Japan quit, WWII ended | Enquirer historic front pages from Aug. 15

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The front page of The Cincinnati Enquirer for Aug. 15, 1945, announces the end of World War II as Japan surrendered. "WAR ENDS AS JAPAN QUITS."
The front page of The Cincinnati Enquirer for Aug. 15, 1945, announces the end of World War II as Japan surrendered. "WAR ENDS AS JAPAN QUITS."

Take a look back at history through the front pages of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Every day we look at 10 pages that show the local, national and international headlines.

Today’s pages cover news reported in The Enquirer on August 15 in years ranging from 1945 to 2008. Headlines include Japan quitting, ending World War II in 1945, several famous local murder cases and maestro Erich Kunzel takes the podium as the head of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1969.

Check out more editions of Today in History at Cincinnati.com. Get full access to more than 180 years of The Enquirer’s print archives at Newspapers.com.

Aug. 15, 1945

15 Aug 1945, Wed The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1948

15 Aug 1948, Sun The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1959

15 Aug 1959, Sat The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1961

15 Aug 1961, Tue The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1963

15 Aug 1963, Thu The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1966

15 Aug 1966, Mon The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1969

15 Aug 1969, Fri The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1970

15 Aug 1970, Sat The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 1997

15 Aug 1997, Fri The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

Aug. 15, 2008

15 Aug 2008, Fri The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) Newspapers.com

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