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World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...
Timeline of Events
1983
2.24.1983
A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
1987
4.27.1987
The U.S. Department of Justice bars the Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
1988
4.25.1988
In Israel, John Demjanuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.
8.10.1988
Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
1992
1.13.1992
Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) during World War II.
1993
5.18.1993
EU - riots in Nørrebro, Copenhagen caused by the approval of the four Danish exceptions in the Maastricht Treaty referendum. Police opened fire against civilians for the first time since World War II and injured 11 demonstrators. In total 113 bullets are fired.
1999
10.22.1999
Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
2001
11.13.2001
War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2005
10.30.2005
The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.