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Harry S. Truman 33rd President of the U.S. Served from Apr. 12, 1945 – Jan. 20, 1953 1945 Dodge Truck

“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.” — Harry S. Truman

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• President Roosevelt, British PM Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin sign the Yalta Agreement • The USS Indianapolis is sunk by Japanese submarine killing 883 seamen. Many were killed by shark stack while awaiting rescue. • USS Franklin severely damaged, 700 lives lost • The U.S. takes control of Okinawa, Japan • U.S. celebrates V-J Day (victory in Japan) • U.S. Marines land on Iwo Jima • Franklin Roosevelt dies in office • U.S. bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building

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World events

• Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Fuhrerbunket • Nazis begin to evacuate Auschwitz concentration camp • U.S. troops liberate Buchenwald, a German concentration camp • Dachau liberated • Manilla, capital of the Philippines, is liberated by American forces • Italian partisans execute Benito Mussolini • Britsh troops liberate Belsen concentration camp finding no running water and thousands of rotting corpses • Adolf Hitler and his wife of one

day, Eva Braun, commit suicide • V-E Day commemorates the end of WWII in Europe • Germany is divided between Allied occupation forces • The U.S. detonates an atomic bomb nicknamed “Fat Man” over the city of Nagasaki, Japan • Emperor Hirohito announces Japan’s surrender on the radio • WWII ends • First German war crimes trial begins • Ho Chi Minh declares independence of Vietnam from France • United Nations created • Five U.S. Navy bombers are lost in the Bermuda Triangle

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Technology

• Percy Spencer accidentally discovers that microwaves can heat food • In 1945, only 5,000 homes have TV sets

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British PM Winston Churchill, President Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin sign the Yalta Agreement

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Remember When 1945  

What life was like in 1945... what things cost, news of the world and more

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What life was like in 1945... what things cost, news of the world and more

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