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31 Aug 2017
20 April 1889 - Adolf Hitler is born in Branau, Austria
1914 - World War I starts. Hitler volunteers for service.
1919 - Hitler is asked by the army to investigate the German Workers Party which intended to join workers and nationalists.
8-9 November 1923 - Beer Hall Putsch: Nazi attempt to overthrow the Munich government fails, Hitler is arrested and served 9 months in jail, during which time he writes Mein Kampf (My Struggle).
1925 - Hitler re-establishes the Nazi Party. Mein Kampf is published.
1921 - Hitler becomes the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party)
1930 - Nazi Party becomes the second largest political party in Germany.
1931 - Hitler challenges Paul von Hindenburg for presidency, fails to win.
30 January 1933 - Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.
23 March 1933 - Hitler passes the Enabling Act, which grants the Nazi Party power to make their own laws, abolish all other political parties, and open concentration camps.
1 April 1933 - Nazi boycott of Jewish owned shops.
14 October 1933 - Germany resigns from the League of Nations.
16 March 1935 - Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by introducing military conscription.
October 1938 - Germany occupies the Sudetenland.
9-10 November 1938 - Crystal Night: 7,500 Jewish shops are destroyed and 400 synagogues are burned, an act orchestrated by the Nazi Party to kill as many Jews as possible. Nearly 20,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps. This is considered as the beginning of the Holocaust.
1939 - Blitzkrieg: Hitler invades Poland. Peace pact between Germany and Russia is formed.
June 1941 - Germany ignores peace pact and invades Russia.
February 1943 - Germans surrender at Stalingrad. From this point in the war, Germany is continually retreating.
January 1945 - Soviet troops enter Nazi Germany. End of World War II.
30 April 1945 - Adolf Hitler commits suicide with his wife Eva Braun. Over 6 million Jews are murdered during the Holocaust.
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