Adolf Hitler Life Timeline

  • Adolf Hitler is Born

    Adolf Hitler is Born
    Adolf Hitler was born into the world on 4/20/1889 at Braunau am Inn in Austria to parents Alois and Klara. Hitler also was born into a family that shaped his behaviors. His father was abusive to both his wife and his children. In Mein Kampf, Hitler said that he honored his father but he loved his mother. His father was abusive, which probably shaped his personality and made him the angry and cruel man he was.
  • Adolf Hitler is Born(Continued)

    Adolf Hitler is Born(Continued)
    (Giblin, James Cross. The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler. Turtleback Books, 2015.)
    (Hitler, Adolf, and Ralph Manheim. Mein Kampf. Pimlico, 1994.)
  • James Naismith invents Basketball

    James Naismith invents Basketball
    In 1891 James Naismith invented the sport of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, although there is dispute over the exact location. The first game of basketball was played without a backboard, and the object was to shoot a ball into a large basket. It was a YMCA class that has turned into one of the biggest sports markets in the world. Naismith, to the surprise of many, was actually Canadian.
    (“Who Invented Basketball?” Wonderopolis, wonderopolis.org/wonder/who-invented-basketball.)
  • Adolf Hitler's father, Alois, Dies

    Adolf Hitler's father, Alois, Dies
    Adolf Hitler's father died on January 3, 1903. This is significant because Hitler acquired some of his "dark side" when his father died. His father was a strict man, had been married 3 times. Alois' name was not originally Hitler. He changed his name to a variation of his stepfather's name. Hitler did not love his father, but he honored him.
    (Giblin, James Cross. The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler. Turtleback Books, 2015.)
    (Hitler, Adolf, and Ralph Manheim. Mein Kampf. Pimlico, 1994.)
  • Hitler moves to Vienna, learns Anti-Semitism

    Hitler moves to Vienna, learns Anti-Semitism
    In 1905, two years after his father's death, Adolf Hitler moved to Vienna to become an artist. Vienna had a large Jewish population, but was openly anti-semitic. He became homeless there, and read the philosophies of Hegel, Fichte, and many more. By reading all these works, he gained his racist and anti-semitic views.
    (Harris, Nathaniel. Hitler. Batsford, 1989.)
  • Adolf Hitler's mom, Klara, dies

    Adolf Hitler's mom, Klara, dies
    On December 21, 1907, Adolf Hitler's mother, Klara, died in Urfahr, Austria. Hitler's mother was frequently beaten by her husband, Alois, until he died in 1903. We can't fully assess Hitler's emotions, but we can assume Adolf was traumatized by his mother dying so young. Klara died of breast cancer.
    (“Adolf Hitler.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 5 Aug. 2017, www.biography.com/people/adolf-hitler-9340144.)
  • Titanic Sinks

    Titanic Sinks
    On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic was a British cruise ship heading from England to New York. It was supposed to be the most elegant ship ever, but multiple critical mistakes were made that led to the sinking of the ship. Before it even took off, the first mistake was made.
  • Titanic Sinks (Continued)

    Titanic Sinks (Continued)
    The Titanic was supposed to have many more lifeboats than it did, but some of them were kept off because they wanted the ship to look nicer. The second critical mistake was made right before the Titanic struck the iceberg. The lookout didn't see the iceberg until it was too late.
    (“‘Unsinkable’ Titanic Sinks.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/unsinkable-titanic-sinks.)
  • Adolf Hitler is a German soldier in World War I

    Adolf Hitler is a German soldier in World War I
    Hitler was a German soldier in World War I. World War I isn't the world war most people think of when they hear the name Adolf Hitler, but it was a war that influenced him heavily. He developed a lot of his anger from the German's loss of World War I. He believed that the loss was because of the betrayal of the Jews. After the war, he joined the National Socialist German Workers Party. He became the popular voice blaming the Jews for the loss of World War and the declining state of the nation.
  • First NHL game played

    First NHL game played
    The first NHL game was played on December 19, 1917. The Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 7-4. The NHL has now been around for 100 years and has grown into a very large market in both the US and Canada. The NHL started off with five teams, then four left and were replaced by five more. However, on the first day, the Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, Toronto Arenas, and Montreal Wanderers were the teams.
  • First NHL game played(Continued)

    First NHL game played(Continued)
    (“National Hockey League (NHL) Opens Its First Season.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-hockey-league-nhl-opens-its-first-season.)
  • First ever television is invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth

    First ever television is invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth
    The first television was invented in 1927 by Philo Taylor Farnsworth. The invention of the television has been influential to everyday life. We get most of our news from televisions. They also provide us with entertainment in the form of TV shows and video games. Almost every person in the world owns a television. Because the TV was invented, people were able to get news from far away much faster and made the global community more connected.
  • First ever television is invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth(Continued)

    First ever television is invented by Philo Taylor Farnsworth(Continued)
    (Hur, Johnson. “History of the Television.” From The 1800s To Current Time, 5 Sept. 2017, bebusinessed.com/history/history-of-the-television/.)
  • Great Depression starts

    Great Depression starts
    The stock market crashed in late October 1929. From 1920-1929, the economy had been roaring, thus the nickname "The Roarin' 20's". Many had feared a stock market crash, and it finally came.In 1931, six million Americans who were looking for work could not find a job. FDR was elected in 1932 and inaugurated in March 1933. During his first 100 days, he stabilized industry. But by the time the Great Depression was over, World War II was starting.
  • Great Depression starts(Continued)

    Great Depression starts(Continued)
    (Amadeo, Kimberly. “When Did the Great Depression Start?” The Balance, www.thebalance.com/when-did-the-great-depression-start-4060510.)
    (History.com Staff. “The Great Depression.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 2009, www.history.com/topics/great-depression.)
  • Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany
    When Hitler was appointed Chancellor on January 30, 1933, he got his first true taste of power. He also gave the Nazi party and his anti-semitic views a voice in government. He had long since convinced many German people that the Jews were to blame for all their problems, but now he had a chance to gain ground in government. His appointment eventually led to the Nazi party being the only German political party, as well as gaining dictatorial powers for himself.
  • Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany(Continued)

    Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany(Continued)
    (“Adolf Hitler Is Named Chancellor of Germany.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-is-named-chancellor-of-germany.)
  • Hitler becomes Führer of Germany

    Hitler becomes Führer of Germany
    Hitler became Führer of Germany on August 2nd, 1934. When von Hindenburg died as president, the Weimar Constitution required a replacement for him. Hitler recommended combining chancellor and president into one role, Führer, which he assumed. This gave him power to force his anti-semitic ideas, control the army, and have the power to invade Poland and start World War II.
    (“Hitler Becomes Fuhrer.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-becomes-fuhrer.)
  • Elvis Presley born in Tupelo, Mississippi

    Elvis Presley born in Tupelo, Mississippi
    The King of Rock n' Roll was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Presley was most known for his dancing, which was considered radical at the time. His most famous songs include "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Don't be Cruel". He was also an actor, although his music made him famous.
    (“Elvis FAQ.” Graceland, www.graceland.com/elvis/faq.aspx.)
  • Germany invades Poland, starting World War II

    Germany invades Poland, starting World War II
    On September 1, 1939, the German army invaded Poland and bombed Warsaw, starting World War II, a five year war that ultimately led to Hitler's death. He chose Poland because of its large Jewish population and close proximity. When he invaded Poland, he brought upon himself a war that he did not win and never could have won, just because he wanted to gain a little power and enforce his anti-semitic views and "purify" the population of Europe. 90% of the Jewish population of Poland died.
  • Germany invades Poland, starting World War II

    Germany invades Poland, starting World War II
    (“Germans Invade Poland.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-invade-poland.)
  • The Allied Forces attack Normandy Beach

    The Allied Forces attack Normandy Beach
    When the Allies stormed Normandy on June 6, 1944, it was the beginning of the end of World War II. Hitler knew that when he lost Normandy, he had nowhere to advance. It sealed off western Europe, but Hitler was not concerned about it until after the fact. The war was closing in on him, and that was why he decided to kill himself because he was fighting a war on all fronts that he couldn't win.
    (“D-Day.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/d-day.)
  • Adolf Hitler Dies

    Adolf Hitler Dies
    On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, committed suicide. Hitler shot himself and Braun took cyanide. Hitler knew that the war was lost, and wanted to die on his own terms. His death ended both World War II and the Holocaust. The end of the Holocaust resulted in the death of many Jewish prisoners in German camps. Berlin fell two days later and the war ended 8 days later. Hitler imagined a 1000 year reich, but after he died, Germany was divided until November 1989.
  • Adolf Hitler Dies(Continued)

    Adolf Hitler Dies(Continued)
    (Damon, Duane. Mein Kampf: Hitler's Blueprint for Aryan Supremacy. Lucent Books, 2003.)