9 May 1936
  • Chiang Kaishek proclaimed that Japan was waging war in China without a declaration of war. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | CPC]
  • Mussolini disbanded the Blackshirt legions in Italy. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italy annexed Abyssinia and formed the colony of Italian East Africa by combining Abyssinia, Eritrea, and Italian Somaliland. ww2dbase [CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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