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.
January 1st 1947 - Establishment of the Bi-Zone
In December 1946, one of the coldest winter breaks out over post-war Germany, which lay in ruins. Traffic almost reaches a complete stan ...
January 2nd 1945 - Bombing of Nuremberg
On January 2nd 1945 a heavy bombing raid occurs on Nuremberg. Here images from the summer of 1945 after the occupation by U.S. troops. ...
January 3rd 1876 - Wilhelm Pieck is born
January 3rd 1876 is the birthday of Wilhelm Pieck. Pieck, a Communist icon of the German resistance against the Nazi dictatorship, seen ...
January 4th 1933- Meeting of Papen-Hitler
Franz von Papen. In 1946, he is on trial before the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. The charge: Papen was Hitlers "lapdog". The former ch ...
January 5th 1919 - Spartacus-uprising in Berlin
January 5th 1919: The so-called Spartacus uprising, with which the Communists and the left wing of the Independent Social Democrats atte ...
January 6th 1990 - Germanys Federal Government: Leaving of transit routes prohibited'
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 1989 the way for East Germans into West Germany was open. The old rules for entry ...
January 7th 1939 - Delivery of the new Reich Chancellery
January 7th 1939: In Berlins Vossstrasse Hitler's new Reich Chancellery is to be opened at the annual diplomatic reception. The buildin ...
January 8th 1918 - U.S. President Wilson proposes peace program
On January 8th 1918, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, announces a 14-point program to end the 1st World War. Long the U.S. president had t ...
January 9th 1960 - Aswan Dam
January 9th 1960: The construction of the Aswan Dam begins. The opening of the dam is to enable the development of new areas in the Nile ...
January 10th 1934 - Trial of the Reichstag Fire
On the night of the 27th to the 28th of February 1933 the Reichstag burns in Berlin, Germany. The fire department concludes it to be ars ...
January 11th 1923 - Occupation of the Ruhr
January 11th 1923: For the alleged tardiness of the German Empire in complying with the provisions of the treaty of Versailles, French a ...
January 12th 1904 - Start of the “Herero uprising” in German-Southwest Africa
January 12th 1904: In the imperial colony of German Southwest Africa, the so-called “Herero uprising” breaks out against the German ...
January 13th, 1935 - Saarland votes for the annexation to the German Reich
January 13th, 1935: Two years after Hitler came to power, over 90% of the registered voters in the Saarland vote for the return of their ...
January 14th 1953 - Tito becomes president of Yugoslavia
January 14th 1953: Josip Broz Tito becomes President of the Republic of Yugoslavia, which was created as a result of the new postwar or ...
January 14th 1944 - The Start of the Battle of Monte Cassino
On January17th 1944 the battle for Monte Cassino begins, one of the longest battles of the Second World War. Four months battles with he ...
January 15th 1919 - Death of Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebknecht
January 15th 1919: The leaders of the Communist Party, Rosa Luxembourg and Karl Liebknecht are murdered in Berlin by members of the volu ...
January 16th 1945 - Bombing of Magdeburg
On January 16th 1945, Magdeburg is attacked by British bombers. On their entry of the city on April 19th U.S. troops found a very badl ...
January 18th 1956 - Formation of the National Peoples Army (NVA)'
January 18th 1956: A few months after the first volunteers of the West German Bundeswehr are sworn in, the National Peoples Army is foun ...
January 19th 1919 - Introduction of Womens suffrage in Germany '
January 19th 1919: With the establishment of the Weimar Republic, for the first time in Germany, women are allowed to vote. It is a hist ...