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BRITISH DEFEATED AT YORKTOWN IN 1781

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Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord
Cornwallis surrendered 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a
larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the
American Revolution
.

Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals
of the American Revolution. In 1776, he drove General
George
Washington
’s Patriots forces out of New Jersey, and in 1780
he won a stunning victory over General Horatio Gates’ Patriot
army at Camden,
South Carolina.

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
(December 31, 1738 – October 5, 1805)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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V-J Day 75th anniversary: 5 things on Japan's WWII surrender - Los Angeles Times

Final Mission: Staging Japan's Surrender | airspacemag.com | Air & Space Magazine

 

Japan exhibits original document of WWII Instrument of Surrender
The original Instrument of Surrender of Japan’s surrender to the
Allied Forces in World War II is shown at an exhibition held by
the Japanese Foreign Ministry,

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SURRENDER MADE PUBLIC ON THIS DAY IN 1945

 

In what later became known as Victory Day, an official announcement
of Japan’s
unconditional surrender to the Allies is made public to the world on August 14, 1945. Japan formally surrendered in writing two weeks later, on September 2, 1945.

Even though Japan’s War Council, urged by Emperor Hirohito, had
already submitted a declaration of surrender to the Allies, via
ambassadors.

 

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SURRENDER OCCURED ON THIS DAY IN 1886

Archival images show Geronimo after his surrender in 1886 - The Globe and Mail
Geronimo “the one who yawns” (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909)


On September 4, 1886, Apache leader
Geronimo (above) surrendered to U.S.
government troops. For 30 years, the Native American warrior had battled
to protect his tribe’s homeland; however, by 1886 the Apaches were
exhausted and hopelessly outnumbered. General Nelson Miles accepted
Geronimo’s surrender, making him the last Native American warrior to
formally give in to U.S. forces and signaling the end of the Indian Wars
in the Southwest.

Nelson A. Miles - Wikipedia
Nelson Appleton Miles (August 8, 1839 – May 15, 1925)


Geronimo and his warriors in the Sierra Madres of Mexico.

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JAPAN SURRENDERED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

Why Did Japan Surrender in WW2 | Summary History, Facts, & Audios

5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender
In this Sept. 2, 1945 file photo, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, left, watches as the foreign minister of Japan, Mamoru Shigemitsu,
signs the surrender document aboard the USS Missouri on Tokyo
Bay. Lt. General Richard K. Sutherland, center, witnesses the
ceremony marking the end of World War II, with other American
and British officers in the background. (Source: AP Photo)

Remembering Japan's surrender to Allied forces — Class Activity | PBS NewsHour Extra


Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrendered to the
Allies (above) bringing an end to
World War II.

By the summer of 1945, the defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion. The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of
Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and
its economy devastated. At the end of June, the Americans captured
Okinawa, a Japanese island from which the Allies could launch an invasion
of the main Japanese home islands. U.S. General
Douglas MacArthur was
put in charge of the invasion, which was code-named “Operation Olympic”
and set for November 1945.

The Japanese Surrender During World War II: A Sailor's Perspective - The New York Times

r/OldSchoolCool - New Yorkers in Chinatown celebrate the surrender of Japan in World War II. August 14th, 1945

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