Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—April 9, 1940: Germany invades Denmark and Norway, with the first use of combat paratroops in history. Denmark falls, and in Norway, Germans take Oslo, Bergen, and Narvik.
65 Years Ago—April 9, 1945: German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer is executed in Flossenburg concentration camp. Soviets take Königsberg, Germany after long siege.