What Happened on April 25, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Elbe Day" - US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in San Francisco
  • Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java
  • British troops reach Grebbe line Neth
  • Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmission
  • Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany

Victory in BattleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

Soviet forces complete their encirclement of Berlin, cutting off all access points west of the German capital
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Famous Birthdays

  • Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus, Swedish songwriter, producer and singer (ABBA), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • Stu Cook, American rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Oakland, California