On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Attack on car of Netherlands SS Police Chief Hans Rauter by Dutch resistance, Rauter injured
  • Cologne taken by allied armies
  • US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Yugoslavia government of Tito forms

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Lee, rocker (Vindicator)
  • John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, dies at 82