Recent Event Highlights: Japan signs the formal surrender agreement, Victory over Japan, "Fat Man" atomic bomb on Nagasaki, "Little Boy" atomic bomb over Hiroshima, Germany Surrenders Unconditionally, Soviet Troops Capture Berlin, and 38 more...
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The day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II.
After the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan still refuses to surrender and the US drops a second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki
After the Japanese refuse to surrender, Truman makes the decision to drop the first nuclear bomb ever used in warfare on Hiroshima, Japan.
This was the document that outlined the conditions for the Japanese surrender.
This was the world's first atomic bomb that was successfully tested (in New Mexico).
The Battle of Okinawa was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War.
Truman replaces FDR as US president after his death.
This started a battle in which the United States fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from Japan.
Meeting of the Big Three to discuss Europe's post-war reorganization
The Bombing of Dresden was a military bombing by the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force as part of the allied forces between February 13th and 15th.
The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive launched toward the end of World War II through the Ardennes Mountains region of Wallonia in Belgium.
The largest Airborne battle of WWII, it ended on September 25th.
D-Day was the landing of Allied troops on Normandy Beach.
was the meeting of Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill between November 28 and December 1, most of which was held at the Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran
The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that erupted in Los Angeles, California between sailors and marines stationed throughout the city and Latino youths who lived there.
The new Italian government begins peace talks.
The North African Campaign included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
It called for the Allies to seek the unconditional surrender of the Axis Powers, Allied aid to the Soviet Union, and the invasion of Sicily and Italy.
"The Guadalcanal campaign was a significant strategic combined arms victory by Allied forces over the Japanese in the Pacific theatre." - wikipedia.org
"The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwestern Russia" - wikipedia.org
The Jewish resistance arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II to oppose Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp.
This was the invasion of French North Africa by British and US forces.
It was considered the most important battle of the US's Pacific Campaign where the US did major damage to the Japanese Navy.
The U.S. mounted a small-scale raid with large morale effects
A 60mile march made by Japanese prisoners of war.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order that moved nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans into 10 isolated relocation centers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.
After hearing that the US was at war with the 3rd Axis Power, Germany and Italy have no choice but to also declare war on the US.
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US public support for the war increased greatly and on December 11, Congress declared war on Japan.
It was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
This was a statement made by Churchill and FDR that basically outlined the goals of WWII.
This pact established the Axis Powers of WWII: Germany, Italy, and Japan.
France asks for an armistice with Germany and a few days afterward, the Battle of France ceased.
The Manhattan project was the development of the first atomic bomb for the Allied powers to use against the Axis Powers when faced with the threat that the Axis Powers may be developing the same type of nuclear weapons.
WWII began with the German invasion of Poland.
The Nazi-Soviet Pact stated that Germany nor the USSR would attack each other.
The Pact that resulted in the annexation of parts of Czechoslovakia to Germany in the attempt to appease them.
Austria is annexed into Nazi Germany
The Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city over the period of 6 weeks.
The Quarantine Speech was given by U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on October 5, 1937, in Chicago, calling for an international "quarantine of the aggressor nations".
This act stated that "the President could permit the sale of materials and supplies to belligerents in Europe as long as the recipients arranged for the transport and paid immediately in cash, with the argument that this would not draw the U.S. into the conflict. Roosevelt believed that cash and carry would aid France and Great Britain in the event of a war with Germany, since they were the only countries that controlled the seas and were able to take advantage of the provision." http://history.state.gov/