Attended by the “Big Three” Allied leaders, the conference saw United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war Europe.
On the 1st January 1942, the Declaration by the United Nations was agreed and signed by the representatives of four major Allied nations during the Second World War.
The United Nations General Assembly established UNICEF to provide help for children in countries affected by World War II.
On the 20th November 1945 the first, and best known, of the Nuremberg Trials began.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for an unprecedented third term as President of the United States.
On the 29th September 1938, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlain, Benito Mussolini and Édouard Daladier reached an agreement on the Nazi annexation of the Sudetenland areas of Czechoslovakia.
The Siege of Leningrad, one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history, began.
On the 3rd September 1939, the Second World War officially began when France and the United Kingdom – together with Australia and New Zealand – declared war on Germany.
On the 1st September 1939, German forces invaded Poland in a move that was to trigger the Second World War.
On the 25th August 1944, the Nazi German garrison in Paris surrendered the city to the Allies.