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 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, 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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    May 20th, 2014
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    There’s a story in the New York Times about the last surviving member of 1945 Cubs, Lennie Merullo. Lennie was their starting shortstop, and he’s still alive in Massachusetts. He’s 97 years old. It’s a charming story about the man. I once wrote a snarky piece about Lennie at J...