Flag of the United Nations
Liberation of Auschwitz.
General capitulation marked the end of the Second World War in Europe on May 9th at 00:01.
Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6th/9th).
Creation of the UNO and UNESCO.
1946. Geneva became the European seat of the United Nations.
Art and Culture
Children of Paradise, directed by Marcel Carné, was released.
1947. Jackson Pollock developed his technique of "dripping" pain