World War II Ends on This Day in History, August 14th, 1945

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In this composite image a comparison has been made between former US Presidential Candidates Harry S Truman (L) and Thomas E. Dewey. In 1948 Harry S Truman won the presidential election to become the President of the United States.

Harry S Truman announces on August 8, 1945 that the Soviet Union is joining the United States, Great Britain and other United Nations in the war against Japan. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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Today, August 14th, marks the 69th anniversary to the end of World War II. It was official when President Truman announced that Japan had surrendered.

Check out the slideshow above for photos of wartime events and propaganda.

More on This Day in History:

1925: Mount Rushmore is first proposed as an idea.

1945: Steve Martin, actor and comedian, was born.

1965: Jane Fonda, former fashion model and fitness guru, married director Roger Vadim.

2003: The northeastern United States and part of Canada experienced a massive blackout.


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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Honoree Steve Martin accepts the AFI Life Achievement Award onstage during the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 25292_003 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Image)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Honoree Steve Martin (L) and entertainer Mel Brooks onstage during the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 25292_004 (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Turner Image)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Honoree Steve Martin accepts the AFI Life Achievement Award onstage during the 2015 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 25292_003 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Image)
Steve Martin during 'Saturday Night Live' 25th Anniversary in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'SNL 25' -- Pictured: (l-r) Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Steve Martin during the Saturday Night Live 25 special -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
1999 Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy star in the movie 'Bowfinger.' Photo Universal
347908 49: Steve Martin attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party March 21, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA. The party, organized by Vanity Fair magazine, is held at Morton''s restaurant and is considered one of the most important venues for the celebrities after the awards ceremony. (Photo by Barry King/Liaison)
Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn with stunned faces at hotel door in a scene from the film 'The Out-Of-Towners', 1999. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Steve Martin holds a phone in a scene from the film 'Mixed Nuts', 1994. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 05: Steve Martin performs with the Steep Canyon Rangers at The Soundboard, Motor City Casino on June 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Paul Warner/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Actor Steve Martin attends the Backstage At The Geffen annual fundraiser held at Geffen Playhouse on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MAY 03: Steve Martin (left), Candice Bergen and Harrison Ford get together at Avery Fisher Hall for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's gala tribute to Mike Nichols. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin interacting in a scene from the film 'Sgt. Bilko', 1996. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: (l-r) Steve Martin as Pugga, Chris Farley as Timmy, Beth Cahill as Tracy during 'Grandma Pugga' skit on December 14, 1991 -- Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBCU Photo Bank
American actor and comedian Steve Martin, circa 1992. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
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