Allied forces begin their pursuit of German forces fleeing the Falaise pocket.
Military forces from the Warsaw Pact invade Czechoslovaki. Dozens are killed.
The beginning of Canadian involvement in Operation Forage in Macedonia. Two hundred Canadian Forces personnel work with 3,500 North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops to collect and destroy weapons which are used by militia during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton dies of cancer.
In the third major action of Operation Kinetic, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Iroquois takes part in the destruction of eight enemy ships in Audierne Bay south of Brest, France. Alongside His Majesty’s Ship Mauritius and HMS Ursa, Iroquois fires almost 1,200 rounds of 4.5-inch shells in sinking five armed trawlers, a minesweeper, a flak ship and a mine destructor ship. The new Type 293 radar on board Iroquois proves its worth throughout the operation, with the Canadian Tribal-class destroyer often taking the lead in action due to its superior radar capability.
In Iran, Kurds oust government troops near the Iraqi border. The revolt started when Kurdish tribesmen attacked and overpowered Iranian troops in the town of Paveh.
The first Red River expedition under British Colonel J. Wolseley arrives at Fort Garry (Winnipeg) only to discover that Métis leader Louis Riel has disappeared westward.
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation announces it will name a section of Highway 401 the Highway of Heroes in memory of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. The stretch of highway runs from Trenton to Toronto.
In Italy, Canadian, British and Polish forces attack the Gothic Line.
Paris is liberated.
Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons begin moving to war stations.
Attempts to bring about a ceasefire in Rhodesia breakdown between the government and the African National Council.