Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Saturday 22nd July 2017 | Manchester, UK

Year in Photos: 1945

1. January 20 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to a fourth term as President of the United States, the only President ever to exceed two terms.

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2. January 27th the Soviet Red Army liberates the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Photograph of prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau during liberation.

 

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3. 14th April Bearers put the casket of President Franklin D. Roosevelt into a hearse during the funeral ceremony for President Roosevelt

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4. Hitler commits suicide April 30th

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5. May 8th is declared V-E Day. Military personnel and civilians celebrating V-E Day on Sparks Street, Ottawa, Canada

 

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6. San Francisco Conference establishes the United Nations. April- June.

 

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7. Potsdam Conference (Stalin, Truman, Churchill) establish basis of German reconstruction July-August.

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8. Atomic bombing of Nagasaki. US drops atomic bombs on Japanese cities of Hiroshima 6th August, ad Nagasaki, 9th August.

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9. 2nd September Japan signs official surrender on V-J Day. Here Britain celebrates signing of the Peace with Japan.

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10. ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator), the first allelectronic computer is completed.

 

 

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