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    end of ww II

    the war ended
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    Major Events in the 1940's
  • Auschwitz Opens

  • The Dunkirk Evacuation

  • Joe DiMaggio Begins His 56-Game Hitting Streak

  • Battle of Britain Starts

  • Leon Trotsky Assassinated

  • Roosevelt Is elected for third term as U.S. President

  • Atlantic Charter was Established

  • Lend-Lease Act Passed

  • Babi Yar Massacre

  • Jeep Invented

  • Captain America Comic First Appears

  • Cheerios Was First Introduced

  • M&Ms Created

  • Warsaw Ghetto is Established

  • Mount Rushmore Completed

  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbour

  • Japanese Americans Held in Camps

  • The Bataan Death March

  • Battle of Midway

  • Manhattan Project begins

  • Katyn Forest Massacre

  • French Resistance Leader Jean Moulin Killed

  • Italy Joins the Allies

  • D-Day

    American troops make landing on the beaches of Normandy
  • Hitler escapes a failed assassination attempt.

  • First German V1 and V2 Rockets are launched.

  • FDR Dies

    He died of cerebral hemorrhage
  • Dropped the first Atom bomb

    The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • korea divides

    Korea divides Into North and South
  • Polaroid Cameras

    Polaroid Cameras Invented
  • Major league baseball

    Jackie Robinson Joins the Dodgers, Becoming the First Black Baseball Player in the Major Leagues