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.
March 28th, 1935 - Premiere of the Nazi propaganda film
On March 28th, 1935, the premiere of Leni Riefenstahl’s film "Triumph of the Will" takes place in the presence of Hitler at the Berlin ...
March 30th, 1930 - Heinrich Brüning becomes chancellor
On March 30th, 1930, the Center politician Heinrich Brüning becomes chancellor in Germany. He first forms a minority government, and fo ...
March 31st 1939 - British-French form the Anglo-Polish military alliance in support of Poland
On March 31st 1939 the Anglo-Polish military alliance comes into force. It provides that France and Britain would create an offensive on ...
April 1st 1933 - "Boycott of Jews"
April 1st 1933: With the so-called "Boycott of Jews" the Third Reich initiates the disenfranchisement of Germanys Jewish population. Sho ...
April 2nd 1968 - Red Army Faction commits arson
The later members of the German terror organization Red Army Faction, or RAF, Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, seen here at a later ar ...
3. April 1930 - Helmut Kohl is born
Helmut Kohl, born on 3 April 1930 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, witnesses the highlight of his political career in the autumn of 1990: the r ...
April 4th, 1968 - Assassination of Martin Luther King
Baptist minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King was shot and killed on April 4th, 1968. King held his famous "I Have a D ...
April 5th, 1955 – Resignation - Churchill resigns as Prime Minister
On April 5th, 1955 Winston Churchill resigns after his second term as British prime minister, seen here at the start of his first term i ...
April 6th 1917 - U.S. enter World War I
On April 6th 1917: The United States of America officially enter the first World War. At the start of the in 1914, the U.S. did declare ...
April 7th 1919 - Proclamation of the Bavarian Soviet Republic
April 7th 1919 : In Munich the Bavarian Soviet Republic is being proclaimed. After the assassination of the Bavarian Prime Minister Kurt ...
April 8th 1973 - Pablo Picasso dies
On the 8th of April Pablo Picasso passes away. The famous painter saw himself always as a politically committed artist. In 1937 the Span ...
April 9th, 2003 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is overthrown
April 9th, 2003: The first tanks of the coalition troops under U.S. leadership, arrive in the morning hours at the suburbs of Baghdad, w ...
April 9th 1940 - German invasion of Denmark and Norway
April 9th 1940: Without a declaration of war on Denmark or Norway, Hitlers Wehrmacht invades both of them. The operation given the name ...
April 9th 1945 - Bonhoeffer and Canaris die
April 9th 1945: Shortly before the arrival of the U.S. Troops the resistance fighters Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Wilhelm Canaris and others ...
May 10th 1933: Book burning at the Berlin Opernplatz
May 10th 1933: Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels delivers a speech in regards to the book burning at Berlins Opernplatz (Opera Sq ...
April 10th 1932 - Hindenburg
April 10th 1932: Paul von Hindenburg wins the absolute majority during the second ballot, and is re-elected as President. As a candidate ...
April 11th 1945 - Liberation of the concentration camp Buchenwald
April 11th 1945: The liberation of the concentration camp Buchenwald near the city of Weimar by the advancing U.S. Army. It was only a p ...
April 12th 1945 - Truman becomes U.S. president
April 12th 1945: U.S. President Franklyn D. Roosevelt dies and Harry S. Truman as Vice-President becomes the 33rd President of the Uni ...
April 13th 1945 – The Red Army conquers Vienna
April 13th 1945: With three armies, and nearly half a million soldiers, the Red Army conquers Vienna. The taking of the city was precede ...