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German troops invade Denmark and Norway.

April 9, 1940

France signs armistice with Germany.

june 22, 1940

FDR elected to an unprecedented third term as president.

november 5, 1940

Soviet Union renews pact with Germany.

January 10, 1941

June - July: Over 62,000 Jews are murdered in western Russia.

June 30, 1941

Germany and Italy declare war on United States.

December 11, 1941

United States institutes extended military conscription for men ages 20-44.

December 19, 1941

Nazi leaders attend a short meeting to discuss the elimination of the remaining

January 20, 1942

The United States first attacks the Japanese by air.

April 18, 1942

United States and British forces land in French North Africa.

November 8, 1942

Allies invade Sicily.

July 10, 1943

Soviet Army counterattacks Germans in Russia.

July 12, 1943

D-Day, Allied invasion of Normandy.

June 6, 1944

Allied forces land in Greece.

October 4, 1944

Americans land in Philippines.

October 19, 1944

Harry S Truman replaces Henry Wallace as his vice-president.

November 7,1944

FDR is elected for his fourth term

November 7, 1944

Americans land on Iwo Jima.

february 19, 1945

Hitler commits suicide.

May 1,1945

Atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.

August 5, 1945

NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA

January 12, 1946

1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)

May 22, 1946

a pogrom in Kielce, Poland, claims the lives of some 40 Jews

July 4, 1946

WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, DC (MET) begins broadcasting

January 1, 1947

Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US

April 27, 1947

Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer

October 2, 1947

23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva

October 30, 1947

Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan

February 15, 1948

U.S rocket flies record 4,800 KPH to 126k height

March 5, 1948

Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium

June 13, 1948

The Honda Motor Company is founded

September 24, 1948

Mass arrests of communists in India

February 19, 1949

By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN

May 11, 1949

President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents

October 26, 1949

Costa Rica adopts Constitution

November 9, 1949

U.S. President Truman orders construction of hydrogen bomb

January 31, 1950

Walt Disney's animated feature Cinderella opens in theaters

February 15, 1950

Korean War starts

June 25, 1950

1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston

March 2, 1951

1st color telecast of a sporting event

July 14, 1951

Swiss males vote against female suffrage

September 20, 1951

1st long distance telephone call without operator assitance

November 10, 1951

Golden Gate Bridge closes due to high winds

December 1, 1951

Mr. Potato Head was introduced

May 1, 1952

The women of Greece are given the right to vote

May 28, 1952

False fingernails are first sold

November 13, 1952

The first U.S. postage stamp in 2 colors was introduced

November 21, 1952

U.S. President Harry Truman announced his final State of the Union Address

January 7, 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower was inaugurated the 34th President

January 20, 1953

Walt Disney's animated classic Peter Pan was released

February 5, 1953

The first nuclear bomb test was conducted in Nevada

March 17, 1953

In the U.S. the first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan

March 22, 1954

Stanford Reaserch Institution stated South Carolinas sunshine is reason for smog

July 31, 1954

The Humane Society forms to prevent cruelty to animals

November 22, 1954

Smog causes LA officials to make people stop burning trash

November 26, 1954

Scrabble debuted in the board game market

January 19, 1955

President Eisenhower became 1st president to appear on color TV

June 7, 1955

Walt Disney's Disneyland opened to the public in Anaheim, CA

July 17, 1955

Sudan became independent from Britain. Northern Muslim parties took over rule.

January 1, 1956

Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York.

January 3, 1956

Elvis Presley, truckdriver, began his 1st recording session for RCA.

January 5, 1956

The first Dear Abbey column appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

January 9, 1956

1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa.

January 3, 1957

Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished

January 31, 1957

8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska

March 9, 1957

US army sells last homing pigeons

March 23, 1957

1st National Curling Championship held

March 28, 1957

Due to lack of funds, Saturday mail delivery in US is temp halted

April 13, 1957

9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban

January 13, 1958

1st black in NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)

January 18, 1958

Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League

January 19, 1958

Army launches 3rd successful US satellite, Explorer III

March 26, 1958

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

July 2, 1958

1st parking meter installed in England

July 10, 1958

1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)

August 1, 1958

The Billboard Hot 100 is founded

August 3, 1958

1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte NC

September 5, 1958

NASA created to replace NACA.

October 1, 1958

1st transcontinental commercial jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)

January 25, 1959

Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold

March 9, 1959

1st known radar contact is made with Venus

March 9, 1959

1st house with built-in bomb shelter exhibited (Pleasant Hills Pa)

May 24, 1959

10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7")

December 21, 1959

George Washington, 1st ballistic missile sub commissioned

December 30, 1959

4 black college students in North Carolina protested their denial of service.

February 1, 1960

Tiros I, the first weather satellite, is launched by the United States.

April 1, 1960

The fifty star flag of the U.S. is debuted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 1, 1960

JFK won the election.

November 8, 1960

Disputes between Cuba and U.S. on business.

January 3, 1961

U.S. figure skating team is killed in plane crash.

February 15, 1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion.

April 17, 1961

Construction of Berlin Wall begins.

August 13, 1961

National Park Service extends into the U.S. Virgin Islands.

October 21, 1961

Lt. Colonel John Glenn becomes the first U.S. astronaut in orbit.

February 20, 1962

The Seattly Century 21 Exposition opens.

April 21, 1962

The Cuban Missile Crises begins.

October 14, 1962

The last twenty-seven prisoners of Alcatraz are removed.

March 21, 1963

A patent for the first manned space capsule is issued.

June 11, 1963

Supreme Court ruled in the case of Abington School District vs. Schempp.

June 17, 1963

U.S., Soviet Union, and Great Britain agree to limit nuclear test-ban treating.

July 25, 1963

Civil Rights march on Washington, D.C.

August 28, 1963

Mexico and U.S. sign the Chamizal Treaty

August 29,1963

JFK was shot.

November 22, 1963

Year marked the end of the Baby Boom.


Panama Canal incident occurs.

January 9, 1964

Cassius Clay wins the World Heavyweight championship.

February 25, 1964

An omnibus legislation in the U.S. Congress on Civil Rights is passed.

June 29, 1964

The Tonkin Resolution is passed by the U.S. Congress.

August 7,1964

President Lyndon B. Johnson wins his first presidential election.

November 3, 1964

Martin Luther Kings speaks at a civil rights rally at the Alabama State Capital

March 25, 1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965 is singed into the law by President Johnson.

August 6, 1965

The first public burning of a draft card occurs in protest to the Vietnam War.

October 15, 1965