Rexfeatures 2060428a

1930 - 1954

  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The american great depression begins. "The worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from the stock market crash of 1929 to 1939."
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    "In 1931, the "Star Spangled Banner" becomes the United States official national anthem." it had been popular since the independence.
  • Franklin D. Rooselvelt Elected

    Franklin D. Rooselvelt Elected
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt Elected a democrat from New York is elected president of the United States. With the promise of ending the economical depression.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    1932, Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Germany's Knew Chancellor

    Germany's Knew Chancellor
    Germany appointed Adolf Hitler as their chancellor.
  • Invasion of Ethiopia

    Invasion of Ethiopia
    Benito Mussolini Italian prime minister and dictator invades Ethiopia.
  • King Edward VIII Gives up his Throne

    King Edward VIII Gives up his Throne
    King Edward VIII of England gives up his throne to marry Wallace W. Simpson an american - divorced woman not accepted by the crown.
  • Invasion of China

    Invasion of China
    Japan invades China "dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops escalated into a battle in 1937"
  • Fair Labor Standards Act

    Fair Labor Standards Act
    In 1938, "Congress passes the Fair Labor Standards Act, at first, creating a 44-hour workweek. Later, the act moved to a 40-hour week. Minimum wages start at 25 cents an hour and increase to 40 cents per hour within six years."
  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    1939 german troops invaded Poland given to an agreement with the Soviet Union, in response “Great Britain and France declared war on Nazi Germany”. WW2 is reflected in "The Lord of the Flies"
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Auschwitz Concentration Camp
    In 1940, the nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp one of the biggest during the holocaust. This shows the worst of human nature.
  • The Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain
    august 12, 1940 “The Battle of Britain” begins when Germany launched an attack on British airfields, the victory over France gave Germany the possibility of placing air bases closer to Britain, in October of that same year the british air force defeated the german one, and this became the first major fail for the nazis. This is reflected in "The Lord of the Flies" when Piggy says “We was attacked!” (page 10)"
  • Battle of Kursk

    Battle of Kursk
    1941 Germany launch “battle of Kursk", the last major battle between the Soviet Union and Germany, nazis were outnumbered by the soviets and hitler was forced to cancel the operation, leaving the U.R.S.S in position to counterattack.
  • “A Day That Will Live in Infamy”

    “A Day That Will Live in Infamy”
    December 7, 1941 is “a day that will live in infamy”, the Attack on Pearl Harbor, The japanese attack on the United States in order to prevent America from opposing to the japanesse expansion, japanesse planes bombed Pearl Harbor destroying two american battleships and damaging five more, and killing 2403 americans, this marked the entry of the United States to World War 2.
  • The D-Day

    The D-Day
    “The D-Day” the allied landings that began on June 6, 1944 in North France, American, British and Canadian troops landed in Normandy this represented that now for the first time the allies has a bigger number of soldiers than the axis powers.
  • Hiroshima

    The United Stated dropped first atomic bomb in Hiroshima three days before the second one.
  • Nagasaki

    1945 the second atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki to many historian this represents the ending of WWII. In the novel Piggy talks about how the pilot mentioned something about a nuclear bomb.
  • World War II Ended

    World War II Ended
    In 1945, World War II ended after the two atomic bombings by the United States. Hitler committed suicide. Germany and Japan surrendered. "The Nuremberg trials began, the United Nations was founded, and Korea was divided into North and South Korea."
  • Invention of the Bikini

    Invention of the Bikini
    "On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Micheline Bernardini modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed “bikini,” inspired by a news-making U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week." (History par. 1)
  • Beginning of Cold War

    Beginning of Cold War
    this year the Soviet Union developed an atomic bomb and china became communist.
  • Credit Card

    Credit Card
    "The first modern credit card was introduced" (A Brief Timeline of the 1950s par.1 )
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    Hydrogen Bomb
    "President Harry Truman ordered the building of the hydrogen bomb."
  • Blacklist

    Sen. Joseph McCarthy began the persecution and the blacklisting of many Americans as communists.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean war was a conflict between South Korea supported by the U.S and the U.K and North Korea supported by the China and U.R.S.S
  • Color TV

    Color TV
    Color TV was introduced for the first time.
  • Pece treaty with Japan

    Pece treaty with Japan
    President Truman signed a peace treaty with Japan.
  • Queen Elizabeth

    Queen Elizabeth
    "Britain's Princess Elizabeth became queen at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI." (par. 3)
  • Death of Stalin

    Death of Stalin
    Soviet Dictator dies in 1953
  • Playboy

    Playboy magazine was published in 1953; know a days an icon in popular culture.
  • A won Against Segregation

    A won Against Segregation
    "The U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation was illegal in the Brown v. Board of Education decision."