April 26, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW 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, Quebec politician

Deaths in History

  • Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general, dies at 71
  • Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor (b. 1909)