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 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 ...
April 21st 1945 - Red Army reaches the city limits of Berlin
April 21st 1945: The first units of the Soviet army reach the city limits of Berlin and start the encirclement of the city. By the end o ...
April 22nd 1946 - Founding of the SED
The Soviet occupation deliberately worked towards guaranteeing the supremacy of communist forces in their zone. Back in early May of 194 ...
April 22nd 1915 - First use of chlorine gas in World War I
April 22nd 1915: For the first time the German army uses chlorine gas as a deadly poisonous gas against its enemies near Ypres, Belgium. ...
April 23rd 1976 - The Palace of the Republic is inaugurated
On April 23rd 1976: The Palace of the Republic at the Schlossplatz, then Marx-Engels-Platz, in Berlin is inaugurated. The building becom ...
April 25th 1945 - Meeting of American and Soviet troops in Torgau
April 25th 1945: American and Soviet armed forces meet in Torgau on the banks of the Elbe, and celebrate their brotherhood for the camer ...
April 26th, 1986 - Chernobyl disaster - worst-case scenario (super MCA)
On April 26th, 1986 a turbine failure occurs in block 4 of the "Lenin" - Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Six seconds after the emergency ...
April 26th 1925 - Paul von Hindenburg becomes President of the Reich
April 26th 1925. Paul von Hindenburg, Field Marshal and hero of World War I, is elected the new President of Germany. He is a controvers ...
April 28th 1969 - President Charles de Gaulle resigns
During the night of April 28th 1969 the French President Charles de Gaulle resigns. The student protests and general strike of 1968 sti ...
April 29th 1945 - Liberation of the concentration camp Dachau
April 29th 1945: Dachau is liberated by the Americans. The U.S. Army moves against the city nearby Munich and the infamous concentration ...
April 30th, 1975 – The end of the Vietnam War and Fall of Saigon
On April 30th, 1975, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces capture Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam. Panic breaks out. Many escape t ...
April 30th 1945 - Liberation of Munich by U.S. troops
April 30th 1945: The day after the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, U.S. troops advance into the Bavarian capital of Munich. ...