When did the Korean war end in a stalemate with the Korean Armistice being signed?
27th July 1953
When did Vietnam become independent?
When did Vietnam split into North and South?
When was the Tet offensive?
When was the ceasefire (Vietnam war) signed in Paris?
When did Mao Zedong announce the founding of the People's Republic of China?
When was the Sino-Soviet treaty signed?
14th February 1950
When did the USSR successfully launch Sputnik 1?
4th October 1957
When did the Russian Yuri Gagarin become the first man in space?
12th April 1961
When did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to walk the moon?
20th July 1969
In what year was the Manhattan project?
When did the USSR create an atom bomb?
When did the USA develop the hydrogen bomb?
When did Stalin die?
In what year did Khrushchev take power?
When was the Geneva summit?
In what year did the process of de-stalinisation begin?
When was Rajk (foreign secretary and rival to Rakosi) framed and found guilty on show trial?
When did Nagy replace Rakosi?
When did Rakosi's hate campaign work and he replaced Nagy?
When did Khrushchev denounce Stalin's policies?
When did Khrushchev say the death of Rajk was an injustice and reinstate Nagy as leader, replacing Rakosi?
When were 1000 tanks sent into Hungary by the Red Army?
4th November 1956
In what year did the U2 planes start flying?
When was Gary Powers shot down in the U2 spy plane?
1st May 1960
When was the Berlin Wall put up?
13th August 1961
When did Soviet tanks pull up to Checkpoint Charlie (Berlin Wall) and refuse to allow access to the East?
27th October 1961
When did Batista's army try to fight Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains?
When did Castro enter the Cuban capital, Havana?
8th January 1959
When did JFK break off relations with Cuba?
When was the Bay of Pigs?
When was JFK informed of the missile build up in Cuba?
16th October 1962
When did JFK decide on a blockade of Cuba?
20th October 1962
When did Kennedy announce the blockade of Cuba and call on the Soviet Union to withdraw its missiles?
22nd October 1962
When did JFK receive a letter from Khrushchev saying that Soviet ships would not observe the blockade?
23rd October 1962
When did the Cuban blockade begin?
24th October 1962
When did JFK receive a letter from Khrushchev saying that the missiles were purely defensive?
26th October 1962
When did JFK receive a letter from Khrushchev revising his proposals saying that if the US removes the missiles from Turkey, the USSR would remove the missiles from Cuba?
(an American U2 plane is shot down over Cuba. JFK is advised to launch an attack)
a.m. 27th October 1962
When did JFK decide to delay the attack on Cuba?
(he accepts terms of Khrushchev from 26th Oct letter)
p.m. 27th October 1962
When did Khrushchev accept JFK's offer?
28th October 1962
When did Kennedy announce the end of the Cuban missile crisis?