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The U2 Crisis (D,M,Y)

1 May 1960

Khrushchev admits that he has Powers (D,M,Y)

7 May 1960

Rebellion in East Germany (Y)

1953

2 million East Berliners defect across the border (Y)

1961

Khrushchev demands that the USA give Berlin to the USSR (M,Y)

Jun 1961

Barbed wire put up between East and West Germany (D,M,Y)

13 Aug 1961

Berlin wall erection begins (D,M,Y)

16 Aug 1961

'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech (Y)

1963

USA sends Ham the chimp into space (M,Y)

Jan 1961

Alan Shepherd flies 'Freedom 7' into space (M,Y)

May 1961

Telstar goes on air (Y)

1962

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (Y)

1963

Batista becomes leader of Cuba (Y)

1934

Fidel Castro becomes leader (Y)

1959

John F Kennedy becomes President (M,Y)

Jan 1961

Cuban rebels land at the Bay of Pigs (M,Y)

Apr 1961

Castro declares himself a communist (M,Y)

Dec 1961

Castro receives shipments from the USSR (M,Y)

Jun 1962

Castro receives medium range missiles (M,Y)

Sep 1962

Operation Mongoose launches (M,Y)

Oct 1962

USA planes spot Soviet missiles on Cuban launch pads (D,M,Y)

14 Oct 1962

Kennedy announces a blockade on Cuba (D,M,Y)

22 Oct 1961

Soviet ship encounter the USA ships for the first time (D,M,Y)

24 Oct 1962

Khrushchev sends letters to Kennedy (D,M,Y)

26+27 Oct 1962

Kennesy agrees to the terms of Khrushchev's first letter (D,M,Y)

28 Oct 1962

USSR agrees to emove the missiles (D,M,Y)

28 Oct 1962

Missiles withdrawal begins (D,M,Y)

3 Nov 1962

Naval blockade ends (D,M,Y)

20 Nov 1962

Alexander Dubcek comes into power (M,Y)

Jan 1968

Brezhnev Doctrine (D,M,Y)

3 Aug 1968

Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia (D,M,Y)

20 Aug 1968

Student Jan Palach sets himself on fire (M,Y)

Jan 1969

Dubcek is replaced by Gustav Husak (Y)

1969

Richard Nixon becomes President (Y)

1969

China is allowed to join the UN (Y)

1961

Nixon goes to Moscow and China (Y)

1972

East and Germany agree to recognize each their borders (Y)

1972

Brezhnev goes to Washington DC (Y)

1974

US and USSR astronauts dock their spacecrafts together (M,Y)

Jul 1975

SALT begin (Y)

1969

SALT 1 agreement (Y)

1972

Helsinki Agreement (M,Y)

Aug 1975

Iranian Shah Is overthown (M,Y)

Jan 1979

US hostages held in Tehran (M,Y)

Nov 1979

Soviet troops invade (D,M,Y)

25 Dec 1979

New Afghani government established (D,M,Y)

1 Jan 1980

SALT 2 talks fail (Y)

1977

SALT 2 agreement reached (Y)

1979