1940-1949 A.D. - WWII & China Becomes a Communist Nation


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Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president of the USA/John Nance Garner is vice president – George VI is king of England/Neville Chamberlain resigns as prime minister of England (he dies on November 9) and Winston Churchill succeeds him on May 10

April 9, Germany invades Denmark, it is sometimes called the “Six Hour War” due to its short duration, it was a prelude to the invasion of Norway (see next, 1943)

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 14 years old

May 10, Germany invades France

Between May 27 and June 4, Operation Dynamo, which evacuated almost 300,000 British soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, takes place              

In June, John F. Kennedy graduates from Harvard

July 26, Pride and Prejudice with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier releases in theaters

September 7, the Blitz of London begins

Sunset Magazine’s Host and Hostess Book is printed (I buy it in 2021 in Old Town Orange) “A few hours at cards or a meeting of your sewing circle requires a bit to eat and drink to top off the fun of the afternoon…”

Walt Disney’s Burbank Studio is completed, and some of the buildings from the Hyperion Theater relocate there

June 11, Germany takes Paris

August 30, J.J. Thomson, the English physicist who discovered the electron in 1896, dies in Cambridge, England

Nelson Rockefeller (grandson of John D. Rockefeller) expresses concern to Franklin D. Roosevelt over the Nazi influence in LATIN AMERICA, so Roosevelt appoints him as Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (CIAA) in the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs

“In 1939, the DRUG TRUST was formed by an alliance of the world’s two greatest cartels in world history—the Rockefeller Empire and the German chemical company I.G. Farben Industries (I.G. Farben). Drug profits from that time onwards curved upwards into gigantic proportions and by 1948 it became a 10-billion-dollar-a-year industry. I.G. Farben’s unsavory past is highlighted by the fact that during the Second World War it built and operated a massive chemical plant at Auschwitz using slave labor. Approximately 300,000 concentration camp workers passed through I.G. Farben’s facilities at Auschwitz and at least 25,000 of them were worked to death (The Secret War Against the Jews)

Nikola Tesla is 84 years old

George W. Bush is 16 years old

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 41 years old

December 5, Walt Disney turns 39 years old

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 25 years old



Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president of the USA/John Nance Garner is vicepresident until January 20 when Henry A. Wallace succeeds him – George VI is king of England/Winston Churchill is prime minister

March 28, the author Virginia Woolf drowns herself in the River Ouse in Lewes

May 9, A photo is taken of the Featherstone buildings, Holborn showing a bombed out street, Holborn suffered the highest per capita casualty rate from the bombing in London (LL)

May 11, The Blitz of London ends

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 15 years old

June 8, C.S. Lewis gives an address at the Solemn Evensong in the twelfth-century church Oxford University Church of St. Mary the Virgin on June 8 titled The Weight of Glory

June 25, The movie Caught in the Draft starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour

A pro-Axis (pro-Germany, Italy, and Japan) revolt breaks out in the Kingdom of Iraq that leads to British Military intervention, and the Iraq government agrees to support the Allied war effort (history.com)

November 29, C.S. Lewis turns 42 years old

December 5, Walt Disney turns 40 years old

December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed on and America enters WWII

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 26 years old

Senator Harry Truman reads Standard Oil’s 1939 letter to renew its agreement with the IG Farbmen company (a company that used slave labor in Auschwitz for their chemical plant), “…which made it clear that the Rockefellers’ company was prepared to work with the Nazis whether their own government was at war with them or not. Truman’s Senate Committee on the National Defense was outraged and began a probe. Suddenly however, the whole matter was dropped. There was a reason for Rockefeller’s escape: blackmail…(cont. in 1942) (S: The Secret War Against the Jews, by _____, pg. ____)

Construction begins on the Pentagon

Construction begins in Suitland, Maryland on the Federal Office Buildings which now house the U.S. Census Bureau among other things, the government bought 437 acres of farm and dairy land in order to build offices that would support the war effort



Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president – King George VI is on the throne of England/Winston Churchill the prime minister

“On February 27, 1942, Thurman Arnold, the assistant attorney general of the United States, stormed into the offices of Standard [Oil Company] of New Jersey at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York and outlined the charges…Arnold demanded fines totally $1.5 million and control of the Nazi patents. In response, the Standard [Oil Company] executives made it clear that the entire U.S. war effort was fueled by their oil and it could be stopped. Arnold could do nothing but accept the fact of the blackmail” (The Secret War Against the Jews pp. 64-65)

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 16 years old

In July, Senator Prescott Bush (father of President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush), is a founder and one of the seven directors of a banking company called Union Banking Corporation, and in this year, the company’s assets are seized by President Theodore Roosevelt under the “Trading with the Enemy Act,” for funding the Nazi Regime, in 2015, the Bushes are still named in lawsuits by Holocaust survivors

Stephen Hawking is born in Oxford into a family of doctors

American Birth Control League changes its name to Planned Parenthood

July 13, Harrison Ford is born

Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire is released in theaters

My Favorite Blonde with Bob Hope releases in theaters

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is published

The Manhattan Project begins to develop nuclear weapons (goes until 1946)

Construction ends on the Pentagon

December 5, Walt Disney turns 41 years old

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 27 years old

Between shooting of scenes at RKO Pictures, actress Maurine O'Hara helps the war effort by collecting over 70 typewriters that will be used by the US army, navy and Marines (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)




Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president – King George VI is on the throne of England – Winston Churchill is prime minister of England

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 17 years old

ABC is founded on October 12  

The Manhattan Project is developing nuclear weapons

David Bohm graduates from the University of California at Berkeley with a doctorate in physics (see the year 1951)

Niels Bohr (Danish physicist) gets word that he is about to be arrested by the Germans, so he flees to Sweden, from there he is flown to Britain where he joins the British Tube Alloys nuclear weapons project, and becomes part of the British mission to the Manhattan Project

December 5, Walt Disney turns 42 years old

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 28 years old



Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president – King George VI is on the throne of England/Winston Churchill is prime minister of England

World War II continues, hear the news on the radio: https://archive.org/details/1944RadioNews

The Bretton Woods Agreement is negotiated at a conference in Bretton Woods New Hampshire, this Agreement creates the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is founded by 44 countries (today it has 190 countries); The IMF loans—including emergency loans—to member countries experiencing actual or potential balance of payments problems, “the aim is to help them rebuild their international reserves stabilize their currencies,” https://www.imf.org/en/About

The World Bank is established and it’s headquartered at the World Bank Group building, 1818 H. Street NW, Washington D.C., the founding fathers are Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes; the bank provides loans and grants to low- and middle-income countries; It comprises two institutions: The International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA); The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group; (the World Bank’s first loan will go to France in 1947)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 18 years old

In March, the German occupation of the Kingdom of Hungary begins, George Soros is 13 years old and as a Jewish boy is barred from attending school,

May 7, Dad is born in Michigan!!  

May 14, George Lucas is born in Modesto, California

The Manhattan Project is developing nuclear weapons

Harry Chandler hands over the reins to his publishing empire, which includes the Los Angeles Times, to his son Norman Chandler (later he’ll pass it off to his son Otis in 1960)

December 5, Walt Disney turns 43 years old

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 29 years old

December 24, the Siege of Budapest begins and the Russians and Germans fighting house to house, George Soros is 14 years old right now and in the city, he survives the siege (ends next year on February 13)



Franklin D. Roosevelt is the president until April 12 when he dies, and Harry Truman becomes the 33rd president of the United States – George VI is king of England/Winston Churchill is prime minister of England until July 26 when Clement Atlee succeeds him

February 13, the Siege of Budapest ends, the city unconditionally surrendered (defended by the German army) and it is a strategic victory for the allies in their push toward Berlin, George Soros is there to see it (he moves to New York in 1956)

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 19 years old

April 12, while sitting for a portrait in Warm Springs, Georgia, President Roosevelt says he has “a terrific headache” and then slumps forward, he dies that day, Harry S. Truman, the vice president, steps into the presidency

April 30, Karl Dönitz (1891-1980) becomes the fourth president of Germany, it was Hitler’s wish that Dönitz succeed him upon his death

May 8, WWII ends with VE day, Hitler dies, Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed

Operation Paperclip begins in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers and technicians were taken from Nazi Germany to the United States for government employment after the end of WWII in Europe, primarily Between 1945-1959, it was largely carried out by special agents of the US Army’s Counterintelligence Corps (CIC) (CIA isn’t formed until 1947), many of these people were former members and leaders in the Nazi Party, the primary purpose for Operation Paperclip was U.S. military advantage in the Soviet-American Cold War and the Space Race, in a comparable operation the Russians did the same thing (see entry under 1946)

THE UNITED NATIONS IS FORMED and they meet in Muir Woods for an organizing conference, “focusing the delegates’ attention on the role of nature and places of tranquility in world peace

The Manhattan Project is developing nuclear weapons

May 15, Karl Dönitz is removed from the office of president of Germany and is indicted to the Nuremburg Trials, he is sentenced to 10 years in prison (after this, he lives in Hamburg, Germany until his death in 1980)

Frank Sinatra appears in “The House I Live In” a ten minute short about accepting all races—Italian, Jewish, Irish, etc. and sings the song, “What does America mean to me?” also appears in “Anchors Aweigh” with Gene Kelly and he dances for the first time

August 11, Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck releases in theaters

Marilyn Maxwell? Who is that? Apparently she was someone special to Frank Sinatra? Who was Ava Gardener?

December 5, Walt Disney turns 44 years old

December 12, Frank Sinatra turns 30 years old



Harry S. Truman is the president – King George VI is on the throne of England

March 12, Liza Minnelli is born to Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, she is practically raised at MGM studios (IMDB bio)

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 20 years old

June 14, Donald Trump is born in New York

August 19, Bill Clinton is born in Arkansas

The Road to Utopia is released in theaters (filmed in 1943)

October 22, the Russians, in one night, relocated more than 2,200 German specialists (a total of more than 6,000 people including family members) from Germany to Russia during Operation Osoaviakhim

“Viktor Schauberger’s TECHNOLOGY AND MOST OF HIS RECORDS WERE DESTROYED AFTER WWII. Devices based on similar technology by later inventors HAVE BEEN SURPPRESSED,” Viktor understood the power of vortices in nature, and how they are able to make things levitate, but “mainstream science has never understood” his levitating devices (DWW 28)

The Manhattan Project, which developed nuclear weapons, ends

The League of Nations dissolves (began in 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference after WWI



PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS & ROYALTY: Harry S. Truman is president – Clement Attlee is the prime minister of England – King George VI is king of England – No president of Germany at this time (not until 1949) – Vincent Auriol (b. 1884) becomes first French president of the Fourth French Republic (the Provisional Government of the French Republic ends 1944-1046) – Mikhail Nikolayevich Chernousov is prime minister of Russia (Communist Party)

January 22, KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operations in Hollywood, CA

February 10, Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

February 25, the State of Prussia (in Germany) ceases to exist

March 5, there is an explosion at the Centralia coal mine, killing 111 people, following the disaster, John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, called a two-week national memorial work stoppage on 400,000 coal miners

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 21 years old

Miracles by C.S. Lewis published

October 4, Max Karl Planck dies in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Bizone, Allied-occupied Germany, aged 89 (b. 1858), he won the Nobel Prize in 1918 for being the originator of quantum theory

October 26, Hillary Clinton is born to Hugh Rodham (1911-1993) and Dorothy Howell (1919-2011) in Chicago, Illinois

It’s a Wonderful Life releases in theaters

The Dead Sea Scrolls are found in Qumran

September 18, the CIA is formed

The British Raj (British rule in India) ends

Amateur archaeologists excavating in Death Valley, California, find 9ft. skeletons along bones of tigers and dinosaurs, a local newspaper reports    

Bill Clinton and Donald Trump turn 1 year old

August 12, George Soros turns 17 years old and moves from the Kingdom of Hungary to the UK

The “Roswell Incident” occurs in Roswell New Mexico, people say they saw aliens and a crashed, egg-shaped ship and that the government hid it from the public



Harry S. Truman is the president – Clement Attlee is the prime minister of England – King George VI is on the throne of England

January 30, Gandhi dies in New Delhi, India, British rule in Burma ends

March 14, Billy Crystal is born

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 22 years old

May 14, Israel becomes a nation (EZEKIEL 37)

George Bush (senior) graduates from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. with a history degree, while there he was a member of the Skull and Bones, played for the school’s basketball team, and was even a cheerleader, when he graduated he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, his son, George W. Bush, will later become a member of the Skull and Bones secret society, and graduate in 1968 (worldatlas.com)

The Kaiser Wilhelm Society changes its name to Max Plank Society for the Advancement of Science in Germany (Max died last year, he came up with quantum theory)

The Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida is opened to the public by Chicago publisher, collector, and professional hobbiest Otto C. Lightner, the museum is in what was once the Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 during America’s gilded age, it once boasted the world’s largest indoor swimming pool



PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS & ROYLATY: Harry S. Truman is president – George VI is king of England / Clement Attlee is prime minister – Zhou Enlai (b. 1898) becomes the 1st Premier of the People’s Republic of China (he will remain in office until 1976)

April 9, Hugh Hefner (founder of Playboy magazine) turns 23 years old

Mao Zedong proclaims the creation of the People’s Republic of China, and the Chinese Communist Party begins to govern China, he  becomes the Chairman of the Central People’s Government, in addition to the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party   

November 3, Solomon Guggenheim dies (the art collector, b. 1861)

Carroll Quigley’s book, The Anglo-American Establishment, is published

(Photo: A candy stand inside RKO Pictures theater in New York in 1949, Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

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