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1940s Timeline

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1940

1941

  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
  • Jeep Invented
  • Mount Rushmore Completed
  • Nazi Rudolf Hess Flies to Britain on a Peace Mission
  • Siege of Leningrad

1942

1943

1944

  • Ballpoint Pens Go On Sale
  • D-Day
  • First German V1 and V2 Rockets Fired
  • Hitler Escapes Assassination Attempt

1945

1947

  • Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Discovered
  • Jewish Refugees Aboard the Exodus Turned Back by British
  • Marshall Plan
  • Polaroid Cameras Invented

1948

1949

  • China Becomes Communist
  • First Non-Stop Flight Around the World
  • George Orwell Publishes Nineteen Eight-Four
  • NATO Established
  • Soviet Union Has Atomic Bomb

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