This Week in 1945

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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...
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    Jun 7th, 2017
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    This week (June 7-13) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The Franck Committee recommends against a surprise nuclear bombing of Japan. The committee was led by Manhattan Project scientist, Nobel Prize winning physicist James Franck (photo). His co...
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    May 31st, 2017
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    This week (May 31-June 6) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *The Allies capture Nazi loot and criminals… *The U.S., Russia, England and France agree to split occupied Germany. *The Allied Control Council, military occupation governing body ...
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    May 24th, 2017
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    This week (May 24–May 30) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Americans pause reverently to pay homage on Memorial Day… *William Joyce (“Lord Haw-Haw”) is captured. He is later charged with high treason in London for his En...
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    In This Week in 1945
    May 17th, 2017
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    This week (May 17–May 23) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *U-Boats defeated, Tokyo bombed… *Heinrich Himmler, German head of the SS, commits suicide in British custody. He was only 45 years old. *President of Germany Karl Dönitz and...
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    May 10th, 2017
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    This week (May 10–May 16) during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II *Georgia welcomes back the famous General Courtney Hodges *The New York Times describes the damage in Germany this way: “Berlin is dead. As a city, it no longer exists. The p...
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    May 3rd, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II ends in Europe *Rocket scientist Werner von Braun and 120 members of his team surrender to U.S. forces. (Many of them become the backbone of our future space program) *The North German army surrenders t...