On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Pierre Laval, fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval

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