Timeline 1

Main

Yalta Conference

February 2, 1945

Establishment of UN

June 1945

Chinese Revolution

1946 - 1949

Iron Curtain Speech

March 6, 1946

Communist pressure on Greece and Turkey

1947 - 1950

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

Marshall Plan

June 1947

National Security Act

July 1947

Berlin Airlift

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

NATO

April 4, 1949

USSR explodes first atomic bomb

September 29, 1949

NSC-68

April 1950

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Firing of MacArthur

March 10, 1951

Cuban Revolution

December 2, 1952 - January 2, 1959

French Loss at Dien Bien Phu

March 13, 1954 - May 7, 1954

Hungarian attempt at democratic reforms squashed

1956

Suez Canal crisis

September 1956

Eisenhower Doctrine

January 1957

Soviets launch Sputnik

October 4, 1957

National Defense and Education Act

September 1958

Creation of NASA

October 1958

U-2 Crisis

1960

Eisenhower's farewell

January 1961