This Day in History: 1945-04-16
In his first speech to Congress President Harry S. Truman pledged to carry out the war and peace policies of his predecessor President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea torpedoed and sank the MV Goya, which Germany was using to transport civilian refugees and wounded soldiers; it is estimated that up to 7,000 people died. German troops in Groningen surrender. Red Army begins Battle of Berlin. U.S. troops enter Nuremberg, Germany. U.S. troops land on Ie Shima, Okinawa. Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops.