Cold War

VE Day

1944

VJ Day

August 15, 1945

Yalta Conference

1945

Postdam Conference

July 16, 1945

Rise of Berlin Wall

1961 - 1989

Marshall Plan is announced

1948

Berlin Blockade begins and ends

1948 - 1949

Soviets explode first atomic bomb

August 29, 1949

Korean war begins and ends

1945

Mao Zedong takes control of China

1849

Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt

1945

John F. Kennedy elected President

November 8 1960

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted

1951