Cold War

Main

Mao Zedong takes control of China

December 26, 1893 - September 9, 1976

Yalta Conference

February 4,1945 - February 11,1945

VJ - Day

May 6, 1945 - May 9,1945

VE - Day

May 8, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17,1945 - August 2,1945

Marshall Plan is announced

June 5, 1947

The House Un-American Activities Committee opens in Hollywood.

October 20, 1947

Berlin Blockade begins and ends

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

Soviets explode first atomic bomb

August 19, 1949

Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt

February 1950

Korean War begins and ends

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg passing atomic secrets , Soviet Union.

June 19, 1953

John F. Kennedy elected President

November 8, 1960

Rise of Berlin Wall

August 13, 1962 - November 9, 1989

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Vietnam War begins and ends

1969 - 1975

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

1969

Fall of Soviet Union - End of Cold War

1972 - 1989

Berlin Wall falls

November 9, 1989

Hollywood Blacklisting

October 24, 1997