1919 Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers Party.
1921 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1921 The Sturmabteilung or SA is formed by Adolf Hitler
1925 Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto ''Mein Kampf''.
1933 Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1936 Adolf Hitler announces the Four Year Economic Plan to the German people. The plan details the rebuilding of the German military from 1936 to 1940.
1937 Adolf Hitler holds a secret meeting and states his plans for acquiring "living space" for the German people.
1938 Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother
1941 Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
1941 Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."
1941 Adolf Hitler announces extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery
1942 World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
1943 World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.
1944 World War II: Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt (known as the 20 July plot) led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
1944 Adolf Hitler orders the establishment of a German national militia.
1944 Adolf Hitler orders the public funeral procession of Nazi field Marshall Erwin Rommel, commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps
1945 Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
1945 World War II: Fuehrerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
1945 World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.
1945 World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany".