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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
TMIH - Japan Surrenders on September 2, 1945
On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 8:10 PM, Fold3.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Do you remember what happened September 2, 1945?
Japan Surrenders: September 2, 1945
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
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.