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1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1945th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 945th year of the 2nd millennium, the 45th year of the 20th century, and the sixth year of the 1940s decade.

Events

Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

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The "Big Three" at the Yalta Conference: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin, February 2, 1945.
During the Battle of Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines land on the island, February 19, 1945.

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The Japanese battleship Yamato explodes after persistent attacks from U.S. aircraft throughout the Battle of Okinawa, 7 April 1945.
Adolf Hitler, along with his wife Eva Braun, committed suicide on 30 April 1945.

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Marines of first Marine Division fighting on Okinawa, May 1945.

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Dwight Eisenhower and Georgy Zhukov, June 5, 1945.

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August 9: The mushroom cloud from the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air.
September 2: Japan signs the Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri.

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October 24: The United Nations is formed. This was its flag. The modern version is slightly retouched.
October 18: Nuremberg trials begin, after Buchenwald closed.

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