World War II

World War II

Japanese sucessfully invade Manchuria

September 18, 1931

Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany

1933

President von Hindenburd dies and Hitler declares himself leader of Germany

January 30, 1933

FDR begins presidency

March 4, 1933

Italy invades Ethiopia

August 26, 1933

Nazi Party institutes the Nuremberg Laws

1935

Germany invades the Rhineland area

1936

Jesse Owens wins frou hold medals at Olympics in Berlin

August 3, 1936

US passes the Neutrality Acts

May 1, 1937

Germany invades Austria

1938

FDR gets permission from Congress to expand Navy

May 17, 1938

The Sudetenland area is ceded to Germany through the Munich Pact

September 30, 1938

Kristallnaght Occurs

November 9, 1938

Battle of the Atlantic occurs

1939 - 1945

Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact is signed

August 1939

Germany invades Poland

September 1, 1939

Britain and France declare war on Germany

September 3, 1939

Germany invades Denmark and Norway

April 1940

Germany invades Belgium

May 1940

Germany forces trap the French and British troops & forces retreat to Dunkirk

June 4, 1940

Hitler takes over France and divides it into zones

June 22, 1940

Hitler begins bombin Britain nightly

September 3, 1940

Triprtite Pact is signed and Axis powers are formed

September 27, 1940

FDR creates the Office of Scientific Research and Development

1941

FDR signs the Lend-Lease Act

1941

Tojo takes control of Japan and forces Japanese gov't to resign

October 1941

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

FDR issue Executive Order 9066

February 1942

US surrender Bataan in the Philippines and Bataan Death March takes place

March 1942

Germans attack the Soviet Union at Stalingrad

April 5, 1942

Tokyo is bombed in the Doolittle Raid

April 18, 1942

Battle of the Coral Sea takes place

May 1942

Allies defeat Japan in the Battle of the Midway

June 1942

Allied troops storm Guadalcanal

August 7, 1942

Allied troops land in North Africa

November 18, 1942

FDR and Winston Churchill negotiate the Atlantic Charter

1943

Axis troops surrender in USSR

February 2, 1943

Last troops of Afrika Korps surrender to the Allies

May 13, 1943

Allies invade the island of Sicily

July 1943

D-Day takes place

July 6, 1944

MacArthur fulfills his promise and returns to the Philippines

October 20, 1944

Battle of the Bulge occurs

December 16, 1944

Russian troops discover Auschwitz

January 27, 1945

Yalta Conference takes place

February 4, 1945

American forces capture Iwo Jima

February 19, 1945

Allied troops invade Okinawa

April 22, 1945

Hitler commits suicide

April 30, 1945

V-E Day

May 7, 1945

Potsdam Conference takes place

July 18, 1945

US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6, 1945 - August 9, 1945

Japan surrenders

August 15, 1945

FDR dies

1946

Eric Fulwiler

Jordan Lindsey

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