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 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 ...
September 20th, 1949 - First Federal Government of Germany begins its work
With the newly elected Chancellor Konrad Adenauer at the helm, members of Cabinet of the first Federal Government of the Federal Republi ...
September 21st 1933 - Establishment of the Emergency order of Pastors
September 21st 1933: As a result of the so-called Aryan clause, with which the National Socialists wanted to also disbar church official ...
September 22nd 1891 - Hans Albers is born
On September 22nd 1891 Hans Albers was born. He performs in more than 100 silent films before his roles as an adventurer and dandy in th ...
September 24th, 1964 - Willy Stoph succeeds Otto Grotewohl as East German Prime Minister
After 1945, the left-wing Social Democrat Otto Grotewohl, together with Wilhelm Pieck, becomes the founding father of the Socialist Unit ...
September 25th 1944 - Volkssturm
On September 25th 1944 Hitlers regime mobilizes the last reserves for the murderous "total war". Hitler orders the establishment of the ...
September 26th, 1943 - Catholic Church in Germany protests against euthanasia
September 26th 1943: In a pastoral letter, the Catholic Church in Germany vehemently protests against euthanasia. The killing of "unwort ...
September 27th 1939 – Establishment of the Reich Security Main Office
On September 27th 1939: A Nazi super agency is established. Secret State Police and the criminal investigation department (or “CDI” ...
September 28th 1969 - First social-liberal government of the Federal Republic of Germany
September 28th 1969: The election of the sixth German parliament paves the way for the first social-liberal coalition in the history of ...
September 29th 1938 - Beginning of the Munich Conference
September 29th 1938: The leaders of Britain, France, Italy and the German Empire gather in Munich to confer on the future of Czechoslov ...