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.
October 10th, 1962 - The Spiegel-affair
October 10th, 1962 marks the beginning of the Spiegel-affair in Germany. Publisher Rudolf Augstein and other editors are said to have di ...
October 11th 1949 - Wilhelm Pieck becomes the first President of East Germany
On October 11th 1949: Wilhelm Pieck becomes the first president of the German Democratic Republic. Pieck is an icon of the German Commu ...
October 12th 1960 - Khrushchev shoe banging incident before the UN
After the shooting down of a U.S. spy plane over the Soviet Union had led to a deterioration in relations between the superpowers in May ...
October 13th, 1949 - Founding of the German Trade Union Federation
On October 13th, 1949 the Founding Congress of the German Trade Union Federation (DGB) elects Hans Böckler as its first chairman. Due t ...
October 15th 1924 - Landing of the Zeppelin LZ 126 in Lakehurst
October 15th 1924: After 81 hours and after having covered over 8000 km of flight route, the airship pioneer Hugo Eckener lands with Zep ...
October 16th 1944 - Invasion of Soviet troops into Eastern Prussia
October 16th 1944: An unprecedented exodus of the local German population begins in Eastern Prussia with the arrival of Soviet troops. T ...
October 16th 1925 - Treaty of Locarno
October 16th 1925: In Locarno, Switzerland, the most important international conference on European security issues after the First Worl ...
October 17th 1917 - Hindenburg tells people to endure during the First World War
(O-Ton) All the exhortations to hold out by the German High Command, could not bring about a victory in 1917 – the volunteer Adolf Hi ...
October 18th, 1977 – The GSG9 frees hostage in Mogadishu
October 18th, 1977: At the airport of Mogadishu, all hostages of the Lufthansa airliner "Landshut", who were kidnapped by a commando of ...
October 18th 1944 - Funeral of Erwin Rommel
October 18th 1944: In an act of state, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is laid to rest in Ulm, Germany.. Rommel, one of the most impo ...
October 19th 1945 - Declaration of Guilt in Stuttgart
On October 18th and 19th of 1945 ecumenical representatives meet in war-torn Stuttgart. They asses the Churchs involvement in the terror ...
October 20th 1944 - Red Army captures Belgrade
October 20th 1944: Liberation of Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia, by the Red Army. It was the climax of the so-called Belgrade opera ...
October 21st, 1969 - Willy Brandt is elected Chancellor
On Oct 21st, 1969, In Germany Willy Brandt is elected Chancellor for the first time by the delegates of the SPD/FDP coalition. Since 1 ...
October 22nd 1943 - Bombing of Kassel
On the night of the 22nd to 23rd of October 1943, the RAF bombed the city of Kassel with 444 bombers, because Kassel was a war-strategic ...
October 23rd, 1956 - National uprising in Hungary
On October 23rd, 1956 the national uprising in Hungary begins with a peaceful mass demonstration of students. More than 10 years before ...
October 24th 1962 - The beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis
October 24th 1962: Following the deployment of Soviet missiles to Cuba, the U.S. imposes a naval blockade against Fidel Castros island n ...
October 25th 1929 - Beginning of Great Depression
October 25th 1929: On "Black Friday", the crash of New York Stock Exchange, the world economic crisis began. It was triggered by misguid ...
October 26th, 1919 – The last Shah of Persia is born
On October 26th, 1919 the last Shah of Persia, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was born. In 1941, during the Second World War, British and S ...
October 27th, 1917 - Victory of the Central Powers on the Isonzo
October 27th 1917: The Central Powers Germany and Austria-Hungary are victorious against Italian troops on the Isonzo river. It was the ...