Today in World War II History—April 30, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—April 30, 1940: Nazis establish their first guarded Jewish ghetto, at Lódz in occupied Poland, later to be sealed.
75 Years Ago—Apr. 30, 1945: As Soviets advance in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide.
US Seventh Army takes Munich, Germany.
Col. William Darby, who had led US Army Rangers in North Africa and Italy, is killed in action near Lake Garda, Italy.
The Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) resigns as Royal Governor of the Bahama Islands.