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.
November 23rd, 1923 – NSDAP banned
On November 23rd, 1923 the NSDAP was banned across the German Reich. It was a response to the Hitler Putsch in Munich on November 9th. ...
November 24th, 1955 - Walter Ulbricht becomes Deputy Prime Minister in East Germany
On November 24th, 1955 Walter Ulbricht becomes the first Deputy Chairman of the council of Ministers of the GDR. The job function of thi ...
November 25th, 1936 - "Anti-Comintern Pact"
November 25th 1936: Through the so-called "Anti-Comintern Pact" Hitler attempts to find allies for his internationally isolated Third Re ...
November 26th, 1832 - The worlds first tramway '
At the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, the "rolling sidewalk" is "all the rage" of public transportation. But it remains a peculiar " ...
November 27th 1918 - State takes on school supervision in Prussia
November 27th 1918: Prussia issues a decree by which the school chaplains are permanently removed as school supervisors and replaced by ...
November 27th, 1975 - Juan Carlos becomes king of Spain
Following Francos death on November 27th 1975 Juan Carlos ascends to the Spanish throne. Dictator Francisco Franco had appointed Juan Ca ...
November 28th 1943 - Tehran conference
On November 28th 1943: The Tehran Conference begins. U.S. President Franklyn D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill m ...
November 29th, 1947 - UN decides on partition plan for Palestine
The UN partition plan for Palestine was adopted on November 29th, 1947 by the UN General Assembly Resolution 181. The plan divided Pales ...
November 30th 1874 - Winston Churchill is born
November 30th 1874: Winston Churchill is born. Churchill is considered one of Great Britains most important politicians of the 20th Cent ...
December 1st 1973 - Ben Gurion dies
On December 1st 1973: David Ben Gurion dies. He was the first Prime Minister of Israel. For 15 years he guided the young Jewish state. ...
December 2nd 1938 - Arrival of Jewish refugee children in England
December 2nd 1938: Nearly a month after the infamous Kristallnacht, the Nazi November- pogrom in Germany, the first transport of Jewish ...
December 3rd, 1967 - First successful heart transplant
On December 3rd, 1967 an age-old dream of mankind comes true: The South African surgeon Christian Barnard performs the first successful ...
December 3rd 1896 - Carlo Schmid is born
On December 3rd 1896 Carlo Schmid is born. In 1933 the Nazis exclude the Doctor of Law and Lecturer of International Law at the Universi ...
December 4th 1892 - Franco is born
On December 4th 1892, Francisco Franco is born. Born into a military family, he chooses a military career and becomes commander of the a ...
December 5th 1941 - Soviet counteroffensive during the Battle of Moscow
December 5th 1941: With a massive counter attack the Soviet High Command brings the German attack on Moscow to halt. Stalin uses no fewe ...
December 6th, 1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt orders construction of the atomic bomb
In 1941 U.S. President Roosevelt is still not ready to take military action, even at the urging of the British to enter the war against ...
December 7th 1941 - Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
December 7th 1941, a Sunday: Far off the coast of Hawaii a Japanese naval unit which includes six aircraft carriers moves at very slow s ...
December 8th, 1980 - John Lennon shot dead
On the evening of December 8th, 1980 the entrance of the Dakota Building in New York City becomes the scene of a bloody crime. John Lenn ...
December 8th 1941 - US declares war on Japan
December 8th 1941: A nation in shock. Probably nobody had expected the surprise attack by the Japanese air force on the naval base at Pe ...