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  • Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima

    Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    The United States and the Soviet Union put an end to the war by attacking the Japanese with a new weapon (on the United States' part) On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb used in combat on Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands and leveling the city.




  • Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Hiroshima atomic bomb

    Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Hiroshima was bombed on August 6.




  • Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    Atomic Bomb

    The First Time To Use Nuclear Weapons In War

    Hiroshima, Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    On August 6, 1945, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a uranium gun-type fission bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.




  • Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    World War II

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Japan
    Monday Aug 6, 1945

    The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945.




  • Nagasaki, Japan
    Wednesday Aug 8, 1945

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Atomic bombings of Nagasaki

    Nagasaki, Japan
    Wednesday Aug 8, 1945

    A Second equally destructive atomic bomb was dropped by the United States on Nagasaki.




  • Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    Atomic Bomb

    The Second Time To Use Nuclear Weapons In War

    Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    On August 9, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a plutonium implosion-type fission bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" over the Japanese city of Nagasaki.




  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Soviet Union declared war on Japan

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    The Soviet Union declared war on Japan on August 9 and invaded Manchuria.


  • Manchuria, China
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Soviet Union renounced its non-aggression Pact With Japan

    Manchuria, China
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    On August 9, 1945, the Soviet Union renounced its non-aggression pact with Japan and attacked the Japanese in Manchuria.


  • Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Nagasaki atomic bomb

    Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    Nagasaki was bombed three days later.


  • Japan
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    Korean War

    Soviet Union declared war on Japan

    Japan
    Thursday Aug 9, 1945

    Soviet Union declared war on Japan on 9 August 1945, three days after the USA atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


  • Japan
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Japan agreed to surrender

    Japan
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    Japan agreed to surrender the following day.


  • Korea
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    Korean War

    The Red Army had begun to occupy the northern part of the Korean Peninsula

    Korea
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    By 10 August, the Red Army had begun to occupy the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    Korean War

    Dividing the Korean Peninsula into Soviet and US occupation zones

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    On the night of 10 August in Washington, US Colonels Dean Rusk and Charles H. Bonesteel III were assigned with dividing the Korean Peninsula into Soviet and US occupation zones and proposed the 38th Parallel.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    Hirohito

    The Cabinet Drafted an "Imperial Rescript Ending The War"

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    Everything changed after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Soviet declaration of war. And on August 10, the cabinet drafted an "Imperial Rescript ending the War" following the Emperor's indications that the declaration did not compromise any demand which prejudiced the prerogatives of His Majesty as a Sovereign Ruler.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Aug 12, 1945

    Hirohito

    The Emperor Informed The Imperial Family of His decision To Surrender

    Tokyo, Japan
    Sunday Aug 12, 1945

    On August 12, 1945, the Emperor informed the imperial family of his decision to surrender. One of his uncles, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, asked whether the war would be continued if the kokutai (national polity) could not be preserved. The Emperor simply replied "Of course."


  • Vietnam
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Ho Chi Minh

    August Revolution (1945)

    Vietnam
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Ho Chi Minh's Việt Minh (League for the Independence of Vietnam) launched revolution against French colonial rule in Vietnam, on August 14, 1945.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Hirohito

    AcceptIng The Potsdam Declaration

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    On August 14 the Suzuki government notified the Allies that it had accepted the Potsdam Declaration.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Hirohito

    The Kyūjō Incident

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    A faction of the army opposed to the surrender attempted a coup d'état on the evening of 14 August, prior to the broadcast. They seized the Imperial Palace (the Kyūjō incident), but the physical recording of the emperor's speech was hidden and preserved overnight. The coup was crushed by the next morning, and the speech was broadcast.


  • Japan
    Wednesday Aug 15, 1945

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Japanese Emperor Hirohito capitulated to the Allies

    Japan
    Wednesday Aug 15, 1945

    In less than two weeks the Kwantung Army, which was the primary Japanese fighting force,consisting of over a million men but lacking in adequate armor, artillery, or air support, had been destroyed by the Soviets. Japanese Emperor Hirohito officially capitulated to the Allies on August 15, 1945.


  • Japan
    Wednesday Aug 15, 1945

    World War II

    Japan surrendered

    Japan
    Wednesday Aug 15, 1945

    In addition to the bombing of the two bombings, the Soviets, pursuant to the Yalta agreement, invaded Japanese-held Manchuria and quickly defeated the Kwantung Army, which was the largest Japanese fighting force, These two events persuaded previously adamant Imperial Army leaders to accept surrender terms. The Red Army also captured the southern part of Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands. On 15 August 1945, Japan surrendered.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Aug 15, 1945

    Hirohito

    Broadcast Therecording of The Emperor's Surrender Speech

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Aug 15, 1945

    On August 15 a recording of the Emperor's surrender speech ("Gyokuon-hōsō", literally "Jewel Voice Broadcast") was broadcast over the radio (the first time the Emperor was heard on the radio by the Japanese people) announcing Japan's acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration. During the historic broadcast the Emperor stated: "Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is, indeed, incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives. Should we continue to fight, not only would it result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization.


  • Manchuria, China
    Monday Aug 20, 1945

    World War II

    Soviets invaded Japanese-held Manchuria

    Manchuria, China
    Monday Aug 20, 1945

    Soviets invaded Japanese-held Manchuria.


  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1945

    Atomic Bomb

    Physicist Harry Daghlian received a lethal dose of radiation

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 1945

    21 August 1945: While conducting impromptu experiments on a third core (an alloy of plutonium and gallium) which had been prepared for atomic warfare at Los Alamos National Laboratory, physicist Harry Daghlian received a lethal dose of radiation. He died on 15 September 1945.


  • French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Saturday Aug 25, 1945

    First Indochina War

    Hồ Chí Minh was able to persuade Emperor Bảo Đại

    French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Saturday Aug 25, 1945

    Japanese forces allowed the Việt Minh and other nationalist groups to take over public buildings and weapons without resistance, which began the August Revolution. On August 25, Hồ Chí Minh was able to persuade Emperor Bảo Đại to abdicate. Bảo Đại was appointed "supreme advisor" to the new Việt Minh-led government in Hanoi.


  • Chongqing, China
    Tuesday Aug 28, 1945

    Chinese Civil War

    First post-war peace negotiation

    Chongqing, China
    Tuesday Aug 28, 1945

    The first post-war peace negotiation was attended by both Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong in Chongqing from 28 August 1945.


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