Aprile 30 –
Daith o Adolf Hitler: Adolf Hitler an his wife o ane day, Eva Braun, commit suicide as the Reid Airmy approaches the Führerbunker in Berlin. Karl Dönitz succeeds Hitler as
Preses o Germany (Reichspräsident) an Joseph Goebbels succeeds as Chancellor o Germany (Reichskanzler), in accordance wi Hitler's poleetical testament o the previous day.
Mey 8 – WWII:
Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) observed bi the wastren European pouers as Nazi Germany surrenders, merkin the end o WWII in Europe.
September 2 – WWII ends: the final offeecial
Japanese Instrument o Surrender is acceptit bi the Supreme Allied Commander, General Douglas MacArthur, an
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz for the Unitit States, an delegates frae the Unitit Kinrick, Australie, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Cheenae, an ithers frae a Japanese delegation led bi
Mamoru Shigemitsu, on buird the American battleship USS