Tuesday, August 14, 2007

V-J Day ~ August 14, 1945

Alfred Eisenstaedt - The Kiss

Dancing Man
Sydney, Australia

V-J Day - Victory over Japan Day

July 26, 1945 - Postsdam Declaration issued. Truman tells Japan, "Surrender or suffer prompt and utter destruction."
July 29 - Japan rejects the Potsdam Declaration.
August 2 - Potsdam conference ends.
August 6 - An atomic bomb, "Little Boy" is dropped on Hiroshima.
August 8 - USSR declares war on Japan.
August 9 - Another atomic bomb, "Fat Man" is dropped on Nagasaki.
August 15 - Japan surrenders. (August 14 in the United States.)

At long last, the war in the Pacific and World War II ended.

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