On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • England & Australian Services draw 4th Victory Test

United NationsUnited Nations Charter

President Harry Truman signs the United Nations Charter
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Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations
Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations

Conference of InterestNuremberg Trials

US, USSR, Britain and France sign Treaty of London which sets down procedures for the Nuremberg war trials of Nazi leaders
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Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
Hermann Goering on trial at the Nuremberg Trials. He would later be sentenced to death, but committed suicide the night before his sentence was to be carried out.
  • USSR declares war against Japan in WW II
  • USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea