Do you remember as a kid looking up the facts for “on this day in history?” It was always some fun fact about famous people being born or dying, a great historical or social event occurring, that type of thing. For me though there it was kind of embarrassing. See I was born on April 30 and that is the reported day that Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide.
There has been a lot of speculation about this since that time. For instance, was the body recovered by the Russian soldiers really that of Hitler? If not why is that date so significant? We can and will discuss in this story the implications of Hitler’s alleged suicide being a myth, but from a selfish perspective I always wondered why that date?