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Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party , commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and head of state from 1934 to 1945...
Timeline of Events
1919
9.12.1919
Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers Party.
1921
7.29.1921
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
11.4.1921
The Sturmabteilung or SA is formed by Adolf Hitler
1923
11.8.1923
Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.
1924
4.1.1924
Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes ''Mein Kampf''.
1925
7.18.1925
Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto ''Mein Kampf''.
1932
2.25.1932
Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
1933
1.30.1933
Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
3.23.1933
The ''Reichstag'' passes the Enabling act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
5.2.1933
''Gleichschaltung'': Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
10.21.1933
Adolf Hitler withdraws Nazi Germany from the League of Nations
1934
6.13.1934
Adolf Hitler and Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as "a silly little monkey".
6.30.1934
The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.
8.2.1934
Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
8.3.1934
Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into ''Führer''.
1935
3.16.1935
Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
1936
3.29.1936
In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.
10.18.1936
Adolf Hitler announces the Four Year Economic Plan to the German people. The plan details the rebuilding of the German military from 1936 to 1940.
1937
11.5.1937
Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring "living space" for the German people.
1938
9.12.1938
Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
12.16.1938
Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother
1939
6.6.1939
German dictator Adolf Hitler gives a public address to returning German volunteers who fought as Legion Kondor during the Spanish Civil War.
11.8.1939
In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
1940
6.23.1940
World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler surveys newly defeated Paris in now occupied France.
10.4.1940
Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
11.18.1940
World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous invasion of Greece.
1941
1.23.1941
Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
7.31.1941
Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."
8.18.1941
Adolf Hitler orders a temporary halt to Nazi Germany's systematic T4 euthanasia program of the mentally ill and the handicapped due to protests.
12.12.1941
Adolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery
12.19.1941
World War II: Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army.
1942
12.22.1942
World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
1943
9.18.1943
World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
1944
7.20.1944
World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt (known as the 20 July plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
7.21.1944
World War II: Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are executed in Berlin, Germany for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
10.15.1944
The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.
10.18.1944
Adolf Hitler orders the establishment of a German national militia.
10.18.1944
Adolf Hitler orders the public funeral procession of Nazi field Marshall Erwin Rommel, commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps
1945
1.16.1945
Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
3.19.1945
World War II: Adolf Hitler issues his "Nero Decree" ordering all industries, military installations, shops, transportation facilities and communications facilities in Germany to be destroyed.