In 1940 my grandma's family started to hide a Jewish man in their basement. The Jewish man was the town police cheif and he hid in the outskirts of town until he wanted to come back to see his family. His family would come to my grandma's basement to see him.
World War 2
Chuck Norris was born
Chuck Norris was a vey popular actor. He is still none today for being really tough and being able to handle any problem.
CBS demonstrates the first use of the color tv
CBS put there first colored broadcast on int he 1940s. They became the first regularly broadcast television chanel, and they had over 100,000 viewers.
Al Pacino was born
Alfred Jame "al Pacino" was an actor that grew up failing all his classes. When he was 17 years old he dropped out of school and took on simple jobs like being a store clerk. He started to get roles in shows as being a member of the mob because of his style and voice. He is famous for being a great actor and director.
The Germans Invaded Denmark
The Germans invaded my grandmas town. They started to steal food and they did damage to parts of her town.
Italy joins the war.
Italy joins the war because they were in an alliance with Germany and Japan
Scientists learn that plasma can be used for blood transfusions
Scientists learn how to make whole blood tranfusions and they learn about the RH factor in blood.
Soviet Union forces Romania to give up land.
Soviet Union forces Romania to give up the eastern Province of Bessarabia, and the northern half of Balkuvia.
The Jeep was Invented
The Jeep was invented by Willy's Truck Company on September 21st 1940. The U.S. Army requested car companies to created a fast and powerful car. The model that they choose was called the Jeep
Color Television was Invented
The color televison was invented in 1940 on october 9th by Peter Goldmark. The Color Television was based on the designs of John Logie Baird.
Nebraska plays Stanford in the Rose Bowl
The University of Nebraska start off the decade by playing in the Rose Bowl on New Years day. Nebraska lost to Stanford University.
President Roosevelt is re-elected
President Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a third term as president and he is urging the U.S. to become an image to other countries for Democracy.
The Z3 was invented
The Z3 was the first computer that there was software already installed into it.
The German offers chocolate
A German tried to give my Grandma chocolate and candy in the town square. My Grandma refused because her mom told her not to trust the Germans because they lied so many times before.
Dangerous enemies are being arrested
A presidential warrent gave the U.S. attorney general power to have the FBI arrest enemies such as German, Italians, and Japenese nationalists.
The electric guitar was invented
Les Paul invented the electric guitar. He made a guitar company that is still around today.
Bob Hope started to host the Academy Awards
Bob Hope was born in 1903 on may 29th. He was a very well know comedian. He started hosting the Academy Awards in 1941 all the way to 1978.
Bob Dylan was born
Bob Dylan was a famous musician. He was known for his strange lyrics that became catchphrases and mottos. He was known for writing songs about stopping the war and the fighting.
Mount Rushmore was completed
mount Rushmore was a sign of the 150 years before it had been a sucess for the country and that the four presidents on it were of the best.
My Grandma starts 1st grade
My Grandma starts second grade. In Denmrk at that time they did not have homework or tests and they had a lot more time for doing fun stuff.
The Japenese use a suprise attack on the U.S. military base in Hawaii. Over 350 Japenese aircraft destroid 12 U.S. battleships and killed over 2000 people and left 1000 wounded.
The Bazooka was Invented
The Bazooka was invented in Febuary by Eward Uhl. The Bazooka was a big factor in World War 2.
People hide the butter
People of my grandmas town including her started to break into the Nazi occupied Delis to steal back the butter they had stolen from them.
Duct Tape was invented
Duct Tape was invented by the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division. Duct Tape was used to fix leaks and other things because of its waterproof capabilities.
Nazi leaders have a meeting
The Nazi leaders called a meeting to discuss how they would handle the Jews. The Holocaust starts and all people that do not fall under Hitler's racial ideas are killed.
Things are rationed
Everyday things are begining to be rationed such as gasoline and sugar. They are used for the war effort. The production of cars is stopped to make vehicles for the war.
The Japenese are moved
Japenese U.S. citizens are moved into camps for the duration of the war. They are forced to obey certain rules such as travel restrictions and curfew.
The workforce is changed
As men start leving women and minors take over the work that the men used to have. Many African Americans move from farms into the factories and shops in the north.
Anne Frank goes into hiding
Anne Frank went into hiding with her family and some of their friends. They went into hiding because they felt that the German's dislike for the jews was growing.
George Washington Carver dies
George Washington Carver was an African American scientist, and he was also an inventor. Carver's main research was based on finding alternative corps to cotton like soy beans and peanuts.
George Harrison was born
George Harrison was a singer and guitar player for the Beatles. After the band broke up he started his own solo carrer and made a few albums.
The German shoot the jam jars
The Germans shot into my Grandma's neighbors house at jars of juice and jam.
The Germans serch my Grandma's family's house
The Germans did searches on houses to see if anyone is hiding Jewish people. Luckily the person they were hiding was staying in the forest outside of town when they did the search.
Clue was invented
Clue was invented in 1943 by Anthony Pratt. Clue was a board game that involved thinking outside of the box to be able to solve a mystery.
Richard Smalley was born
Richard Smalley was an American Chemist. He won the Noble prize for chemistry, and he died in 2005.
Mick Jagger was born
Mick Jagger was the lead signer in the popular rock band named the rolling stones. Mick Jagger wrote songs and sang in front of huge crowds.
R.L. Stine was born
R.L. Stine was the most popular author for scary stories. He is the author of the series goosebumps which is one of the most well known scary story series ever created.
The ballistic missle was invented
The ballistic missle was invented by Wherner von Braun. The ballistic missle was very powerful and it could be shot from underwater by submarines.
The Assult Rifle was invented
The Assult Rifle was invented by Hugo Schmeisser. The assult rifle allowed the shooter to fire much faster and with more accuracy.
Spike Jones writes Der Fuehrer's Face
Spike Jones is a well known musician that wrote many songs. He wrote Der Fuehrer's Face originally for Walt Disney's cartoon Donald Duck.
Cruise Control was invented
Cruise Control was invented by Ralph Teetor who was a blind mechanic. Cruise control keeps the speed of a car the same so the user can take their foot of the petal.
The Germans begin to have less troops in Denmark
After awhile the Germans realize they are lossing so they pulled some of their troops out of my Grandms town to help in the major battles.
The Germans leave Denmark
The Germans leave Denmark and all of the Danish people are filling the streets and rejoicing.
People light candles
People in my grandmothers town begin to light candles in their windows to show their freedom, because the Germans made them keep their windows closed.
George Lucas was born
George Lucas is responsible for the most popular movie series ever created. Starwars was George Lucas's masterpeice.
Microwave Oven was invented
The Microwave oven was invented by Percy Spencer. The microwave allowed for faster cooking by using dielectric energy to heat meals.
My Grandmas sister moves to America
My Grandmas sister came to visit America when she found her husband and decided to stay in America.
U.S. drops bombs
The U.S. drops its first atomic bombs on japan. They hit two cities called Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the the bombs did major damage.
United Nations created
The United Nations was created in place of the League of Nations. It was created to stop the fighting and created a way for the countries to communicate without fighting.
Hitler commits suicide
Hilter knew that he was going to be killed. He commited suicide because he thought the allies would try to get information out of him.