Hitler invaded Poland and two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
United States declared war on Japan in response to that country's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor
Major naval battle between the Japanese, United States and Australia, taking place in the Pacific Ocean
Fought mostly with aircraft, it resulted in the destruction of four Japanese aircraft carriers, crippling the Japanese navy.
Major battle in which the United States Marine Corps landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese during World War II
Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reims, France
Codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States
Codename for the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima
Announced on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close