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Evan's Timeline

  • The Iron Curtain

    The Iron Curtain
    The border in Europe where communism and capitalism met. The Iron Curtain lasted from the end of World War 2 to the end of the Cold War in 1991. East of the Iron Curtain supported Communism and west of the Iron Curtain supported Capatalism.
  • Atomic Bomb

    Atomic Bomb
    The United States drops the first atomic bomb in war on Hiroshima Japan. It resulted in the end of WW2 but it started the cold war between the Soviets and the United States
  • Containment Policy

    Containment Policy
    The United States attemts at preventing the spread of communism. This policy started after WW2.
  • The Truman Plan

    The Truman Plan
    The Truman Doctrine was a relations policy started by U.S President Harry Truman. On March 12, 1947 he stated that he would support Greece and Turkey in helping them keep away commuism.
  • Apartheid

    Was a system of racial segregation enfored through legislation by the national party of south africa. This promoted White supremecy from 1948-1994.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    President Harry S Truman Signs The Economic Assistance Act. The Economic Assistance Act, also known as The Marshall Plan, distributed 13 billion dollars of aid over 4 years. Seventeen nations in western and southern Europe recieved the aid.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin Blockade was one of the first crisis of the cold war. The Soviets blocked off all Berlin roads to East Berlin from West Berlin.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift was a response to the USSR's "Berlin Bockade". It brought supplies to the people of west berlin.The Allies flew over 200,000 flights in a year, providing up to 4700 tons of daily necessitites such as food and fuel.
  • The Domino Theory

    The Domino Theory
    It was promoted at times from the 1950's to the 1980's. It said that if one state in a region became under influence of communism that the rest would follow.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Was a war between the UN and Korea. It was to stop communism from spreading into south Korea. It led to the division of the nation into two
  • Vietnam War Begins

    Vietnam War Begins
    The Vietnam war, a war that will last almost twenty years, begins. It was fought between Communism and and Anti-Communism
  • Sputnik 1

    Sputnik 1
    The Soviets win a portion of the space race by putting the first satelite in space to orbit the Earth.
  • The Great Leap Forward

    The Great Leap Forward
    Was an economic and social Campaign of the communist party of china. It was an attempt by China to modernize its economy to modern day communism.
  • Buddy Holly dies

    Buddy Holly dies
    Buddy Holly dies in a tragic plain crash outside of Clear Lake, Iowa. He was known as on eof the poineers of rock and roll.
  • Miles Davis releases "Kind of Blue"

    Miles Davis releases "Kind of Blue"
    Known as one of the msot influencial Jazz Albums history. It intoduced a new kind of cool jazz that is more relaxed and focused on scales.
  • OPEC

    Orgaization of the petrolium exporting countries. It was put in place to regulate a steady profit for OPEC and to regulate steady oil production to its customers.
  • Yuri Gargarin

    Yuri Gargarin
    Yuri Gargarin also known as the first man in space. This was occomplished by Soviet Russia. Afterwards when he came back he visited capatalist countries to show off communism and what it accomplished.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    Was an unsuccesful military invasion of Cuba. It was led by the US. It intended to overthrow military ruler Fidel Castro
  • The Cuban Missle Crisis

    The Cuban Missle Crisis
    A major event of the cold war, it was between Cuba and the soviets, and the United States. The United States had learned the Soviets had missles on the island of Cuba.
  • JFK gets assassinated

    JFK gets assassinated
    the 35th president of the United States is shot while riding in aparade in Dallas Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was his assassin and they said he acted alone.
  • The Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive
    Was launched by forces of the vietcong and north Vietnam against South Vietnam and the United States. It was a surprise attack because North Vietnam had agreed not to attack during the Lunar New Year celebrations.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    The United States beat the Soviets to the Moon with the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. There were 3 Astronauts on this Mission. Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstong and Michael Collins.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock was a musical festivel that lasted for 3 days in a small farm in upstate New York. It was known as one of the biggest musical festivles in rock history. Many legendary artist like Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival were there.
  • The Beatles Disband

    The Beatles Disband
    Arguable the most influencial rock group in rock history dispanded after 10 years together. The Beatles had 20 number on ehits and 7 grammy awards.
  • Watergate

    Was a break in led by Richard Nixon. He was caught stealing crucial information from the Democratic Headquarters. It ended in richard nixons resignation on August 9, 1972
  • 1972 Olympics (Palestinaian Terrorist)

    1972 Olympics (Palestinaian Terrorist)
    A group of Palestine terrorist broke into the olympic village and killed 9 Israeli athletes. The incident is often known as the "Munich Massacre".
  • Jimmy Carter Defeats Gerald Ford

    Jimmy Carter Defeats Gerald Ford
    Gerald Ford, the only president to never get elected into office, loses his bid for a second term. Jimmy Carter was a Democrat and Ford was a republican.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    The Camp David Accords were negotions between Egypt and Israel. The two presidents of each nation negotiated at Camp David for 13 days. It followed a peace tready between Egypt and Israel and also resulted in the two presidents getting a noble peace price.
  • My Sharona hits #1 in the US

    My Sharona hits #1 in the US
    My Sharona was a #1 hit song in the United States for 11 weeks. It was known as the biggest song of 1979.
  • The Disco Demoltion

    The Disco Demoltion
    It was a baseball promotion done by The Chicago White Soxs. It was where they blew up records in the middle of the field. Unfortunatly fans stormed the field and started a riot. The White soxs were forced to forfit the game.
  • Iran Hostage Situation

    Iran Hostage Situation
    was a diplomatic crisis between the US and Iran. A team of Iranian Students and Militants held American Embassadors hostage for 444 days.
  • Ayatollah Khomeini

    Ayatollah Khomeini
    Was the leader of the Iranian religious revolution and politican. Following the revolution he became the supreme ruler of Iran unti his death in June 3, 1989
  • Farm Crisis of the 1980's

    Farm Crisis of the 1980's
    There was a dramatic shift in the american agriculture struture of Farmers and owners. It caused many long time farmers to go out of buisness.
  • Jimmy Carter loses election

    Jimmy Carter loses election
    Jimmy Carter lost his second bid for re-election to Ronald Regan. Many reasons were why he lost. One of the biggest ones was the Iranian Hostage situation. Who were released when Jimmy Carter lost.
  • Regan Assassanation attempt

    Regan Assassanation attempt
    Just 69 days into his first term as presidency, Ronald Regan is shot at in what was called an attempted assassination. Regan suffered a punctered lung and severe internal bleeding. But he recovered quickly and survived.
  • Perestoika and Glasnost

    Perestoika and Glasnost
    Was a movement inside the Soviet Union led by Mikhail Gorbachev. It is often known as the resolution of the Soviet Union.
  • The Tiananmen Square Massacure

    The Tiananmen Square Massacure
    Troops with assault rifles and tanks killed thousands of unarmed civilians. They were trying to block the militaries pass through tinnanmen square
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall

    The fall of the Berlin Wall
    The Berlin wall dividing soviet Russia and West Germany falls. This is the start of the end of the Cold War.
  • Miles Davis dies

    Miles Davis dies
    Known as one of the most inflencial jazz artist. He came out with many infleuncial albums over time. He died because of Pneumonia and resretory failure.

    Is an agreement signed by The United States, Canada and Mexico. Creating a crilateral trade block in North America.