrie completely under Nazi control.

Ritz crackers & Hawaiian Punch & Rutgers tomatoes introduced


1935 - 1936 Second Italo-Abyssinian War

1935 Lobotomy introduced in the United States. In the next 30 years, over 100,000 people would have their brain mutilated in American institutions. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Orlando J. Andy would apply lobotomy to six-year-old children.

Sloppy joes introduced


1936 - 1939 Spanish Civil War

I.G. Farben produces Zyklon B gas for extermination camps.

Pertussis vaccine introduced in the United States.


1937 - 1945 Second Sino-Japanese War

1937 AMA "approves" drug sulfanilamide with diethylene glycol. Kills more than 100 people.

1937 Another outbreak of encephalitis in St. Louis, Missouri.

SPAM & Krispy Kreme introduced

Second Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1937

The Neutrality Acts of 1937 & 1939


1938 Germany invades Austria.

1938 Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, now a subsidiary of I.G. Farben, begins manufacture of LSD / Lysergic acid.

Canned soda introduced

Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act certifies 19 dyes for use in foods.

German chemist Schrader discovers Sarin, 10 times more lethal than Tabun, which is later dumped into planetary water supplies to placate the population.

Reich Air Ministry is shipped 500 tons of tetra-ethyl lead gas additive from Standard Oil of New Jersey (EthylStandard) in the United States, through I.G. Farben, with payment secured through Brown Brothers Harriman on Sept 21, 1938.

The idea of "booster shots" arose as a "solution" to poor antibody response in infants and newborns. These become customary in the 1940's.

Ugo Cerletti becomes the first to use electroconvulsive treatment in fascist Italy. The first victim was a 39 year old engineer who was found wandering on trains without a ticket. Present at this event was Lothar Kalinowsky, who would become a member of the American Psychiatric Association and an avid promoter of electroshock in the United States.

Waffles introduced


1939 - 1941 World War II

1939 Germany invades western Poland. Russia invades eastern Poland. Both Germany and Russia commit atrocities and mass murder.

1939 Health Practitioners Law (Heilpraktikergesetz) is put into practice in Germany. Allowed psychotherapists to advance their professional claims within the field of health and medicine during the Third Reich. The law ended the 'freedom to cure' that had existed in Germany since 1870. The 'freedom to cure' which had given personal and professional access to all aspects of healing, current and future, instead of the narrowly defined parameters which exist today. In future, the government would supervise all training of medical personnel, including officially approved health practitioners.

1939 Psychiatrists in Brandenburg Germany begin operation of gas chambers to kill mental patients.

Dr.Emanuel Josephson reveals AMA coverup of Vitamin E benefits.

Dr.Weston Price, a research dentist, publishes "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration- A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects", which argued that refined foods and sugar causes physical degeneration and disease as opposed to natural unrefined foods.

Nazi holocaust murders Jews and other minorities



1940 Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of England

American intake of petroleum-based food colorings/additives increases ten-fold.

Soviet concentration camps maintained by fluoride administration to inmates to decrease resistance to authority and induce physical deteriorization.


1941 - 1945 World War II

1941 AMA "approves" I.G. Farben subsidiary "sulfathiazole", a short acting oral and topical antimicrobial sulfa drug.

Among the American corporations supporting Germany were Sterling Drug (Bayer).

M & Ms & Cheerios introduced

Roosevelt's Infamy Speech Dec. 8, 1941

The Atlantic Charter Aug. 14, 1941

The Declaration of War on Germany Dec. 11, 1941

The Declaration of War on Japan Dec. 8, 1941

Third Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941


Corn dogs introduced

Epidemic of typhus in Egypt and North Africa 1942 into 1943.

Germany becomes world's largest producer of aluminum

I.G. Farben known to be operating using slave labor from Nazi camps.


1943 American vaccine researcher Pearl Kendrick reports that adding a metallic salt seemed to heighten the capacity of the Pertussis vaccine to produce anti-bodies. Pearl Kendrick is the researcher that urged that Pertussis vaccine be combined with Diptheria vaccine. Later the Tetanus vaccine was added, producing the DPT Vaccine.

1943 General vaccine program against influenza begins in the US.

1943 Infantile paralysis epidemic kills 1200 and cripples more in US.

1943 Researchers from the US Public Health Service examine the health of residents of Bartlett, Texas to see if the 8ppm fluoride in the drinking water was affecting their health. It was checked again in 1953. They find that the death rate in Bartlett was three times higher than a neighboring town which contained 0.4 ppm fluoride.

Chicago-style pizza introduced

Child psychologist LeoKanner observes a new illness appearing in US children. The problem became known as "autism".

Dr. John Tinterta rediscovers the vital importance of the endocrine system, and connects sugar use to production of hyper-adrenocortic episodes in humans intolerent to sugar. This is where adrenal hormones are suppressed, producing inability to think clearly, allergies, inability to handle alcohol, depression, apprehension, craving for sweets and low blood pressure.

Penicillin "successfully used in the treatment of chronic diseases".

The Journal of the American Medical Association on September 18, 1943, states, "fluorides are general protoplasmic poisons, changing the permeability of the cell membrane by inhibiting certain enzymes. The exact mechanism of such actions are obscure. The sources of fluorine intoxication are drinking water containing 1ppm or more of fluorine, fluorine compounds used as insecticidal sprays for fruits and vegetables (cryolite and barium fluoro- silicate) and the mining and conversion of phosphate rock to superphosphate, which is used as a fertilizer. That process alone releases approximately 25,000 tons of pure fluorine into the atmosphere annually."


1944 The American Cancer Society (ACS) is reorganized, chiefly under the wing of Albert Lasker (an advertising tycoon) and Elmer Bobst (president of two drug companies, Hoffman LaRoche and Warner Lambert). Mary Lasker in New York was the driving force of the ACS for decades. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which is based on the Lasker advertising fortune, provides the impetus to dominate cancer research.

Asperger in Vienna describes the first cases of adult "autism" to appear.


1945 - 1949 Chinese Civil War

Dr. Edwin Katzen-Ellenbogen, former member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, sentenced to life in prison at Nuremberg for his role at Buchenwald.

Due to the severity of the war crimes committed by IG Farben during World War II, after the war it was split into several smaller companies which then recombined themselves into Agfa, BASF, Bayer, and Hoechst - with several convicted war criminals running those companies.

Fourth Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1945

Japan surrenders twice, followed by US bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki and a third and final unconditional surrender September 2, 1945.

Postwar nitrate supplies designated to be added to food chain as fertilizer.

The German Surrender Documents of World War II May 8, 1945

The Japanese Surrender Documents of World War II Sept. 12, 1945


1946 - 1954 First Indochina War


1947 - 1949 First Kashmir War between India and Pakistan

Betty Crocker's cake mix introduced

The Truman Doctrine Mar. 12, 1947


1948 - 1949 First Arab-Israeli War

1948 Gandhi is assassinated

Frozen french fries & ready-to-spread frostings introduced

The North Atlantic Treaty Apr. 4, 1949


1949 Mao Tse Tung declares the Communist People's Republic of China

Inauguration of President Harry S. Truman 1949

Instant pudding & seedless watermelon introduced



1950 - 1953 Korean War (UN-led coalition Vs. North Korea)

Frozen pizza & American Tex-Mex introduced

Start of Chinese Communist attack on Buddhism


1952 Elizabeth II becomes Queen of England

AAA distributes 40 million state, regional, and city maps to its members in 1952

Diet soda & Duncan Hines cake mixes introduced

Formation of World Fellowship of Buddhists


First Inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953

TV Dinners introduced


Ranch dressing & Broasted chicken introduced


1956 Suez Crisis (Second Arab-Israeli War)

Interstate Highway Act of 1956 funds a new era of highway construction


Second Inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1957

Tang & Pam introduced


Rice-A-Roni & instant ramen noodles introduced



Brown rice in USA introduced


Inauguration of President John F. Kennedy 1961


1962 - 1963 Sino-Indian War

Instant mashed potatoes introduced


1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, leader of South Vietnam, is assassinated

Martin Luther King Jr's I Have A Dream Speech Aug. 28, 1963

President Kennedy is assassinated


1964 - 1973 Vietnam War between US-led coalition including government of South Vietnam and coalition including Viet Cong and North Vietnam

Buffalo Wings & Pop Tarts & fast food chicken sandwiches introduced


1965 Second Kashmir War (Second Indo-Pakistani War)

Gatorade & Slurpees introduced

Inauguration of President Lyndon B. Johnson 1965

State Department White Paper on Vietnam Feb. 27, 1965


1967 Six-Day War (Third Arab-Israeli War)

High fructose corn syrup introduced


Treaty on the Non


1969 Football War between Honduras and El Salvador.

1969 Ho Chi Minh dies in Hanoi

First Inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon 1969



1971 Bangladesh War of Independence (Third Indo-Pakistani War)


More than 250 million road maps printed for just the oil companies to distribute in 1972


1973 Yom Kippur War (Fourth Arab-Israeli War)

Arab oil embargo of 1973 tightens profits for oil companies and free road maps become less available

Second Inauguration of President Richard M. Nixon 1973

The War Powers Resolution Nov. 7, 1973


1974 - 1991 Ethiopian Civil War

AAA distributes 180 million maps in 1974

Self-service gas stations begin appearing in 1974 and by 1984 replace most full service tations and eliminates free road maps


1975 - 1991 Lebanese Civil War

1975 Margaret Thatcher becomes British Prime Minister


Inauguration of President Jimmy Carter 1977


Pope John Paul


1979 - 1989 Soviet-Afghan War


1980 - 1988 Iran-Iraq War

First Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan 1981

Yukon gold potatoes introduced

1982 Falklands War between United Kingdom and Argentina

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