Cold War

Main

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

A meeting between the three big leaders, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.

VE Day

May 8, 1945

The formal celebration of the Allies' victory in Europe during World War II.

Potsdam Conference

July 16, 1945 - August 2, 1945

The "Big Three" leaders met again to discuss the postwar.

VJ Day

September 2, 1945

The day in which Japan surrendered, ending World War II.

HUAC Hearings in Hollywood

October 1947

Hollywood Blacklist

November 1947

Marshall Plan

April 1948 - December 1951

European Recovery Program

Berlin Blockade

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

Soviets Explode First Atomic Bomb

August 29, 1949

Mao Zedong took Control of China

October 1949

Wich Trials Began

1950

Korean War

June 1950 - July 1953

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Execution

June 19, 1953

Vietman War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

John F. Kennedy becomes President

1960

Berlin Wall goes Up

August 13, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 15, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Apollo 11 Lands on the Moon

July 20, 1969

The Berlin Wall Falls

November 9, 1989

Fall of the Soviet Union

December 1991