April 17, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • German occupiers flood Wieringermeer, Netherlands
  • US troops land in central Mindanao, Philippines during Battle of Mindanao

Birthdays in History

  • Vincent van der Burg, Dutch scientist, lawyer, and politician (CDA)

Deaths in History

  • Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed
  • Ion Pillat, Romania poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies
  • Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54