• Presidential election

    Presidential election
    Presidential election in Germany gives 30.1 percent of the vote to Adolf Hitler.Field Marshall Hindenburg, receives 49.6 percent.
  • Re-Election

    50 percent was required by German law for the election of a president, a re-run presidential election was held again and Hindenburg won with 53 percent of the vote. Adolf Hitler increases his popular vote to 36.8 percent
  • Adolph Hitler

    Adolph Hitler
    Hitler seizes power in Germany, Hindenburg is reduced to a figure head.
  • Germany

    Germany withdraws from the League of Nations
  • Pro-Nazi rally

    Several thousand Americans attend a pro-Nazi rally in Queens, New York
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    In Germany, the first Nuremberg Laws are paased revoking citizenship from Jews and prohibiting them from marrying non-Jews
  • War

    Spanish Civil War begins
  • Italy-Ethiopia

    Italy invades Ethiopia. In the United States, the first Neutrality Acts are passed authorizing the president to dent Americans firms the right to sell or shup munitions to belligerent nations.
  • Signing

    Japan and germany sign Anti-Comiterm Pact.
  • The Rape of Nanjing

    The systematic rape, torture, and murder of more than 300,00 Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers.
  • Germany-Japan

    Germany signs military agreement with Japan
  • Jews

    Jews eliminated from the economy in Germany. Their assets can be seized.
  • France and Britain agreement

    France and Britain agreement
    France and Britain enact a policy of appeasement, agreeing to the German annexation of Sudenten, Czecholslovakia.
  • Jewish refugee ship

    Jewish refugee ship
    The Jewish refugee ship the St. Louis arrives in Belgium after being denied access to Cuba and the United States. Most of the passengers are eventualyl murdered by the Nazis.
  • Germany invasion

    Germany invades Poland from the west
  • Invasions

    Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg are invaded by Germany. British troops enter Belgium.
  • War

    Italy declares war on Britain and France
  • Murders

    Over 62,000 Jews are murdered in western Russia.
  • Military conscription

    United States institutes extended military conscription for men ages 20-44
  • Emergency Price Control Act

    Emergency Price Control Act
    In the U.S., the Emergency Price Control Act fixes price ceilings and controls rents in areas of defense production
  • Vichy France

    Germans enter unoccupied zone of Vichy France
  • Bombing of Hamburg

    Bombing of Hamburg
    The end of eight days of intensive bombing of Hamburg, Germany by the Allies.
  • Soviet Union

    Teheran conference between the Big Three: Churchill, FDR, and Joseph Stalin, of the Soviet Union.
  • Soviet troops

    Soviet troops
    Soviet troops experience success against the Germans in the Crimea.
  • Presidency

    FDR is elected for his fourth term; Harry S Truman replaces Henry Wallace as his vice-president.
  • German forces

    German forces in Holland, North-West Germany, and Denmark surrender
  • Atomic Bombs

    Potsdam conference ends. Meanwhile, the first atomic bomb is exploded in a test at Alamorgordo, New Mexico.