3rd Period: Strand

WWII

Japanese successfully invade Manchuria

9/19/1931

Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany

1/30/1933

FDR begins his presidency of the US

3/4/1933

Hitler declares himself the leader of Germany and Pres. Hindenburg dies

8/2/1934

Nazi party institutes the Nuremberg Laws

Sept 1935

Italy invades Ethiopia

10/3/1935

Germany invades the Rhineland area

3/7/1936

Germany invades Austria

3/12/1938

Munich Pact

9/29/1938

Kristallnaght Occurs

11/9/1938 - 11/10/1938

Battle of the Atlantic

1939 - 1945

Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact is Signed

8/23/1939

Germany invades Poland

9/1/1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

9/3/1939

Germany invades Denmark

4/9/1940

Germany invades Norway

4/9/1940

Churchill becomes prime minister of Great Britain

5/10/1940

Germany invades Belgium

5/10/1940

Germany traps French and British troops and force them to retreat to Dunkirk

5/27/1940 - 6/4/1940

Italy declares war on Britain and France

6/10/1940

Hitler begins bombing Britain nightly (Battle of Britain Begins)

9/7/1940 - 5/10/1941

FDR signs the Lend-Lease Act

3/11/1941

Germans attack the Soviet Union at Stalingrad

June 1941

FDR and Churchill negotiate the Atlantic Charter

8/14/1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

12/7/1941

US surrenders Bataan in the Philippines

4/9/1942

Tokyo is bombed in the Doolittle Raid

4/18/1942

Battle of the Coral Sea

5/4/1942 - 5/8/1942

Allies defeat Japan in the Battle of the Midway

6/4/1942 - 6/7/1942

Allied troops storm Guadalcanal

8/7/1942

Allied troops land in North Africa

11/7/1942

The last troops of the Afrika Korps surrender to the Allies

5/13/1943

Benito Mussolini is stripped of his power and arrested

7/25/1943

Italy surrenders to the Allies

9/3/1943

Hitler takes over France and divides it into zones

1944

D-Day takes place

6/6/1944

Allies liberate Paris

8/25/1944

Battle of the Bulge

12/16/1944 - 1/25/1945

Yalta Conference takes place

2/4/1945 - 2/11/1945

Franklin Roosevelt dies

4/12/1945

Russian army storms Berlin

4/24/1945

V-E Day

5/8/1945

1st test of the Manhattan Project

7/16/1945

US bombs Hiroshima and Nagasaki

8/6/1945

Japan Surrenders

9/2/1945