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

Develops Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) technology

July 9, 1959

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 16, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Strategic Defense Initiative

March 23, 1983

Soviet Union Arms Race

Detonated its First A Bomb

August 29, 1949

Tested H Bomb

August 12, 1953

R-7 launched

August 21, 1957

Detonate Tsar Bomba

October 30, 1961

Develops defensive Anti- Ballistic Missile (ABM) systems

1968

United States Space Race

V-2 Rocket Tested

March 14, 1946

First communications satellite

December 18, 1958

First Satellite & Detection of Van Allen belts

January 31, 1959

Photo of Earth from space

August 7, 1959

Kennedy gives "Man on the Moon" speech

May 25, 1961

Human on the Moon

July 20, 1969

Soviet Union Space Race

Sputnik 1

October 4, 1957

Sputnik 2

November 3, 1957

Probe to Moon

September 14, 1959

Human in orbit

April 12, 1961

Probe lands on another planet- Venus

March 1, 1966