This Week in 1945

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    Aug 16th, 2017
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    This week (Aug 16-Aug 22) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek meet in Chongqing to discuss an end to hostilities between the Communists and the Nationalists in China. Those hostilities won’t end 1949. In Pop Cu...
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    Aug 9th, 2017
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    This week (Aug 9-Aug 15) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (befoer 2016)… World War II *The United States drops an atomic bomb nicknamed “Fat Man” on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time). *Japan offers to surrender to the Allies, “provided this does...
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    Aug 2nd, 2017
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    This week (Aug 2-Aug 8) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *President Harry Truman announces the successful bombing of Hiroshima with the atomic bomb, while returning from the Potsdam Conference aboard the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA-3...
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    Jul 26th, 2017
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    This week (July 26-Aug 1) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Winston Churchill resigns as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister after his Conservative Party is easily defeated by the Labour Party in the 1945 general election. Clement Attlee b...
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    Jul 19th, 2017
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    This week (July 19-25) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II *French marshal Philippe Pétain (photo), who headed the Vichy government during World War II, goes on trial for treason. *American radio broadcasts call on Japan to surrender or face destruction. *At the...
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    Jul 12th, 2017
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    This week (July 12-18) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *At Potsdam, the three main Allied leaders begin their final summit of the war (meeting ends August 2). Truman informs Churchill that the July 16th nuclear test has been successful in a not...
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    Jul 5th, 2017
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    This week (July 5-11) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *First things first: ARMY RESTORES BREWERIES FOR GIs IN GERMANY. *The Philippines are declared liberated. Among those fighting in the battle: Rod Serling. He later tells quite a few war stor...
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    Jun 28th, 2017
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    This week (June 28-July 4) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Germany is divided between the Allied occupied forces. *The Polish Provisional Government of National Unity is set up by Soviets. In Chicago *The Chicago Board of Trade Building at 141...
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    Jun 21st, 2017
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    This week (June 21-27) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *General Eisenhower returns home… *The Battle of Okinawa ends. Total loss of life—American, Japanese and Okinawan—exceeds 250,000. *The Russians stage a Victory Parade in Red Square, ...
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    Jun 14th, 2017
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    This week (June 14-20) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Eisenhower welcomed in England… In Chicago *What had once been the NBC Blue Network officially becomes known as ABC under its new owner, Edward J. Noble (who had bought it in 1943 an...