• iron curtain

    The Iron Curtain, a barrier established by the Soviet Union post-World War II, separated communist states from the West until the Cold War's end, famously termed by Churchill in 1946, reinforced by the Berlin Wall in 1961, and ultimately dissolved with the collapse of one-party rule in Eastern Europe by 1989-90.
  • Harry Truman

    Took office on this date as the US president
  • Red China

    Territories held by Communists during the Chinese Civil War
  • Malcom X

    emerged as the principal spokesman of the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and early 1960s. He organized temples; founded a newspaper; and led Temple No. 7 in New York City's Harlem
  • H bomb

    a hydrogen bomb made for the soviet union because of their actions
  • sputnik

    The former Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the world's first artificial satellite, which was approximately the size of a basketball, weighed 183 pounds, and orbited the Earth every 98 minutes, astonishing and alarming many Americans.
  • Bay of Pigs

    A failed mission of Cuban exiles and US men to overthrow
    Fidel Castro
  • berlin

    Berlin during the Cold War was a divided city, split by the Berlin Wall, separating East and West. It served as a symbol of standoff between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union.
  • cuban missile

    During the Cuban Missile Crisis, a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union, Cuba, and the US, nuclear conflict loomed as the Soviets placed missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from US shores, heightening tensions and requiring negotiation between Kennedy and Khrushchev to avert catastrophe.
  • JFK blown away

    On this day JFK was killed by a sniper
  • Water gate scandal

    Nixon was part of the bugging of political opponents' offices, unauthorized investigations, and the misuse of government agencies for political purposes.
  • camp david

    Khrushchev's 1959 visit to the US, including a meeting with President Eisenhower, marked a brief period of thaw in relations, but events like the U-2 incident and the Cuban missile crisis quickly escalated tensions, reigniting the Cold War.
  • AIDS

    A disease made in increase of homosexual men and their sexual interactions