May 10. The Chinese began drive toward northern Burma.
May 11. Allies opened big offensive in central Italy.
May 12. The American, British, and Soviet Governments issued a declaration to the Axis satellites, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria, and Finland, warning them to withdraw from the war, cease collaboration with Germany, and resist the forces of nazi-ism, or suffer the consequence in rigorous peace terms.
May 18. Cassino captured by the Allied forces.
The Prime Ministers of the British Commonwealth of Nations announced that they had decided at their London conference that after the War there should be a new kind of League of Nations with power and authority to prevent aggression.
May 24. Prime Minister Churchill, speaking to the House of Commons, stated that a post-war world organization would be set up, probably with a "world council, of the greatest states, and a “world assembly" of the lesser.
May 26. President Roosevelt issued a call for the meeting of United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference.
May 27. United States forces landed on Biak Island in the Shoutens group, 900 miles from the Philippines.
May 29. Secretary of State Hull announced that he was ready to proceed through international discussions with principal Allied governments with steps toward formation of a world security program.
Japanese launched an offensive in the Honan-Hupeh areas, hoping to seize the entire Canton-Hankow railroad.
May 30. President Carlos Arroyo del Rio of Ecuador and his cabinet resigned after a revolutionary junta seized power in Guayaquil.
May 31. President Roosevelt announced the first United States draft of a nonpolitical and tentative organization to the major powers.
Ex-President Ibarra returned to power in Ecuador and assumed the Presidency, with General Alba as leader of the "military provisional government.”
June 1. Iceland severed ties with, Denmark and became an independent republic.
Pope Pius XII broadcast from the Vatican on conditions for an enduring peace.
King Peter of Yugoslavia issued a declaration to Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, urging unity "till war is won."
Prime Minister de Valera's party retained its majority in the general election.
June 2. Senor Grau San Martin elected President of Cuba.
June 3. General Alexander issued a proclamation to the people of Rome, calling on them to help to save the city.
June 4. Rome was captured by the United States Fifth Army.
June 5. King Victor Emmanuel of Italy transferred royal powers to Prince Umberto and the latter became "Lieutenant of the Realm."
Premier Mikolajczyk of the Polish Government arrived in Washington for conference with President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull on Polish-Russian relations.
June 6. Allied invasion forces under the supreme command of General Eisenhower began landing on the northern coast of France.
The Badoglio government in Italy resigned.
United States recognized the Ibarra government of Ecuador.
Portuguese Government prohibited the export of wolfram, and took steps to bring about the cessation of its production.
June 7. Allied High Command and the French authorities representing General de Gaulle have fully agreed on military matters.
King Leopold of the Belgians was taken to Germany.
King Haakon of Norway delivered a speech on the rights of small nations to share in post-war decisions.
June 8. Crown Prince Umberto of Italy asked Signor Bonomi to form a new government.
June 11. Saipan, Tinian, and Guam Islands in the Marianas were, attacked by United States carrier forces.
June 12. Czechoslovak Government in London called on all Czechs and Slovaks in German and Hungarian armies to desert whenever possible,
June 18. The French Committee of National Liberation was recognized as Provisional Government of France by the exiled Governments. of Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Luxembourg, and Poland.
June 15. President Roosevelt issued an outline plan calling for postwar international security.
United States amphibious forces stormed Saipan in the Marianas group.
June 16. The Finnish Minister in Washington and his three counselors were given their passports and asked to leave the country.
June 18. Czechoslovak-Soviet agreement was signed, providing for printing of Czech currency in Russia for use by Czech and Russian authorities when Red Army reaches Czech territory.
June 19. Allied governments approved the newly formed Bonomi government in Italy.
June 21. British Government promised the Trans-Jordanese that a treaty more favorable than that of 1928 will be negotiated after the war.
June 28. United States and Great Britain resumed diplomatic relations with the new Government of Bolivia.
June 26. United States invasion forces captured Cherbourg.
June 27. United States Ambassador to Argentina was recalled for "consultation."
June 28. The Vatican resumed diplomatic relations with the Netherlands Government in exile.
British Government agreed to establish a war refugee haven in one of the former Italian colonies in Libya.
Governor Dewey of New York was nominated for the Presidency, with Governor Bricker of Ohio as his running mate by the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
June 29. Polish Government signed an agreement with Britain for war supplies on lend-lease terms.
June 30. United States severed diplomatic relations with Finland.
July 1. United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference opened at Bretton Woods, N. H.
President Ubico of Guatemala resigned and the Government, fell into the hands of a military junta.
July 5. Secretary of War Stimson conferred with Pope Pius XII and talked on peace terms to be dictated to Germany.
July 6. General Charles de Gaulle arrived in Washington for conference with the President.
July l1. United States recognized the French Committee of National Liberation as the de facto authority in the civil administration of France.
July 18. Egyptian Government issued a call for a pan-Arab meeting.
July 26. President Roosevelt was nominated for Presidency for a fourth term by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, with Senator Truman as his running mate.
July 20. Attempted plot to assassinate Hitler was reported.
July 21. United States forces began landing on Guam island.
July 23. Moscow announced the formation of a Polish Committee of National Liberation.
July 27. The State Department issued a summary of the position of Government in its relation to the Farrell regime in Argentina, justifying its non-recognition policy.
United States signed an agreement with Luxembourg in the civil administration of Luxembourg territory.
Premier Bonomi of Italy asked the United States for lend-lease aid.
July 31. Premier Mikolajczyk of Poland arrived in Moscow to confer with Soviet officials.
August 2. Churchill reviewed the course of the war in an address in the House of Commons.
Turkey severed diplomatic and economic relations with Germany.
Polish underground army in Warsaw area under, General Bor started fighting against the Germans.
President Ryti of Finland resigned, and the Parliament voted unanimously Field Marshal Mannerheim for the Presidency.
August 6. Russia recognized the Lebanese government as an independent, republican government.
August 7. Colombia and Venezuela declared that they "are unable to normalize, their relations with the Argentine Government of Farrell."
August 8. Petroleum agreement was signed between the representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom.
August 11. It was reported that United States, Great Britain, and Russia will establish a joint commission for post-war administration of Austria.
August 12. Churchill met Tito in Italy for a conference.
August 14. Russia proposed to United States and Great Britain the creation of a world security organization backed by an "international military air corps."
August 15. Allied forces under Lieutenant General Patch began landings in southern France (Cannes-Toulon sector).
August 16. United States Government froze Argentina's gold stocks in this country.
August 17. India is cleared of all Japanese forces.
August 19. Secretary Hull announced the resignation of Mr. Phillips, political adviser to General Eisenhower.
August 21. International Peace and Security Conference opened at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D. C.
August 23. Churchill conferred with Pope Pius XII in Rome..
August 25. Paris is retaken by the Allied forces.
Russians captured Kishinev in Bessarabia and arrived at Galati Gate, pathway to the Balkans and the Danube delta.
Rumania declared war against Germany.
August 26. Marseilles is retaken by the Allied forces.
General Mikhailovitch lost his command in Yugoslavia by a royal decree.
August 29. United States recognized the Polish Home Army as a combat force.
August 3l. Bucharest is captured by the Russians.
September 1. Mr. Robert Murphy is appointed political adviser to General Eisenhower on Germany.
September 2. Finland accepted the Russian armistice terms.
September 4. Russo-Finnish war came to an end as "cease fire" was ordered by the Finnish Government.
Brussels is retaken by the Allied forces.
September 5. Russia declared war on Bulgaria.
Customs agreement is signed, among Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands.
September 6. Bulgaria asked Russia for an armistice, and declared war on Germany.
September 7. Russian forces in the Balkans reached the eastern borders of Yugoslavia.
United States recognized Czechoslovak fighting forces and those of Slovakia as a combat force.
September 9. Provisional Government of France issued a proclamation abolishing all laws promulgated by the Vichy government.
September 10. Russian-Iraqi diplomatic relations established.
September 11. Churchill-Roosevelt conference started at Quebec.
Luxemburg is liberated.
September 12. Le Havre is retaken by the Allied forces.
September 13. Russo-Rumanian armistice signed.
September 14. Australia and New Zealand joined in Churchill-Roosevelt conference at Quebec.
United States forces began landing on Pelelieu Island of the Palau group.
September 15. Landings also began on Halmahera and Moratai Islands, in the Mulacca group.
September 16. Tito's territorial demands on Italy, including Istria and Trieste, caused dismay among Italians.
September 17. Allied air-borne troops successfully landed behind enemy lines in Arnhem, Holland.
September 19. Russo-Finnish armistice signed.
United States accorded full recognition to Syria and the Lebanon.
September 20. Port of Brest is captured by the Allies.
September 22. Russian forces captured Tallinn, capital of Esthonia.
September 25. Pan-Arab conference opened in Alexandria, Egypt, with Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Trans-Jordan participating.
September 28. Allied air-borne troops relinquished their hold in Arnhem after severe losses.
September 29. Russian representative withdrew from the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, and the second part of the Conference began with China participating.
President Roosevelt publicly rebuked the Farrell regime in Argentina.
The Polish Government dropped General Sosnkowski from the post of commander in chief, and appointed General Bor in his place.