On This Day

July 31, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Pierre Laval, fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval

Birthdays in History

  • Bill Weld, American politician (Governor (R) Massachusetts 1991-97), born in Smithtown, New York