The Cold War

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Truman becomes president

4/12/45 - 4/13/45

Winston Churchill calls communism an Iron Curtain

5/5/46 - 5/6/46

Truman Doctrine

3/12/47 - 3/13/47

Berlin Blockade

6/24/48 - 6/25/48

Truman re-elected

11/2/48 - 11/3/48

NATO created

4/4/49 - 4/5/49

Berlin Blockade Lifted

5/11/49 - 5/12/49

Soviet Union tests atomic bomb

8/29/49 - 8/30/49

Mao Zedong takes control of China

5/1/50 - 5/2/50

Korean War begins

6/25/50 - 6/26/50

Eisenhower elected

11/4/52 - 11/5/52

Stalin Dies

4/5/53 - 4/6/53

Korean armistice

7/27/53 - 7/28/53

Sputnik Launched

10/4/57 - 10/5/57

Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba

1/1/59 - 1/2/59

JFK becomes president

1/20/61 - 1/21/61

Bay of Pigs

4/17/61 - 4/19/61

Construction on Berlin Wall

8/12/61 - 8/16/61

JFK assasinated

11/22/63 - 11/23/63

Johnson elected president

11/3/64 - 11/4/64

Nixon Elected

11/5/68 - 11/6/68

Nixon visits China

2/21/72 - 2/22/72

SALT agreement signed

5/27/72 - 5/28/72

Nixon re-elected

11/7/72 - 11/8/72

US leaves Vietnam War

1/28/73 - 1/29/73

Gorbachev comes to power

4/11/85 - 4/12/85

Berlin Wall falls

11/9/89 - 11/10/89