This Week in 1945

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    Sep 20th, 2018
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    This week (Sept 20-26) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Marlene Dietrich (photo) goes to Berlin for the first time since 1931. *36-year-old Eduard Wirths, the chief SS doctor at Auschwitz concentration camp commits suicide while in custody. *Mo...
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    Sep 6th, 2018
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    This week (Sept 6-12) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Hideki Tojo (photo), Japanese Prime Minister during most of WW II, attempts suicide rather than face war crimes tribunal. The attempt fails, and he is later hanged. *Vice Adm. John Sidney M...
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    Aug 30th, 2018
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    This week (Aug 30-Sept 5) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The final official surrender of Japan is accepted by the Supreme Allied Commander, General Douglas MacArthur, on board the American battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. *Ho Chi Minh an...
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    Aug 23rd, 2018
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    This week (Aug 23-Aug 29) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The depth of the destruction in Japan is slowly seeping out. From the New York Times: “30,000 MORE DIE SLOW DEATH IN HIROSHIMA: JAPS – Report Many Sufferers Cry, ‘Kill...
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    Aug 16th, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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, 2018
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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 P├ętain (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, 2018
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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...