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1940-1950

  • Operation T4

    Operation T4
    The beginning of the Nazi cruelty started on September 01, 1939. By the end of the war 275,000 German and Austrian children and adults with disabilities were either put to death by starvation, lethal injection, or gas poisoning.(Rosenberg, 2020)
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    Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Auschwitz is a symbol of death and the Holocaust the left line meant death was upon them and to the right meant work and punishment. Nazis removed the last 58,000 prisoners from Auschwitz and sent them on death marches in mid January 1945.
  • Bugs Bunny

    Bugs Bunny
    Warner Brothers Bugs Bunny debuts in "A Wild Hare along with Elmer Fudd.(Rosenberg, 2020)
  • Lascaux Caves Discovered

    Lascaux Caves Discovered
    Lascaux is in southwest France. In September 1940, four teenagers discovered a series of connecting chambers - containing ancient art. To protect the art the cave was closed to visitors in 1963.
  • The debut of Captain America

    The debut of Captain America
    Captain America was created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. About a superhero saving the world, appearing in comic books published by Marvel.(Rosenberg, 2020)
  • President Roosevelt re-elected for third presidential term

    President Roosevelt re-elected for third presidential term
    He was reelected in 1940 for his third term. He was the only U.S. president to serve for more than two terms.(Rosenberg, 2020)
  • Atlantic Charter was sSigned

    Atlantic Charter was sSigned
    The Atlantic Charter was signed August 8th 1941 , setting goals for England and the U.S. after the end of World War II. It was one of the documents that formed the modern United Nation
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    Siege of Leningrad

    The Nazis began a prolonged military blockade known as the Siege of Leningrad, which would not end until 1944
  • Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore
    Located in South Dakota Mount Rushmore is a wall with 60-foot-high faces of four U.S. presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. The carving of Mount Rushmore took 14 years to complete with over 400 men and amazingly no one died.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    One of the biggest events of 1941 for Americans was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, a day that would indeed, as President Franklin Roosevelt said, "live in infamy".
  • Japanese internment camps

    Japanese internment camps
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an Executive Order on February 19th 1942. Ordering the relocation of all Japanese Americans into internment camps.
  • Battle of Los Angeles

    Battle of Los Angeles
    The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, is a rumored attack on the United States by Imperial Japan and the subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942, over Los Angeles, California.
  • Anne Frank and family go into hiding

    Anne Frank and family go into hiding
    Anne Frank and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in an attic apartment . Where in the end they would be betrayed and found and thrown into concentration camps. Anne's father being the only survivor and the one to publish what would become "The Diary Of Anne Frank".(Rosenberg, 2020)
  • Oklahoma

    Oklahoma
    One of the longest running and most popular Broadway musicals, “Oklahoma!,” debuts on March 31st. The musical was created by Broadway legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and ran for a record-breaking 15 years with a total of 2,212 performances.
  • Hitlers Death

    Hitlers Death
    A huge victory for the world as a whole the death of Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide by cyanide and pistol.
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    Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The United States detonates two nuclear weapons above the cities of Hiroshima killing over 150,000 people and Nagasaki killing over 75,000. It was in retaliation for the Japanese's attack on Peral Harbor.
  • United nations founded

    United nations founded
    The United Nations was founded in San Francisco, California, by representatives of 50 countries.
  • The Debut of the Bikini

    The Debut of the Bikini
    With the war ending things started to return to normal for most parts of the world. In Paris in 1946 the bikini swimsuit first appeared as a fashion statement . It was designed Louis Reard and was named after Bikini Atoll.(bank, 2008)
  • Its a wonderful life

    Its a wonderful life
    The landmark holiday movie "It's a Wonderful Life" had its premiere; it opened to mixed reviews and failed at the box office. But once it reached the public it became a Holiday classic .(Steve Pearson2021
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson was born January 31st 1919 . He joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American baseball player in the Major Leagues. Making so many historic moments included having his own day April 15th.(Steve Pearson2021)
  • Mahatma Gandhi death

    Mahatma Gandhi death
    The philosopher and leader of India Mahatma Gandhi who ended up being assassinated by an advocate of Hindu nationalism. He became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India and became a sign of hope and freedom for his country.
  • The Big Bang Theory

    The Big Bang Theory
    In 1948, a scientific theory that explained the origin of our universe: the Big Bang Theory came into play. The phrase was first used by British astronomer Fred Hoyle when he said in a BBC interview how the universe “began as one big bang at a particular time in the remote past.”(bank, 2008)
  • Harry Truman elected president

    Harry Truman elected president
    Despite headlines saying "Dewey Defeats Truman," Harry Truman was elected president.
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