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Document for May 8th:
"President Harry S. Truman seated at a desk, before a microphone, announcing the end of World War II in Europe." 05/08/1945


"President Harry S. Truman seated at a desk, before a microphone, announcing the end of World War II in Europe."

"President Harry S. Truman seated at a desk, before a microphone, announcing the end of World War II in Europe." 05/08/1945 (National Archives Identifier: 199078); Photographs, ca. 1850 - ca. 1990; Harry S. Truman Library; National Archives.

On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced "Victory-in-Europe" day, following the surrender of Germany on May 7. Coincidentally, May 8 was also Truman's 61st birthday.
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Celebrating the Surrender of Germany

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Mother's Day Proclamation

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