The Cold War: 1947 - 1991 by Makayla Fornaldes

Events

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

"Iron Curtain" Speech

March 5, 1945

Victory in Europe Day

May 8, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17, 1945 - August 2, 1945

Japanese Surrender

September 2, 1945

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Marshal Plan

June 3, 1948

Merlin Blockade/Aircraft

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

Comecon Created

January 5, 1949

NATO established

april 4, 1949

China becomes communist

October 1, 1949

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

KGB established

March 13 1954

Domino Theory

April 7, 1954

Vietnam is divided

May 7, 1954

Warsaw Pact established

May 14, 1955

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

Suez Crisis

October 29, 1956

Sputnik

October 4, 1957

Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

January 1, 1959

U2 Spy Plane shot down

May 1, 1960

Yuri Gagarin enters into space (first man)

April 12, 1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 17, 1961

Alan Shepard enters into space (first American)

May 5, 1961

Berlin Wall built

August 31, 1961

Cubin Missile Crisis

Oct 16, 1962

Gulf of Tonkin Incident/Resolution

August 2, 1964

Six-Day War

June 5, 1967

Tet Offensive

January 30, 1968

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

July 20, 1969

Yom Kipper War

October 6, 1973

Nicaraguan Revolution

July 17, 1979

Iranian Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979

Perestroika

March 11, 1985

Iran-Contra Affair

August 20, 1985

Glasnost

December 7, 1988

Tiananmen Square

April 15, 1989

Hungary Becomes Independent

October 23, 1989

Berlin Wall falls

November 9, 1989

Communist Governments in Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria fall

November 9, 1989

Poland becomes Independent

November 11, 1989

Mikhail Gorbachev takes office

March 11, 1990

Germany reunites

October 3, 1990

Warsaw Pact Ends

March 31, 1991

Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russia

June 12, 1991