Cold War Timeline

Timeline created by YIXINGWEN
In History
  • Paris East/West talks

    Paris East/West talks
    Talks between Nikita Khrushchev and Dwight Eisenhower concerning the fate of Germany broke down when a USA U2 spy plane was shot down over Russian airspace.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    Russian cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyvich Gagarin became the first human being in space.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A US spy plane reported sighting the construction of a Soviet nuclear missile base in Cuba. President Kennedy set up a naval blockade and demanded the removal of the missiles. War was averted when the Russians agreed on 28th October to remove the weapons. The United States agreed not to invade Cuba.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    US launched Apollo 8 – first manned orbit of the Moon.
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    US Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and Neil Armstrong became the first man on the Moon.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    President Richard Nixon ordered US troops to go to Cambodia.
  • Four Power Agreement Berlin

    Four Power Agreement Berlin
    The Four Power Agreement made between Russia, USA, Britain and France reconfirmed the rights and responsibilities of those countries with regard to Berlin.
  • SALT

    Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty signed between the US and USSR.
  • Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

    Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
    Joint space venture between USA and USSR heralded as an end to the ‘Space Race’