» 1945 • Germany capitulates on May 7. • A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki bring the war to an end. • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected for the fourth time in the US. • Clement Attlee is elected Prime Minister in England. • Denmark is liberated on May 5. • Soviet troops occupy the Danish island of Bornholm. • Knud Christensen forms the government. 1946 • The Nuremberg process begins. • The republic Yugoslavia is proclaimed. • There is turmoil in Palestine. • Juan Peron is elected President of Argentina. • The Atomic Energy Commission is established in the USA. • New York becomes the headquarters of United Nations. • Raincoats and shoes made of plastic are sold for the first time in the shops. • Denmark’s first rail bus (tram) is operational on Zealand. • One more wooden building brings the area to 1,700m². • An oil burner experimental system is installed. • Distributor contract is signed with Dean & Wood, England. • Director Sophus M. Thorsen gets the responsibility of all markets outside Denmark. • The value of buildings: approx. 2,600 euros. • The value of machines: approx. 26,800 euros. • The first introduction of automatic controls for oil burners. • The company name is changed to Danfoss. • A Danfoss department office is opened in Copenhagen. • `The Danfoss journal´ is published in English. • Number of employees: 261.
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