Also called: V-E Day VE Day
Observed by: France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Europe (1945)
Significance: End of World War II in Europe
Related to: Victory over Japan Day, Victory Day
Date: 7/8 May 1945
Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel signing the unconditional surrender of the German Wehrmacht at the Soviet headquarters in Karlshorst, Berlin.
(1945) German surrender ends WWII in Europe.
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1877 | Dog show debut
1886 | Coca-Cola introduced
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