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Major Events of 1945

1945 (Roman Numerals: MCMXLV) was the 45th year of the 20th century. 1945 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.

In 1945 World War II finally ended with the Soviets entering Germany from the East, and the Western Allies from the West. Adolf Hitler committed suicide. Japan surrendered after being blockaded, bombed, and hit by two atomic bombs, and attacked by the USSR.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1945.
News Events of 1945

Soviets liberate Auschwitz concentration camp.

US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt dies.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Adolf Hitler dies in his Berlin bunker.

Adolf Hitler

Allies and Soviets defeat Germany.

United States forces retake Philippines.

United States tests first atomic bomb (Trinity Test), then later drops the first atomic bombs used in warfare on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, ending World War II.

Atomic Bomb

Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal begins.

Indonesia proclaims independence from the Netherlands.

UNESCO founded.

Sports in 1945
Fiction set in 1945

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