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This Day In History: 1945-05-07

Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France ending its role in World War II.  Branch Rickey announces formation of the U.S. Negro Baseball League.  British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands.   Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Netherlands.  Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey for his novel “Bell for Adano,” Mary Chase for her play “Harvey”, and Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal for his picture of the Iwo Jima flag-raising.  The Nazi SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam  killing 22.

 

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