Cold War

Main

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

VE Day

May 8, 1945

Mao Zedong takes control of China

June 19, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 16, 1945 - August 2, 1945

VJ Day

August 15, 1945

Marshall Plan is announced

June 5, 1947

Berlin Blockade

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt

February 1950

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Soviets explode first atomic bomb

November 22, 1955

John F. Kennedy elected President

January 2, 1960

Rise of Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Vietnam War

January 1, 1969 - April 30, 1975

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

July 20, 1969

Cold War

1985 - 1991

Berlin Wall Falls

November 9, 1989