cold war timeline

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  • ra of McCarthyism begins - 1908, November 14. McCarthy is born in rural Grand Chute Township, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, the fourth of seven children to Timothy and Bridget Tierney McCarthy.

  • House Un-American Activities Committee formed may 26 1938

  • Yalta Conference - In February, 1945, Joesph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt met again. -

  • Potsdam Conference - On 16 July 1945, the "Big Three" leaders met at Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin. In this, the last of the World War II heads of state conferences, President Truman, Soviet Premier Stalin and British Prime Ministers Churchill and Atlee

  • Marshall Plan - (July, 1947) Though part of the Marshall Plan was meant to help the badly damaged Europe recover from WWII, the other part of the Marshall Plan was meant to prevent communism from gaining a stronghold in war torn countries. Certain countr

  • Rosenberg Execution On June 19, 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are the first two U.S. citizens to be executed for committing espionage. They were caught conspiring to transmit atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.

  • Warsaw Pact formation - . May 1 1955

  • - On October 4, 1957 the first artificial Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, was successfully launched.

  • First Man in Space - April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in h

  • First American in Space - On May 5, 1961, Mercury Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. blasted off in his Freedom 7 capsule atop a Mercury-Redstone rocket. His 15-minute sub-orbital flight made him the first American in space.

  • 1969 American Neil Armstrong has become the first man to walk on the Moon.

  • NATO formation-On April 1, 2009, two countries were newly admitted into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Thus, there are now 28 member states. The U.S.-led military alliance was created in 1949 as a result of the Soviet blockade of Berlin.

  • Berlin Airlift-June 27, 1948 to May 12, 1949