The Press: Stories of the Year

What were the biggest news stories of 1945? On anybody's list, the biggest was the atom. Looking back over a year that was chockablock with news of history-book size, the press associations last week had no trouble filling their lists with big stories. The U.P.'s top twelve events, picked for their "surprise, significance and headline display":

¶ Roosevelt's death, Mussolini's, Hitler's, Germany's surrender, UNO's birth, Labor's victory in England, the bomber crash into the Empire State Building, the Potsdam Declaration, the atomic bomb, Japan's surrender, the war-crimes trial, the U.A.W. strike. Hearst's I.N.S. "best ten" list added the Pearl Harbor inquiry.

Certainly 1945's...

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