Wednesday 25 April 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Kogel and Stu Cook in Oakland.
Blood on the Sun, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- ANZAC Day (Australia, New Zealand).
- Saint Filo.
- Official Red Hat Society day.
- Carnation Revolution commemorated in Portugal (National Holiday).
- Roman Empire - Robigalia in honor of Robigus.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica.
- Fuck the Earth Day - Declared by Jon Stewart in the April 24th, 2006 episode.
- Swaziland - National Flag Day.
- Faroe Islands - National Flag Day.
- Sinai Liberation Day, (Egypt), Celebrates the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Sinai peninsula.
- Saint Anianus
- Alice Day - celebration of the relationship between Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll.
- World Penguin Day
- Easter Sunday - 1886, 1943, 2038. In the Gregorian Calendar 25th April is the latest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (22nd March is the earliest).
- Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, falls on April 25 in 2006.
- Festa della Liberazione, (Italy), annual commemoration to mark the liberation of Italy at the end of the Second World War.
- Saint Ermin
- Saint Mark the Evangelist
- Michael Kogel: Rocker.
- Stu Cook in Oakland: California, USA; rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary").
- Walt Wesley NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers: Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers).
- Richard C Hoagland: American conspiracy theorist.
- Pamela Aden: American market analyst who founded Aden Research with her sister Mary Anne in San Jose, Costa Rica.
- Björn Ulvaeus: Swedish musician of the pop group Abba, he was married to Agnetha (then divorced).
- Bjorn Ulvaeus: Swedish singer and songwriter (ABBA)
- Stu Cook: American bass player songwriter and producer (Creedence Clearwater Revival and Southern Pacific)
- Richard Hoagland: American theorist and author
- 45 countries convene UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco
- Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
- Red army completely surrounds Berlin
- US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River
- British and American troops meet Soviet forces at Torgau on the Elbe river. By order of General Dwight Eisenhower, the US 9th Army halts at the Elbe, allowing Russian forces to capture Berlin.
- British troops reach the Grebbe Line in Netherlands.
- Allied air raid on Surabaja, Java.
- 46 countries convene United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California.
- 26 ampndash WWII: Last major strategic bombing raid by RAF Bomber Command, the destruction of the oil refinery at Tønsberg in southern Norway by 107 Avro Lancasters.
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