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The end of WW2 on September 2nd 1945

In 1945:

1945 VJ Day

American servicemen and women gather in front of "Rainbow Corner" Red Cross club in Paris to celebrate the unconditional surrender of the Japanese. 15 August 1945

Inventions in 1945

33rd President: Harry S. Truman
April 12th 1945 - January 20th 1953

The average house cost $9,914
Equivalent today: $120,512

The average car cost $1,020
Equivalent today: $12,399

The average wage was $1,902
Equivalent today: $23,120

Click here for a short history of World War II and links to major resources