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Use this interactive timeline to follow the events of the war (including those preceding it), date by date — starting with Adolf Hitler’s rise to power as leader of Germany’s National Socialist (Nazi) Party in 1921.

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Click on a year. A colored box will appear with a date and the details of that date’s event. The colors correspond to the legend in the top right corner of the timeline. If there are entries for numerous events over the course of that year, the months featuring events will appear in bold under the list of years across the top. Click on a month for event listings.

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Launch the World War II Timeline


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July 5, 2015
Mason Lecture: Jonathan W. Jordan presents "American Warlords"
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

July 8, 2015
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

July 9, 2015
"Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II" Exhibit Opening
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and Special Exhibition Gallery

July 11, 2015
"Sentimental Journey: The Big Bands of World War II"
6:00 pm Dinner Seating, 8:00 pm Show Only Ticket
BB's Stage Door Canteen

July 12, 2015
Sunday Swing
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
BB's Stage Door Canteen

July 14, 2015
Stage Door Idol - Preliminary Round One
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
BB's Stage Door Canteen

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