What Happened on April 17, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands
  • US troops lands in Mindanao

Famous Birthdays

  • Vincent A M van der Burg, Dutch MP (CDA)

Famous Deaths

  • Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed
  • Ion Pillat, Romania poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies
  • Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54