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)