Cold-War Timeline

Event

Communist Witch hunt

11/14/1908

Joe McCarthy

HUAC

1945 - 1991

The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings investigating Communist activity in Hollywood.

Yalta conference

02/11/45

Ve-Day

05/08/45

Announced the end of WWII

Potsdam Conference

07/17/45

Marshall Plan

08/03/45

To help rebuild damage from World War II

VJ- day

08/15/45

August 14th to the United States due to time zone differences.

Berlin blockade

06/23/48 - 05/12/49

The first crises of the cold war.

Soviets-First Atomic Bomb

08/29/49

USSR. Test site at Kazakhstan.

Mao Zedong

10/1/49

Changed global power, Forever!

Korean war

06/25/50 - 07/27/53

Was fought around the peninsula of Korea

Julius and Ethel

03/06/51

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union

Elected President

11/08/60

JFK was elected president

Rise and fall of the Berlin Wall

08/13/61 - 11/09/89

When Germany was split between east and west

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/22/62

JFK was president

Vietnam War

03/08/65 - 04/30/75

March 8th was when the first troops got to Vietnam.

Apollo 11

07/16/69

Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin Aldrin

End of the cold war

12/08/87

The INF treaty was signed, eliminating nuclear weapons!