Timeline of World War II (1945–1991) From Wikipedia
April 12, 1945: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies suddenly. Harry S. Truman becomes president of the United States.
April 20, 1945: Hitler celebrates his 56th birthday in the bunker in Berlin; reports are that he is in an unhealthy state, nervous, and depressed.
April 30, 1945: Hitler and his wife commit suicide with a combination of poison and a gunshot. Before he dies, he dictates his last will and testament. In it Joseph Goebbels is appointed Reich Chancellor and Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz is appointed Reich President.
May 7, 1945: Germany surrenders unconditionally to the Allies at the Western Allied Headquarters in Rheims, France at 2:41 a.m. In accordance with orders from Reich President Karl Dönitz, General Alfred Jodl signs for Germany.
Hermann Göring, for a while in the hands of the SS, surrenders to the Americans.
May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe Day: The ceasefire takes effect at one minute past midnight.
July 5, 1945: General Douglas MacArthur announces that the Philippines have been liberated.
July 16, 1945: The U.S. conducts the Trinity test at Alamogordo, New Mexico, the first test of a nuclear weapon.
August 6, 1945: The B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops the first atomic bomb “Little Boy” on Hiroshima.
August 9, 1945: The B-29 bomber Bockscar drops the second atomic bomb “Fat Man” on Nagasaki.
August 15, 1945: Emperor Hirohito issues a radio broadcast announcing the Surrender of Japan; though the surrender seems to be “unconditional”, the Emperor’s status is still open for discussion. Victory over Japan Day celebrations take place worldwide.
January 7, 1989: Emperor Shōwa, known in life as Hirohito, dies; and is the last Axis leader to die. He is succeeded by
September 12, 1990: The United States, the USSR, the United Kingdom, and France, together with the governments of East and West Germany, sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany, the final treaty ending the war, paving the way for German reunification. The Four Powers renounce all rights they formerly held in Germany, including those regarding the city of Berlin.
December 25, 1989: Celebration Concert Performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, renamed Ode to Freedom (rather than Ode to Joy) with Leonard Bernstein conducting 1:52:29 Minutes Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8B2FI-_Qpw –