I feel certain that Andrey Vakhrulin is right to connect 1945 with "Anno Atomus" (taking his word on the Latin), or just as likely, "Atomic Age". As a search of Google Books will show, the latter phrase immediately became a cliche. An example in a date is "On the calendar, this is the year 1947. But it is also the year 2-AA, the second year of the atomic age."
Robert Ducharme Potter, Young People's Book of Atomic Energy (1946), p. 44.
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