San Francisco, 1945
The UN Charter is signed in San Francisco. Dignitaries converge on the City to attend the conference and affirm their commitment to save "succeeding generations from the scourge of war."
Jobs created by the booming war industry have attracted thousands to California, and the state's population swells.
United States, 1946
The Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most highly decorated of WWII, receives a Presidential Unit Citation. President Truman congratulates the unit on defeating "not only the enemy... but prejudice."