1945 in the United States

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Events from the year 1945 in the United States. World War II ended during this year following the surrender of Germany in May and that of Japan in September.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of the United States, began his fourth term on January 20

February[edit]

February 4–11: Yalta Conference

March[edit]

April[edit]

April 12: Harry S. Truman becomes President upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 2
  • September 5
    • The Russian code clerk Igor Gouzenko comes forward with numerous documents implicating the Soviet Union in numerous spy rings in North America: both in the United States and in Canada.
    • Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose", is arrested in Yokohama.
  • September 8 – American troops occupy southern Korea, while the Soviet Union occupies the north, with the dividing line being the 38th parallel of latitude. This arrangement proves to be the indirect beginning of a divided Korea.
  • September 9 – The first actual case of a (computer) bug being found, is a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at the Naval Weapons Center in Dahlgren, Virginia.

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2005-12-17. 
  2. ^ "On This Day", New York Times, retrieved 24 August 2016 

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