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In 1868, Congress passed an act creating the Wyoming Territory.
In 1945, Allied leaders meeting in Potsdam during World War II called on Japan to surrender unconditionally. Truman, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek threatened Japan with "utter destruction" in the Potsdam Declaration. The ultimatum demands the Japanese surrender unconditionally and abandon territorial acquisitions of the past 100 years. In return, Japan would be allowed free elections. But the declaration said nothing about retaining Emperor Hirohito. Aircraft from British escort carriers Ameer and Emperor raided Sabang, Sumatra, in the Dutch East Indies. Some 2,500 Japanese soldiers were wiped out as they tried to flee across Burma's Sittang River. MacArthur's headquarters announced organized Japanese resistance had ended on Mindanao, the southern Philippines' largest island.
In 1946, the United States detonated an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the first underwater test of the device.
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