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WWII Timeline

  • Germany Inavades Poland

    Germany Inavades Poland
    On this important date Germany travelled 1,250 miles into the Poland border. When Britian ordered Germany out of Poland, Hitler refused to leave. Britian declared war onto Germany.
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  • Buhl Planetarium

     Buhl Planetarium
    In October of 1939, it cost $1,100,000 to build. It was dedicated to the 400 scientist to view the first sky show.
  • The Pirates' First Game

    The Pirates' First Game
    On this particular date, the Pittsburgh Pirates had the first nightly baseball game. It was held at The Forbes Feild.
  • France Surrenders To Germany

    France Surrenders To Germany
    on this day in history, Hitler unleashed his rath by ordering a blitzkrieg on lower countries. This included France. The French left Paris, allowing Germany to capture it.
  • Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor

    Japanese Attack On Pearl Harbor
    In December, the Japanese attacked and bombed the naval base in Hawaii. This attack not only lasted less than 2 hours, but it killed 2,400 people.
  • Pittsburgh Men are Sent to War

    Pittsburgh Men are Sent to War
    Pittsburgh was very shocked to hear that the Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor. The very next day, over 1200 men from Pittsburgh inlisted into the war.
  • Steel Workers

    Steel Workers
    In Clevland, the steel workers organized a convention. They elected a Pittsburgh man, Phillip Muray, as president with a starting salery at $20,000 a year.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    This battle was faught near the Central Pacific island near Midway.As a result the USA took offensive in the Pacific.
  • The Battle of Stralingrad

    The Battle of Stralingrad
    This date is remembered as the day Hitler went against the traety he already had with Stalin. He crossed the Russian border by capturing and killing more than half of 6 million soldiers.
  • Steel Workers Get a Raise

    Steel Workers Get a Raise
    The War Labor Board gathered at the William Penn Hotel to create raises for workers in small steel firms. In the end, each worker's pay check was raised an extra 44 cents.
  • D DAY

    D DAY
    On the 50 mile stretched French coastline, Allied troops went to fight Nazi soldiers.The Allies used various methods, including dummy tanks and aircrafts in southern England.They convince the Germans by actually planning to land somewhere else near Pas de Calais.
  • Mass Rally

    Mass Rally
    A mass rally was held outside of the East Pittsburgh plant. Over 20,000 workers of the Westinghouse reaffirmed a none- strike pledge.
  • Survay

    A survay showed that war contracts completed to date or under way Pittsburgh.The district plants turned out be $903,398,644, with $322,000,000 of it delivered to the front lines.
  • Allies Liberate (Free) Paris

    Allies Liberate (Free) Paris
    The thoery was that the liberation of Paris would happen right after D Day. This was no actually a big priority to the Allied leaders.
  • Battle og Bulge

    Battle og Bulge
    This particular battle was the ast time Germany played Offense in WWII. Hitler tried to block off all Alies from supplying themselves for the war.
  • Snow Storm

    Snow Storm
    Thousands of Pittsburgh Christmas shoppers where stranded downtown by a 15 inch snow fall.People had to stay at mills schools, and service shelters for 2 days.
  • Dr.John G. Bowman

    Dr.John G. Bowman
    Dr. John G. Bowman was the highest paid educator in the nation. he was chacellor of the University of Pittsburgh. He resigned after 15 years of teaching.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    This significant battle was a part of a three point plan the USA had for winning the war in the far east.There where two airfeilds that where on the island. They where under Japan's control.
  • 100 Years

    100 Years
    The city of Pittsburgh reached its 100 year anniversary of its Great Fire. They remeber the day with a parade and a pageantry.
  • FDR Dies

    FDR Dies
    The 32nd president died from a Cerebral Hemorrhage. He passed away while he was in Warm Springs, Georgia.
  • Truman Becomes President

    Truman Becomes President
    Harry S. Truman became the president of the United States on the same date Fdr died. Almosreaching his ten years in office, Truman had both domestic and forgein issues to deal with.
  • A Moment of Silence

    A Moment of Silence
    Mayor Scully announced that all schools,businesses,county governments, and amusment places shall be suspended. All churches where open to mourn the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Hitler killed himself because Berlin was about to fall under the control of Russia. He knew that they would put him under trial, so he did the unthinkable.
  • VE DAY

    VE DAY
    Allowed Europe to formally accept Germany's unconditional surrender. The surrendor was easy to acheive this goal because Hitlers perplacement allowed it.
  • New President of Pennsylvania College

    New President of Pennsylvania College
    Dr. Paul R. Anderson was the dean of Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was elected president of Pennsylvania College for Women to succeed Dr. Herbert L. Spencer.
  • George E. Evan

    George E. Evan
    the councilman George E. Evan was chairman of the Pittsburgh Housing Authority. He was also a pioneer in slum-clearance planning. He died at the age of 69 on this date.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped In Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Dropped In Hiroshima
    Hiroshima was actually the primary target out of all of the bombings because it was said to have Allied prisioner camps. President Truman concluded that the atomic bombings will shorten the war.
  • The Atomic Bomb Dropped Into Nagasaki

    The Atomic Bomb Dropped Into Nagasaki
    This was the atomic bomb dropped three days after the atomic bomb dropped into Hiroshima. The bomb used was called the "Fat Man".
  • Russian Labor Leadors

    Russian Labor Leadors
    The Russian Labor Leadors Landed in Pittsburgh to see how factories work in Pittsburgh. They where also given tours of the local steel mills.
  • VJ DAY

    VJ DAY
    The name was chosen for the name of the day that Japan surrendered.Japan surrendered after the two atomic bombs where dropped into Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Getting Laid Off

    Getting Laid Off
    After Pittsburgh was told that Japan has surrendered. The city had to lay off 7,000 workers. This was because the war contract started to take effect.