New Jersey and the World
|1920-New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify Prohibition|
|1922-Benito Mussolini takes power in Italy
1922-1923 Runaway inflation cripples Germany
1923-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics first constitution issued
|1927-Charles Lindbergh flies non-stop from New York to Paris. His plane uses an engine built in Paterson, N.J.
The Holland Tunnel opens to automobile traffic between New Jersey and New York City
|1928-Kellogg-Briand Pact -- nations agree to solve disputes peacefully
1929-Stock Market crash, triggers The Great Depression
1931-1932 Japan conquers Manchuria
|1933-Hitler comes to power in Germany||1933-Newark breweries reopen, after having been closed by Prohibition|
|1934-Austrian Chancellor Dolfuss assassinated
1935-Mussolini conquers Ethiopia
|1936-Hitler places troops in the Rhineland||1936-W.P.A. Workers undertakes several projects in New Jersey including:
|1937-Japan invades China||1937-The German zeppelin Hindenburg explodes - Lakehurst, N.J.
The Pro-Nazi German-American Bund formed, with its headquarters at Camp Norland, Andover, N.J.
|1938-Germany takes over Austria and the Sudetenland (Munich Pact)|
|1939-Hitler's troops overrun Poland, starting World War II||1939-New Jersey native Frank Sinatra gives his premier Performance at New York's Paramount Theater|
|1940-Japan joins Axis, attacks French and English colonies in Southeast Asia. Germany quickly defeats France.
1940-1941 Battle of Britain
1941- Germany invades Russia
Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
United States enters war
|1940-1941 New Jersey receives 9% of all allied war-related contracts
Naval station Earle, in Monmouth County, expands its war production
|1942- Fierce fighting in North Africa between British and German forces||1942-Camp Kilmer opens in Piscataway
German U-Boats sink several U.S. ships within site of The New Jersey coast
Basic training Camp Boardwalk opens in Atlantic City
|1943- Italy surrenders
1945-World War II ends