Wednesday 11 April 1945
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dominique-Antoine Grisoni and Jacques Perot.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
while Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Stanislas
- Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
- Saint Godeberta
- Saint Gemma of Lucca
- The Feast Day of Martyr Antipas in the Greek Orthodox Church.
- Saint Danidl of Grimbergen
- Dominique-Antoine Grisoni: French philosopher, author, editor, journalist and critic.
- Jacques Perot: French historian and curator.
- John Krebs: Baron Krebs English zoologist and academic.
- Kamiel van Baelen: Flemish resistance fighter (in Dachau), dies at age 29.
- Allied troops liberate Basket-Compascuum
- US soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald
- SS burns and shoots 1,100 people at Gardelegen.
- US captures Tsugen Shima.
- US troops conquers Mnlheim, Oberhausen, Bochum, Unna, Essen.
- American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Stuff Like That There - Betty Hutton
- I Don't Care Who Knows It - Harry James & His Orchestra
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