Aug. 18, 1941 - U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan suggests incarcerating 10,000 Hawaiian Japanese-Americans, as incentive to promote "good behavior" by Japan.
Nov. 12, 1941 - Fifteen Japanese-American businessmen and leaders in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo are rounded up in an FBI raid.
Dec. 7, 1941 - Japan attacks Hawaii's Pearl Harbor. Local authorities and the FBI begin rounding up leaders from Japanese-American communities. Within two days, 1,291 people are in custody. They're held without formal charges. Family are forbidden to see them. Most wound up in internment camps.
Feb. 19, 1942 - President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, which lays groundwork for the imprisoning of Japanese-Americans.
Feb. 14, 1942 - The first wave of Japanese-Americans arrives at Santa Fe internment camp.
May 13, 1942 - Los Angeles gardener Ichiro Shimoda, 45, is shot to death by guards while trying to escape from Fort Sill, Okla., internment camp. Shimoda had suffered mental illness and had attempted suicide twice since his detention on Dec. 7, 1941.
July, 27 1942 - Private Clarence Burleson, a guard, shoots and kills two 60-year-old internees while they are walking to Lordsburg Camp and stopped to urinate outside. A court martial clears Burleson of any wrongdoing.
September 1942 - The Santa Fe camp closes, and 523 detainees are transferred out.
March 23, 1943 - The Santa Fe internment camp reopens. Japanese-American detainees are transferred from Lordsburg to Santa Fe, which makes room for German POWs in Lordsburg.
May 7, 1945 - German surrender ends the war in Europe.
Aug. 6, 1945 - An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. Shortly after, the second bomb is dropped on Nagasaki.
April 1946 - The Santa Fe internment camp closes and reverts to being a state penitentiary.
May 1946 - The last 12 detainees depart the Santa Fe camp.