Historical Events of 1940's

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Historical Events of 1940's

Historical Events of the 1940's

(The Time Period When Afro-Cuban Jazz Was First Formally Emerging)

-Battle of Britain -Germany invades Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France-Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania annexed by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)-First official network television broadcast is put out by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in the United States

1940

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-Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii-The United States and Britain declare war on Japan-The United States declares war on Germany and Italy-The Lend-Lease Act is approved, which provided $7 billion in military credits for American manufactured war supplies to Great Britain and other allies; later a similar pact would be approved for the USSR with $1 billion loan

1941

1941

-Anne Frank goes into hiding-The Bataan Death March (forced one hundred two kilometer march of ~72 000 American and Filipino prisoners of by Japanese during World War II)-Battle of Midway-Battle of Stalingrad -More than 120 000 people of Japanese and those of Japanese ancestry living in the United States were moved to “relocation centers” -Manhattan Project begins (secret attempt of the United States to create the first atomic bomb)-Coconut Grove nightclub fire in Boston kills 492-T-shirt introduced

-Italy joins the Allies-Warsaw Ghetto Uprising-Jitterbug dance becomes popular in the United States

1943

1942

1940

-Hitler commits suicide-Germans surrender-United States drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki -United Nations (UN) founded-First computer built (ENIAC) -Microwave oven invented

-First meeting of the UN General Assembly opens in London-Winston Churchill gives his “Iron Curtain” speech-Hungary and Italy become republics-Nuremberg Trials (series of trials that occurred in post-World War II Germany to provide a platform for justice against accused Nazi war criminals)-Juan Perón becomes the President of Argentina-Bikini introduced

1946

1945

1945

-Jackie Robinson becomes the first African America in major league baseball-United States Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to break the sound barrier-Polaroid cameras invented

-Hitler commits suicide-Germans surrender-United States drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki -United Nations (UN) founded-First computer built (ENIAC) -Microwave oven invented

1947

1944

-Ballpoint pens go on sale-D-Day (first day of massive amphibious invasion by Allies on Nazi-occupied lands from the east and the west)-Two ships loading ammunition at Port Chicago Naval Weapons Station in California exploded killing three hundred and twenty people-Hitler escapes assassination attempt

1944

1948

1948

-Start of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-First successful Soviet atomic test -China becomes communist

1949

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