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July 26, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee

Conference of InterestPotsdam Conference

Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the unconditional surrender of Japan during WWII

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Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Josef Stalin in the garden of Cecilienhof Palace before meeting for the Potsdam Conference
Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Josef Stalin in the garden of Cecilienhof Palace before meeting for the Potsdam Conference
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  • Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the unconditional surrender of Japan during WWII
  • Japanese government disregards US ultimatum

JapanNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled

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Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
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  • US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill