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communist government took over in china
north vietnam had become communist state led by Ho Chi Minh
joseph mccartthy made the astonishing allegation that he had a list of names of over 200 communist working directly for the us government
by the end of 1954 mccarthy was seen to be a liar however this did not stop the anticommunist feelings in the usa
eisenhower becomes us president
battle at dien bien phu
geneva agreement is signed
elections in south vietnam
north vietnam stats terror campaign against officials in diems goverenment
national liberation front [NLF] is set up
kennedy becomes us president
diem starta the strategic hamlet programme
busshist monk quang duc sets fire to hieslf in protest
diem is assassinated in south vietnam
kennedy is assassinated in texas
Soviet Union -Sputnik 3 Launched The Soviet Union successfully launches the Sputnik 3 satellite on The satellite carried twelve experiments into space and its mission was to study the composition of the atmosphere and cosmic rays while orbiting the Earth. At the time, Sputnik 3 was the largest satellite ever launched and it weighed nearly 3000 pounds. The cone-shaped satellite remained operational for 692 days before it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere in April of 1960,
United States Vice President Richard Nixon and the Soviet Union’s Premier Nikita Khrushchev engage in an impromptu debate on July 24th. The exchange took place at a U.S. trade show being held in Moscow. Known as the “Kitchen Debate,” the two leaders argued the merits of capitalism and communism while standing in a model of a modern kitchen displayed for the American National Exhibition. The whole encounter was filmed by American press and aired in both nations.
cuba bay of pigs
berlin wall was built
First Men In Space John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth in February of 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis Cuban Missile Crisis when USSR plans to deploy Missiles in Cuba brings the world to the brink of world war, the US blockades Cuba and the USSR agrees to dismantle Soviet Silos Begins On October 15th ends on November 20th
Cuban Missile Crisis ends
USSR - The First Woman in Space The Soviet Union launches the Vostok 6 spacecraft, carrying Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.
Russia / US - "hot line" established The United States and the Soviet Union agree to establish a "hot line" on June 20th a direct communication system between the two nations to prevent a possible Nuclear War.
The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 26 April 1986 in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR).
The first human-made object to reach the surface of the Moon was the Soviet Union's Luna 2 mission, on 13 September 1959
Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on July 20, 1969,
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