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April 26, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marshal Philippe Pétain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during World War II, arrested for treason

French General Philippe Pétain
French General
Philippe Pétain
  • World War II: Battle of Bautzen - last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht

Birthdays in History

  • Sylvain Simard, Canadian politician (Parti Québécois), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada

Deaths in History

  • Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician & general, dies at 71
  • Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor, dies at 36
1945 in History