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 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. ...
May 1st 1929 - "Blood May"
May 1st 1929. In Berlin, the Social Democratic Chief of police Karl Zörgiebel imposes a ban on demonstrations for fear of unrest. The K ...
May 2nd1969 - Franz von Papen dies
Franz von Papen died on May 2nd 1969. In 1925 von Papen, against the will of his party, the “Center”, supports the election of Paul ...
May 3rd 1968 - May riots in Paris
On May 3rd 1968 student riots in Paris escalate and spread into the province. The revolt had begun in March when several hundred studen ...
May 4th 1980 - Tito dies
On May 4th 1980 Josip Broz Tito dies. During the 2nd World War, Tito gains a reputation as a legendary partisan leader. From 1942 on hi ...
May 5th 1977 - Ludwig Erhard dies
On May 5th 1977 Ludwig Erhard dies. After the 2nd World War, the economic specialist first becomes adviser to the American military auth ...
May 6th, 1937 – Lakehurst disaster
May 6th, 1937: During a landing approach at Lakehurst, New Jersey near New York, the German zeppelin ‘LZ 129 Hindenburg’ burst into ...
May 7th to 9th 1945 - Surrender in Reims / Karl Horst
May 7th 1945: Meeting of the German Wehrmacht and the Allied High Command at General Eisenhowers headquarters in Reims. A historic day. ...
May 8th 1945 - Victory celebrations for the end of the war
May 8th 1945 - At Trafalgar Square in London, hundreds of thousands of Britons celebrate the end of World War II. The wide relief is und ...
9. May 1959 - Foundation stone laid for the Memorial Church
Largely destroyed by a bomb attack in 1943, the church ruin at Breitscheidplatz, was popularly known in the postwar years as "Hollow Too ...
May 10th 1940 - The beginning of Hitlers western campaign '
May 10th 1940: The beginning of Hitlers western campaign. After a successful blitzkrieg against Poland the invasion of Belgium Luxembour ...
May 11th, 1960 – Kidnapping of Adolf Eichmann
During the 1950’s reign of Juan and Evita Peron, Argentina becomes an important refuge for Nazi criminals in Latin America. This is no ...
May 12th 1940 -First Allied air raid on Germany
May 12th 1940: With a first, small air raid on Mönchengladbach by the British Royal Air Force, the almost five-year long nightmare for ...
May 13th 1943 - Surrender in Africa
May 13th 1943: The Allied forces triumph in Tunis. The German Africa Corps surrender. Thus, the African campaign and the Second World Wa ...
May 14th 1948 - Creation of the State of Israel
On May 14th 1949: Ben Gurion announces the State of Israel at the City Museum Tel Aviv. Thus, the Zionist vision of Jewish intellectuals ...