Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TMIH - Japan Surrenders on September 2, 1945



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Do you remember what happened September 2, 1945?

Japan Surrenders: September 2, 1945

Save 25% on All-Access Membership Limited time.On September 2, 1945, Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender, officially ending World War II.
Despite the fact that Japan's defeat seemed imminent all that summer, it wasn't until after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki—at nearly the same time that the Soviets declared war on Japan and attacked Manchuria—that Japan saw surrender as a possibility. Even then... Continue Reading

150th Anniversary (1864–2014) This Month in the Civil War: Sherman Takes Atlanta

Civil War Collection 150th Anniversary
In May 1864, Union general William T. Sherman began his invasion of Georgia, going up against Confederate general Joseph Johnston in a series of battles and skirmishes throughout early and mid-summer. But in July, President Jefferson Davis, unhappy with Johnston's tactics, replaced him with the more aggressive John Bell Hood.
Sherman's and Hood's men clashed... Continue Reading
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