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.
August 24th 1961 - First casualties at the Berlin Wall
Since August 13th 1961 the barriers of the inner-German border and around West Berlin were being expanded with concrete, barbed wire, mi ...
August 25th 1944 - Allies liberate Paris
August 25th 1944: After bitter fighting between the Resistance and the German occupying power, Paris is liberated by the Allies. For the ...
August 26th, 1921 - Murder of Erzberger
On August 26th 1921 the German center politician Matthias Erzberger was downright executed by right wing radicals. He was the target of ...
August 27th, 1937 - Japanese conduct air attack on Nanking
August 27th, 1937: Japans air force conducts a major attack on the Chinese capital of Nanking. The attack which killed about 500 people ...
August 28th, 1963 - Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech
On August 28th, 1963 the citizens movement against racism and apartheid in the U.S. reached one of its milestones: 250000 people led b ...
August 29th 1962 - CIA discovers rocket launchers
On August 29th 1962 air reconnaissance of the U.S. provides the first photographs of the construction of Soviet missile launchers in Cub ...
August 30th 1945 – Allied Control Council adopts first proclamation
August 30th 1945: In Berlin the Allied Control Council adopts its first proclamation, according to which the governmental power in Germa ...
August 31st, 1997 - Lady Diana dies
On August 31st, 1997, at 12:25AM a fatal accident occurs on the highway by the Paris river Seine in which Diana, Princess of Wales and f ...
August 31st, 1990 - BRD-GDR settlement agreement
On August 31st, 1990 after long negotiations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, a contract, wi ...
September 1st 1832 - Dairy-company owner “Bolle” is born
September 1st 1832: Birthday of Carl Andreas Julius Bolle. In 1879 he founded the Berlin dairy by the same name, which dominated the cit ...
September 1st 1939 - the beginning of World War II with Germanys attack on Poland
September 1st 1939 - With the bombardment of the Westerplatte peninsula by the German battleship “Schleswig-Holstein" Hitler begins hi ...
September 2nd 1945 - Japans surrender
September 2nd 1945: Almost a month after atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese leadership surrenders in ...
September 3rd 1933 - Nazi Party Rally
September 3rd 1933: The first Reich Party Congress after the seizure of power ends in Nuremberg. It is documented by director Leni Riefe ...
September 4th, 1947 – Riots of Muslims and Hindus
In 1947, Mahatma Gandhi leads India non-violently into independence from the British Empire. But the foundation of the nation is bleedin ...
September 5th 1972 – Munich Massacre
September 5th 1972: A few days after the opening of the 20th Olympic Games in Munich, shown here, a hostage situation with a tragic en ...
September 6th 1939 - German army occupies Krakow
September 6th 1939: Almost a week after Hitlers invasion of Poland the German army – seen here during the victory parade in Warsaw – ...
September 7th 1949 - First German Bundestag in Bonn
September 7th 1949: First meeting of the German Bundestag in Bonn. Opened ceremoniously by its representatives, the event was a crucial ...
September 8th 1955 - Chancellor Konrad Adenauer in Moscow
September 8th 1955: Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer travels to Moscow for negotiations. It was the first visit by a German head of go ...
September 9th, 1976 – Mao dies
On September 9th, the "Big Chairman", Chinese state and party leader Mao Zedong dies. In 1949 the Communists had taken over in China u ...