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WWII and the Internment of Japanese-Americans
Germay invades Poland
Sept. 1, 1939
June 13, 1940
Battle of Britain
July 1940 - Sept. 1940
US Starts Trading Destroyers for Naval Bases
Operation Barbarossa Begins
June 22, 1941
Lend-Lease Act Signed
10,000 Hawaiian Japanese Suggested to be Incarcerated to Ensure Peace with Japan
Pearl Harbor is Bombed
Dec. 7, 1941
US Declares War on Japan
Dec. 8, 1941
Germany Declares War on US
Dec. 11, 1941
Leaders of Japanese Communities Taken
Dec. 7, 1941
Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066. Officials can restrict Japanese-Americans.
Feb. 19, 1942
Japanese-Americans on Terminal Island are Moved Out.
Feb. 25, 1942
Japanese-Americans in California to be Incarcerated
Mar. 24, 1942
Ichiro Shimoda is Shot and Killed at Fort Still, Oklahoma.
May 13, 1942
Hikoji Takeuchi is shot, but recovers after serious injury.
May 16, 1942
First Inmates Arrive at Minidoka, Idaho.
Aug. 10, 1942
First Inmates Arrive at Heart Mountain, Wyoming.
Aug. 12, 1942
First Inmates Arrive at Granada, Colorado.
Aug. 27, 1942
First Inmates Arrive at Topaz
Sept. 11, 1942
First Inmates Arrive at Rohwer, Arkansas.
Sept. 18, 1942
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