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.
February 5th 1919 – The Deutsche Luftreederei opens air passenger traffic between Berlin and Weimar
February 5th 1919: The Deutsche Luftreederei (German Air Freight Service), a forerunner of todays Lufthansa airline inaugurates the firs ...
February 6th, 1952 - Elizabeth II becomes Queen
On February 6th, 1952, the English King George VI dies. His daughter and heiress Elizabeth returned from a trip abroad in Kenya and was ...
February 7th 1929 - Alfred Döblin
February 7th 1929: Alfred Döblins famous novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" is published for the first time in Germany. The book parts seen ...
February 8th 1950 - The creation of the East German State Security
On February 8th 1950 the Provisional Peoples Chamber of the GDR decides the formation of the Ministry for State Security. The Ministry f ...
February 10th 1962 - The first East-West agent exchange on the Glienicker Bridge in Berlin
Once there was a wooden bridge here. In 1908/1909 it was replaced by the iron structure of the Glienicker Bridge. Blown up in April of 1 ...
February 11th 1919 - Friedrich Ebert becomes President
February 11th 1919: The Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert becomes the first President of the Weimar Republic. Here at a parade, Ebert assu ...
February 12th 1947 - Creation of the FDJ newspaper Junge Welt (Young World)
On February 12th 1947 "Junge Welt" (“Young World”) the newspaper of the Free German Youth is established in the Soviet occupation zo ...
February 13th 1945 -Air raid on Dresden
February 13th 1945: The beginning of the air raid on Dresden, one of the worst attacks of Allied bombers on German cities during World W ...
February 14th 1956 - Khrushchev launches De-Stalinization of the Soviet Communist Party
On February 14th 1956 the 20th congress of the Communists Party of the Soviet Union (or “CPSU”) starts in Moscow. It is the first co ...
February 15th 1902 - First Subway in Berlin
February 15th 1902: After 5 years of construction, the so-called “ministerial ride” is made. The first subway or elevated railway in ...
February 16th 1964 - Willy Brandt becomes SPD Chairman
At an extraordinary party congress on the 15th and 16th of February of 1964, the former mayor of Berlin Willy Brandt, is elected by the ...
February 17th 1968 - The International-Vietnam Congress
On February 17th 1968 the International Vietnam Congress begins in West Berlin, while U.S. bombs are being dropped over Vietnam. It last ...
February 18th 1943 – Goebbels “Total War” speech '
February 18th 1943: At the Berlin Sportplalast, a few days after the defeat at Stalingrad, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels hol ...
February 19th 1936 - Max Schreck dies
The 19th of February 1936 is the anniversary of the death of actor Max Schreck. In 1922 the role of the vampire Count Orlok in the silen ...
February 20th 1933 - Meeting between Hitler and representatives of heavy industry
On February 20th 1933 Hermann Goering invites 24 leading industrialists to a meeting with Adolf Hitler at the Reichstag Presidents pala ...
February 21st 1916 - Beginning of the Battle of Verdun
February 21st 1916: Beginning of the Battle of Verdun, probably the most notorious battle of mechanized warfare of World War II, and a s ...
February 22nd 1943 - Execution of Hans and Sophie Scholl
In 1942 The Munich students Hans and Sophie Scholl, Christoph Probst, Willi Graf and Alexander Schmorell form the resistance group "Whit ...
February 23rd 1918 - Formation of the Red Army
The 23rd of February, 1918 is considered the founding date of the Red Army. Leon Trotsky, the Peoples Commissar for the military matters ...
February 24th 1956 - Khrushchev proclaims peaceful coexistence
On February 24th 1956 the delegates of the 20th Congress of the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union)vote to approve the new foreig ...