70 years crowds filled the streets of New York to celebrate the end of hostilities in World War II.

New York, NY (CNN) -This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

On this day in 1945, Japan agreed to unconditionally accept allied surrender terms.

Known as VJ Day, or Victory Over Japan day, August 14th is the day celebrations started erupting across United States.

Including New York City's famous Ticker-Tape Parade. But August 15th is the day the world was officially notified of Japan's surrender, prompting the United Kingdom to declare its own VJ Day.

Americans were happy to celebrate that day too.

Later President Harry Truman officially named September 2nd national VJ Day.

That's the day General Douglas Mac-Arthur accepted the Japanese surrender on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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