August 26, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WWII

Birthdays in History

  • Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania), born in Munhall, Pennsylvania

Deaths in History

  • Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54