May 2, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Allies occupy Wismar, Northern Germany
  • Dutch Queen Wilhelmina & Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
  • German Army in Italy surrenders

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

World War II: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders

  • Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste

Birthdays in History

  • Sarah Weddington, American attorney

Deaths in History

  • Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor and Hitler's personal surgeon commits suicide at 34
  • Martin Bormann, German Nazi Officer, Personal Secretary to Hitler, commits suicide aged 44 (remains identified 1972)