Cold War Timeline

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United States Arms Race

Creation of First A Bomb

July 16, 1945

Dropped Bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

H Bomb Finished

November 1, 1952

Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

September, 1961

SALT 1 ends

May, 1972

Soviet Union Arms Race

Detonated its First A Bomb

August 29, 1949

Tested H Bomb

August 12, 1953

Conducted First Successful Space Satellite

1957

Cuban Missel Crisis

October 14, 1962

SALT ll Treaty

June 18, 1979

United States Space Race

V-2 Rocket Tested

March 14, 1946

Explorer 1

January 31, 1958

Corona Program

1960

Ham the Chimp out to space

January 31, 1961

John Glenn Jr. Orbits Earth

February 10, 1962

Gemini 3

March 23, 1965

Apollo 8

December 21, 1968

Apollo 11

July 16, 1969

Soviet Union Space Race

Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

First Human Fatality up in space

March 23, 1961

First Woman in Space

June 1963

Voskhod 1

October 12, 1964

First "walk" in Space

March, 1965