On this day:

1895: Alexander Popov demonstrates the world’s first radio receiver

1945: Germany’s Nazi regime surrenders unconditionally

1946: Sony is founded as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering.

Born on this day:

1711: David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, philosopher

1812: Robert Browning, English poet

1861: Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913)