Japan formally surrenders (61 words)

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On the 9th of September 1945 the Japanese government signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri. Their surrender marked the end of World War II. This followed the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on the 6th of August and Nagasaki on the 9th of August, after which Emperor Hirohito had accepted the Allied conditions for ending the war.

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