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The inauguration for the fourth term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt occurs, being the only president that has held more than 2 terms.
The prisoners of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps are rescued by the Soviet Red Army.
The last personal speech given by Adolf Hitler where he expresses his thoughts on German victory is broadcasted over the radio.
Franklin D. Roosevelt reports on the Yalta Conference at a joint session of the United States Congress, what will be his last address.
The Nazi Ohrdruf extermination camp is freed by American troops. Read More
The United States Army frees the Buchenwald concentration camp. Read More
The sudden death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt occurs, leaving Vice President Harry S. Truman to take the position as President.
British and Canadian troops free the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Read More
The start of the Battle of Berlin occurs. Read More
Germany is cut in two by the United States and Soviet Union at the Elbe River. Read More
Control of the border between Germany and Switzerland is taken over by the British and Canadians upon the surrender of the Nazis.
Germany's offer to surrender is rejected by the Western Allies. Read More
The execution of Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, occurs at the hands of Italian partisans as the attempt to leave the country.
Adolf Hitler and mistress Eva Braun are wed in a closed ceremony at the Berlin Führerbunker.
Adolf Hitler and newly wed wife Eva Braun commit suicide upon the approach of the Red Army at the Führerbunker in Berlin.
The fall of Berlin is declared by the Soviet Union as the Red Flag is hoisted over the Reich Chancellery.
British and Canadian troops free Holland and Germany formally surrenders the next day. Read More
The end of World War II is official with the final surrender of Nazi Germany, a day referred to as Victory in Europe Day.
The Battle of Poljana in Slovenia is the last battle fought in Europe during World War II.
With the defeat of the Conservative Party by the Labour Party, Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister and is replaced by Clement Attlee.
The atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan by a United States B-29 Superfortres.
The first allowance of women voters occurs in France. Read More
The founding of the United Nations occurs as its Charter is ratified by 29 nations. Read More
The United Nations Charter institutes the World Court. Read More
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