Adolf Hitler invades Poland at 4.45 in morning. He knew that invading Poland was a risk. He was very confident that by invading Poland it would result in war.
Peace Demonstration took place in Pittsburgh, PA on September 3, 1939. Many people attended this event as Great Britain declared war on Germany.
World War 2
France surrenders to Germany
This event encouraged Benito Mussolini to join the war on Germany’s side. Britain’s forces evacuated France by sea from Dunkirk.
A reorganization plan for the bankrupt Pittsburgh Railways Company
This event occured on August 1st, 1940. The question that was presented was whether the trustees should be directed to pay taxes owed by corporations whose properties the debtor operated under leases.
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
On December 7, 1941, japanese attacks U.S. at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack started around 7.55 in morning. It did so much damage to U.S.
Army War Show
The Army War Show was hald at Pitt Stadium. This event occured on December 7, 1941.
Battle of Midway
The Battle of Midway started on June 4, 1942 in South Pecific. Battle of Midway ended on June 6, 1942. It was pretty short battle.
The Battle of Stalingrad
The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle in World War 2. This battle started on July 17, 1942. This battle lasted until February 2, 1943.
United Steel Workers' wage policy committee meeting
The meeting was held at William Penn Hotel on July 17, 1942. The wage increased to 44 cents a day. This wage increase granted by War Labor Board to employees of "Little Steel" firms.
D-day took place in Normandy, France on jun 6, 1944. D-day was a major turning point of World War 2.
The fifth War Loan went over
The goal of the Fifth War Loan Drive was to raise $16,000,000,000, from invastors. More than 55,000,000 Americans owned at least one war bond, that's what the records indicated.
Allies liberate Florence
On August 4, 1944 Allies liberates Florence. Before exiting Florence the Germans that were under General Kesselring's control destroyed some historic bridges and buildings.
The war contracts completed to date
A survey showed that war contracts completed to date. Pittsburgh district plants totaled $903,398,644.
Pittsburgh had 15 inches of snowfall during christmas night. All the hotels were full. Schools and many activities were cancelled.
Battle of the Bulge
On December 16, 1944 Battle of Bulge begains. This battle took place in Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The battle ended on January 25 1945.
Dr. John G. Bowman resigned
Dr. John G. Bowman recived $31,500 a year as his pay. He got paid the highest in the nation. he resigned after 15 years as chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh.
Battle of Iwo Jima
This battle began on February 19, 1945 at Iwo Jima, Japan. this battle ended on March 26, 1945. This battle resulted in American's victory.
FDR Dies and Truman becomes president
Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945 of a cerebral hemorrhage. After Franklin D. Roosevelt's dath, Harry S. Truman became president.
all churches scheduled special prayer services for President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Because of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's dath all business, schools, and all other buildings in Pittsburgh were closed. All the churches in pittsburgh had a special prayer for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's dath.
Hitler commits suicide
On April 30, 1945 Hitler commits suicide by shooting him self in head. He shoot himself, because he lost every thing at toward end of the World War 2.
On May 8, 1945, Allies finally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. VE-Day is a victory in Europe day.
Dr. Paul R. Anderson was elected president of Pennsylvania
Dr. Paul R. Anderson was elected as a president of Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Ohio Wesleyan University. He was majored in speeches.
Councilman George E. Evans died
He dided on June 8 1945. He was 69 years old when he died. He was a chairman of the Pittsburgh Housing Authority and a pioneer.
Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
On August 6, 1945 in early morning atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Enola Gay released a 9,700 pound bomb over the city of Hiroshima at approximately 8:15 a.m.
Atomic Bomb dropped on Nagasaki
On August 9, 1945 atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The bomb was 10,200 pounds . It was dropped by U.S.
Russian labor leaders arrived to tour the steel mills
Russian labor leaders came to visit the steel mills in Pittsburgh. They really liked the the steel mills in pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh city celebrated the surrender of Japan
Pittsburgh city celebrated the surrender of Japan on August 14, 1945. People were very happy and people celebrated this movement with joy.
VJ day is also known as Victory in the Pacific Day or Victory over Japan day. The name VJ day was selected by allies after they named VE day.
Pittsburgh industries laid off many workers
Many industries laid of 7000 workers, because the war contract became effective. Many people lost their jobs because of this event.