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 30th 1934 – The Night of the Long Knives
June 30th 1934: With a lightning strike Adolf Hitler eliminates the leadership of the SA and orders the liquidation of their leader Erns ...
July 1st 1911 – The Agadir Crisis
Morocco, July 1st 1911: Triggered by the competing French and German colonial interests, a serious crisis occurs. After Emperor Wilhelm ...
July 2nd 1900 - Launch of the first zeppelin
July 2nd 1900: Maiden flight of the first Zeppelin airship in Germany, and the beginning of a process that at a great expense and numero ...
July 3rd 1935 - Volkswagen prototype
On July 3rd 1935: Ferdinand Porsche introduces the first Volkswagen prototype. Later he develops various versions of the "KDF-car", whic ...
July 4th, 1954 – Germanys National Team wins the World Cup
July 4th, 1954: At the Wankdorfstadion of Bern in Switzerland, major underdogs Germany, beat Hungary which had been deemed un-defeatable ...
July 4th 1926 - Founding of the Hitler Youth
July 4th 1926: On the occasion of the 2nd Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party in Weimar the Hitler Youth, shown here, was established. Bei ...
July 5th 1962 - Algeria declared its independence from France
July 5th 1962: Algeria declares its independence from France. President Charles de Gaulle had two days earlier proclaimed the independen ...
July 6th 1959 - George Grosz dies
In the 1920s George Grosz is one of the early founders of Dadaism and member of the “Red Group of Berlin ". The sensing the takeover o ...
July 7th 1909 - Bethmann-Hollweg becomes German Chancellor
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg was an exceptional human being, due to his sheer body size alone. He had a long career as an administrativ ...
July 8th, 1919 – Walter Scheel is born
Former Federal President of Germany Walter Scheel is born on July 8th, 1919. He becomes a member of the FDP. From 1961 to 1966, under c ...
July 9th 1868 - Gustav Noske is born
On July 9th 1868: Gustav Noske is born. During the revolutionary turmoil following the end of the First World War, the Social Democrat, ...
July 10th 1943 – The United States land in Sicily
July 10th 1943 - With the support of massive air strikes, allied troops under the command of U.S. General Patton and British Field Marsh ...
July 11th, 1926 - Rudolf Caracciola wins Grand Prix of Germany
July 11th, 1926: Race-car driver Rudolf Caracciola wins first Grand Prix of Germany and lays the foundation for other spectacular victor ...
July 12th 1943 - Establishment of the National Committee “Free Germany”
July 12th 1943: Not far from Moscow, in Krasnogorsk, the National Committee for a Free Germany is established by German prisoners of war ...
July 13th 1941 - Offensive alliance
On July 13th 1941: Adolf Hitler proposes a comprehensive offensive alliance between Germany and Japan with the aim to "destroy" the Sov ...
July 14th 1939 - Day of German Art` in Munich
July 14th 1939: Beginning of "Day of German art” in Munich. Adolf Hitler uses the two-day celebration, staged effectively and recorde ...
July 15th 1937 - Construction of the Buchenwald concentration camp
July 15th 1937: On the Ettersberg (Ettershill) in Weimar, the SS begins with the construction of the concentration camp Buchenwald. Init ...
July 16th 1918 - Murder of the Tsars family
In March of 1917 Czar Nicholas II abdicates. He had previously rejected any sort of constitutional change that would crate a democratic ...
July 17th, 1936 - Beginning of Spanish Civil war
July 17th, 1936 - after a coup of fascist oriented officers, civil war breaks out in Spain. Its an uneven conflict. The rebels receive ...