Riley's Cold War Time Line

  • House Un-American Activities Comittee Formed

    House Un-American Activities Comittee Formed
    The HUCA originally investigated both left-wing and right wing political groups. Some called for the leaders of the Ku Klux Klan to be interrogated by the HUAC. Martin Dies however was a supporter of the Klan and had spoken at several of its rallies.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The originally U.S. reparation plan of July 23-25, which formed the basis ot the Potsdam Agreement, specifically authorized removals of capital equipment and deliveries from “current production.”
  • United Nations Formation

    United Nations Formation
    The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the "Declaration by United Nations" of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Strategic conference held 4–11 February 1945 in Yalta (a Soviet holiday resort in the Crimea) by the main Allied leaders in World War II
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Berlin was entered by the Red Army and by the end of the month the Soviets controlled the whole city.
  • Sputnik

    History changed on October 4, 1957, when the former Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    In this speech, he pledged American support for "free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures".
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    It was also call the European Recovery Program. Marshall offered American financial aid of a programme of European Economic recovery.
  • NATO formation

    NATO formation
    The treaty signed, by Foreign Ministers of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United States, provided for mutual assistance should any one member of the alliance be attacked.
  • North Korean Invasion of South Korea

    North Korean Invasion of South Korea
    It lasted till 1953. The North Koreans launched a surprise attack against the south and the capital Seoul fell in just three days
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War

    Armistice Signed Ending Korean War
    The armistice ending the war was signed in the year 1953
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Rosenberg Execution
    Amid a mounting worldwide campaign for clemency, the Rosenbergs were executed by the electric chair after two years of prison
  • Era of McCarthyism Begins

    Era of McCarthyism Begins
    Army report about McCarthy's attempts to win favors for Private Schine is leaked to the press. McCarthy counters with charges that Army is trying to blackmail him in order to halt his investigations.
  • Warsaw Pact Formation

    Warsaw Pact Formation
    The Warsaw Pact was a "Treaty of Friendship". It was the Soviet Union’s response to West Germany joining NATO and came into being
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    The first man in space was Yuri Gagarin.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    The first american in space was Alan Shepard.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Erich Honecker ordered the blocking off East Berlin from West Berlin by means of barbed wire and antitank obstacles. Streets were torn up, and barricades of paving stones were erected.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the Moon.