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August 15, 1945 – ◆(death) Korechika Anami, general in the Imperial Japanese Army.
Anami is War Minister at the surrender of Japan. Preferring to die rather than see Japan surrender, he commits seppuku at 5:30 a.m., on August 15.
Anami should have died after a little more than 10 minutes. In fact, however, his suicide was a critical moment in the Japanese war history.
In 1995, the Japanese government maneuvered the earthquake in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the surrender of Japan. Because the surrender was a camouflaged surrender. World War II was a fake war, and the US forces had been secretly controlled by the Japanese military.
The earthquake was created on January 17, 1995 (August 15, 1415 in the Islamic calendar). And the first impact of the earthquake hit the Japanese archipelago at 5:46 a.m., which was arranged in accordance with the estimated last breath of General Anami.
Fortunately or unfortunately, Anami's suicidal seppuku was a fake performance. Naturally he didn't die. In addition, all the Japanese war criminals survived after the war though they were formally reported to have been executed by the allied forces.
August 15, 1945 – ◆Victory over Japan Day – Japan surrenders (World War II).
August 15, 1945 – ◆Sub-Lt Fred Hockley Incident.
At the end of World War II, the air campaign by the Allied forces continued right to the very end. It was quite reasonable because the Imperial Japanese Army didn't know when to give up.
But the result was nothing short of disastrous.
About 9:00 AM, a US F6F Hellcat from the USS Yorktown was shot down.
At 10:00 AM, a British Seafire from the HMS Indefatigable engaged in a dogfight with a Zeke (Mitsubishi A6M Zero) ended in a tie, and the Seafire crashed in a rice paddy.
Fortunately, the pilot, Sub-Lt. Fred Hockley, bailed out and landed on a small village.
But unfortunately, he was taken prisoner by civil defense guards and turned over to the military.
But fortunately at noon, the Emperor made the de facto surrender speech.
Unfortunately after dark however, Fred Hockley was taken to the mountains and was executed.
Though belatedly, but as a matter of course, the related Japanese military staff officers were sentenced to death by hanging at the War Crimes Trial in Hong Kong.
August 8, 2008 - ◆The 2008 Summer Olympics take place in Beijing, China.
The day is the 100th anniversary of Wright Brothers' first public flight (August 8, 1908).
August 8, 2008 - ◆The 2008 South Ossetia war breaks out.
The war involves Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and Russia.
August 25, 2012 - ★ (death) "Armstrong", American astronaut.
August 18, 2018 - ▲(death) "Kofi Annan", Ghanaian "United Nations Secretary General".