Timeline of the Cold War (starting 1943 - 1991)

Just posting up all the dates for the cold war. Nothing is in major detail but if you need help, just ask!! p.s. everything should be in there for Edexcel, but if not, just comment and I will ammend!

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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 World War II
1946: March -- Winston Churchill delivers Fulton "Iron Curtain" Speech
1946: Long and Novikov telegrams
1947: March -- Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War, Truman doctrine
1947: June -- Marshall Plan is announced
1947: Cominform announced
1948: February -- Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia
1948: June 24 -- Berlin Blockade begins
1949: July -- NATO ratified
1949: May 12 -- Berlin Blockade ends
1949: September -- Mao Zedong, a Communist, takes control of China
1949: September -- Soviets explode first atomic bomb
1950: February -- Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt
1950: June -- Korean War begins
1951: January 12 -- Federal Civil Defense Administration established
1953: June 19 -- Rosenberg executions
1953: July -- Korean War ends
1954: March -- KGB established
1954 -- CIA helps overthrow unfriendly regimes in Iran and Guatemala
1954: July -- Vietnam split at 17th parallel
1956: October - November -- Rebellion put down in Communist Hungary. Egypt took control of Suez Canal;
U.S. refused to help take it back
1957: October 4 -- Sputnik launched into orbit

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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 F. Kennedy elected President
1961: April -- Bay of Pigs invasion
1961: June 4th ­ Vienna Summit, after Kennedy humiliating himself with the Bay of Pigs, Khrushchev
re-announced his 6 month ultimatum to which Kennedy refused.…read more

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November -- Shah of Iran overthrown; Iranian Hostage Crisis
1983: -- President Reagan proposes Strategic Defense Initiative
1983: October -- U.S.…read more

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