WHAT ALL HAPPENED APRIL TO DECEMBER 1945
Find out what all happened April to December 1945

World War II: Axis Sally delivers her last propaganda broadcast to Allied troops. (6. May 1945)

Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established. (2. April 1945)

World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go. (7. April 1945)

World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: the Instrument of Surrender of Japan is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. (2. September 1945)

A group of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, stages a coup d'état against then president Isaías Medina Angarita, who is overthrown by the end of the day. (18. October 1945)

The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb. (26. July 1945)

World War II: the Battle of Slater's Knoll on Bougainville comes to an end. (6. April 1945)

World War II: The Battle of Poljana, the final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia. (15. May 1945)

By a vote of 65 to 7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations. (The UN had been established on October 24, 1945.) (4. December 1945)

The Yugoslav partisans free Trieste. (1. May 1945)

Osijek, Croatia, is liberated from fascist occupation. (14. April 1945)

End of the Prague uprising, celebrated now as a national holiday in the Czech Republic. (8. May 1945)

Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria. (31. July 1945)

World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death. (2. May 1945)

The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies. (31. August 1945)

Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces. (30. August 1945)

A massive number of people, headed by CGT, gather in the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina to demand Juan Peron's release. It calls "el día de la lealtad peronista" (peronista loyalty day) (17. October 1945)

World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel, commits suicide while in Allied custody. (23. May 1945)

Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two, a milestone in the approaching end of World War II in Europe. (25. April 1945)

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund are created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations. (27. December 1945)

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