Credentials of Mamoru Shigemitsu, 9/1/1945

Series: Instruments of Japanese Surrender, 9/1945 - 9/1945
Record Group 218: Records of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1941 - 1977

This letter authorizes Mamoru Shigemitsu, then the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, to sign the Instrument of Surrender on behalf of Emperor Hirohito of Japan.

The Instrument of Surrender itself will be on exhibit in the National Archives Museum  from August 27 through October 28, 2015, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

50 Dumb Laws From 50 American States - Uniform Stories
Did we actually need a law for that?
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Bear wrestling matches are prohibited

Alaska - Fairbanks

Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.


It is illegal to promote the use of or own more than 6 dildos.


It’s strictly prohibited to pronounce “Arkansas” incorrectly.


Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.


One may not mutilate a rock in a state park.

Connecticut (Waterbury)

It’s illegal for a barber to hum a tune while cutting your hair. 

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