-Denmark, Estonia and Latvia sign a non-aggression pact with Germany. Meanwhile, Norway, Sweden and Finland refuse to sign.

-Germany takes over the rest of Czechoslovakia, while France remains pacifist, making no move to oppose Germany.

-Hungary breaks relations from USSR.

-Carpatho-Ukraine is annexed by Hungary.

-British will aid Poland if attacked.

-Nazis enter Prague

Walking out of League -Spanish War ends! Loyalists surrender when Franco's troops seize control of Madrid.

-Hitler orders Germany youth, aged 10 to 18, to join the military.

-Hungary quits League of Nations. Soon after, Spain quits League of Nations.

-Pact of Steel, a ten year long treaty, is signed between Italy and Germany. The treaty bands the two countries economically, politically and militarily. 22/5/39

-German troops move through Trieste, headed towards Libya.

-Holland mobilizes army, preparing for war. As well, France begins mobilization procedures.

-Belgium proclaims neutrality.

-Germany and USSR sign a non-aggression treaty. This will ensure that Hitler will not have a Two Front War.

-German invades Poland's western boundary on September 1, using new 3-wave military attack Blitzkrieg (Blitzkrieg map). 16 days later, the Soviet Union invades Poland from the east.

-War declared on Germany by Britain and France! 3/9/39

-September 3rd will be the beginning of The Phoney War, where Britain and France make no moves until May of the following year.

-President Roosevelt officially proclaims United States as a neutral country during the war. 5/10/39

-Canada declares war on Germany. A week earlier, Australia and New Zealand declared Germany, joining many European countries in the fight to stop Hitler.

-A peace offer from Hitler was rejected from France and Britain.

-250, 000 Britains have been called forth to join the British army.

Soldiers -The Western Front is attacked by Germany.

-A 15 year treaty has been signed by Turkey and the Allies.

-The German press urges for the bombing of Britain by Germany's air force.

-Soviet forces enter Latvia.

-Mussolini, the Italian leader, orders a reorganization of the Italian army, and calls for more troops.

-Finland calls for mobilization.

-The non-aggression pact between USSR and Finland has ended. Finland is attacked by land, air and sea by the Soviet Union. 30/11/39

-United States is allowed to sell arms to countries at war under a law passed by Congress and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

-Finland's peace proposal has been rejected by Soviets.

-Britain will send arms to Finland, in hopes to defeat Soviet hold on the country.

-USSR has been removed from the League of Nations. 14/12/39 Canadian flag

-Canadian troops arrive in Europe to aid Britain.

-Troops from Finland enter the Soviet Union. 25/12/39

-Moscow increases military budge by 66%.

grapes of wrath -God Bless America becomes a big musical hit in America.

-Over the Rainbow, sung by Judy Garland, is a popular hit, selling quickly.

-John Steinbeck publishes The Grapes of Wrath, the tale of a family during The Great Depression. A year later, it will be made into a Academy-Award winning movie.

Wizard of Oz -Clark Gable and Carol Lombard marry.

-Our Gal Sunday and Search for Tomorrow are two of the many soap operas on the radio. They are quite popular. GwtW

-First coloured motion picture is release, The Wizard of Oz. The movie stars Judy Garland as Dorothy and is based on L. Frank Baum's novel.

-Gone With the Wind, starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, has movie audiences packing into theatres. The popular movie, based on Margaret Mitchell's novel of the same name, will go on to win 8 Academy Awards.

-Yankees win World Series.


-Freud, the developer of psychoanalysis, has died at the age of 83 in London.
He was also known for coining the terms the "id," "ego" and "superego," as well as the Oedipus Complex.