The History of War (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 726

  • 1944-12-31 World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.
  • 1945-01-12 The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe

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1945-01-23 World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz
  • 1945-02-14 World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
  • 1945-02-14 World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
  • 1945-02-16 Venezuela declares war on Nazi Germany
  • 1945-02-21 Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties
  • 1945-02-24 Egypt & Syria declare war on nazi-Germany
  • 1945-02-25 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • 1945-03-04 Finland declares war on nazi-Germany
  • 1945-03-05 World War II: The Battle of the Ruhr begins.
  • 1945-03-27 World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins.
  • 1945-03-29 World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1945-03-30 World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 to Americans.
  • 1945-04-09 World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, East Prussia, ends.
  • 1945-04-26 World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
  • 1945-04-27 World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication.
  • 1945-05-05 World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases
  • 1945-05-06 World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops (first was on December 11, 1941).
  • 1945-05-09 World War II: Partisans liberate Ljubljana.

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1945-05-09 World War II: Hermann Goering is captured by the United States Army.

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1945-05-09 World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day
  • 1945-05-09 World War II: The Channel Islands are formally liberated by the British.
  • 1945-05-15 World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
  • 1945-05-21 Nazi SS-Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler captured
  • 1945-07-05 World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
  • 1945-08-08 USSR declares war against Japan in WW II
  • 1945-08-15 World War II: Korean Liberation Day.

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1945-09-08 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal attempt fails, later he is hanged

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo

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1945-10-11 Chinese civil war begins between Kuomintang government led by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong's Communist Party

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1945-11-10 Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).

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1945-12-31 Bradman scores 112, his 1st post-War century, SA v Aust Services

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1946-02-11 World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 116 of 156 captured U-boats
  • 1946-03-31 The first election is held in Greece after World War II.
  • 1946-04-29 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
  • 1946-06-03 International Military Tribunal opens in Tokyo against 28 Japanese war criminals
  • 1946-09-30 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg
  • 1946-10-01 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • 1946-10-16 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
  • 1946-10-25 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg)

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1946-12-19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1947-05-03 Japan's post-war constitution goes into effect, granting universal suffrage, stripping Emperor Hirohito of all but symbolic power and outlawing Japan's right to make war
  • 1948-05-28 Israeli Air Force is officially founded shortly after the start of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
  • 1948-06-21 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
  • 1948-09-05 In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • 1948-09-10 Bijz Criminal division sentences war criminal Jacob Folks to life
  • 1948-11-12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • 1949-02-12 Panic in Quito, Ecuador, after "War of the Worlds" played on radio
  • 1949-07-20 Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
  • 1949-11-06 Greek civil war ends after 3 years with defeat of communist factions
  • 1950-02-01 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • 1950-07-12 Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten & F Fischer to death
  • 1950-09-26 UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
  • 1950-11-24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • 1951-02-01 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • 1951-05-21 The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition - a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.

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1951-07-09 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1951-07-26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • 1951-10-19 US President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany
  • 1951-10-25 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
  • 1952-09-24 Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
  • 1953-08-05 Operation "Big Switch"; Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom
  • 1954-11-01 The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
  • 1955-01-15 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
  • 1955-01-25 Russia ends state of war with Germany
  • 1955-11-04 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.
  • 1956-02-01 Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
  • 1956-04-03 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
  • 1956-07-05 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
  • 1958-05-30 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • 1958-09-14 Two rockets designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, the first German post-war rockets, reach the upper atmosphere.
  • 1960-04-08 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
  • 1961-09-01 The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of the Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate
  • 1961-12-09 SS-Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
  • 1961-12-11 Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel
  • 1962-03-18 Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
  • 1962-05-30 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres
  • 1962-08-30 Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • 1963-03-22 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
  • 1963-06-04 British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal

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1964-01-08 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1964-03-16 LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty
  • 1965-03-25 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • 1965-11-27 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966-03-27 Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
  • 1966-03-31 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in NYC
  • 1966-08-06 US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • 1967-05-20 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • 1967-06-05 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begins
  • 1967-07-06 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
  • 1967-07-07 Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.
  • 1967-10-21 Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon
  • 1968-01-21 Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh - One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 1968-02-18 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
  • 1968-08-28 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention
  • 1969-03-20 US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
  • 1969-04-03 Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort
  • 1969-04-05 Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
  • 1969-07-07 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1969-07-14 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)

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