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1943

Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue is born to a poor shrimping family. (Bayou Le Batre, Louisiana)

1944

Tuesday 6th June: Forrest Gump is born.

1963

Integration of the University of Alabama.

1967

Lt Dan loses his legs. (Vietnam)

Private Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue dies in Forrest Gump's arms; his last words are, "I wanna go home". (Vietnam)

Saturday 21st October: The demonstration took place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. As many as 100,000 demonstrators attended the event. The man in the stars and stripes shirt is activist Abbie Hoffman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbie_Hoffman (Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Washington)

1972

Monday 10th April: The U.S. table tennis team begins a weeklong visit to the People's Republic of China at the invitation of China's communist government.

Thursday 11th May: Forrest Gump appears on the Dick Cavett show with John Lennon. lennons appearance on the dick cavett show was originally with yoko ono. forrest appeared on the show instead of yoko in the movie. original footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALrFZTS1yM (dick cavett show)

Saturday 17th June: Forrest witnesses the Watergate break-in and facilitates the burglars' arrest. (Washington, D.C.)

Sunday 31st December: Forrest Gump celebrates New Year in New York. (New York)

1974

Lieutenant Dan hashes it out with God, perched atop the mast of the shrimping boat "Jenny" during Hurricane Carmen. (Bayou Le Batre, Louisiana)

1975

Sunday 21st September: Forrest Gump receives a letter from Apple Computer, amid his shrimping attempts.

1976

Monday 5th July: Forrest Gump leaves his house and heads from coast to coast across America, because he "felt like running". (Greenbow, Alabama)

1979

Wednesday 19th September: Forrest Gump stops running after 3 years, 2 months, 14 days and 16 hours, and decides to go home. (Monument Valley, Utah)

1982

Saturday 20th March: Jenny Curran dies.


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