Cold War Timeline

Timeline of the Cold War

United States Presidents

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard M. Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gerald R. Ford

1974 - 1977

James E. Carter

1977 - 1981

Ronald W. Reagan

1981 - 1989

George H. W. Bush

1989 - 1993

Communist Leaders

Khruschev

1953 - 1964

Brezhnev

1964 - 1982

Gorbachev

March 15, 1990 - December 25, 1991

Middle East Leaders

Ayatollah Khomeini

1979 - 1989

Saddam Hussein

1979 - 2003

Osama bin Laden

1984 - 2011

Cold War in Europe and Middle East

Fall of Berlin Wall

1920 - 1991

Yalta Conference

February 1945

UN Created

April 25,1945

VE day

May 8,1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17,1945 - August 2,1945

Nuremberg Trials

November 20,1945 - October 2,1946

Iron Wall

1946 - 1956

Containment

1946

Truman Doctrine

1947

Marshal Plan

1947 - 1951

NATO

1949

Warsaw Pact

1955

U-2

1960

Berlin Wall

1961 - 1989

SALT 1 and 2

1972

Detente

1972

Munich Olympic Attacks

1972

Camp David Accords

1979

Iranian Hostage Crisis

1979

Iran-Contra Affair

1983

Prestrokia

1985

Glasnost

1985

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Patriot Act

2001

Iran/Afghanistan Invasion

2001

Cold War in East Asia

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Chinese Civil War

1944 - 1947

Okinawa

1945

38th Parallel

1945

Iwo Jima

February 19,1945

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945 - August 9,1945

Korean War

1950

MacArthur Fired

1950

Domino Effect

1954

Vietnam War

November 1955 - April 30,1975

Viet Cong

1957

Gulf Of Tonkin Resolutions

1964

Tet Offensive

1968

My lai

1968

Vietnamization

1969

Selective Service

1971

Pentagon Papers

1971

Cold War in Western Hemisphere

United Nation

1945

House on Un-American Activities

1947

Alger Hiss

1948

Rosenberg, Julius and Ethel

1950

Duck and Cover

1957

Fidel Castro

1959

Bay of Pigs Invasion

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Cold War Competion

H-Bombs test in US and USSR

1948

CIA and KGB

1951

Nuclear Arms Race

1952

Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

1957

Sputnik

1957

Space Race

1961

John Glenn

1962

Strategic Defense Initiative

1984