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.
January 12th 1904 - Start of the “Herero uprising” in German-Southwest Africa
January 12th 1904: In the imperial colony of German Southwest Africa, the so-called “Herero uprising” breaks out against the German ...
January 13th, 1935 - Saarland votes for the annexation to the German Reich
January 13th, 1935: Two years after Hitler came to power, over 90% of the registered voters in the Saarland vote for the return of their ...
January 14th 1953 - Tito becomes president of Yugoslavia
January 14th 1953: Josip Broz Tito becomes President of the Republic of Yugoslavia, which was created as a result of the new postwar or ...
January 14th 1944 - The Start of the Battle of Monte Cassino
On January17th 1944 the battle for Monte Cassino begins, one of the longest battles of the Second World War. Four months battles with he ...
January 15th 1919 - Death of Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebknecht
January 15th 1919: The leaders of the Communist Party, Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebknecht are murdered in Berlin by members of the volu ...
January 16th 1945 - Bombing of Magdeburg
On January 16th 1945, Magdeburg is attacked by British bombers. On their entry of the city on April 19th U.S. troops found a very badl ...
January 18th 1956 - Formation of the National Peoples Army (NVA)'
January 18th 1956: A few months after the first volunteers of the West German Bundeswehr are sworn in, the National Peoples Army is foun ...
January 19th 1919 - Introduction of Womens suffrage in Germany '
January 19th 1919: With the establishment of the Weimar Republic, for the first time in Germany, women are allowed to vote. It is a hist ...
January 20th, 2009 - Inauguration of Barrack Obama
January 20th, 2009: In Washington, the first African American U.S. president is sworn in and introduced to office. Barrack Obama, whose ...
January 20th, 1942 - Wannsee-Conference
On January 20th, 1942, at the invitation of the Chief of Security Police and SD, SS-group leader Reinhard Heydrich, a conference was hel ...
January 21st 1924 - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin dies
On January 21st 1924 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin dies. Several strokes and the after effects of two assassination attempts had strongly reduce ...
January 22nd 1963 - Completion of the Élysée Treaty West Germany / France
January 22nd 1963- The completion of the Élysée Treaty, also know as the “German-French friendship treaty”, in Paris Elysee Pal ...
January 23rd 1943 - Last German plane leaves Stalingrad
January 23rd 1943: The last German aircraft leaves the Stalingrad cauldron. Now the 6th German army under its commander, Field Marshal F ...
January 24th 1962 - Tunnel escape from East to West Berlin
On January 24th 1962, 28 Berliners manage to escape through a 27-meter-long tunnel, which they had dug themselves, from east to west Ber ...
January 25th 1949 - David Ben Gurion, wins the parliamentary election in Israel
While Israel is still entangled in a war of independence with its Arab neighbors, since its foundation in May 1948, the first democratic ...
January 26th 1934 - German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact
After the coming into force of the Versailles Treaty, Polish troops occupy the areas assigned by Germany and cut off East Prussia from ...
January 27th 1859 - Kaiser Wilhelm II is born
January 27th 1859: Kaiser Wilhelm II is born. He is one of the most controversial figures of Germany’s modern history. Not only his ow ...
January 27th 1945 - Liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
January 27th 1945: The liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army, now an official day of remembrance for the victim ...
January 29th 1886 - Carl Benz receives patent for the first gas-powered car
January 29th 1886: The engineer Carl Benz is awarded the patent for the first gas-powered car and triggers a revolutionary technological ...