On This Day

May 7, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Princess Irene Brigade moves into The Hague, Netherlands
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
  • SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
  • World War II: British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

Nazi Leader and WWII General Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader and WWII General
Alfred Jodl

Birthdays in History

  • Wim A. Mateman, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Aalten, Netherlands
1945 in History