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

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.

Mount Rushmore
Steve Martin's movie history
August 14th in history
August 14th horoscope

Click through the gallery below to see photos of birthday boy, Steve Martin!