US History Timeline

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Beginning and Fall of Communisn

1920

Stalin

1924 - 1953

WW II in Europe

1939 - 1945

Yalta Conference

February 4 1945 - February 11 1945

Cold War begins

US 1st used atomic bomb in war

August 6 1945

Nuremburg Trials

November 20 1945 - October 1 1946

Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia

February 1948

Berlin Airlift

June 1948 - May 1949

Berlin Blockade begins

June 24 1948 - May 12 1949

Soviets explode first atomic bomb

September 1949

Federal Civil Defense Administration established

January 12 1951

Rosenburgs executions

June 19 1953

Geneva Accords

1954

KGB established

March 1954

Warsaw Pact formed

May 1955

Sputnik launched into orbit

October 4 1957

Khrushchev demands withdrawal of troops from Berlin

November 1958

U-2

1960

Bay of Pigs invasion

April 1961

Berlin border closed

August 13 1961

Construction of Berlin Wall begins

August 17 1961

Golf of Tonkin incident

August 1964

Soviet troops crush Czechoslovakian revolt

August 1968

President Nixon extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

April 1970

Detente

1972

Munich Olympic attacks

1972

SALT I signed

July 1972

Camp David Accords

1979

Shah of Iran overthrown

1979

SALT II signed

July 1979

Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power in Soviet Union

1985

Perestroika

1985

Glasnost

1985

Gorbachev ends economic aid to Soviet satellites

1986

Reagan and Gorbachev resolve to remove nuclear missiles from Europe

October 1986

Iran-Contra Affair revealed to public

November 1986

Reagan and Gorbachev sign nuclear treaty

October 1987

Soviet troops withdraw from Afghanistan

January 1989

Poland and Hungary become independent

1989

Berlin Wall falls

1989

Communist governments fall

December 1989

In Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Rumania

Persian Gulf War

1990 - 1991

Lithuania becomes independent

March 1990

Boris Yeltsin elected to presidency of Russia

May 29 1990

Germany reunited

October 3 1990

Warsaw Pact ends

April 1991

End of Soviet Union - Cold War Ends

August 1991

Iraq/Afghanistan Invasions

2001

Osama bin Laden

2001

Asia

Ho Chi Minh

1924

Pearl Harbor - VJ day

december 7 1941

Chinese Civil War

1944 - 1947

38th Parallel

1945

Mao Zedong

1945

chinas leader

Iwo Jima

february 19 1945

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

august 6 1945 - august 9 1945

Russia enters war against Japan

August 8 1945

Japan Surrenders

August 14 1945

Mao Zedong takes control of China

September 1949

he is a communist

Korean War

June 1950 - July 1953

Vietnam split at 17th parallel

July 1954

Viet Cong

1957

U.S. involvement in Vietnam increased

1962

Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions

1964

150,000 troops to Vietnam

July 1965

North Korea captured U.S.S. Pueblo

January 1968

My Lai

1968

Cease fire in Vietnam

January 1973

between North Vietnam and United States

US

D-Day

1944

UN created

april 25 1945

V-E Day

May 8 1945

Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" speech

March 1946

Truman Doct

1947

Marshall Plan in announced

June 1947

Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro

January 1959

John F. Kennedy elected President

November 1960

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas

November 1963

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

July 20 1969

U.S. helps overthrow Chile government

September 1973

President Nixon resigns

August 1974

President Reagan proposes Strategic Defense Initiative

1983

US troops overthrow regime in Grenada

October 1983

Patriot act

2001