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Japanese successfully invade Manchuria

September 19 1931

Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany by President von Hidenburg

January 30 1933

Hitler abolishes the office of president, declares himself the leader of Germany

August 2 1934

Nazi party institutes the Nuremberg Laws

September 1935

Italy invades Ethiopia

October 3 1935

Germany invades the Rhineland area

March 7 1936

Germany invades Austria

March 12 1938

The Sudentenland area is ceded to Germany through the Munich Pact

September 29 1938

Kristallnaght occurs

November 9 1938 - November 10 1938

Battle of the Atlantic occurs

1939 - 1945

Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact is signed

August 23 1939

Germany invades Poland

September 1 1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3 1939

Germany invades Denmark

April 9 1940

Winston Churchill becomes the prime minister of Great Britain

May 10 1940

Germany invades Belgium

May 16 1940

Germany forces trap the French and British troops and force them to retreat

May 27 1940 - June 4 1940

Italy declares war on Britain and France

June 10 1940

Hitler begins bombing Britain nightly (Battle of Britain begins)

September 7 1940 - May 10 1941

FDR signs the Lend-Lease Act

March 11 1941

Germans attack the Soviet Union as Stalingrad

June 1941

FDR and Winston Churchill negotiate the Atlantic Charter

August 14 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7 1941

Roosevelt creates the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD)

1942

FDR begins his presidency of the US

February 19 1942

US surrenders Bataan in the Phillipines

April 9 1942

Tokyo is bombed in the Doolittle Raid

April 18 1942

Balltle of the Coral Sea takes place

May 4 1942 - May 8 1942

Allies defeat Japan in the Battle of the Midway

June 4 1942 - June 7 1942

Allied troops storm Guadalcanal

August 7 1942

Allied troops land in North Africa

November 7 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

Hitler takes over France and divides it into zones

1944

D-Day takes place

June 6 1944

Allies liberate Paris after four years of Germany occupation

August 25 1944

Battle of the Bulge occurs

December 16 1944 - January 25 1945

Yalta Conference takes place

February 4 1945 - February 11 1945

Franklin Roosevelt dies

April 12 1945

Russian army storms Berlin

April 24 1945

V-E Day

May 8 1945

Ist test of the Manhatten Project

July 16 1945

US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 1945

Japan surrenders

September 2 1945

Germany invades Norway

April 9 1946