Star Map for Tuesday May 1, 1945

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On 01 May 1945

World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery, by order of Stalin..

World War II: Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are also killed by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths by their mother, Magda..

World War II: Forces of the Soviet Red Army liberate Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at Stalag Luft I near Barth, Germany..

World War II: Up to 2,500 people die in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army..

World War II: Yugoslav Partisans liberate Trieste..

Birthdate of Rita Coolidge, American singer-songwriter; and Carson Whitsett, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2007).

Death of Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897); and Magda Goebbels, German wife of Joseph Goebbels (b. 1901).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Nikolai Yezhov, Soviet secret police official, head of the NKVD (d. 1940).

25th anniversary

Death of Princess Margaret of Connaught (b. 1882).

10th anniversary

Death of Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889).

4th anniversary

World War II: German forces launch a major attack on Tobruk..

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Vassal Gadoengin, Nauruan politician (d. 2004); and Joe Walsh, Irish politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (d. 2014).

Death of Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian religious leader, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871).

1st anniversary

World War II: Two hundred Communist prisoners are shot by the Germans at Kaisariani, Athens in reprisal for the killing of General Franz Krech by partisans at Molaoi..

Birthdate of Suresh Kalmadi, Indian businessman and politician.

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The Download option will give you access to files optimized for printing at these sizes: 8.5x11" (letter), optimum for your home printer; 11x14", ideal for a medium-sized poster; 16x20", optimized for a medium-sized poster; 18x24", ideal for a large poster; 40x50 cm; 50x70 cm.

The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 21.6x27.9cm to 50x70cm. You will be given immediate access to six image files for each available color. Each image file is optimized for a different print size, from 8.5x11" to 18x24".

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