May 2, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Allies occupy Wismar, Northern Germany
  • Dutch Queen Wilhelmina & Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
  • More than 1,000,000 German soldiers officially surrender to the Western Allies in Italy and Austria

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

World War II: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders

  • Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste

Birthdays in History

  • Sarah Weddington, American attorney

Deaths in History

  • Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor and Hitler's personal surgeon commits suicide at 34

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Martin Bormann, German Nazi leader (Hitler's secretary, chief of the Party Chancellery), most likely commits suicide age 44 [remains identified in 1972]

Nazi leader Martin Bormann
Nazi leader
Martin Bormann