The Holocaust in was a mass genocide in Germany that occured due to Hitler's hatred towards and his determination to get rid of the Jews. This is the day that Hitler took full power.
Germany invades Poland
Germany Invades Poland
Hitler invades Poland, after agreeing to share the country with the Soviet Union, which kicked off the start of World War II in Europe.
Stalin attacks Finland
The Soviet Union attacks Finland because of the Finnish's refusal to grant the Soviets a naval base.
Germany Attacks France
Germany's forces set out to attack France and other western European countries.
Churchill Gains Power
Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain due to Neville Chamberlain backing out after Hitler's invasion of Belgium and Holland.
Battle of Britain
A series of battles that occured between the German and British air forces
Lend Lease Act
This act allowed U.S. president Franklin Roosevelt to aid any foreign country that was vital to the United States with much needed information, defense materials and services.
Hitler takes over the Balkans
Germans invaded Yugoslavia to ensure that their southeastern piece of land is secured. They also invaded the island Crete where they defeated British forces.
German Blitzkrieg on Soviet Union
In Operation Barbarossa the German BLitzkrieg invades the Soviet Union which turned out to be the largest German operation in World War II.
Bombing On Pearl Harbor
Japan drops an atomic bomb on Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii.
Japan Internment Camps
120,000 Japanese Americans were evacuated and incarcerated in remote camps, surrounded by barbed wire and guards.
Formation on the U.N.
Representatives from 26 different countries pledge to continue to fight against the Axis powers and form the United Nations
Battle of Midway
The British and US troops stop the Japanese from advancing to central Pacific.
Battle of Stalingrad
The battle in which Germany was defeated by the Soviet Union. This was considered the turning point of World War II.
US troops put a stop to the Japanese island hopping towards Australia.
Battle of El Alamein
British troops defeat the Axis(German) troops led by Rommel in North Africa which marked the high point of the North African campaign between them.
Allied leaders, FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, met in Tehran, Iran to discuss about opening an "second front" in Western Europe.
This is the day Allied troops invade the beaches of Normandy, France in order to fight Nazi Germany. 9,000 of the 160,000 troops ended up being killed or wounded.
A meeting of the Allied leaders, FDR, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, where they met in Yalta, Ukraine to discuss the final plan of the defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.
The 32nd president who led the United States of America through World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, dies after suffrering a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Spring, Georgia.
Benito Mussolini, along with his mistress Clara Petacci, are killed in Giulino, Italy by communist partisans
Hitler commits suicide
Hitler's bunker was surrounded and before they got to him, he supposedly shot himself in the head with a pistol while his wife Eva Braun poisoned herself.
Allied leaders, Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill, discussed the peace settlements for Europe, though they never ended up signing any treaties. It took place at Potsdam in Berlin, Germany.
Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
The Allies carried a bomb from TInian Island in the Marianas and dropped it on Hiroshima, Japan. The bomb destroyed everything within 4.4 square miles of where it hit and killed approximately 70,000 people.
Some people responsible for committing crimes in the Holocaust were brought to trial in Nuremberg, Germany.
Atomic bomb on Nagasaki
The Allies dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. This bomb devastated everything within about 1.8 square miles of where the bomb dropped and killed around 35,000 people.
MacArthur's plan for Japan
Douglas MacArthur oversees the rebuilding of Japan.
aka European Recovery Program- $13 billion was gathered to fund the economic recovery of Europe between the years 1948 and 1951