1938 - The Munich Conference ended with a decision to appease Adolf Hitler. Britain and France allowed Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland to be annexed by the Nazis.
1946 - An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes.
1949 - The Berlin Airlift came to an end after 277,264 flights. The airlift had taken 2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade.
1966 - Albert Speer and Baldur von Schirach were released at midnight from Spandau prison after completing their 20-year sentences. Speer was the Nazi minister of armaments and von Schirach was the founder of Hitler Youth.
1997 - France's Roman Catholic Church apologized for its silence during the persecution and deportation of Jews the pro-Nazi Vichy regime.
World War II Quotes
"God grant that this is the work of the Communists. You are witnessing the beginning of a great new epoch in German history. This fire is the beginning." - German Chancellor Adolf Hitler while speaking to a foreign correspondent as the Reichstag burned, 1933.