Conference between the three Allied powers U.S., Great Britain, and USSR mostly discussing the post-war plans for Europe.
8 May 1945
Day of the surrender of Nazi Germany
July 17, 1945 - August 2, 1945
The conference between U.S., Great Britain, and USSR included the establishment of post-war order, peace treaties issues, and countering the effects of the war.
VJ - Day
14 August 1945
Day of Japan's surrender after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Rise of Berlin Wall
August 13, 1961
The Berlin Wall was constructed separating East and West Germany, which was the barrier of the USSR and the other capitalistic countries.
Mao Zedong takes control of China
June 19, 1945
After the long Civil War Mao Zedong takes control of China unveiling the communist regime.
Marshall Plan is announced
Plan in which the U.S. gave Europe economic support in order to rebuild and keep other European countries from going to a communistic government.
June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949
Some people mark this as the first crisis of the Cold War. Soviet Union tried to force other forces out of Berlin.
Soviets explode first atomic bomb
August 29, 1949
The first atomic bomb testing of the USSR. United States was shocked that they got that technology so soon.
June 25 1950 - July 27 1953
Civil war in Korea between United Nations and USSR.
In August and September 1946, William R. Wilkerson published other columns containing a larger number of alleged Communists and sympathizers.
The HUAC investigates Communist activity in Hollywood.
At this time the House Committee opened hearings for 9 days in Hollywood because of the alleged Communist motion picture industry.
Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt
February 9 1950
Starting on this date McCarthy began claims against communism saying that there was Soviet Union spys within the American government.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted
March 29 1951
Ethel and Julius were convicted of drawing sketches and giving information about the atomic bomb used on Nagasaki. It was said that their crimes were worse than murder in which they were both executed.
John F. Kennedy elected President
November 8 1960
JFK becomes the youngest president and the first Catholic president narrowly beating Richard Nixon.
November 1 1955 - April 30 1975
American forces came in to aid South Vietnam from them turning into a full Communist country. The thought was that when all of Vietnam becomes Communist it would lead to the fall of other southern Asian countries into Communist hands.
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 14 1962 - October 28 1962
A 14 day period where the Cold War very nearly turned into a Hot War. The Soviet Union had missiles in Cuba and the United States had missiles in Turkey and Italy.
Apollo 11 lands on the moon
July 21 1969
Fall of Berlin Wall
Citizens in West Germany (Soviet Union) started climbing and breaking through the wall into East Germany.
Fall of Soviet Union - End of Cold War
The former Soviet Union split up into 15 different countries.