Kaylyn Goddard's 1940-1945 Timeline

  • Humphrey Bogart- starred in High Sierra (1940)

    Humphrey Bogart- starred in High Sierra (1940)
    Exact date of filming unknown
  • Intro to Color TV

    Intro to Color TV
    CBS demonstrates the first color television in New York City, and WNBT in New York City becomes the country's first regular television station, broadcasting to about 10,000 viewers.
    (exact date not listed)
  • US opposes Hitler

    US opposes Hitler
    The US government publicly opposes Hitler's aggression in Europe but refuses to get involved.
    (exact date not listed)
  • Great Grandpa Maier, Louis A. Maier, Jr.

    Married Marian Jane O'Connell
    (don't know exact date)
  • Period: to

    WWII

  • Color Television- Peter Goldmark/CBS Researchers

    Color Television- Peter Goldmark/CBS Researchers
    In 1940, prior to RCA, CBS researchers led by Peter Goldmark invented a mechanical color television system based on the 1928 designs of John Logie Baird.
  • WW2

    WW2
    German dictator Adolf Hitler invades Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands , Belgium, Luxembourg, and then France.
  • Selective Training and Service Act

    Selective Training and Service Act
    Congress passes several laws related to national defense, including the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, which provides drafting and training men for the army and navy, marines and national guard.
  • The Jeep- Willy's Truck Company

    The Jeep- Willy's Truck Company
    The Jeep was invented in 1940 as an important part of the American war effort during World War II. Invented by Willy’s Truck Company.
  • F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda)- died Dec 21, 1940 - dies of a heart attack at 44

    F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda)- died Dec 21, 1940 - dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Bette Davis-who starred in The Letter (1941)

    Bette Davis-who starred in The Letter (1941)
    Exact date of filming unknown
  • Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece.

    Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece.
  • Jewish Badges

    Jewish Badges
    In Europe, Germany forces 5,000 Jewish people in Paris to labor camps and isolates Jews in Warsaw, Poland, into a walled ghetto. Jews are prohibited from appearing in public without wearing a star and they cannot leave residential areas without police permission.
  • Mariangela was born

    Mariangela was born
    Actress, Flash Gordon
  • Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore
    -In October, Mount Rushmore is done with construction
    (exact day of October not listed)
  • Attack at Pearl Harbor

    Attack at Pearl Harbor
    The Japanese attack the US base at Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. In the surprise attack, more than 350 Japanese airplanes sink 12 US ships and destroy or damage more than 300 aircraft.
  • Duct Tape- Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division

    Duct Tape- Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division
    was created by the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division. originally meant for it's many uses. It began as a water-resistant tape meant for sealing ammunition cases in WW 2. It got it's name from it material cotton duck which was used in the army.
    (exact date unknown)
  • Rationed items

    Rationed items
    Dozens of everyday items such as gasoline and sugar are rationed.
    (Exact date not listed)
  • Nazi Leaders call a conference

    Nazi Leaders call a conference
    Nazi leaders call a conference to coordinate the final solution to the Jewish question --what comes to be known as The Holocaust, the systematic genocide of Jews and other minorities that do not fall within Hitler's concept of a master Aryan race.
  • "Casablanca"

    "Casablanca"
    "Casablanca" premieres in theatres about the same time the Allied Expeditionary Forces landed and started bombing the real Casablanca in Morocco, North Africa.
  • Electronic Digital Computer- John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry

    Electronic Digital Computer- John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry
    John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry invented the electronic digital computer in 1942. This model used many new computer innovations, including parallel processing, regenerative memory and binary arithmetic.
    (exact day of May unknown)
  • Thousands of Jews Deported

    Thousands of Jews Deported
    Germany begins deporting hundreds of thousands of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp.
  • Jimi Hendrix was born

    Jimi Hendrix was born
    Soundtrack, Almost Famous
  • Silly Putty- James Wright, a Scottish inventor

    Silly Putty- James Wright, a Scottish inventor
    is non-toxic putty that was developed in a government-sponsored lab in response to the rubber shortage during World War II, but did not have all the properties necessary to replace rubber, so there was no use for it. But then a toy store owner saw its potential and sold it in his store
  • Aqua-Lung- Émile Gagnan

    Aqua-Lung- Émile Gagnan
    The Aqua-Lung was invented in Paris during the winter of 1943 by the engineer Émile Gagnan and the lieutenant de vaisseau (ship-of-the-line lieutenant) Jacques Cousteau, both of France.
    (exact date unknown)
  • Lucille Ball

    Lucille Ball
    starred in hit Broadway production DuBarry Was a Lady in 1943
    exact date not listed
  • The Jitterbug

    The Jitterbug
    The jitterbug is a hot dance craze.
    (exact date not listed)
  • The Pentagon is Completed

    The Pentagon is Completed
    The Pentagon in Washington D.C. is completed and becomes the largest office building in the world.
  • 200,000 German soldiers surrender to Soviet Forces

    200,000 German soldiers surrender to Soviet Forces
    In Eastern Europe, 200,000 German troops surrender to Soviet forces after months of savage fighting and heavy losses on both sides.
  • Charles Bernstein was born

    Charles Bernstein was born
    Soundtrack, Inglourious Basterds
  • My Great-Grandpa Hamilton fought in the war

    I don't know the exact date
  • Malcom McDowell was born

    Malcom McDowell was born
    Actor, A Clockwork Orange
  • Allies start Bombing Germany

    Allies start Bombing Germany
    -The Allies try to stop German munitions and aircraft production centers by bombing key German cities.
  • Grandma Jean Hamilton was born

  • Grandpa Louie A. Maier III was born

  • Clue- Anthony Ernest Pratt

    Clue- Anthony Ernest Pratt
    The classic whodunit board game! Poor Mr. Buddy's been murdered in his own stately home! Who could have done it? And how? And where? With six suspects, six possible murder weapons and nine rooms in the mansion, there are hundreds of possibilities, and plenty of clues to investigate!
    (exact date unknown)
    (Exact date invented unknown)
  • Sunscreen- Bengamin Green

    Sunscreen- Bengamin Green
    During WWII, airman (and future pharmacist) Benjamin Green noticed many soldiers suffering from sunburn. He concocted his own protective serum, using cocoa butter as the main ingredient. It was a disagreeable red, sticky substance similar to petroleum jelly.
    (Invented during the peek of WWII)
  • 1 million, men, women, and chlidren die of starvation

    1 million, men, women, and chlidren die of starvation
    Nearly one million men, women, and children in the Leningrad, Russia, die from starvation and cold during a two-and-a-half-year siege and blockade by German troops.
    (exact date not mentioned b/c it goes throughout)
  • Johnny Trejo was born

    Johnny Trejo was born
    A child drug addict and criminal, Danny Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The morning of June 6, 1944, (known as D-Day) 3,000 warships carry 200,000 American and British soldiers cross the stormy English Channel and land on the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France, to begin a vicious battle with the German army.
  • GI Bill of Rights

    GI Bill of Rights
    The GI Bill of Rights is passed, providing a variety of benefits for military veterans.
  • President F. Roosevelt is elected to a 4th term

    President F. Roosevelt is elected to a 4th term
    President Franklin Roosevelt is elected to a fourth term.
  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor
    Elizabeth Taylor-
    Her first success was National Velvet in 1944 at age 12
  • Tupperware- Earl Silas Tupper

    Tupperware- Earl Silas Tupper
    first introduced as “Burping Seal”, then was changed to Tupperware after the man who invented it, Earl Silas Tupper.
    (exact date invented is unknown)
  • Les Paul recorded a #1 hit, “It’s Been a Long, Llong Time”

    Les Paul recorded a #1 hit, “It’s Been a Long, Llong Time”
    exact date not listed
  • Great Grandpa moved family from Lancaster, CA to Minneapolis

    (exact date is unknown)
  • The Phillipine Islands are recaptured

    The Phillipine Islands are recaptured
    In the Pacific, the Philippine Islands are recaptured.
  • General Patton's 3rd Army croses the Rhine River

    General Patton's 3rd Army croses the Rhine River
    -In March, US General George Patton's Third Army crosses the Rhine River and invades Germany. Allied forces liberate Paris after four years of Nazi occupation.
  • Death of FDR

    Death of FDR
    President Franklin Roosevelt dies of a brain hemorrhage, and Missouri native Harry S. Truman becomes president.
  • Germany surrenders

    Germany surrenders
    Germany surrenders. The war in Europe is over. As Germany falls, Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
  • Atomic Bomb- Robert Oppenhiemer group of scientists

    Atomic Bomb- Robert Oppenhiemer group of scientists
    Robert Oppenhiemer invented the atomic bomb in 1945, along with a group of scientists in the Manhattan Project.
  • Steve Martin was born

    Steve Martin was born
    Starred in, one of my favorites, Cheaper by the Dozen