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12 Aug 1946
  • Harry Truman declared the second Monday of August the Victory Day holiday; today only US state of RI still celebrates it. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Sea Cat began a simulated war patrol across the Pacific Ocean from United States to China. ww2dbase [Sea Cat | CPC]
China
  • He Yingqin was made a member of the committee overseeing the care of Sun Yatsen's tomb in Nanjing, China. ww2dbase [He Yingqin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Aug 1946
Puyi at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo, Japan, mid-Aug 1946, photo 1 of 6Puyi at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo, Japan, mid-Aug 1946, photo 2 of 6Puyi at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo, Japan, mid-Aug 1946, photo 4 of 6Puyi at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo, Japan, mid-Aug 1946, photo 5 of 6
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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