partisans Shoot Mussolini

April 28, 1045

just two days before hitler was killed.

US passes Neutrality Acts

Feb 1936

Renewed the provisions of the 1935 act for another 14 months. It also forbade all loans or credits to belligerents.

German-Soviet Non-aggression pact

August 23, 1939

broke out in Europe–enemies Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union surprised the world by signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact.

German invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939 - October 6, 1939

The German-Soviet Pact which stated that Poland was to be partitioned between the two powers, enabled Germany to attack Poland without the fear of Soviet intervention

Fall of France

May 10, 1940 - June 25, 1940

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

German and British air forces clashed in the skies over the U.K, locked in the largest sustained bombing campaign to that date, a significant turning point of World War II.

Creation of the Einsatazgruppen


United States enters World War II.


the United States did not enter the war until after the Japanese bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.

German Invasion of Soviet Union

June 22, 1941 - December 5, 1941

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor.

Executive Order 9066.

February 19, 1942

was a United States presidential executive order signed and issued during World War II by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Battle of Midway Island

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

The United States Navy defeated a Japanese attack against Midway Atoll, marking a turning point in the war in the Pacific theatre.

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23, 1942 - February 2, 1943


June 6, 1944

of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II

Nuremburg Trials

1945 - 1949

Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide.

April 30, 1945

he killed himself and then his wife killed herself.

V-E Day

May 8, 1945

was the public holiday celebrated to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces

Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945

at the order of President Harry S. Truman, dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

V-J Day

September 2, 1945

Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending world War II.