Germany invades Poland

September 1939

Germany invades Poland starting WWII

Germany begins bombing Britian

July 1940

Germany begins bombing Britian

Bombing of pearl harbor

December 1941

Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. The U.S. declares war on Japan.

The Allies defeat Japan

June 1942

The Allies defeat Japan in the Battle of Midway.

Italy surrenders

September 1943

Italy surrenders.

U.S. forces invade Tarawa

November 1943

U.S. forces invade Tarawa.

Germany surrenders

May 1945

Germany surrenders, ending World War II in Europe.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed

August 1945

Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.