Thursday 26 April 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Antoine Hébrard and Neil Miller.
Blood on the Sun, directed by Frank Lloyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
- Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
- Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
- Tanzania - Union Day.
- Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
- Trudpert (Irish monk martyred in Germany in 607).
- Lucidius (4th century)
- Saint Cletus (Pope Anacletus) and Marcellinus (Popes and martyrs)
- Paschasius (d. 865)
- Richarius or Riquier (d. 643)
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Alda (d. 1309)
- Antoine Hébrard: French publisher of the French edition of Who's Who.
- Neil Miller: American photographer and editor, a teacher at Arizona State.
- Howard Davies: English director and producer.
- Dick Johnson: Australian race car driver.
- Sylvain Simard: Canadian academic and politician.
- World War II: Battle of Bautzen : last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht.
- April 26 ndash WWII: The Nazis surrender to the British/Canadian front who now control the Swiss border from Basle to Lake Constance.
- U.S. Ordnance troops find the coffins of Frederick Wilhelm I, Frederick the Great, Paul von Hindenburg, and his wife.
- The Western Allies flatly reject any offer of surrender by Germany other than unconditional on all fronts.
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