Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - (Aug. 6, 1945 – Aug. 9, 1945) The US detonated two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The devastation led to Japan's surrender and brought an end to World War II. The weapon wiped out 90% of the city, killing 80,000 people and thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
Fall of Berlin - After the death of Hitler Germany surrendered. It was a victory for the Soviet Union and the Allies. The battle took its toll on both sides, however. Around 81,000 Soviet Union soldiers were killed and another 280,000 were wounded and many protests were conducted.