What happened this day in history May 8, 1945

What are the important events that happened on May 8, 1945? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 8, 1945: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 8, 1945 is the 128th day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 237 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 25, 1945 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosaoctagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $266.62. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Wood is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 8, 1945 Historical Events

  • 1945
    End of the Prague uprising, today celebrated as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.
  • 1945
    Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.
  • 1945
    World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.

Who were born on May 8, 1945?

  • 1945
    Keith Jarrett, American musician

Who died on May 8, 1945?

  • 1945
    Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (b. 1883)
  • 1945
    Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of Nazi-occupied Norway (b. 1898)
  • 1945
    Wilhelm Rediess, SS and Police leader of Nazi-occupied Norway (b. 1900)

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