On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Okinawa

Battle of Okinawa: US Navy ships bomb the Japanese island of Okinawa in preparation for the Allied invasion; it would become the largest battle of the Pacific War in World War II
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British navy vessel HMS Formidable on fire during the Battle of Okinawa after being struck by a kamikaze
British navy vessel HMS Formidable on fire during the Battle of Okinawa after being struck by a kamikaze
  • British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine into Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lt. Gen. Miles Dempsey becomes the first British commander to cross the Rhine during the Allied invasion of Germany

British WWII General Miles Dempsey
British WWII General
Miles Dempsey
  • Premier Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Swallow Sidecar Company headed by William Lyons agrees to change its name to Jaguar

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons

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