skeptical one was Leahy and that the King joked with him about his skepticism.
The President and his party returned to the AUGUSTA and the King then came aboard for a brief farewell.
Word was received aboard the ship, then on the Atlantic, of the death of Senator Hiram Johnson.
News of the Hiroshima bombing was received aboard the ship. Byrnes and Leahy wrote of this. Leahy added (Page 432) that "only the British, the Dominion of Canada and ourselves gad [had] any information regarding details of the manufacture of this atomic weapon.
The President landed at Newport News and returned by train to Washington, arriving at 10:30 p.m.(See EAA diary). Kichisaburo Nomura, former Jap ambassador to US warned Japanese not to expect any compromise of the allies surrender terms. He characterized the Potsdam ultimatum as height of impertinence. Tokyo radio broadcast.
Moscow announced Soviet entry into war with Japan.
Nagasaki bombed; second atom bomb.
Japan sued for peace.