World History Cold War Timeline Project

EVENTS

Creation of the United Nations

01/01/1942

Creation of NATO

1945 - 1952

Yalta Conference, Soviet Union

02/04/1945 - 2/11/1945

Trinity-A-Bomb Tested

07/16/1945

Postdam Conference

07/18/1945

A-Bomb dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima

08/09/1945

Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech

03/05/1946

Truman Doctrine

03/12/1947

Development/implementation of the Marshall Plan

1948

Berlin Blockade

06/24/1948 - 05/12/1949

Communist Revolution in China

10/01/1949

Korean War

06/1950 - 07/1953

US Detonation of Hydrogen Bomb

11/01/1952

Creation of SEATO

09/1954

Creation of Warsaw Pact

05/14/1955

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

Bay of Pigs Crisis

04/17/1961

Berlin Wall Built

08/13/1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/19/1962

Apollo Moon Landing

07/20/1969

Beginning of Dètente

1971

SALT I signed

05/27/1972

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

12/1979

Perestroika and Glasnost

1985

Fall of Berlin War

11/09/1989