1940

Poland surrenders to Germany.

1941

The first Moscow Conference of World War II, involving, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union, is held. Averell Herriman, representing the U.S. and Lord Beaverbrook, representing the U.K., met with Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, to give assurances that both the U.S. and the U.K. would aid and support the Soviet Union in the common fight against Nazi Germany.

1942

After a visit to Tennessee, Lieutenant General Leslie Groves purchases 52,000 acres of land in Tennessee for “Site X,” which will become the Oak Ridge, Tennessee laboratory and production site.

 

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