Byrnes, James Francis (1879-1972), a United States public official. In a political career that spanned a half century, Byrnes held public office on the local and state levels and in all three branches of the federal government.
WHAT'S INSIDE: WORLD WARS
- World War I
- World War II
- Other Conflicts
This World War II timeline highlights important dates from September 1939 to April 1940. This time period saw the official start to World War II on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Follow the events of World War II and the German invasion.
V-J Day meant the end of World War II, but not the end of global tensions. The main area of conflict was between the United States and Russia which led to a tense nuclear arms buildup. Read about how the end of World War II gave rise to the Cold War.