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  • Hitler invades Norway and Denmark

  • Japan bombed Pearl Harbor

  • President FD Roosevelt dies

    FDR has a brain hemorrhage and Harry S. Truman succeeds him as president.
  • US drops the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

  • US drops 2nd atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

  • Japan surrenders

  • Truman Doctrine

    US granted $400 million in aide to Greece and Turkey to fight communism.