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Timeline of the Cold War

1943: Teheran conference

1945: February 4-11-- Yalta Conference Cold War Begins

1945: July -- Potsdam conference

1945: August 6 -- United States first used atomic bomb in war

1945: August 8 -- Russia enters war against Japan

1945: August 14 -- Japanese surrender End of…

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1958: November -- Khrushchev demands withdrawal of troops from Berlin

1959: January -- Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro

1959: September -- Khrushchev visits United States; denied access to Disneyland

1960: May -- Soviet Union reveals that U.S. spy plane was shot down over Soviet territory

1960: November -- John…

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1979: November -- Shah of Iran overthrown; Iranian Hostage Crisis

1983: -- President Reagan proposes Strategic Defense Initiative

1983: October -- U.S. troops overthrow regime in Grenada

1985: -- Iran-Contra Affair (arms sold to Iran, profits used to support contras in Nicaragua)

1985: -- Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power in…

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