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Victory Over Japan Day (September 2, 1945)
September 2, 1945

Moment 62: Victory Over Japan Day

On August 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced the unconditional surrender of Japan to reporters gathered at the White House. As the news of Japan’s surrender in World War II spread around the world via radio and other mediums, crowds of thousands formed in cities across the country to celebrate. This day is commemorated as Victory over Japan Day, or V-J Day, on September 2 in the U.S.

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