World War 2 Timeline By: Carlo Galdo

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  • Germany Invades Poland

    Germany Invades Poland
    Germany invades poland on this date and ww2 officially starts. Germany takes the country in less than a month
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    Billy Conn the Pittsburgh kid fought Melio Bettina today. Billy has been considered to be the greatest light heavyweight of all time.
  • France Surrenders to Germany

    France Surrenders to Germany
    on may tenth hitler invaded france and in less than a month they capture the country. the armistice is signed and france is divided between france and germany, germany gets 2/3rds of the country as land.
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    Pirates playing in forbes field play their first night game under the lights
  • Japenese Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japenese Attack on Pearl Harbor
    the japenese do a surprise attack on pearl harbor. The US enters the war after this and a sense of patriotism sweeps over the country with tons of people going to enlist.
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    men elist for the war after pearl harbor all over pennsylvania. the highest amount of people ever in pittsburgh history to enlist
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    On this date US planes attack and sink 4 japenese ships in the pacific. It is the turning point of the war in the pacific
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    Pittsburgh held itss first blackout practice today because if they were ever to get bombed there would be no electricity during it.
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    untied steel workers during a meeting agreed to a 44 cent wage increase. this meeting was held at William Penn Hotel.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    a major battle in the war germany attacks russia for the city of stalingrad. germany losses making it impossable to win the war in the east
  • D Day

     D Day
    This battle in Normandy, France where 160 thousand allied troops landed on the coast line to fight the nazis out of Europe
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    A meating took place for 20000 westinghouse employees and they agreed on a no-strike policy for the duration of war.
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    a survey today showed that pittsburgh district plants were completed and they totaled over 9 million dollars and 300 thousand was going to the front lines.
  • Allies Liberate (free) Paris

    Allies Liberate (free) Paris
    On the date Germany surrendered its control over France and vichy france was liberated
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    today pittsburgh got a 15 inches of snow and many places were closed down for a few days.
  • Battle of The Bulge

    Battle of The Bulge
    This was a last ditch effort for hitler to win the war and was fought in the winter months of 1944. he tries to split the allies in half but instead the allies win and stop hitlers supply routes.
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    on this day Dr. John Bowman, the highest paid educator, resigned after 15 years at the university of pittsburgh.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    on this date the US captured the city of Iwo Jima from Japan and was a important step in making Japan surrender
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    Pittsburgh celebrated the 100th anniversary of the great fire. they had parades and celebrations.
  • FDR Dies, Truman Becomes President

    FDR Dies, Truman Becomes President
    on this day FDR dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at Warm Springs Georgia. Vice President Truman becomes president and one of his first assignments as president was the atomic weapon project.
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    After FDR died everything closed down like schools, companys, stores and churches held special masses for him.
  • Hitler Commits Suicide

    Hitler Commits Suicide
    Hitler commits suicide on this date after germany is taken over by the allies. Even though they say he died his body was never found
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    This is the day that Nazi Germany officially surrendered all control it had over Europe.
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    on this day President Truman spoke over the radio to every person in pittsburgh and the country that the war was over.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
    This atomic bomb aka "little boy" hit hiroshima on this date. It killed over 100 thousand estimated people.
  • Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki
    This atomic bomb aka "fat man" hit Nagasaki on this date. this bomb killed over 70 thousand people.
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    Russian leaders come to pittsburgh to see our steel mills.
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    the city of pittsburgh was happy over japan surrendering. there were parties in the streets people were so excited
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    on this day japan finally surrenders to the allies and officially ends the world war 2. they officially surrendered on the us ship USS Missouri station in Tokyo Bay
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    Pittsburgh district industries laid off 7000 workers on the first cancellation of a war contract.