World War 2 Events


US passes Neutrality Acts

August 31, 1935

United States government enacted a series of laws designed to prevent the United States from being embroiled in foreign war

German Soviet Non Agression Pact

August 23, 1939

Nazi Germany and the soviet union surprised the world by signing the german soviet non-aggession pact

German Invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939

Was a joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the soviet Union that marked the beginning of WW1 in Europe

Battle of Britain

July 10 1940

Was a combat of WWII, when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against German Air forces attacks

Creation of the Einsatazgruppen

June 1941

German Task Paramilitary death squads Nazi Germany that were responsible for mass killings in primarily death squads

German invasion of the Soviet Union

June 22, 1941

Codeman Operation "Barbarossa" Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, in the largest German military operation in WW2

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Japanese planned to attack the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, killed more than 2,300 people

United States enters WWII

December 8, 1941

Entered after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor

Executive Order 9066

February 19, 1942

Was United States Presidential executive order signed & issued during WW2 during WW2 by President Franklin.D.Roosevelt

Battle of Stalingrad

February 2 1943

Major Battle on eastern front of WW2 in which Nazi Germany & its allies fought the soviet union for control of the city of Stalingrad

D-Day (Allied invasion of Europe )

June 6, 1944

When some 156,00 American, British,& Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50 mile strecth of heavily foritied coast

Liberation of First Holocaust camp

July 23, 1944

Entered the Madanek camp in Poland, & later overran several other killing centers

Partisans Shoot Mussolini

April 28 1945

Mussolini was shot by Walter Audisio , a communist partisan who used Nom de guerre

Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945

Hitler committs suicide by swallowing a cyonide capsule & shooting his self in the head

V-E Day

May 8, 1945

Victory in Europe,Marked the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War 2 of Nazi Germany

Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima

August 6,1945

Atomic Bomb over the Japanese city killing 90% of the people

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Atomic bomb drop

V-J Day

September 2, 1945

Victory over japan, The day on which japan surrendered in WW2 in effecting ending the war

Nuremburg Trials

May 24, 1947

A documentary film about the Nazi leadership produced by Roman Karmen