US passes Neutrality Acts (date range)

August 31, 1935

congress passed the first Neutrality Act prohibiting the export of “ arms, ammunition, and requiring arms manufactures in the USA

German-Soviet Non-aggression pact

August 23, 1939

two countries agreed to take no military action against each other for the next 10 years

German invasion of Poland

September 1, 1939

Germany invaded Poland. The polish army was defeated within weeks of invasion

Fall of France

May 10, 1940 - June 25, 1940

collapse of France, just six weeks after the Hitler’s initial assault, ripped up the balance of power in Europe

Battle of Britain

July 10, 1940 - October 31, 1940

The Battle of Britain was a military campaign of the Second World War, when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attaks from the end of June 1940

Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

the attack of Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory

United States enters World War II

December 7, 1941

a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and
Executive Order 9066 - February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 was a United States presidential executive order signed and issued during the WWll by the United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Battle of Midway Island

June 4, 1942 - June 7, 1942

only six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor and the one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea D-Day

Battle of Stalingrad

August 23, 1942 - February 2, 1943

was a major battle of WWll in which nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union

(Allied invasion of Europe)

June 6, 1944 - June 30, 1944

he assault of Operation Overload was known and Operation Neptune

Partisans Shoot Mussolini

April 28, 1945

Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed by paryisans as they tried to free Italy

Adolf Hitler Commits Suicide

April 30, 1945

Adolf Hitler committed suicide

Creation of the Einsatazgruppen

May 8, 1945

the Soviets would lose 600 more soldiers in Silesia before the Germans finally surrendered .

V-E Day

August 9, 1945

Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2 separate points) a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki

V-J Day

August 14, 1945

it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies