Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building (1945)
Communist forces gain control of Saigon, the Vietnam War formally ends with the unconditional surrender of South Vietnamese president Duong Van Minh (1975)
Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (2009)
President B. Hussein Obama makes a Rose Garden statement on the economy joined by representatives and workers from two taxpayer-subsidized U.S. manufacturers including A123 Systems, a Massachusetts based advanced battery manufacturer later accused of securities fraud (2010)
President B. Hussein Obama attends the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2011)
b: Max Nettlau (1865), Alice B. Toklas (1877), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893); d: Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun (1945), Ron Todd (2005), Tomás Borge (2012)
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