Arms Race timeline

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1945
-16 July: First test of an atomic bomb by the USA in Alamogordo, New Mexico
-6 August: USA drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
-9 August: USA drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki
1946: Failure of Baruch Plan to limit nuclear weapons
1949
-29 August: USSR tests atomic bomb at Semipalatinsk
1952
-1 November: USA tests hydrogen bomb
1953
-8 August: USSR explodes its first lithium bomb
1954
-1 march: USA explodes a lithium bomb
1955: USA develops first intercontinental bombers
1956: USSR develops TU20 Bear (intercontinental bomber)
1957: USSR develops ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile)
-5 October: USSR launces Sputnik, first space satellite
-November: Sputnik 2 is launched
Gaither report warns President Eisenhower of missile gap
1959: Fidel Castro leads revolution in Cuba
1960
-July: USA launches Polaris, first submarine-launched ballistic missile
1961
-April: USSR puts first man (Yuri Gagarin) into space
Bay of Pigs invasion
1962
-October: Cuban Missile Crisis
1963
-June: `Hot line' telephone link is established
Test Ban Treaty is signed

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