April 26, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
  • World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.

Birthdays in History

  • Sylvain Simard, Quebec politician

Deaths in History

  • Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general (b. 1871)
  • Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor (b. 1909)