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  • Random World War Two Timeline!

    Yes, very random but pretty interesting. Of course if you like history like I do. From This site
    I did not write any of this, I’m just hosting it in a different format on this site. This came from
    http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm

    1918

  • Nov 11 – World War One ends with German defeat.
  • 1919

  • April 28 – League of Nations founded.
  • June 28 – Signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • 1921

  • July 29 – Adolf Hitler becomes leader of National Socialist ‘Nazi’ Party.
  • 1923

  • Nov 8/9 – The Beer Hall Putsch.
  • 1925

  • July 18 – Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” published.
  • 1926

  • Sept 8 – Germany admitted to League of Nations.
  • 1929

  • Oct 29 – Stock Market on Wall Street crashes.
  • 1930

  • Sept 14 – Germans elect Nazis making them the 2nd largest political party in Germany.
  • 1932

  • Nov 8 – Roosevelt elected President of the United States.
  • 1933

  • Jan 30 – Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.
  • Feb 27 – The Reichstag burns.
  • March 12 – First concentration camp opened at Oranienburg outside Berlin.
  • March 23 – Enabling Act gives Hitler dictatorial power.
  • April 1 – Nazi boycott of Jewish owned shops.
  • May 10 – Nazis burn books in Germany.
  • In June – Nazis open Dachau concentration camp.
  • July 14 – Nazi party declared only party in Germany.
  • Oct 14 – Germany quits the League of Nations.
  • 1934

  • June 30 – The “Night of the Long Knives.”
  • July 25 – Nazis murder Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss.
  • Aug 2 – German President Hindenburg dies.
  • Aug 19 – Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
  • 1935

  • March 16 – Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by introducing military conscription.
  • Sept 15 – German Jews stripped of rights by Nuremberg Race Laws.
  • 1936

  • Feb 10 – The German Gestapo is placed above the law.
  • March 7 – German troops occupy the Rhineland.
  • May 9 – Mussolini’s Italian forces take Ethiopia.
  • July 18 – Civil war erupts in Spain.
  • Aug 1 – Olympic games begin in Berlin.
  • Oct 1 – Franco declared head of Spanish State.
  • 1937

  • June 11 – Soviet leader Stalin begins a purge of Red Army generals.
  • Nov 5 – Hitler reveals war plans during Hossbach Conference.
  • 1938

  • March 12/13 – Germany announces ‘Anschluss’ (union) with Austria.
  • Aug 12 – German military mobilizes.
  • Sept 30 – British Prime Minister Chamberlain appeases Hitler at Munich.
  • Oct 15 – German troops occupy the Sudetenland; Czech government resigns.
  • Nov 9/10 – Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass.
  • 1939

  • Jan 30, 1939 – Hitler threatens Jews during Reichstag speech.
  • March 15/16 – Nazis take Czechoslovakia.
  • March 28, 1939 – Spanish Civil war ends.
  • May 22, 1939 – Nazis sign ‘Pact of Steel’ with Italy.
  • Aug 23, 1939 – Nazis and Soviets sign Pact.
  • Aug 25, 1939 – Britain and Poland sign a Mutual Assistance Treaty.
  • Aug 31, 1939 – British fleet mobilizes; Civilian evacuations begin from London.
  • Sept 1, 1939 – Nazis invade Poland.
  • Sept 3, 1939 – Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany.
  • Sept 4, 1939 – British Royal Air Force attacks the German Navy.
  • Sept 5, 1939 – United States proclaims neutrality; German troops cross the Vistula River in Poland.
  • Sept 10, 1939 – Canada declares war on Germany; Battle of the Atlantic begins.
  • Sept 17, 1939 – Soviets invade Poland.
  • Sept 27, 1939 – Warsaw surrenders to Nazis; Reinhard Heydrich becomes the leader of new Reich Main Security Office (RSHA).
  • Sept 29, 1939 – Nazis and Soviets divide up Poland.
  • In Oct – Nazis begin euthanasia on sick and disabled in Germany.
  • Nov 8, 1939 – Assassination attempt on Hitler fails.
  • Nov 30, 1939 – Soviets attack Finland.
  • Dec 14, 1939 – Soviet Union expelled from the League of Nations.
  • 1940

  • Jan 8, 1940 – Rationing begins in Britain.
  • March 12, 1940 – Finland signs a peace treaty with Soviets.
  • March 16, 1940 – Germans bomb Scapa Flow naval base near Scotland.
  • April 9, 1940 – Nazis invade Denmark and Norway.
  • May 10, 1940 – Nazis invade France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands; Winston Churchill becomes British Prime Minister.
  • May 15, 1940 – Holland surrenders to the Nazis.
  • May 26, 1940 – Evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk begins.
  • May 28, 1940 – Belgium surrenders to the Nazis.
  • June 3, 1940 – Germans bomb Paris; Dunkirk evacuation ends.
  • June 10, 1940 – Norway surrenders to the Nazis; Italy declares war on Britain and France.
  • June 14, 1940 – Germans enter Paris.
  • June 16, 1940 – Marshal Pétain becomes French Prime Minister.
  • June 18, 1940 – Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich; Soviets begin occupation of the Baltic States.
  • June 22, 1940 – France signs an armistice with the Nazis.
  • June 23, 1940 – Hitler tours Paris.
  • June 28, 1940 – Britain recognizes General Charles de Gaulle as the Free French leader.
  • July 1, 1940 – German U-boats attack merchant ships in the Atlantic.
  • July 5, 1940 – French Vichy government breaks off relations with Britain.
  • July 10, 1940 – Battle of Britain begins.
  • July 23, 1940 – Soviets take Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
  • Aug 3-19 – Italians occupy British Somaliland in East Africa.
  • Aug 13, 1940 – German bombing offensive against airfields and factories in England.
  • Aug 15, 1940 – Air battles and daylight raids over Britain.
  • Aug 17, 1940 – Hitler declares a blockade of the British Isles.
  • Aug 23/24 – First German air raids on Central London.
  • Aug 25/26 – First British air raid on Berlin.
  • Sept 3, 1940 – Hitler plans Operation Sealion (the invasion of Britain).
  • Sept 7, 1940 – German Blitz against England begins.
  • Sept 13, 1940 – Italians invade Egypt.
  • Sept 15, 1940 – Massive German air raids on London, Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester.
  • Sept 16, 1940 – United States military conscription bill passed.
  • Sept 27, 1940 – Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan.
  • Oct 7, 1940 – German troops enter Romania.
  • Oct 12, 1940 – Germans postpone Operation Sealion until Spring of 1941.
  • Oct 28, 1940 – Italy invades Greece.
  • Nov 5, 1940 – Roosevelt re-elected as U.S. president.
  • Nov 10/11 – A torpedo bomber raid cripples the Italian fleet at Taranto, Italy.
  • Nov 14/15 – Germans bomb Coventry, England.
  • Nov 20, 1940 – Hungary joins the Axis Powers.
  • Nov 22, 1940 – Greeks defeat the Italian 9th Army.
  • Nov 23, 1940 – Romania joins the Axis Powers.
  • Dec 9/10 – British begin a western desert offensive in North Africa against the Italians.
  • Dec 29/30 – Massive German air raid on London.
  • 1941

  • Jan 22, 1941 – Tobruk in North Africa falls to the British and Australians.
  • Feb 11, 1941 – British forces advance into Italian Somaliland in East Africa.
  • Feb 12, 1941 – German General Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli, North Africa.
  • Feb 14, 1941 – First units of German ‘Afrika Korps’ arrive in North Africa.
  • March 7, 1941 – British forces arrive in Greece.
  • March 11, 1941 – President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act.
  • March 27, 1941 – A coup in Yugoslavia overthrows the pro-Axis government.
  • April 3, 1941 – Pro-Axis regime set up in Iraq.
  • April 6, 1941 – Nazis invade Greece and Yugoslavia.
  • April 14, 1941 – Rommel attacks Tobruk.
  • April 17, 1941 – Yugoslavia surrenders to the Nazis.
  • April 27, 1941 – Greece surrenders to the Nazis.
  • May 1, 1941 – German attack on Tobruk is repulsed.
  • May 10, 1941 – Deputy Führer Rudolph Hess flies to Scotland.
  • May 10/11 – Heavy German bombing of London; British bomb Hamburg.
  • May 15, 1941 – Operation Brevity begins (the British counter-attack in Egypt).
  • May 24, 1941 – Sinking of the British ship Hood by the Bismarck.
  • May 27, 1941 – Sinking of the Bismarck by the British Navy.
  • June 4, 1941 – Pro-Allied government installed in Iraq.
  • June 8, 1941 – Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
  • June 14, 1941 – United States freezes German and Italian assets in America.
  • June 22, 1941 – Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins.
  • In June – Nazi SS Einsatzgruppen begin mass murder.
  • June 28, 1941 – Germans capture Minsk.
  • July 3, 1941 – Stalin calls for a scorched earth policy.
  • July 10, 1941 – Germans cross the River Dnieper in the Ukraine.
  • July 12, 1941 – Mutual Assistance agreement between British and Soviets.
  • July 14, 1941 – British occupy Syria.
  • July 26, 1941 – Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations.
  • July 31, 1941 – Göring instructs Heydrich to prepare for the Final Solution.
  • Aug 1, 1941 – United States announces an oil embargo against aggressor states.
  • Aug 14, 1941 – Roosevelt and Churchill announce the Atlantic Charter.
  • Aug 20, 1941 – Nazi siege of Leningrad begins.
  • Sept 1, 1941 – Nazis order Jews to wear yellow stars.
  • Sept 3, 1941 – First experimental use of gas chambers at Auschwitz.
  • Sept 19, 1941 – Nazis take Kiev.
  • Sept 29, 1941 – Nazis murder 33,771 Jews at Kiev.
  • Oct 2, 1941 – Operation Typhoon begins (German advance on Moscow).
  • Oct 16, 1941 – Germans take Odessa.
  • Oct 24, 1941 – Germans take Kharkov.
  • Oct 30, 1941 – Germans reach Sevastopol.
  • Nov 13, 1941 – British aircraft carrier Ark Royal is sunk off Gibraltar by a U-boat.
  • Nov 20, 1941 – Germans take Rostov.
  • Nov 27, 1941 – Soviet troops retake Rostov.
  • Dec 5, 1941 – German attack on Moscow is abandoned.
  • Dec 6, 1941 – Soviet Army launches a major counter-offensive around Moscow.
  • Dec 7, 1941 – Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor; Hitler issues the Night and Fog decree.
  • Dec 8, 1941 – United States and Britain declare war on Japan.
  • Dec 11, 1941 – Germany declares war on the United States.
  • Dec 16, 1941 – Rommel begins a retreat to El Agheila in North Africa.
  • Dec 19, 1941 – Hitler takes complete command of the German Army.
  • 1942

  • Jan 1, 1942 – Declaration of the United Nations signed by 26 Allied nations.
  • Jan 13, 1942 – Germans begin a U-boat offensive along east coast of USA.
  • Jan 20, 1942 – SS Leader Heydrich holds the Wannsee Conference to coordinate the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.”
  • Jan 21, 1942 – Rommel’s counter-offensive from El Agheila begins.
  • Jan 26, 1942 – First American forces arrive in Great Britain.
  • In April – Japanese-Americans sent to relocation centers.
  • April 23, 1942 – German air raids begin against cathedral cities in Britain.
  • May 8, 1942 – German summer offensive begins in the Crimea.
  • May 26, 1942 – Rommel begins an offensive against the Gazala Line.
  • May 27, 1942 – SS Leader Heydrich attacked in Prague.
  • May 30, 1942 – First thousand bomber British air raid (against Cologne).
  • In June – Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz.
  • June 4, 1942 – Heydrich dies of wounds.
  • June 5, 1942 – Germans besiege Sevastopol.
  • June 10, 1942 – Nazis liquidate Lidice in reprisal for Heydrich’s assassination.
  • June 21, 1942 – Rommel captures Tobruk.
  • June 25, 1942 – Eisenhower arrives in London.
  • June 30, 1942 – Rommel reaches El Alamein near Cairo, Egypt.
  • July 1-30 – First Battle of El Alamein.
  • July 3, 1942 – Germans take Sevastopol.
  • July 5, 1942 – Soviet resistance in the Crimea ends.
  • July 9, 1942 – Germans begin a drive toward Stalingrad in the USSR.
  • July 22, 1942 – First deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to concentration camps; Treblinka extermination camp opened.
  • Aug 7, 1942 – British General Bernard Montgomery takes command of Eighth Army in North Africa.
  • Aug 12, 1942 – Stalin and Churchill meet in Moscow.
  • Aug 17, 1942 – First all-American air attack in Europe.
  • Aug 23, 1942 – Massive German air raid on Stalingrad.
  • Sept 2, 1942 – Rommel driven back by Montgomery in the Battle of Alam Halfa.
  • Sept 13, 1942 – Battle of Stalingrad begins.
  • Oct 5, 1942 – A German eyewitness observes SS mass murder.
  • Oct 18, 1942 – Hitler orders the execution of all captured British commandos.
  • Nov 1, 1942 – Operation Supercharge (Allies break Axis lines at El Alamein).
  • Nov 8, 1942 – Operation Torch begins (U.S. invasion of North Africa).
  • Nov 11, 1942 – Germans and Italians invade unoccupied Vichy France.
  • Nov 19, 1942 – Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad begins.
  • Dec 2, 1942 – Professor Enrico Fermi sets up an atomic reactor in Chicago.
  • Dec 13, 1942 – Rommel withdraws from El Agheila.
  • Dec 16, 1942 – Soviets defeat Italian troops on the River Don in the USSR.
  • Dec 17, 1942 – British Foreign Secretary Eden tells the British House of Commons of mass executions of Jews by Nazis; U.S. declares those crimes will be avenged.
  • Dec 31, 1942 – Battle of the Barents Sea between German and British ships.
  • 1943

  • Jan 2/3 – Germans begin a withdrawal from the Caucasus.
  • Jan 10, 1943 – Soviets begin an offensive against the Germans in Stalingrad.
  • Jan 14-24 – Casablanca conference between Churchill and Roosevelt. During the conference, Roosevelt announces the war can end only with an unconditional German surrender.
  • Jan 23, 1943 – Montgomery’s Eighth Army takes Tripoli.
  • Jan 27, 1943 – First bombing raid by Americans on Germany (at Wilhelmshaven).
  • Feb 2, 1943 – Germans surrender at Stalingrad in the first big defeat of Hitler’s armies.
  • Feb 8, 1943 – Soviet troops take Kursk.
  • Feb 14-25 – Battle of Kasserine Pass between the U.S. 1st Armored Division and German Panzers in North Africa.
  • Feb 16, 1943 – Soviets re-take Kharkov.
  • Feb 18, 1943 – Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders in Munich.
  • March 2, 1943 – Germans begin a withdrawal from Tunisia, Africa.
  • March 15, 1943 – Germans re-capture Kharkov.
  • March 16-20 – Battle of Atlantic climaxes with 27 merchant ships sunk by German U-boats.
  • March 20-28 – Montgomery’s Eighth Army breaks through the Mareth Line in Tunisia.
  • April 6/7 – Axis forces in Tunisia begin a withdrawal toward Enfidaville as American and British forces link.
  • April 19, 1943 – Waffen SS attacks Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto.
  • May 7, 1943 – Allies take Tunisia.
  • May 13, 1943 – German and Italian troops surrender in North Africa.
  • May 16, 1943 – Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends.
  • May 16/17 – British air raid on the Ruhr.
  • May 22, 1943 – Dönitz suspends U-boat operations in the North Atlantic.
  • June 10, 1943 – ‘Pointblank’ directive to improve Allied bombing strategy issued.
  • June 11, 1943 – Himmler orders the liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in Poland.
  • July 5, 1943 – Germans begin their last offensive against Kursk.
  • July 9/10 – Allies land in Sicily.
  • July 19, 1943 – Allies bomb Rome.
  • July 22, 1943 – Americans capture Palermo, Sicily.
  • July 24, 1943 – British bombing raid on Hamburg.
  • July 25/26 – Mussolini arrested and the Italian Fascist government falls; Marshal Pietro Badoglio takes over and negotiates with Allies.
  • July 27/28 – Allied air raid causes a firestorm in Hamburg.
  • Aug 12-17 – Germans evacuate Sicily.
  • Aug 17, 1943 – American daylight air raids on Regensburg and Schweinfurt in Germany; Allies reach Messina, Sicily.
  • Aug 23, 1943 – Soviet troops recapture Kharkov.
  • Sept 8, 1943 – Italian surrender is announced.
  • Sept 9, 1943 – Allied landings at Salerno and Taranto.
  • Sept 11, 1943 – Germans occupy Rome.
  • Sept 12, 1943 – Germans rescue Mussolini.
  • Sept 23, 1943 – Mussolini re-establishes a Fascist government.
  • Oct 1, 1943 – Allies enter Naples, Italy.
  • Oct 4, 1943 – SS Reichsführer Himmler gives speech at Posen.
  • Oct 13, 1943 – Italy declares war on Germany; Second American air raid on Schweinfurt.
  • Nov 6, 1943 – Russians recapture Kiev in the Ukraine.
  • Nov 18, 1943 – Large British air raid on Berlin.
  • Nov 28, 1943 – Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin meet at Teheran.
  • Dec 24-26 – Soviets launch offensives on the Ukrainian front.
  • 1944

  • Jan 6, 1944 – Soviet troops advance into Poland.
  • Jan 17, 1944 – First attack toward Cassino, Italy.
  • Jan 22, 1944 – Allies land at Anzio.
  • Jan 27, 1944 – Leningrad relieved after a 900-day siege.
  • Feb 15-18 – Allies bomb the monastery at Monte Cassino.
  • Feb 16, 1944 – Germans counter-attack against the Anzio beachhead.
  • March 4, 1944 – Soviet troops begin an offensive on the Belorussian front; First major daylight bombing raid on Berlin by the Allies.
  • March 15, 1944 – Second Allied attempt to capture Monte Cassino begins.
  • March 18, 1944 – British drop 3000 tons of bombs during an air raid on Hamburg, Germany.
  • April 8, 1944 – Soviet troops begin an offensive to liberate Crimea.
  • May 9, 1944 – Soviet troops recapture Sevastopol.
  • May 11, 1944 – Allies attack the Gustav Line south of Rome.
  • May 12, 1944 – Germans surrender in the Crimea.
  • May 15, 1944 – Germans withdraw to the Adolf Hitler Line.
  • May 25, 1944 – Germans retreat from Anzio.
  • June 5, 1944 – Allies enter Rome.
  • June 6, 1944 – D-Day landings.
  • June 9, 1944 – Soviet offensive against the Finnish front begins.
  • June 10, 1944 – Nazis liquidate the town of Oradour-sur-Glane in France.
  • June 13, 1944 – First German V-1 rocket attack on Britain.
  • June 22, 1944 – Operation Bagration begins (the Soviet summer offensive).
  • June 27, 1944 – U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg.
  • July 3, 1944 – ‘Battle of the Hedgerows’ in Normandy; Soviets capture Minsk.
  • July 9, 1944 – British and Canadian troops capture Caen.
  • July 18, 1944 – U.S. troops reach St. Lô.
  • July 20, 1944 – German assassination attempt on Hitler fails.
  • July 24, 1944 – Soviet troops liberate first concentration camp at Majdanek.
  • July 25-30 – Operation Cobra (U.S. troops break out west of St. Lô).
  • July 28, 1944 – Soviet troops take Brest-Litovsk. U.S. troops take Coutances.
  • Aug 1, 1944 – Polish Home Army uprising against Nazis in Warsaw begins; U.S. troops reach Avranches.
  • Aug 4, 1944 – Anne Frank and family arrested by the Gestapo in Amsterdam, Holland.
  • Aug 7, 1944 – Germans begin a major counter-attack toward Avranches.
  • Aug 15, 1944 – Operation Dragoon begins (the Allied invasion of Southern France).
  • Aug 19, 1944 – Resistance uprising in Paris.
  • Aug 19/20 – Soviet offensive in the Balkans begins with an attack on Romania.
  • Aug 20, 1944 – Allies encircle Germans in the Falaise Pocket.
  • Aug 25, 1944 – Liberation of Paris.
  • Aug 29, 1944 – Slovak uprising begins.
  • Aug 31, 1944 – Soviet troops take Bucharest.
  • Sept 1-4 – Verdun, Dieppe, Artois, Rouen, Abbeville, Antwerp and Brussels liberated by Allies.
  • Sept 4, 1944 – Finland and the Soviet Union agree to a cease-fire.
  • Sept 13, 1944 – U.S. troops reach the Siegfried Line.
  • Sept 17, 1944 – Operation Market Garden begins (Allied airborne assault on Holland).
  • Sept 26, 1944 – Soviet troops occupy Estonia.
  • Oct 2, 1944 – Warsaw Uprising ends as the Polish Home Army surrenders to the Germans.
  • Oct 10-29 – Soviet troops capture Riga.
  • Oct 14, 1944 – Allies liberate Athens; Rommel commits suicide.
  • Oct 21, 1944 – Massive German surrender at Aachen.
  • Oct 30, 1944 – Last use of gas chambers at Auschwitz.
  • Nov 20, 1944 – French troops drive through the ‘Beffort Gap’ to reach the Rhine.
  • Nov 24, 1944 – French capture Strasbourg.
  • Dec 4, 1944 – Civil War in Greece; Athens placed under martial law.
  • Dec 16-27 – Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes.
  • Dec 17, 1944 – Waffen SS murder 81 U.S. POWs at Malmedy.
  • Dec 26, 1944 – Patton relieves Bastogne.
  • Dec 27, 1944 – Soviet troops besiege Budapest.
  • 1945

  • Jan 1-17 – Germans withdraw from the Ardennes.
  • Jan 16, 1945 – U.S. 1st and 3rd Armies link up after a month long separation during the Battle of the Bulge.
  • Jan 17, 1945 – Soviet troops capture Warsaw.
  • Jan 26, 1945 – Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz.
  • Feb 4-11 – Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin meet at Yalta.
  • Feb 13/14 – Dresden is destroyed by a firestorm after Allied bombing raids.
  • March 6, 1945 – Last German offensive of the war begins to defend oil fields in Hungary.
  • March 7, 1945 – Allies take Cologne and establish a bridge across the Rhine at Remagen.
  • March 30, 1945 – Soviet troops capture Danzig.
  • In April – Allies discover stolen Nazi art and wealth hidden in salt mines.
  • April 1, 1945 – U.S. troops encircle Germans in the Ruhr; Allied offensive in North Italy.
  • April 12, 1945 – Allies liberate Buchenwald and Belsen concentration camps;
    President Roosevelt dies. Truman becomes President.
  • April 16, 1945 – Soviet troops begin their final attack on Berlin; Americans enter Nuremberg.
  • April 18, 1945 – German forces in the Ruhr surrender.
  • April 21, 1945 – Soviets reach Berlin.
  • April 28, 1945 – Mussolini is captured and hanged by Italian partisans; Allies take Venice.
  • April 29, 1945 – U.S. 7th Army liberates Dachau.
  • April 30, 1945 – Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
  • May 2, 1945 – German troops in Italy surrender.
  • May 7, 1945 – Unconditional surrender of all German forces to Allies.
  • May 8, 1945 – V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.
  • May 9, 1945 – Hermann Göring is captured by members of the U.S. 7th Army.
  • May 23, 1945 – SS Reichsführer Himmler commits suicide; German High Command and Provisional Government imprisoned.
  • June 5, 1945 – Allies divide up Germany and Berlin and take over the government.
  • June 26, 1945 – United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
  • July 1, 1945 – U.S., British, and French troops move into Berlin.
  • July 16, 1945 – First U.S. atomic bomb test; Potsdam Conference begins.
  • July 26, 1945 – Atlee succeeds Churchill as British Prime Minister.
  • Aug 6, 1945 – First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Aug 8, 1945 – Soviets declares war on Japan and invade Manchuria.
  • Aug 9, 1945 – Second atomic bomb dropped, on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Aug 14, 1945 – Japanese agree to unconditional surrender.
  • Sept 2, 1945 – Japanese sign the surrender agreement; V-J (Victory over Japan) Day.
  • Oct 24, 1945 – United Nations is officially born.
  • Nov 20, 1945 – Nuremberg war crimes trials begin.
  • 1946

  • Oct 16 – Hermann Göring commits suicide two hours before his scheduled execution.
  • Yeah! That was REALLY long!!!
    Scott777

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    2 Responses

    1. Hey awesome timeline! Thanks heaps!
      Cool site you got here.
      ~Em

    2. It’s amazing

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