Cold war

6 Most Important Cold War Events

  • H Bomb

    H Bomb
    The United States detonates the world's first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific.
  • First James Bond Movie

    First James Bond Movie
    It is one of the longest continually-running film series in history, having been in on-going production from 1962 to the present. As of March 2013, the series has grossed just over US$6 billion, making it the second-highest-grossing film series.
  • First Wal-Mart Opens

    First Wal-Mart Opens
    Since the first Walmart store opened in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas, we've been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers. Our business is the result of Sam Walton's visionary leadership, along with generations of associates focused on helping customers and communities save money and live better.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    He defeated Jimmy Carter in the election, and at the age of 69, became the oldest elected president. In 1981, an assassination attempt was made by John Hinckley, Jr., but Reagan survived the attempt. During his first term, Reagan was kept busy with the Cold War.
  • U.S. invades Grenada.

    U.S. invades Grenada.
    President Ronald Reagan, citing the threat posed to American nationals on the Caribbean nation of Grenada by that nation's Marxist regime, orders the Marines to invade and secure their safety. There were nearly 1,000 Americans in Grenada at the time.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    The United States had provided massive military aid to Iraq during their eight-year war with Iran, giving them the fourth largest army in the world.