World History

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V-J Day

1945

NATO forms, German Democratic Republic formed

1949

Communists take over mainland China

1949

Korean War begins

1950

Rosenberg Trial in the U.S

1951

Korean War ends

1953

Nikita Krushchev becomes leader of Soviet Union

1953

Battle of Dien Bien Phu

1954

Warsaw Pact formed

1955

Sputnik I launched by Soviet Union

1957

U-2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union

1960

Berlin Wall built

1961

Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space

April 12, 1961

Alan Shephard becomes first American in space

May 5, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

1969

Paris Peace Accords ends U.S involvement in the Vietnam War

1974

SALT Treaty I signed

1974

SALT Treaty II signed

1979

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Union

1985

Fall of Berlin Wall

1989

Soviet Union ceases to exist

1991