Today in World War II History—April 16, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—April 16, 1940: In Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, Margrethe, Princess of Denmark (and current queen), is born at Amalienborg Palace, granddaughter of King Christian X.
75 Years Ago—April 16, 1945: Gen. Carl Spaatz of the US Strategic Air Forces in Europe declares the strategic air war is over—only tactical targets remain.
Soviets cross the Oder River and launch offensive on Berlin, starting the Battle of Seelow Heights.
US Tenth Army lands on the island of Ie Shima off Okinawa and takes the airfield.