WWII Time Toast

  • Poland is invade by Nazis and Soviets

    Poland is invade by Nazis and Soviets
    An invasion of Poland by Germany, who was led by Hitler, and the Soviet Union, who was led by Stalin. The invasion started on 1 September 1939 and ended 6 October 1939.
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    WWII Timeline

  • Pittsburgh County Fair join peace demo.

    Pittsburgh County Fair join peace demo.
    Thousands of persons of all faiths, attending the county fair, joined in a peace demonstration as Great Britain declared war on Nazi Germany
  • Defense Program

    Industrial leaders met with public officials to plan mobilization of Pittsburgh district resources for the nation's defense program. This process would involve payments of $5,000,000,000.
  • France falls to Germany

    France falls to Germany
    The Fall of France is when the German army invased of France. The event started on 10 May 1940 and ended on June 14 1940.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
    The suprise attack commited by the Japnese on the United States. Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. The next day the United States declared war on Japan.
  • Pearl Harbor Attack Results

    Pittsburgh was shocked over the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and was skeptic about the war with the Japanese.
  • Battle of Midway

    Battle of Midway
    The Battle of Midway was known as the most important naval battle of World War II. Six months after Japan's attack on the United States, the United States Navy defeated Japanese ships.
  • Blackout Practice

    Blackout Practice
    The first "blackout" practice took place in the city of Pittsburgh.
  • The Battle of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad
    The Battle of Stalingrad was also a major battle of World War II. It took place between 17 July 1942 and 2 February 1943. The battle put the Allies on top after their victory.
  • United Steel Workers

    United Steel Workers
    Acceptance of a 44 cents a-day wage by United Steel Workers' increase granted by War Labor Board to employees of the "Little Steel" firms.
  • Allies liberate Paris

    Allies liberate Paris
    The Allies' Liberation of Paris took place from 19 August 1944 to 25 August 1944.
  • Survey in Pittsburgh, PA

    A survey showed that war contracts completed to date or underway in Pittsburgh district plants totaled $903,398,644, with $322,000,000 of it delivered to the front lines.
  • Pittsburgh votes for FDR

    Pittsburgh votes for FDR
    President Roosevelt fourth term carried Allegheny County with a 75,582.
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge
    The Battle of the Bulge took place from December 16 1944 to January 5 1945.
  • Pittsburgh homes highest paid educator

    Dr. John G. Bowman the nation's highest-paid educator of the day at $31,500 a year, resigned after 15 years as chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Rufus H. Fitzgerald, vice-chancellor, was designated his successor.
  • Battle of Iwo Jima

    Battle of Iwo Jima
    The Battle of Iwo Jima happend on February 19 to March 26, 1945. The United States captured Iwo Jima from Japan. The United States wanted to capture two japanese air fields.
  • The Death of FDR

    The Death of FDR
    With close work along the side of Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in World War 2 against Germany and Japan. He died just as victory was near.
  • 33rd President: Harry Truman

    33rd President: Harry Truman
    Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States he became president on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died.
  • Mourning of FDR

    Mourning of FDR
    The city and county governments, business, schools, and all other activities were suspended, all churches scheduled special prayer services, and Mayor Scully asked all amusement places to close in mourning for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This event took place the day he passed away.
  • Death of Adolf Hitler

    Death of Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler commited suicide on 30 April 1945 in Berlin. He took an acid called cyanide and the slow result led him to shoot himself. This all took place in the Eagle's Nest.
  • Victory in Europe Day

    Victory in Europe Day happened on May 8, 1945. The date that the Allies win the war.
  • Hiroshima is Bombed

    In 1945 the United States dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • Nagasaki is Bombed

    As well as bombs being dropped on Hiroshima, the U.S. also bombed Nagasaki.
  • Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day)

    Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day)
    Victory over Japan Day is the day that Japan surrenders ending World War II.
  • Pittsburgh's celebrates victory

    The city was jubilant over the surrender of Japan.