America 1940-1949: World Events Research Article from American Decades

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Elections in Britain result in a Labour Party landslide; Clement Attlee succeeds Churchill as prime minister.

6 Aug.

The U.S. Superfortress bomber Enola Gay drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing more than 50,000 people and leveling four square miles of the city.

8 Aug.

The Soviet Union declares war on Japan and attacks Japanese forces in Manchuria the next day.

9 Aug.

The United States detonates an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing more than 40,000 people and destroying a third of the city.

10 Aug.

The Japanese Supreme Council votes to accept the surrender terms of the Potsdam Declaration.

14 Aug.

The Soviet government concludes a treaty with the Chinese Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek.

15 Aug.

V-J Day. The Allies accept the unconditional surrender of the Japanese. The French sentence Petain to death as a Nazi collaborator; the sentence is later commuted to life imprisonment.

28 Aug.

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