August 14

This Day in History

1945

World War II Ends

Japan agrees to surrender to the Allies. The decision, which brought an end to the most costly war in human history, came after a momentous week that saw two U.S. atomic bombs dropped on Japan and a … (more...)

1183

Taira Clan Takes Emperor Antoku

On this day in 1183, Japanese leader Taira no Munemori and his Taira clan took the young Emperor Antoku and fled to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan during a key event in the … (more...)