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.
June 5th 1945 – The Four victorious powers take over government power in Germany
June 5th 1945: The four victorious powers, the US, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union take over power of government in Germany. ...
June 6th 1944 - Landing in Normandy
June 6th 1944 : Allied invasion of Normandy. With the largest landing operation of World War II, in which both, American, British and Ca ...
June 7th 1955 - Ministry of Defense
In 1950, the Korean War gives the first impetus for a discussion of German defense contributions. From this arises a heated debate on t ...
June 8th, 1928 - Kuomingtang-troops capture Beijing
From 1115 to 1911 the capital of the dominant imperial dynasties of China was Beijing. After the fall of the last emperor in 1912, China ...
June 9th 1884 - Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Reichstag
On June 9th 1884 Kaiser Wilhelm I lays the foundation stone for the German Reichstag. The building is a symbol of German history. Here, ...
June 10th 1942 - Lidice massacre
On June 10th 1942, the village Lidice near Prague is razed to the ground by German troops. All male residents over 16 were shot, the wom ...
June 11th 1985 - Largest exchange of Agents on the Glienicker bridge
Glienicker Bridge in Berlin-Zehlendorf which carries the title "Bridge of Unity" since its reconstruction in 1948. But in the days of th ...
June 12th 1900 - Second German Naval Law establishes sea rivalry with England
June 12th 1900: The adoption of the Second Fleet Act by the Reichstag exacerbates the contrast between Kaiser Wilhelm II and Great Brita ...
June 13th 1944 - First use of V1 over London
June 13th 1944: London. The German army launches the first V1 against the British capital. The rocket with the model number: “Fieseler ...
June 14th 1942 - Anne Frank diaries
On June 14th 1942 Anne Frank starts writing her diaries. The Jewish girl lives in Amsterdam at that time . Her family had fled there fro ...
June 15th 1888 - Accession to the throne of Kaiser Wilhelm II
June 15th 1888: Kaiser Wilhelm II ascends the throne in Germany. William, seen here in shots from later times, had lost his father and ...
June 16th 1977 - Wernher von Braun dies
On June 16th 1977 Wernher von Braun dies. Von Braun was arrested by the Allies as a war criminal in 1945. But during the beginnings of a ...
June 17th 1953 - Popular uprising in the GDR
June 17th 1953: Hardly any other event has shaped Inter-German post-war history as much as this day. Popular uprisings broke out at more ...
June 18th 1940 - Charles de Gaulle calls for resistance
In May 1940, Charles de Gaulle is appointed as the youngest general in the French army. A little later he flys to London and there, in B ...
June 19th 1927 - Rudolf Caracciola wins first car race at the Nurburgring
June 19th 1927: Rudolf Caracciola wins the first automobile race at the Nurburgring. It was not his first victory. The year prior he had ...
June 21st 1948 - Introduction of the Deutschmark (in the western zones of occupation)
June 21st 1948 - In the three Western occupation zones of Germany the Deutschmark is introduced as the new currency. It replaced the old ...
June 22nd 1941 - Invasion of the Soviet Union
June 22nd, 1941: Without a declaration of war Hitlers Wehrmacht invades the Soviet Union. It is Nazi Germany's largest campaign of World ...
June 23rd 1894 - Establishing of the Olympic Committee
On June 23rd 1894 the 13 founding members from different countries found the International Olympic Committee at the initiative of Pierre ...
June 24th, 1966 - "The Beatles" opened their tour of West Germany, Japan and the Philippines with two concerts at the Munich circus Krone-Bau
On June 24th, 1966 "The Beatles" opened their tour of West Germany, Japan and the Philippines with two concerts at the Munich circus Kro ...