Modernism Timeline By Ryan.Rogers May 20, 1927 Charles Lindbergh Flight Charles Lindbergh flies solo from New York to Paris. Sep 1, 1939 World War II begins Hitler invades Poland, World War II begins. Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, United States enters World War II. Aug 6, 1945 The U.S. nukes Japan The United States drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. World War II ends as Japan Surrenders. Sep 11, 2001 September 11th Atacks on the U.S. Hijacked plans crash into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and a field in rural Pennsylvania. Thousands of lives are lost.