1940s & the atomic bomb

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  • Pearl Harbor is bombed

    Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  • Battle of Midway

    significant win for US over Japan
  • Manhattan Project begins

  • Nazis come into power in Europe

    Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany
  • D-Day

    D-Day invasion of Normandy, France launched
  • Harry S. Truman becomes president

    As VP, Truman suceeded F.D. Roosevelt as president when FDR passed away due to health problems.
  • US bombs Hiroshima

    the first time the atomic bomb was dropped on city
  • US bombs Japan a 2nd time

    US bombed Nagasaki, because Japan did not surrender after the first atomic bomb was dropped.
  • Japan Surrenders!

    marks the end of World War II
  • Gandhi assassinated