World War Two Timeline

By zando21
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion. Germany had more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes and broke through Polish defenses along the border and advanced on Warsaw in a massive attack
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  • peace demonstration

    peace demonstration
    Thousands of people attending the county fair held a peace demonstration. Then Great Britain declared war on Nazi Germany.
  • France surrenders to Germany

    France surrenders to Germany
    The French abandon Paris, declaring it an open city. This allows the Germans to enter the French capital on June 14 without resistance.
  • Paul Block dies

    Paul Block dies
    A newspaper reporter dies after writing important events from the war
  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. The next day the United States declared war on Japan.
  • Pittsburgh volunteers

    Pittsburgh volunteers
    Many young pittsburgh men volunteered for the military
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway, fought in June 1942, must be considered one of the most decisive battles of World War Two. The Battle of Midway effectively destroyed Japan’s naval strength when the Americans destroyed four aircraft carriers.
  • Edgar R. Bassett

    Edgar R. Bassett
    Edgar was from Philadelphia and decided to retire at the age of 28
  • The Battle Stalingrad

    The Battle Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad is considered to have been a turning point in World War Two in Europe. The battle at Stalingrad completely stopped Germany and put them in retreat
  • steel worker wage increase

    steel worker wage increase
    United Steel Workers wage policy committee accepted a increase granted by War Labor Board to employees of "Little Steel" firms.
  • D-Day

    The Allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944, a day known in history as D-Day. It was a day that changed history, a day that made the defeat of Nazi Germany expected.
  • Rally for workers

    Rally for workers
    A rally of employees of Westinghouse reaffirmed a no-strike pledge for duration of the war.
  • Pittsburgh donates money

    Pittsburgh donates money
    money is donated to help with war costs
  • Allies Liberate Paris

    Allies Liberate Paris
    The Liberation of Paris took place from August 19 to of August 25, 1944 and is accounted as the last battle in the fight for Normandy. The capital region of France had been administered by Nazi Germany since June 1940
  • Battle of the Bulge

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge, fought over the winter months which was the last major Nazi offensive against the Allies. The battle was a last ditch attempt by Hitler to split the Allies in two in their drive towards Germany and destroy their ability to supply themselves
  • lots of snow

    lots of snow
    15 inches of snow stopped alot of things.many people missing work
  • John g bowman retires

    John g bowman retires
    The highest paid educator retires. making about 31,500 he calls it quits afer 15 years
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima was a battle when the United States fought for and captured Iwo Jima from Japan. The U.S captured two airfields in that huge victory.
  • FDR dies truman becomes president

    FDR dies truman becomes president
  • Pittsburgh mourns th death of fdr

    Pittsburgh mourns th death of fdr
    The city and county governments, business, schools, and all other activities were suspended, all churches scheduled special prayer services.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Adolf Hitler died on April 30, 1945 after he committed suicide by taking poison and then shooting himself
  • Celebration of Hitlers death

    Celebration of Hitlers death
    Big celeration breaksout after new of hitlers death. There were people everywhere in happiness
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Victory in Europe Day happened on May 8, 1945, the date when the allies formally accepted the surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
    In the early morning hours of August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber named Enola Gay took off from the island of Tinian and headed for the city of Hiroshima. They dropped the bomb and the whole city was destroyed.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped On Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb Dropped On Nagasaki
    America dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki which was the second attack Japan in three days. The bomb was dropped by parachute from an American B29 Bomber
  • Russians visit

    Russians visit
    Russian leaders visit steel mills. All of the workers celebrate
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    Victory over Japan Day is day when Japan surrendered ending World War II. September 2, 1945 is when they signed the surrender document
  • War is over

    War is over
    people ar happy that the war is over. all the troops can come home