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April 27, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 2nd Republic of Austria forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • US 5th army enters Genoa
  • World War II: The Völkischer Beobachter, the newspaper of the Nazi Party, ceases publication

Birthdays in History

Person of interestAugust Wilson

August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)

Playwright August Wilson
Playwright
August Wilson
1945 in History