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September 28, 1915: Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg born

March 1917: The Russian Revolution begins

1917: Espionage Act that the Rosenbergs are convicted of violating is enacted

May 12, 1918: Julius Rosenberg born

1929: Communist Party of the United States is founded

Early 1930's: Julius Rosenberg is member of Young Communist League; campaigns for Scottsboro

1934: Julius Rosenberg enters City College of New York; is involved in radical politics

Summer 1939: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg married

December 7, 1941: United States enters World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor

1942: Julius Rosenberg becomes member of U. S. Signal Corps

1943: Rosenbergs cease open activities with Communist Party; Daily Worker subscription stops

1943: Soviet spymaster Feklisov first meets with Julius Rosenberg

July 1944: David Greenglass chosen to work on the Manhattan Project

November 1944: Julius Rosenberg recruits aid of Greenglasses in obtaining information about the
Manhattan Project

December 1944: Julius Rosenberg provides Soviets with a proximity fuse

January 1945: David Greenglass provides his own notes and a sketch of a high-explosive lens from the Manhattan Project

June 1945: Harry Gold meets with Greenglass in Albuqurque

July 16, 1945: United States explodes first Atom bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico

August 6, 1945: United States drops Atom bomb at Hiroshima

September 2, 1945: World War II ends with the Japanese surrender

September, 1945: Greenglass meets with Rosenberg while on forlough in New York

1945: Julius Rosenberg is dismissed from U. S. Signal Corps

1946: Feklisov meets with Julius Rosenberg for the last time

Late 1946: The Verona Code is broken

1947: Rosenberg's machine shop business fails

June 30, 1948: Max Elitcher and Morton Sobell drive to Catherine Slip where Sobell met with Julius
Rosenberg to exchange microfilm

August 28, 1949: Soviets detonate their first Atom bomb

January 21, 1950: Alger Hiss convicted of perjury in denying that he passed secret documents to
Communist agent Whittaker Chambers

February 2, 1950: Klaus Fuchs arrested

March 1950: Julius Rosenberg warns Greenglass to flee country

May 1950: Rosenberg asks his physician about what kind of shots are necessary for trip to Mexico

May 22, 1950: Harry Gold confesses to the FBI

May or June 1950: Rosenbergs visit a photographer to obtain passport photos

June 15, 1950: David Greenglass names Julius as the man who recruited him to spy for the Soviet

June 16, 1950: Julius Rosenberg is first interviewed by FBI; Joel Barr disappears in Paris

June 30, 1950: United States forces engage in the Korean War

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