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May 8, 1945 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Canadian troops move into Amsterdam
  • Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet

Victory in BattleNazi Germany Surrenders

German General Wilhelm Keitel formally surrenders to the Allies represented by the United States, the UK, France and the Soviet Union in Berlin

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German commander Wilhelm Keitel signs the final unconditional surrender of Germany in the ruins of Berlin
German commander Wilhelm Keitel signs the final unconditional surrender of Germany in the ruins of Berlin
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  • V-E Day: World War II ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender

Birthdays in History

  • Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)

Deaths in History

  • Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (b. 1883)
1945 in History