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The Atom Bomb Key Events Maps Transcript Webography

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1944

1945

Link to TranscriptBattles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa

 

United Nations founded

 

Germany surrenders

Link to The Atom Bomb

 

Link to TranscriptAtomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

 

Link to TranscriptJapan surrenders

1946

Baby boom begins

1947

Link to TranscriptLevittown, NY begun

1948

Marshall Plans helps European economic recovery

1949

Soviet Union explodes atomic bomb

1950

McCarthy hearings begin

 

Korean War begins

 

Rosenbergs charged with treason

1953

Korean War ends

1954

Senate condemns McCarthy

1955

AFL and CIO merge

1956

Link to TranscriptInterstate highway system launched

1958

Congress passes National Defense Education Act to improve math, science, and foreign language education

An interactive, expanded timeline for the period after 1876 can be found in Program 26.



  

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