World War II Timeline by Henry Chen

Timeline created by henc412
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  • France signs an armistice with Nazi Germany

    France signs an armistice with Nazi Germany
  • Spanish Civil war ends

    Spanish Civil war ends
  • Nazis invade Poland

    Nazis invade Poland
  • United States proclaims its neutrality

    United States proclaims its neutrality
  • Nazis and Soviets divide up Poland

    Nazis and Soviets divide up Poland
  • Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan

    Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan
  • President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act

    President Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act
  • Yugoslavia surrenders to the Nazis

    Yugoslavia surrenders to the Nazis
  • Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations

    Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations
  • Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

    Japanese Bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • First Japanese warship sunk by a U.S. submarine

    First Japanese warship sunk by a U.S. submarine
  • Japanese invade Singapore

    Japanese invade Singapore
    This event actually happened from February 8th to February 9th, not just on the 8th.
  • Admiral Chester Nimitz appointed as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific theater.

    Admiral Chester Nimitz appointed as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific theater.
  • Bataan Death March begins as 76,000 Allied POWs including 12,000 Americans are forced to walk 60 miles under a blazing sun without food or water toward a new POW camp, resulting in over 5,000 American deaths.

    Bataan Death March begins as 76,000 Allied POWs including 12,000 Americans are forced to walk 60 miles under a blazing sun without food or water toward a new POW camp, resulting in over 5,000 American deaths.
  • Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz

    Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz
    This event actually happened during a point in June of 1942, not specifically on June 1st, 1942.
  • First deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to concentration camps

    First deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to concentration camps
  • U.S. Marines repulse first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal.

    U.S. Marines repulse first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal.
  • Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives permission to his troops to withdraw from Guadalcanal after five months of bloody fighting against U.S. Forces

    Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives permission to his troops to withdraw from Guadalcanal after five months of bloody fighting against U.S. Forces
  • Germans surrender at Stalingrad in the first big defeat of Hitler's armies

    Germans surrender at Stalingrad in the first big defeat of Hitler's armies
  • Allies take Tunisia

    Allies take Tunisia
  • Himmler orders the liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in Poland

    Himmler orders the liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in Poland
  • D-Day landings on the northern coast of France

    D-Day landings on the northern coast of France
  • Unconditional surrender of the Germans to the Allied forces

    Unconditional surrender of the Germans to the Allied forces
  • United Nations is born

    United Nations is born