1945: Celebrating the end of World War II

On Sept. 2, 1945, the Japanese formally surrendered aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, officially ending War World II. Afterward, people celebrated in Indianapolis, in part by jumping into the fountains on Monument Circle.

Sources: Indiana Historical Society, USO.org

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