World War II Timeline

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1919

Events that occurred in 1919.

Treaty of Versailles

June 28 1919

The treaty ended a state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.

1921

Events that occurred in 1921.

Fascist Party in Italy Founded

November 9 1921

Created by Benito Mussolini.

1929

Events that occurred in 1929.

Black Tuesday Stock Market Crash

October 1929

Signaled the beginning of the Great Depression.

1931

Events that occurred in 1931.

Japan Invades China

September 18 1931 - September 9 1945

Formally known as the Second Sino-Japanese War.

1933

Events that occurred in 1933.

Hitler Made Chancellor of Germany

January 30 1933

President Paul Von Hindenburg names Adolf Hitler, leader or fÜhrer of the National Socialist German Workers Party (or Nazi Party), as chancellor of Germany.

1934

Events that occurred in 1934.

Hitler Defies Treaty of Versailles

October 1934

Hitler did many things to break the Treaty of Versailles, this date marks the first: building his army bigger than the allowed number.

1935

Events that occurred in 1935.

Nuremberg Laws

September 15 1935

The Nuremberg Laws took away German Jew's citizenship and said that Jews could not marry non-Jews.

1938

Events that occurred in 1938.

Munich Conference

September 30 1938

The Munich Agreement was made during the conference permitting Germany's occupation of the "Sudetenland".

Kristallnacht

November 9 1938 - November 10 1938

Kristallnacht translates to "night of broken glass" in which the Nazi party destroyed many Jewish businesses and synagogues.

1939

Events that occurred in 1939.

Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

August 23 1939

This Pact was made to prevent fighting between Germany and the USSR, it was broken however, when Germany Invaded the Soviet Union during Operation Barbarossa. Also know as the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

Hitler Invades Poland

September 1 1939 - October 6 1939

This event marks the beginning of World War II in Europe.

France and Britain Declare War on Germany

September 3 1939

On this day in 1939, in response to Hitler's invasion of Poland, Britain and France, both allies of Poland declare war on Germany.

1940

Events that occurred in 1940.

The Fall of France

May 10 1940 - June 22 1940

This was a battle know as the Battle of France, in which Germany Invaded France.

Dunkirk Evacuation

May 27 1940 - June 4 1940

This was an operation code named Operation Dynamo, where the goal was to evacuate Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk.

Battle of Britain

July 10 1940 - October 31 1940

The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces, and was also the largest and most aerial bombing campaign to that date.

1941

Events that occurred in 1941.

Hitler Invades Soviet Union

June 22 1941

This (Hitler Invades the Soviet Union) is the start date of Operation Barbarossa, opposed to the Operation Barbarossa event which is the whole duration of the Invasion.

Operation Barbarossa

June 22 1941 - December 5 1941

This is the full duration of operation Barbarossa, opposed to when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, which was the start date of Operation Barbarossa.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7 1941

This Japanese attack lead to the United State's entrance and involvement in the war. The U.S. declared war on Japan on the 8th of December 1941, the day after the attack.

Chelmno Extermination Camp Operation Duration

December 7 1941 - January 17 1945

1942

Events that occurred in 1942.

Wanness Conference

January 20 1942

The purpose of the Wanness Conference was to make ensure the cooperation of administrative leaders who were to take part in Hitler's Final Solution.

Bataan Death March

April 9 1942

The march was the forcible transfer of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the battle of Bataan.

Battle of Midway

June 4 1942 - June 7 1942

The United States attack on the Midway Islands (occupied by Japan) ruined some of the Japanese's plans and prevented future attacks from Japan.

Battle at Stalingrad

August 23 1942 - February 2 1943

The Battle of Stalingrad was an attempt at Stalingrad to find oil to fuel the German war.

Operation Torch Launched

November 8 1942 - November 16 1942

The idea of Operation Torch was to open up a new front to take pressure of the Soviet Union caused by the Germans.

1944

Events that occurred in 1944.

D-Day

June 6 1944

D-Day was an attempt to maintain parts of Europe from Nazi occupation.

Battle of the Bulge

December 16 1944 - January 25 1945

The Battle of the Bulge was a German offensive attack launched through the densely forested Ardennes on the Western front in the latter part of the war.

1945

Events that occurred in 1945.

Victory in Europe Day

May 7 1945

Day treaty signed, not day celebrated.

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

August 6 1945

The dropping of the bombs on Japan were in the final stages of the war and were the first and only time atomic bombs have been used in wartime.

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

August 9 1945

The dropping of the bombs on Japan were in the final stages of the war and were the first and only time atomic bombs have been used in wartime.

Victory in Japan Day

September 2 1945

Day treaty signed not celebrated.

Nuremberg Trials

November 20 1945 - October 1 1946

The Trials were the prosecution of important people in Nazi Germany.