1945 (1 Water Year / 2 Soil 9-Year Cycle / 1 Water 81-Year Cycle)

Peak of WWII in the Pacific.

February 4- President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin begin the Yalta Conference. Preparing for "The establishment of order in Europe" by dividing Germany into four "occupation zones".
[dissipation, collapse]

February 10- The German SS General von Steuben is sunk by a Soviet submarine while returning to Kiel with wounded. Between 3 & 4 thousand perished.
[caution around water & all liquids]

March 7- American troops seize the bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany and begin to cross.
[water signs]

April 7- Japanese super-battleship Yamato is sunk 200 miles north of Okinawa.
[caution around water & all liquids]

April 24- Retreating German troops destroy all the bridges over the Adige in Verona, including the historical Ponte di Castelvecchio (built in the 14th Century) and Ponte Pietra ("Stonebridge" - completed in 100BC).
[water signs]

April 25- United States and Soviet troops link up at the Elbe River, cutting Germany in two.
[water signs]

April 28- Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are executed as they attempt to flee Italy. Their bodies are hung by their heels in the public square of Milan.
[dissipation, collapse]

May 2- The fall of Berlin.
[dissipation, collapse]

May 8- V-E Day. Collapse of Nazi Germany.
[dissipation, collapse]

July 16- Trinity Site: the first test of an atomic bomb succeeds. 13 pounds of plutonium unleash an explosion equivalent to 38,000,000 pounds of TNT.
[power of potential energy]
[excess yang creates yin]

August 6- The United States detonates an atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, Japan.
[power of potential energy]
[excess yang creates yin]

August 8- The Soviet Union declares war on Japan.
[notable observation]

August 9 - The United States detonates an atomic bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" over the city of Nagasaki, Japan.
[power of potential energy]
[excess yang creates yin]

August 13- Zionist World Congress approaches British government to talk about founding of Israel.
[notable observation- Another example of quiet, subtle beginnings.]

August 15- Emperor Hirohito announces Japan's surrender on the radio, ending the period of 'Japanese expansionism'.
[dissipation, collapse]

August 19- The Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh, take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
[notable observation- Another example of quiet, subtle beginnings.]

September 2- The official surrender of Japan is accepted aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
[water signs]
[dissipation, collapse]

September 8- US troops occupy southern Korea, Soviet Union occupy the north. The beginning of a divided Korea.
[dissipation, collapse]

October 18- The President of Venezuela is overthrown by a military coup.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

October 24- The United Nations is founded.
[seeking unity- The League of Nations was also founded in a 1 Water year. See '1918' commentary.]

October 29- The first ballpoint pens go on sale at $12.50 each.
[water signs- similar to the first web page.]

November 28- Earthquake in Balochistan (Pakistan) causes a tsunami, killing 4000.
[Water supports rising energy (Tree)]
[caution around water & all liquids]

November 29- Assembly of the world's first general purpose electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) is completed. It covers 1800 feet of floor space.
[notable observation- see first IBM PC, 1981; first web page, 1990.]

December 5- A group of five USAF Avenger torpedo bombers known as 'Flight 19' disappears on a training exercise, off the coast of South Florida -- beginning the "Bermuda Triangle" story.
[caution around water & all liquids]

December 27- Twenty-eight nations sign an agreement creating the World Bank.
[seeking unity]

December 27- Terror strikes against British military bases in Palestine.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]

January 29 (1946- prior to February 4)- The Central Intelligence Group, direct precursor to the CIA, is established.
[secrecy, insecurity, stealth]