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January 31, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Soviet troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin
  • US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath

Birthdays in History

  • Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, British judge, 1st woman to head UK Supreme Court, born in Leeds, England

Deaths in History

  • Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25
1945 in History