DATES OF IMPORTANCE
July 16, 1945
- Trinity Test Wikipedia - Trinity (nuclear test)
Feb 1946 - Stalin five-year plan speech, "the declaration of WWIII"?
Mar 5, 1946 - Churchill speech at Westminster College.
Aug 19, 1946 - The Roosevelt and Missouri back down the Soviets in the eastern Mediterranean. Sixth Fleet arrives.
July 27, 1953 - National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day(official day in US).
Oct 22, 1962 -
JFK shocked the world with a televised speech saying there were Soviet Nukes in Cuba
. Terror struck the American body politic, grocery shelves were emptied, troops rallied and headed for Florida
, the world went crazy for nearly two weeks as a result of something that had been building since the release of the Communist Manifesto of 1848.
Mar 30, 1975 -
Date when the last combat troops left Vietnam. Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day(official day in CA).
June 12, 1987 - Reagan's speech at the Brandenburg Gate.
June 1, 1988 - Last official agreement between Reagan and Gorbachev. The Reagan's walk in Red Square unescorted w/football.
Oct 9, 1989 - Berlin Wall comes down.
Aug 22, 1991 -
Russian officials voted to officially replace the flag of the Soviet Union with Russia's traditional flag. Soviet coup d'état attempt.
Sept 27, 1991 - US stand down of Nuclear Missile Alert.
Dec 26, 1991 - Soviet Union officially dissolves.
Oct 30, 2009 - Became National Day of Remembrance for uranium and nuclear weapons workers.
TBD - Cold War Veterans Day