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World War II Timeline

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    World War II

    The time that World War II took place.
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Britian and France are getting ready to suprise attack Germany. This morning, however, Germany invaded Poland.
  • Itura Aurita Found

    Itura Aurita  Found
    This speciman was found in Monocacy Creek, Bethlehem, Northampton Co. It was found by L.M. Bennetch.
  • Minutes of Pittsburgh

    Minutes of Pittsburgh
    This was a science meeting held in Pittsburgh that lasted through the 22. There is not much availible information on this meeting other than NASA was involved.
  • France surrenders to Germany

    France surrenders to Germany
    On June 17, Germany was easily able to get into Paris. The official signing of the surrender was on June 22. This stated that two-thirds of the country would be occupied by Germany.
  • Warcraft Manufacturers

    Warcraft Manufacturers
    All throughout the World Wars, Pennsylvania was a huge part. The government used Pennsylvania to build ships and warcraft machines. They funded them for doing this. This date started a higher production of government warcrafts.
  • Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan suprise attacked the navel base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This was the first of the war that the United States was involved in.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This battle was between the United States and Japan's naval fleets. Before this battle, Japan had naval superiority. After, the United States was ranked equal to Japan.
  • Blackout Test in Pittsburgh

    Blackout Test in Pittsburgh
    This is a day that went down in history for Pittsburgh, PA. There was a suprise blackout in all of Pittsburgh. Nobody knew when or what time it would be, but luckily it was only a test.
  • Interurban and Train Collision

    Interurban and Train Collision
    This crash happened in Norristown. Ten people were killed and twenty- two people were injured.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad Begins

    The Battle of Stalingrad Begins
    This battle was one that Hitler and Germany had lost. It is also known as one of the turning points of the war. It ended on February 2, 1943.
  • D-Day

    This is the day that begins the Europe invasion. This was the first major offense of Germany.
  • Southwestern Tornadoes

    Southwestern Tornadoes
    On this day, there were three tornadoes that resulted in 45 deaths in Southwest Pa. There were another 362 injured.
  • Alvin P. Carey Awarded Medal of Honor

    Alvin P. Carey Awarded Medal of Honor
    Carey was Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on this day. He was a Staff Sargent in WWII. He was burried in Westmoreland County.
  • Allies Liberate Paris

    Allies Liberate Paris
    The Allie group forced their way into Paris.The Free-French got the general of Germany to sign the surrender.
  • Stranding Snowfall

    Stranding Snowfall
    Many shoppers were in Downtown Pittsburgh when there was a huge snowstorm. Almost everything had to close down for a couple of days.
  • Battle of the Bulge begins

    Battle of the Bulge begins
    This is a hard fought battle in the dead of winter. It ends up weakening German forces.
  • Pittsburgh Production loss

    Pittsburgh Production loss
    There was a 25,000 person company that had to stop. This is due to a rise in the river.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    This was the longest aerial offense during WWII. America attacked Japan with its Air Force.
  • 100th Anniversary

    100th Anniversary
    On this day, it was 100 years since a great fire in Pittsburgh. There was a parade to recognize it.
  • FDR dies, Truman becomes president

    FDR dies, Truman becomes president
    President Roosavelt passes away of cerebreal hemorrhage in Georgia. This causes Vice President Truman, who was not very involved in the war yet, to become president.
  • Town Shut Down

    Town Shut Down
    The city of Pittsburgh was shut down for this day. Everything was closed and kids did not go to school. This was to mourn the loss of our President.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    After a few stressful days, Hitler is pushed further than he can handle. Right before he killed himself, he wrote a will in which he stated all that he believed. He blamed the Jews for absolutely everything, just like in "Mein Kamphf."
  • V-E Day

    V-E Day
    This day is known as "Victory in Europe Day." The surrender was signed the day before, but ratified on this day.
  • Pennsylvania College for Women

    Pennsylvania College for Women
    Dr. Paul R. Anderson was elected president of Pennsylvania College for Women on this day. He was Dean of Lawrence College.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
    This was the first of the two bomb dropping on Japan from the United States in a three day period. President Truman said that the device use was the most powerful to date.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki
    American troops dropped the second atomic bomb in three days. It was on an island of Japan.
  • The Pittsburgh Tour

    The Pittsburgh Tour
    Leaders from Russia came to visit Pittsburgh. They wanted to visit the steel mills.
  • V-J Day

    V-J Day
    This day stands for "Victory in Japan Day." This is the day that ended World War II. Japan surrended to the Allies.
  • Celebration

    On this day, Pittsburgh held a celebration. This was for the surrender of Japan.
  • Lay-Off

    There were 7000 workers layed off in Pittsburgh. This is due to the ending of the war contract.