Important Dates - World History

Year(AD) Days
1920 Foundation of the League of Nations (January 10).
1921 The Irish Free State established with the status of a Dominion like Canada (December 6).
1923 Turkish Republic proclaimed with Kemal Ataturk as its First President.
1924 Lenin died, and power passed into the hands of Stalin in Russia.
1925 Treaty of Locarno (between Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium).
1928 Kellogg Pact (signed Paris by the principal powers of the world for the prevention of war; it had no effect).
1933 Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany.
1935 War between Italy and Abyssinia. Italy annexed Abyssinia (Ethiopia); Plebiscite in Saar
1939 Germany invaded Poland: Outbreak of World War II.
1940 Fall of France after German invasion. Italy entered World War II.
1941 Hitler invades Russia (June 22): Framing of the Atlantic Charter (August 14)  Japan attacked Pearl Harbour (Hawaii Islands) (December 7); USA entered World War II (December 8); China entered World War II (December 10) Air raids by Japan on Rangoon (December 22)
1942 Capture of Singapore by Japanese forces (February 15); Battle of Coral Sea, Japanese fleet suffered heavy losses at the hands of the American fleet (May 3); Battle of Stalingrad (September 19)
1943 Defeat of Germany at Stalingrad (February 8); Battle of the Bismarck Sea, America defeated Japan in a naval battle (March 4); Invasion of Italy by the Allies, Armistice between Italy and the Allies (September 3)
1944 Allied forces landed in Normandy under the supreme command of General Ike (Eisenhowe); Liberation of Paris (August 25).
1945 Execution of Mussolini (April 22); Unconditional surrender of Germany to the Allies (May 7); USA dropped atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki of Japan (August 6 and August 9); Unconditional surrender of Japan (August 14); World War II ended (August 14); Foundation of UNO (October 24)

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