Our Calendar of Historical Anniversaries in English: A videoclip for each day of the year presenting an historical event. Licensing for all media and channels.
September 24th, 1964 - Willy Stoph succeeds Otto Grotewohl as East German Prime Minister
After 1945, the left-wing Social Democrat Otto Grotewohl, together with Wilhelm Pieck, becomes the founding father of the Socialist Unit ...
September 25th 1944 - Volkssturm
On September 25th 1944 Hitlers regime mobilizes the last reserves for the murderous "total war". Hitler orders the establishment of the ...
September 26th, 1943 - Catholic Church in Germany protests against euthanasia
September 26th 1943: In a pastoral letter, the Catholic Church in Germany vehemently protests against euthanasia. The killing of "unwort ...
September 27th 1939 – Establishment of the Reich Security Main Office
On September 27th 1939: A Nazi super agency is established. Secret State Police and the criminal investigation department (or “CDI” ...
September 28th 1969 - First social-liberal government of the Federal Republic of Germany
September 28th 1969: The election of the sixth German parliament paves the way for the first social-liberal coalition in the history of ...
September 29th 1938 - Beginning of the Munich Conference
September 29th 1938: The leaders of Britain, France, Italy and the German Empire gather in Munich to confer on the future of Czechoslov ...
September 30th 1989 - GDR allows Embassy refugees to leave the GDR
The disregard for civil rights and liberties, the disastrous living and working conditions, the bankrupt state economy and the inability ...
September 30th 1949 - End of the Berlin Airlift
September 30th 1949: The last U.S. aircraft of the airlift lands in Berlin. Although the Soviets had ended their blockade of Berlin in M ...
October 1st, 1946 - Sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials
Nuremberg, October 1st 1946: After 273 days of deliberations, the international military tribunal announces the verdict in the “major ...
October 2nd 1940 - Construction of the Warsaw ghetto
October 2nd 1940 - In the Polish capital the Nazi administration orders the construction of the Warsaw ghetto. To date, it is a symbol o ...
October 2nd 1847 - Paul von Hindenburg is born
October 2nd 1847- Birth of Paul von Hindenburg, one of the most controversial figures in modern German history. The officers son from Ea ...
October 3rd 1929 - Gustav Stresemann dies
October 3rd 1929: Gustav Stresemann, one of the most outstanding politicians of the Weimar Republic, dies in Berlin. The 1878 born found ...
October 3rd 1990 - Reunification
On October 3rd 1990 the GDR joined the Federal Republic of Germany, reuniting the divided country. Since then, October 3rd is a National ...
October 4th 1958 - Creation of the Fifth French Republic
Charles de Gaulle, again elected prime minister after a break from politics for several years, starts a campaign in the summer of 1958 t ...
October 5th, 1937 - USA announces an isolationist policy
While in Europe the signs point towards war, the majority of the U.S. population are pacifists and want the U.S. to take on a neutral po ...
October 6th, 1945 - Konrad Adenauer dismissed as mayor of Cologne
In 1933, the Nazis stripped Konrad Adenauer of his mayoral duties in Cologne, Germany. He had survived in so called "inner emigration". ...
October 7th 1989 - 40th Anniversary of the GDR
October 7th 1989: In the presence of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the GDR leadership celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the German ...
October 8th, 1992 - Willy Brandt dies
On October 8th 1992 Willy Brandt dies. His political dream, the reunification of Germany, came true during his lifetime. He had fought ...
October 9th 1989 - Monday demonstration in Leipzig peace pact with the government
A highlight of the so called “Monday demonstrations” in East Germany, was the demonstration of 70,000 people on October 9th 1989 in ...