3rd Period: Mann

World War II

Japanese successfully invade Manchuria

September 18, 1931

Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany by President von Hindenburg

January 30, 1933

FDR begins his presidency of the US

March 4, 1933

Hitler abolishes president office, declares himself German leader, Pres. dies

August 2, 1934

Nazi party institutes the Nuremberg Laws

September 15, 1935

Italy invades Ethiopia

October 2, 1935

Germany invades the Rhineland area

March 7, 1936

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Germany invades Austria

March 13, 1938

Sudetenland area is ceded to Germany through the Munich Pact

September 29, 1938

Kristallnacht occurs

November 9, 1938 - November 10, 1938

Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact is signed

August 23, 1939

Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Battle of the Atlantic occurs

September 3, 1939 - May 8, 1945

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3, 1939

Hitler takes over France and divides it into zones

October 10, 1939

Germany invades Norway

April 9, 1940

Germany invades Denmark

April 9, 1940

Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain

May 10, 1940

Germany invades Belgium

May 10, 1940

Germans trap French and British troops, forcing them to retreat to Dunkirk

May 26, 1940 - June 4, 1940

Italy declares war on Britain and France

June 10, 1940

FDR creates the OSRD to have scientists develop new weapons

June 27, 1940

Hitler begins bombing Britain nightly (Battle of Britain Begins)

July 10, 1940

FDR signs the Lend-Lease Act

March 11, 1941

Germans attack the Soviet Union at Stalingrad

June 22, 1941

FDR and Winston Churchill negotiate the Atlantic Charter

August 14, 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

US surrenders Bataan in the Philippines

April 9, 1942

Tokyo is bombed in the Doolittle Raid

April 18, 1942

Battle of the Coral Sea takes place

May 4, 1942 - May 8, 1942

Allies defeat Japan in the Battle of the Midway

June 5, 1942 - June 7, 1942

Allied troops storm Guadalcanal

August 7, 1942

Allied troops land in North Africa

November 8, 1942

the last troops of the Afrika Korps surrender to the Allies

May 13, 1943

Benito Mussolini is stripped of his power and arrested

July 25, 1943

Italy surrenders to the Allies

September 3, 1943

D-Day takes place

June 6, 1944

Allies liberate Paris after 4 years of German occupation

August 25, 1944

Battle of the Bulge occurs

December 16, 1944 - January 1, 1945

Yalta Conference takes place

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

Franklin Roosevelt dies

April 12, 1945

Russian army storms Berlin

April 16, 1945

V-E Day

May 8, 1945

First test of the Manhattan Project

July 6, 1945

US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

US drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Japan surrenders

September 2, 1945