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    On this day in 1928 women in the United Kingdom were finally given the right to vote at the age of 21 (the same as men).

    The battle for women to vote in the UK had continued since the end of the 19th Centaury with the Suffragette movement. They suffered severe hardship in their struggle with the forced feeding of hunger strikers and acts of immense bravery. On the 4th of June 1913, suffragette Emily Davison ran in front of King George V’s horse at the Epsom Derby and was instantly killed. Her protest was, at the time, dismissed as the act of a person with mental illness rather than the act of a desperate protester seeking equality. Many of the campaigners didn’t survive to witness this day when the “Equal Franchise Act” was signed giving women the same voting rights as men and allowing them to vote at the age of 21.

     

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    On this day in 1945 Germany signs the unconditional surrender of all Nazi troops ending World War II in Europe.

    From the 14th to the 24th of January 1943 Sir Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and high ranking allied generals met in the French Moroccan city of Casablanca for a meeting to discuss the strategy against German forces in World War II. Known as the Casablanca Conference they also agreed that they would accept nothing more than the unconditional surrender of the German Forces. So when in April 1945, Heinrich Himmler attempted to surrender Nazi forces (without Hitler’s knowledge) to the west on the condition that he remain in command of the Nazi party and in control of Germany, his offer was rejected. Then again today General Alfred Jodl attempted to surrender only those forces still fighting in the West but this was also not accepted and Jodl was told that only unconditional surrender of all German troops would be permitted. Jodl contacted Hitler’s successor Grand Admiral Karl Donitz with the terms and he was ordered to sign Germany’s unconditional surrender. This meant the end of the war in Europe and the following day the news was announced across the globe. Churchill made the announcement on the 8th of May as did Washington and Moscow proclaiming the day as Victory in Europe day (V.E. Day). But the War with Japan continued and on the 6th of August 1945 America dropped the first nuclear bomb on Japan, hitting the city of Hiroshima. Then on the 8th of August the Soviet Union declared War on Japan, sending in troops in the early hours of the 9th of August 1945. And also on the 9th of August, the United States dropped the second nuclear bomb, this time on Nagasaki. It would not be until the 2nd of September 1945 that Japan would sign the “Japanese Instrument of Surrender” and the majority of military warfare of World War II ended.