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1936 Mar 7   German troops occupy the Rhineland.
May 9  Mussolini's Italian forces take Ethiopia.
Jul 18  Civil war erupts in Spain.
Aug 1  Hitler opens the Olympic games in Berlin.
Oct 1  Franco declared head of Spanish State.
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1941 June 4 Pro-Allied government installed in Iraq.
June 8 Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
June 22 Germany attacks Soviet Union as Operation Barbarossa begins.
June - Nazi SS Einsatzgruppen begin mass murder.
June 28 Germans capture Minsk.
July 3 Stalin calls for a scorched earth policy.
July 10 Germans cross the River Dnieper in the Ukraine.
Dec 7
Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
Dec 7 Eleanor Roosevelt on Pearl Harbor
Dec 8 United States and Britain declare war on Japan.
Dec 11 Germany declares war on the United States.
Dec 16 Rommel begins a retreat to El Agheila in North Africa.
Dec 19 Hitler takes complete command of the German Army.
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1945 April 1 U.S. troops encircle Germans in the Ruhr; Allied offensive in North Italy.
April 12 President Roosevelt dies. Truman becomes President. Allies liberate Buchenwald and Belsen concentration camps.
April 18 German forces in the Ruhr surrender.
April 21 Soviets reach Berlin.
April 28 Mussolini is captured and hanged by Italian partisans
April 29 U.S. 7th Army liberates Dachau.
April 30 Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
May 2 German troops in Italy surrender.
May 7 Unconditional surrender of all German forces to Allies.
May 8 V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.
Aug 6
First atomic bomb dropped, on Hiroshima, Japan.
         President Truman on the A-Bomb and the war with Japan
Aug 8 Soviets declares war on Japan and invade Manchuria.
Aug 9 Second atomic bomb dropped, on Nagasaki, Japan.
Aug 14 Japanese agree to unconditional surrender.
Sept 2 Japanese sign the surrender agreement; V-J (Victory over Japan) Day.
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