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.
May 15th, 1974 - Walter Scheel is elected President
On May 15th, 1974 Walter Scheel is elected President in Germany. (original sound) The first to congratulate is the candidate of the op ...
May 16th 1974 - Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
May 16th 1974: The German Bundestag elects Helmut Schmid the chancellor of Germany. Schmidt, born 1918 in Hamburg, joined the SPD in 194 ...
May 17th, 1972 - Eastern Treaties ratification with Poland and the Soviet Union
On May 17th, 1972 the Bundestag voted in favor of the ratification of the Eastern treaties with Poland and the Soviet Union by majority ...
May 18th 1868 - Tsar Nicholas the II of Russia is born
May 18th 1868: Birthday of Tsar Nicholas the II of Russia. His reign was to shape the destiny of Russia decisively and to end the dyna ...
May 19th 1935 -Inauguration of the Autobahn section Frankfurt-Darmstadt
May 19th 1935: Inauguration by Adolf Hitler of the new section of the Autobahn between Frankfurt am Main and Darmstadt. The dictator le ...
May 20th 1954 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of Taiwan
On May 20th 1954 Chiang Kai-shek is elected President of Taiwan, by the island nations National Assembly. In 1949 the Chinese officer a ...
May 21st 1951 - Montan law of codetermination
May 21st 1951: The German Bundestag passes the law on employee codetermination in the mining, iron and steel industry. Previously on Ja ...
May 22nd 1939 - Pact of Steel
On May 22nd 1939 Germany and Italy conclude the "Pact of Steel". The name of the alliance agreement was to document the strong, unbreaka ...
May 23rd 1949 - Promulgation of Germanys Basic Law
On May 23rd 1949: Germanys Basic Law is ceremonially announced and signed in Bonn. The ceremony is preceded by months-long deliberations ...
May 24th 1913 - Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia
May 24th 1913: Wedding of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia to Duke Ernst August of Brunswick-Lüneburg in Berlin. A memorable event. ...
May 25th 1943 - The worlds first jet fighter goes into production '
May 25th 1943: In Germany Inspector of the Luftwaffe Erhard Milch, orders the serial production of the worlds first jet fighter the Mess ...
May 26th 1940 - Beginning of the evacuation of Dunkirk
Immediately after the start of their western offensive, in May of 1940, the German troops cut the French and British units off from all ...
May 27th 1942 - Assassination of Heydrich
May 27th 1942 - Reinhard Heydrich is seriously wounded in Prague during an assassination attempt. The attempt is made on behalf of the C ...
May 28th, 1937 - Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister
May 28th, 1937: In the UK, the Conservative Arthur Neville Chamberlain is elected British prime minister. Chamberlain, seen here after h ...
May 29th, 1917 – John F. Kennedy is born
On May 29th, 1917 John F. Kennedy was born. In 1961, at age 43 he was elected President and became the youngest elected President in his ...
May 30th, 1968 – German Bundestag adopts emergency legislation
On May 30th, 1968 the German Bundestag adopted the emergency legislation. The parties in the ruling coalition, the CDU and the SPD, had ...
May 31st 1916 - Beginning of the Battle of Jutland
31. May 1916: With the start of the Battle of Jutland between the German Navy and the British Royal Navy, the greatest naval battle of W ...
June 1st 1958 - Charles De Gaulle becomes Prime Minister of France
After his resignation as prime minister in 1946 and the collapse of his campaign against the constitution of the 4th Republic, Charles d ...
June 2nd 1972 - Arrest of the leadership of the RAF in Frankfurt am Main
June 2nd 1972: In Frankfurt on the Main the leadership Red Army Faction was arrested in a spectacular police operation. Officials of the ...