American History: Decades of the 20th Century By BrandyandJanet May 16, 1940 Short Skirts Women were starting to wear short skirts even after the war was over. May 16, 1940 Blouse Women would wear blouse's with the short skirts. May 12, 1941 Z3 Konrad Zue's Z3, the first computer controlled by software. Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. It killed more than 3,000 people. Dec 8, 1941 Holocaust Holocaust happened during the WW2. Killed because of their races or the way they looked. Jun 20, 1942 The Abboti and Costello Show Funny movie. May 16, 1943 Zoot suit Men were starting to wear Zoot Suit's. Jan 27, 1944 World War 2 Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the Untied States, China and other allies defeated Germany, Italy and Japan. Feb 7, 1945 Adolf Hitler Reason for the Holocaust and World War II. Leader of the Nazi's, he ordered and commanded them to kill Jews and others because of their races. Apr 12, 1945 Frankin D. Roosevelt 32nd president of the United States. Jul 16, 1945 Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb was invented. Sep 28, 1945 Winston Churchill Served as a prime minister. Oct 8, 1946 Microwave The mircowave oven invented by Percy Spencer. Aug 14, 1948 Ellery Queen Mysterious magazines or comic books. Feb 25, 1949 Vaughn Monroe Famous artist.