THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRONOLOGY
IN TERMS OF THE PAN AMERICAN UNITY MURAL
1939-1941


1939MARCHSPANISH CIVIL WAR ENDS
APRILRIVERA AND TROTSKY REACH A "PARTING OF THE WAYS" AND THE TROTSKY'S MOVE OUT OF THE RIVERA/KAHLO HOME
SUMMERRIVERA AND KAHLO SEPARATE AND ARE DIVORCED BY THE END OF THE YEAR
AUGUST 7THE IV INTERNATIONAL DENOUNCES RIVERA FOR ABANDONING THE RANKS OF SOCIALISM
AUGUST 23NON-AGGRESSION PACT BETWEEN GERMANY AND THE SOVIET UNION
SEPTEMBER 1NAZI INVASION OF POLAND AND THE START OF WORLD WAR II
SEPTEMBER 3NAZI SUBMARINE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF ATLANTIC COMMENCES
DECEMBERSOVIET INVASION OF FINLAND
1940SPRINGTIMOTHY PFLEUGER TRAVELS TO MEXICO TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORTHCOMING ART IN ACTION PROGRAM OF THE 1940 GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION. THE RESULTING MURAL IS TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE SOON TO BE BUILT CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO LIBRARY
APRIL 9NAZI INVASION OF NORWAY AND DENMARK
MAY 10NAZI INVASION OF THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, AND LUXEMBOURG
MAY 12NAZI INVASION OF FRANCE
MAY 24THE MURALIST SIQUEIROS, HAVING RETURNED TO MEXICO FOLLOWING HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, LEADS AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON TROTSKY IN THE HOUSE NEXT TO RIVERA'S HOME
MAYRIVER'S ARTICLE, "STALIN, UNDERTAKER OF THE REVOLUTION", APPEARS IN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
JUNERIVERA ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO TO PAINT A MURAL AT THE GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (WORK IN PROGRESS UNTIL FEBRUARY 1941)
JUNE 24FRANCE SURRENDERS
AUGUST-JUNE (1941)AIR BATTLE OF BRITAIN
AUGUSTSOVIET UNION FORCIBLY ANNEXED LITHUANIA, LATVIA, AND ESTONIA
AUGUST 20TROTSKY ASSASSINATED IN MEXICO. RIVERA, FEARING REPRISALS AGAINST HIMSELF, STATIONS AN ARMED GUARD ON HIS SCAFFOLD.
SEPTEMBERFRIDA KAHLO COMES TO SAN FRANCISCO AND IS RECONCILED WITH RIVERA; THEY REMARRY ON DECEMBER 8TH
NOVEMBERFRANKLIN ROOSEVELT WINS A THIRD TERM AS PRESIDENT WITH A KEY SLOGAN: "YOUR BOYS ARE NOT GOING TO BE SENT INTO ANY FOREIGN WARS."
DECEMBEREXHIBITION OF RIVERA'S WORKS AT THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART
1941FEBRUARYRIVERA FINISHES THE GOLDEN GATE EXPOSITION MURAL AND RETURNS TO MEXICO, NEVER AGAIN TO VISIT THE U.S.