1940

Male students registered for draft
1940

1941

Lyon becomes sixth president
1941

1942

College adopts accelerated program

1943

Military programs open on campus
1943

1944

Wartime enrollment hits low

1945

First veterans return to campus

1946

Bob Hope broadcasts from Holmes Hall
1946

1947

Enrollment tops 1,000 for first time

1948

Pomona adjusts to Daylight Savings Time

1949

Students build snowmen on Marston Quad
1949
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1940

Germany invades France

1941

Japanese navy attacks Pearl Harbor

1942

First sustained nuclear chain reaction

1943

Allies invade Italy

1944

D-Day landings in Normandy

1945

Anne Frank dies in concentration camp

1946

First meeting of the United Nations

1947

Jackie Robinson plays for the Dodgers

1948

Truman desegregates the U.S. armed forces

1949

Soviet Union explodes its first atomic bomb