The First Year of the Cold War - 1945

Feb. 4-11 - Yalta Conference

Mar. 29 - Stalin cable to FDR protests terms of surrender of German troops in Italy

Apr. 11 - Ike stopped 9th Army at Magdeburg on the Elbe

Apr. 12 - death of FDR; Harry S Truman sworn in as President - images

Apr. 23 - Truman spoke harshly to Molotov

May - "trouble spots" appeared - map from Time 1945/05

May 8 - VE Day - Victory in Europe

May 11 - Truman stopped Lend-Lease aid

June 28 - Jimmy Byrnes replaced Edward Stettinius as Secretary of State

July 17-Aug. 2 - Potsdam Conference

Aug. 6 - Hiroshima - 20 kiloton Little Boy uranium bomb killed 80,000

Aug. 8 - Stalin declared war on Japan, sends troops into Manchuria

Aug. 9 - Nagasaki - 22 kiloton Fat Man plutonium bomb killed 70,000

Aug. 15 - Emperor Hirohito made surrender broadcast; VJ Day

Sept. - London Foreign Ministers Conference

Oct. 27 - Truman reviewed returning fleet in NYC - images

Dec. - Moscow Foreign Ministers Conference

Dec. 6 - U.S. loan of $3.75 billion to Socialist Labor government of Britain

Dec. 31 - Time magazine made Truman Man of the Year


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