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History.com: VJ day

On August 14th, 1945 an important event happened in U.S. History. The Japanese army accepted defeat in World War II. Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) was proclaimed to be on August 15th with President Truman confirming that the Japanese surrendered. To learn more about this special day in history visit this site to find a comprehensive discussion of V-J Day. Learn details and facts about this day in history with information about the war in Pacific, the surrender, related photo and speeches, battle maps, and more.

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