WW2

Events

America passes the Neutrality Acts

1930 - 1940

Spain overthrows their Monarchy

1931

Japan Invades Manchuria

Sept. 1, 1931

Italy Invades Ethiopia

October 1935

Francisco Franco begins the Civil War

1936

Hitler re-militarizes the Rhineland

7 March 1936

Bombing of Guernica

April 1937

Japan Attacks Naking

Dec. 13, 1937

Annexation of Austria

March 12, 1938

Munich Conference

September 29, 1938

Annexation of Sudetenland

October 10, 1938

England/France declare war on Germany

1939

Franco becomes fascist leader of Spain

1939

Invasion of Poland by Germany

1939

Soviet-Nazi non-aggression pact

1939

Annexation of Czechoslovakia

March 1939

Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis forms

1940

France surrenders to Germany.

1940

Dunkirk

May 26 1940

Germany invades the Soviet Union

June 22, 1940

Operation Sea Lion

September 1940

German air raids on London

Sept. 1940 - Nov. 1940

War in North Africa Begins

Sept. 13 1940

Italy invades Greece

Oct. 28, 1940

Roosevelt and Churchill meet in the Atlantic

1941

Land-Lease Act is passed

March 11, 1941

Germany's siege of Leningrad

Sept. 8, 1941 - Jan 27, 1944

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

America declares war on Japan

December 8, 1941

Japan invades the Phillipines

Dec. 8, 1941

Germany/Italy/Japan declare war on US

Dec. 11, 1941

Ghetto revolt against the Nazis

1942

Nazis implement the "Final Solution"

Jan. 20, 1942

Bataan Death March

April 9, 1942 - 1945

Battle of the Coral Sea

May 1942

Battle of Midway

June 4, 1942

Eisenhower takes command

June 25, 1942

Germany attacks Stalingrad

Aug. 23, 1942 - Feb. 2, 1943

Battle of El Alamein

Oct. 23, 1942

Island Hopping

1943

Germany is pushed back by Russia

1943

Allied forces invade Sicily

July 10, 1943

Nazis force Jews and Poles into Ghettos

1944

D-Day

June 6, 1944

Allies free France

Aug. 1944

Allies cross the Rhine

Aug. 1944

Russia marches through Warsaw

Jan. 1945

Iwo Jima

February 1945

Yalta Conference

February 1945

Okinawa

April 1945

Elbe Day

April 25,1945

Germany surrenders

May 7, 1945

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945

Japanese surrender

September 2, 1945

UN formed

Oct. 24, 1945

Nuremberg Trials

November 20, 1945 - October 1, 1946