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  • Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
    Saturday Aug 9, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    First meeting

    Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
    Saturday Aug 9, 1941

    On 9 August 1941, the British battleship HMS Prince of Wales steamed into Placentia Bay, with Churchill on board, and met the American heavy cruiser USS Augusta, where Roosevelt and members of his staff were waiting. On first meeting, Churchill and Roosevelt were silent for a moment until Churchill said "At long last, Mr. President", to which Roosevelt replied "Glad to have you aboard, Mr. Churchill". Churchill then delivered to the president a letter from King George VI and made an official statement which, despite two attempts, the movie sound crew present failed to record.




  • Naval Station Argentia, Placentia Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    World War II

    Atlantic Charter

    Naval Station Argentia, Placentia Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    In August, the United Kingdom and the United States jointly issued the Atlantic Charter, which outlined British and American goals for the war, even though America had yet to officially join.




  • Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Conference

    Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, discussed what would become the Atlantic Charter in 1941 during the Atlantic Conference in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. They made their joint declaration on 14 August 1941 from the US naval base in the bay, Naval Base Argentia, that had recently been leased from Britain as part of a deal that saw the US give 50 surplus destroyers to the UK for use against German U-boats (the US did not enter the war as a combatant until the attack on Pearl Harbour, four months later).




  • Požarevac, Serbia (Then German-occupied Serbia)
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1941

    Slobodan Milošević

    Born

    Požarevac, Serbia (Then German-occupied Serbia)
    Wednesday Aug 20, 1941

    Milošević was born in Požarevac, four months after the Axis invasion of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and raised during the Axis occupation of World War II.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 21, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    The Charter's content

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Aug 21, 1941

    No signed version ever existed. The document was threshed out through several drafts and the final agreed text was telegraphed to London and Washington. President Roosevelt gave Congress the Charter's content on 21 August 1941.




  • United Kingdom
    Sunday Aug 24, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    The name Atlantic Charter

    United Kingdom
    Sunday Aug 24, 1941

    When it was released to the public, the Charter was titled "Joint Declaration by the President and the Prime Minister" and was generally known as the "Joint Declaration". The Labour Party newspaper Daily Herald coined the name Atlantic Charter, but Churchill used it in Parliament on 24 August 1941, and it has since been generally adopted.




  • Imperial State of Iran (Present Day Iran)
    Monday Aug 25, 1941

    World War II

    Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran

    Imperial State of Iran (Present Day Iran)
    Monday Aug 25, 1941

    The British and Soviets invaded neutral Iran to secure the Persian Corridor and Iran's oil fields. The invasion took place from 25 to 31 August.


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