World War II Timeline Assignment


Using the websites listed, find the dates the following events happened.  Then put them in order on your own “Word” document, along with the dates beside them, in order.

Sites to use:

Events to include:

  • Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
  • Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives permission to his troops to withdraw from Guadalcanal after five months of bloody fighting against U.S. Forces
  • Chester Nimitz appointed Commander and Chief of the US Pacific theater
  • Unconditional surrender of the Germans to the Allied forces
  • Nazis and Soviets divide Poland
  • First deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to concentration camps; Treblinka extermination camp
  • First Japanese warship sunk by US
  • Spanish Civil War ended
  • United Nations is officially born
  • U.S. Marines repulse first major Japanese ground attack on Guadalcanal
  • President Roosevelt signs the Lend Lease Act
  • Bataan Death March begins
  • Allies take Tunisia
  • Yugoslavia surrenders to the Nazis
  • Germans surrender at Stalingrad in the first big defeat of Hitler’s armies
  • France signs an armistice with the Germans
  • Japanese invade Singapore
  • Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations
  • D-Day Landings
  • US declares neutrality
  • Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz
  • Nazis invade Poland
  • Tripartite (Axis) Pact signed by Germany, Italy, and Japan
  • Himmler orders the liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in Poland





Adapted from a Georgia Virtual Learning resource