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.
July 5th 1962 - Algeria declared its independence from France
July 5th 1962: Algeria declares its independence from France. President Charles de Gaulle had two days earlier proclaimed the independen ...
July 6th 1959 - George Grosz dies
In the 1920s George Grosz is one of the early founders of Dadaism and member of the “Red Group of Berlin ". The sensing the takeover o ...
July 7th 1909 - Bethmann-Hollweg becomes German Chancellor
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg was an exceptional human being, due to his sheer body size alone. He had a long career as an administrativ ...
July 8th, 1919 – Walter Scheel is born
Former Federal President of Germany Walter Scheel is born on July 8th, 1919. He becomes a member of the FDP. From 1961 to 1966, under c ...
July 9th 1868 - Gustav Noske is born
On July 9th 1868: Gustav Noske is born. During the revolutionary turmoil following the end of the First World War, the Social Democrat, ...
July 10th 1943 – The United States land in Sicily
July 10th 1943 - With the support of massive air strikes, allied troops under the command of U.S. General Patton and British Field Marsh ...
July 11th, 1926 - Rudolf Caracciola wins Grand Prix of Germany
July 11th, 1926: Race-car driver Rudolf Caracciola wins first Grand Prix of Germany and lays the foundation for other spectacular victor ...
July 12th 1943 - Establishment of the National Committee “Free Germany”
July 12th 1943: Not far from Moscow, in Krasnogorsk, the National Committee for a Free Germany is established by German prisoners of war ...
July 13th 1941 - Offensive alliance
On July 13th 1941: Adolf Hitler proposes a comprehensive offensive alliance between Germany and Japan with the aim to "destroy" the Sov ...
July 14th 1939 - Day of German Art` in Munich
July 14th 1939: Beginning of "Day of German art” in Munich. Adolf Hitler uses the two-day celebration, staged effectively and recorde ...
July 15th 1937 - Construction of the Buchenwald concentration camp
July 15th 1937: On the Ettersberg (Ettershill) in Weimar, the SS begins with the construction of the concentration camp Buchenwald. Init ...
July 16th 1918 - Murder of the Tsars family
In March of 1917 Czar Nicholas II abdicates. He had previously rejected any sort of constitutional change that would crate a democratic ...
July 17th, 1936 - Beginning of Spanish Civil war
July 17th, 1936 - after a coup of fascist oriented officers, civil war breaks out in Spain. Its an uneven conflict. The rebels receive ...
July 17th 1945 - Potsdam Conference
July 17th, 1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Stalin and British Prime Minister Churchill meet in Potsdam, to confer on the fut ...
July 18th 1924 - Establishment of the Red Front Fighters League
July 18th 1924: The Red Front Fighters League is established in Thuringia as a paramilitary security force of the Communist Party. It wa ...
July 19th 1937 - the exhibition "Degenerate Art"
July 20th .1944 - Assassination attempt on Hitler
July 20th, 1944 - In the Wolfs Lair in Eastern Prussia Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg ignites the bomb to kill Hitler. Despi ...
July 21st, 1961 - Second U.S. astronaut in space - July 21st, 1969 - First man on moon
President John F. Kennedy declared space travel and the landing on the moon a major goal of American policy. (original sound bite) The ...
July 22nd 1969 - Dictator Franco appoints Juan Carlos as his successor
At the end of World War II Francisco Franco remains as the last fascist dictator in Europe. The images are deceptive. Franco’s reign i ...