Cold War

A timeline of the Cold War

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Yalta Conference

February 4 1945 - February 11 1945

VE day

May 8 1945

Postdam Conference

July 17 1945 - August 2 1945

VJ day

August 15 1945

Hearings of Communist Activity in Hollywood

1947

Marshall Plan Announced

June 5 1947

Berlin Blockade

June 24 1948 - May 12 1949

Soviets Explode first Atomic Bomb

August 19 1949

Mao Zedong Takes China

October 1 1949

Hollywood Blacklisting

1950

Korean War

June 15 1950 - July 27 1953

Ethel and Julius Rosenburg convicted

July 1950

John F. Kennedy Presidency

January 3 1953 - December 22 1960

Rise of Berlin Wall

August 13 1961