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.
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 ...
April 14th 1949 - Verdict at Nuremberg Wilhelmstrasse trial
April 14th 1949: The so-called “Wilhelmstrasse Tria”, the U.S. court proceedings against members of the National Socialist governmen ...
April 15th 1945 - Liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
April 15th 1945: After a ceasefire agreement between German and British forces, the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen near Hamburg is han ...
April 16th1886 - Ernst Thälmann is born
April 16th 1886: Birthday of Ernst Thälmann. Thälmann, seen here at a rally, was Chairman of the Communist Party and member of parliam ...
April 16th 1945 Beginning of the Battle of the Seelow Heights
April 16th 1945 - With concentrated artillery fire, the Red Army begins the battle for the Seelow Heights. This was the last stage of th ...
April 17th 1894 - Khrushchev is born
On April 17th 1894 Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was born in the Ukraine. Khrushchevs early life is closely connected with the CPSU (Co ...
April 18th 1935 - First Television broadcast in Germany
April 18th 1935: The first public television broadcast takes place in Germany. The television station "Paul Nipkow," used specifically b ...
April 19th 1967 - Konrad Adenauer dies
19. April 1967: Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer dies in Bad Honnef. Adenauer, seen here in front of the German Parliament, defined li ...
April 19th 1943 - Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The Warsaw Ghetto; symbol of misery and extermination, but also a symbol of the Jewish resistance against Hitler. On April 19th 1943 an ...
April 20th 1944 - Hitlers birthday is celebrated by Nazi propaganda
April 20th 1944: While the Third Reich daily sacrifices thousands of people in an insane war and the allies are preparing for the conque ...
April 21st 1918 - Manfred von Richthofen dies
April 21st 1918: Manfred von Richthofen, historically known as the "Red Baron" and flying ace of World War I, is shot down during an air ...