Historical Events in the 1940s

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    War World II

    The nations were organized into two opposing military alliances, Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised. Marked by significant action against civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it was the deadliest conflict in human history,with over seventy million casualties.The United Nations was established to foster international cooperation and prevent future conflicts.
  • Battle Of Britian

    Battle Of Britian
    Germany had only one enemy left- Great Britian. They decided to take over Britian by bombing them and taking over there airspace. Although the Germans continued to bomb Britian by october it was clear that the British had won. This was the first defeat of the Germans in WWII
  • Jeep was Invented

    Jeep was Invented
    The car Jeep was invented
  • Mount Rushmore was "completed"

    Mount Rushmore was "completed"
    It is believed to be completed but it was actually supposed to be to the waist.
  • Japanease Attack Pearl Harbor

    Japanease Attack Pearl Harbor
    The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war that the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia, against Britain and the Netherlands, as well as the U.S. in the Philippines.
  • Anne Frank goes into hiding

    Anne Frank goes into hiding
    They went into hiding after her sister Margot recieved a notice that they would search her naighborhood. But on August 9 1944 they were discovered and arrested.
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
    Largest single revolot against the Germans that the Jews did. It was because they didnt want the Germans to take them to the Treblinka extermination camp.
  • Ball point Pens go on Sale

    Ball point Pens go on Sale
    Ball point pens are on sale! woah
  • First Computer Built

    First Computer Built
    ENIAC was built.
  • Franklin D Roosevelt dies

    Franklin D Roosevelt dies
    He was elected more than two presidential terms. He died in office of a cerebral hemorrhage shortly before WWII ended.
  • Germans surrender

    Germans surrender
    The German Instrument of Surrender was the legal instrument that established the armistice ending WWII in Europe. It was signed by representatives of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, the Allied Expeditionary Force and Soviet High Command on May 7 and formally ratified on May 8, 1945. The date is known in the West as Victory in Europe Day.
  • U.S Drops atomic bombs on Japan

    U.S Drops atomic bombs on Japan
    During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against Japan in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Microwave ovens invented

    Microwave ovens invented
    You can now heat up your food!
  • United Nations was founded

    United Nations was founded
    The UN was founded in 1945 after WWII to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.
  • Slinky toys hit shelves

    Slinky toys hit shelves
    These were a huge hit.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    Hitler commits suicide
    In his bunker while hiding from the Soviets, him and his wife both committed suicide. Hitler took a gunshot to his head and his wife drank poison. After they died some of his staff members took him and his wife and drenched them in gasoline and set them on fire. They did this many times until you couldnt reconize that that was a body. Then they buried them side by side.
  • Bikinis were introduced

    Bikinis were introduced
    The modern bikini was invented by French engineer Louis Réard in 1946. He named it after Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, the site of the Operation Crossroads nuclear weapon tests in July that year.
  • Poloroid Camaras Invented

    Poloroid Camaras Invented
    The instant camera is a type of camera with self-developing film. The best known are those formerly made by Polaroid Corporation.
    The invention of modern instant cameras is generally credited to American scientist Edwin Land, who unveiled the first commercial instant camera, the Land Camera, in 1947, 10 years after founding Polaroid Corporation.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Found

    Dead Sea Scrolls Found
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of about 900 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea in Palestine.
  • Big Bang Theory

    Big Bang Theory
    The widely accepted theory of the creation of the universe is the Big Bang Theory. In 1948, George Gamow proposed that the universe was created in a gigantic explosion of the primeval atom and that the various elements observed today were produced within the first few minutes after the big bang. At that time, the temperature that ranged somewhere near 10 billion degrees helped fuse subatomic particles into what we now know of as the chemical elements.
  • Gahndi's Assasination

    Gahndi's Assasination
    Gandhi's violent death came just months after the realization of his long sought-after goal - the independence of India from Great Britain. It was a bittersweet victory for Gandhi because along with India's independence came the partitioning of the sub-continent into two seseparate states - Muslim-based Pakistan and Hindu-based India - an action he thoroughly opposed. Gandhi did not take part in the celebration of India's independence.
  • Nakba Day

    Nakba Day
    Nakba Day meaning day of the catastrophe is an annual day of commemoration for the Palestinian people of the anniversary of the creation of Israel.Its held every May 15 the day after the anniversary of Israel's Independence according to the Gregorian calendar and the day marks the expulsions and flight of Palestinians from their towns and villages in the face of Jewish and later Israeli troop advances and their displacement from Palestine and the loss of their property.
  • First Non stop flight around the world

     First Non stop flight around the world
    First round-the-world nonstop flight. Capt. James Gallagher and USAF crew of 13 flew a Boeing B-50A Superfortress around the world nonstop from Ft. Worth, returning to same point: 23,452 mi in 94 hr., 1 min., with four aerial refuelings en route