Historical Events on May 7, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
  • Princess Irene Brigade moves into The Hague, Netherlands
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
  • SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
  • World War II: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl