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19 Sep 1918

United States
29 Sep 1931

Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1931
Chinese-Americans Jean and Gertrude Moy protesting against the Japanese invasion of northeastern China, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 29 Sep 1931, photo 1 of 2Chinese-Americans protesting against the Japanese invasion of northeastern China, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 29 Sep 1931Chinese-Americans Jean and Gertrude Moy protesting against the Japanese invasion of northeastern China, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 29 Sep 1931, photo 2 of 2
2 Jul 1932

United States
  • At Chicago, Illinois, United States, Franklin Roosevelt accepted to be the Democratic Party's candidate for the US Presidency. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Chicago, Illinois | CPC]
22 Jul 1934

United States
  • The outlaw, John Dillinger, was slain in a murderous FBI ambush outside a cinema in Chicago, Illinois, United States. ww2dbase [Chicago, Illinois | AC]
5 Oct 1937

United States
2 Jun 1938

Photo(s) dated 2 Jun 1938
6,000 Chinese-Americans protesting the Japanese invasion of northeastern China, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 2 Jun 1938
18 Jul 1940

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt received an almost unanimous invitation at the Democrat Convention in Chicago, Illinois, United States to stand as the party's candidate for the 1940 presidential election. If elected he would become the first US President to remain in office for more than two terms. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Chicago, Illinois | CPC, AC]
8 Dec 1941

United States
  • Minoru Yasui resigned his position at the Japanese consulate in Chicago, Illinois, United States. ww2dbase [Minoru Yasui | Chicago, Illinois | CPC]
10 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 10 Dec 1941
Chinese-American Gertrude Moy posting anti-Japanese sign outside the Hoe Sai Gai restaurant where she was employed, Chicago, Illinois, United States, Dec 1941
7 Jun 1942

United States
  • The American newspaper Chicago Tribune reported the Battle of Midway victory, hinting that the US Navy had knowledge of Japanese strengths prior to the engagement; this would later, in Aug 1942, trigger a Federal investigation. ww2dbase [Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Islands | Chicago, Illinois | CPC]
27 Jun 1942

United States
  • Acting on information given by defected saboteur George Dasch, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents captured two German saboteurs in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The FBI would soon announce to the public the capture of eight German saboteurs. ww2dbase [Chicago, Illinois | CPC]
2 Dec 1942

United States
22 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1943
Training aircraft carrier USS Wolverine underway on Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline behind, 22 Mar 1943.
8 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 8 May 1943
The training aircraft carrier USS Sable in the icy waters of Lake Erie on the day of her commissioning in Buffalo, New York, United States, 8 May 1943.
26 May 1943

United States
15 Jul 1944

United States
  • US President Roosevelt arrived in Chicago, Illinois, United States aboard his personal train Ferdinand Magellan and met with the chairman of the Democratic Convention Robert Hannegan to discuss the upcoming re-election. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Chicago, Illinois | CPC]
21 Jul 1944

United States
  • At Chicago, Illinois, United States, the Democratic National Convention nominated Senator Harry Truman to run as Franklin Roosevelt's vice presidential candidate in the upcoming election. ww2dbase [Harry Truman | Chicago, Illinois | CPC]
19 Apr 1945

United States
  • USS Macabi entered a floating drydock for transit the Chicago Canal to the Mississippi River. ww2dbase [Macabi | Chicago, Illinois | CPC]
25 Apr 1951

United States
25 Sep 1954

United States
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 was dedicated at the Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry as a permanent exhibit and a war memorial to all the sailors who lost their lives in the first and second Battles of the Atlantic. ww2dbase [The Capture of the U-505 | U-505 | Chicago, Illinois | DS]
14 Apr 2006

United States
26 Sep 2006

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal