On May 2, 1945, the Soviet Army took the Reichstag in Berlin. A few days later, on May 8, Nazi Germany signed its unconditional surrender. On the following day, May 9, millions of people celebrated the day that went down in history as Victory Day.
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the US unleashed atomic horror on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cities in an already defeated Japan. On September 2, Japanese militarism capitulated.