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.
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 ...
September 10th 1926 - Germany joins the League of Nations
September 10th 1926: Germany is admitted into the League of Nations. With Foreign Minister Gustav Stresemann leading the German delegati ...
September 11th, 2001 - Terror attacks on the U.S.
September 11th, 2001: At 8:45AM EST, an American Airlines Boeing aircraft crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. A litt ...
September 11th 1971 - Nikita Khrushchev dies
Nikita Khrushchev dies on September 11th 1971. For a decade, Khrushchev, due to his spectacularly dangerous tendencies in crisis managem ...
September 12th, 1949 - Theodor Heuss is elected Germanys first Federal President
On September 12th, 1949 Germanys first Federal Parliament assembles in Bonn to elect the first federal president. Half the members are o ...
September 13rd 1955 - Adenauer announces the return of the last 10,000 POWs
On September 13th 1955 Chancellor Adenauer proclaims at the end of his visit to Moscow, that the last German prisoners of war will be re ...
September 14th 1958 - First meeting of Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer
At the beginning of the 1950s Charles de Gaulle still had rejected the integration of the Federal Republic of Germany into the group of ...
September 15th, 2008 - Start of the global financial crisis: The collapse of Lehman Brothers
Early Monday morning of September 15th, 2008 the investment bank ‘Lehman Brothers’ releases a statement at New Yorks Wall Street sha ...
September 15th 1949 - Konrad Adenauer becomes Chancellor
September 15th 1949: Konrad Adenauer becomes the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The former mayor of Cologne, who w ...
September 15th 1935 - Proclamation of the Nuremberg Race Laws
Nuremberg, September 15th 1935: With the adoption of the so-called "Reich Citizenship Law" and the "Law for the Protection of German Blo ...
September 16th, 1891 - Karl Dönitz is born
On September 16th, 1891 Karl Dönitz is born. In 1945, Dönitz is on trial as one of the major war criminals before the Nuremberg Tribu ...
September 17th 1916 - Manfred von Richthofen wins first air combat
September 17th 1916: Manfred von Richthofen, famously known as the Red Baron, wins his first aerial combat over Cambrai, France. Thus ...
September 18th 1989 - First Monday demonstration in Leipzig
On September 18th 1989 the first of the so-called “Monday demonstration” took place in Leipzig. With the motto: “We are the People ...
September 19th 1941 - Introduction of the yellow patch of the Jewish star in Germany
September 19th 1941: A police regulation come into effect in Germany, which requires the wearing of the Jewish star in the territory of ...