Cold War timeline

By abivens
  • Alger Hiss

    Alger Hiss
    ~was former U.S. government official who was convicted of prejury in 1950 for denying his association with an agent of the USSR
    ~after graduating from Harvord Law School, he entered Federal survice in 1933. He served in the Agriculture and justice department before moving to the State Department in 1936.
    ~1945 he was an advisor to president Franklin Roosevelt at the Yalted Conference which was attended by the leaders of the U.S.,Great Britian, and the USSR.
  • NASA

    ~U.S. government agency resposible for the development of advanced aviation and space technology and for space exploration.
    ~1917 NASA opened into its first reseach center, the Langley Memorial Aevonautical LaBoratory
    ~During the 1960's NASA grew rapidly with the Apollo program the national effort to put an American on the moon.
    ~$25 billion projects, employed more than 400,000 Americans at one point.
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  • "Iron Curtain" Speech

    "Iron Curtain" Speech
    ~Was In Winson Churchill at Fulton, Mo.
    ~"From Stettin in the Baltic the trieste in the Adriatican Iron Curtain has decended acrossed the continent"
    ~ May communist countries began to foster travel
  • Rosenburg Trial

    Rosenburg Trial
    Julius And Ethel were American citizens, husband and wife
    ~were executed for spying for the Soviet Union during world war 2
    ~were the first U.S. civillians ever to be put to death for wartime spying
    ~born and raised on the lower eastside of new york city
    ~Ethel born May 12, 1915...Julius Born September 29, 1948
    ~married in 1939
    ~executed on June 19, 1953
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    ~started when the forces of the Democratic peoples Republic of North Korea Invaded the republic of South Korea
    ~President Harry Truman announced that he has ordered American air and naval forces to provide combat suppose to the South Korea
  • Sputnik

    ~Was the project name for three satellites launched by the USSR
    ~There purpose was primarily to investigate outer space and to discover if living organisms could survive space conditions
    ~Sputnik1 was launched from the Baikonurcons modrome on October. 4,1957
    ~Sputnik3 was launched on May.15, 1958
    ~Seven other space crafts were given sputnik designations, they functioned either as prototype for the Vostok Manned Space craft or as a plate formed from which probes to planet Venus
  • U-2 spy plane

    U-2 spy plane
    ~Was unable to attain and cruise at great hights by virtue of its unusually wide wing spane. 24.4m (180 .ft) Almost twice the length of its body.
    ~Prototype was first flown in 1955.
    ~May 1, 1960 U-2 was flown by Frances Gary Powers, was also shot down near Suerdlouskin in the USSR by a Soviet surfaces to-air missile.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    ~Was an unsuccessful attempt by about 1,500 Cuban exiles, organized by the CIA.
    ~March 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower Approved a CIA plan to train the exiles for an invasion of Cuba.
    ~the Exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs, on Cuba's southwestern coast on April 17, 1961
    ~The operation was a disaster by April 19 they had been crushed. 1,200 survivors were captured.
    ~On December 1962 Castro released the prisoners in exchange for $53 million works of U.S. drugs and food
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    ~President John F. Kennedy publicly announced that the USSR has begun to deploy medium and intermediate range nuclear missile in Cuba, Approximately 145km from Flordia
    ~Kennedy stated that the U.S. was prepared not only to blockade Cuba but to ultimatly do whatever might be necessary to remove the missile.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    ~started when communists led rebels began mounting terrorist attacks against the goverment of republic of Vietnam
    ~The war between the two Vietnam side persisted inconclusivly for two additional years before South Vietnam resistance suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed
    ~Saigon, The captial of south Vietnam fell to the communistd on April 30, 1975