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.
February 21st 1916 - Beginning of the Battle of Verdun
February 21st 1916: Beginning of the Battle of Verdun, probably the most notorious battle of mechanized warfare of World War II, and a s ...
February 22nd 1943 - Execution of Hans and Sophie Scholl
In 1942 The Munich students Hans and Sophie Scholl, Christoph Probst, Willi Graf and Alexander Schmorell form the resistance group "Whit ...
February 23rd 1918 - Formation of the Red Army
The 23rd of February, 1918 is considered the founding date of the Red Army. Leon Trotsky, the Peoples Commissar for the military matters ...
February 24th 1956 - Khrushchev proclaims peaceful coexistence
On February 24th 1956 the delegates of the 20th Congress of the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union)vote to approve the new foreig ...
February 25th 1932 - Hitler is granted German citizenship
Adolf Hitler - not German? An unbearable thought for his party comrades in 1932, and yet it is true: Hitler was born in 1889 in Braunau ...
February 26th 1924 - Beginning of Hitler trial
On February 26th 1924, six months after Hitlers failed putsch on November 9th 1923 began in Munich the so-called “Hitler trial”. Ext ...
February 27th 1933 - Reichstag Fire
February 27th 1933: In Berlin, Germany the Reichstag burns. Arrested as a suspected arsonist, is Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe. ...
February 28th 1925 - Friedrich Ebert dies
February 28th 1925: The first president of the Weimar Republic, Friedrich Ebert dies. Born in 1871 in Heidelberg, the SPD politician is ...
March 1st, 1954 - Radiation accident at U.S. atomic bomb test site
The Bikini Atoll is located in the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Marshall Islands. Since the 1940s the U.S. have been testing their n ...
March 2nd 1939 - Pope Pius XII
March 2nd 1939 - in Rome, the Cardinal State Secretary Eugenio Pacelli, is elected Pope under the name Pius XII. His person is not witho ...
March 3rd 1918 - The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
On March 3rd 1918 Soviet Russia and the "Central Powers" (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey) signed a separate peace treaty, ...
March 4th, 1933 - Roosevelt takes office
On March 4th, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt begins his first term as U.S. president. He was the only president of the United States, who, ...
March 5th 1953 – Stalin dies
March 5tth 1953: Josef Stalin is dead. With the death of the Soviet leader shown here, ended an era that was marked by show trials, mass ...
March 6th 1984 - Martin Niemoller dies
On March 6th 1984 Martin Niemoller dies. The theologian remains active in the peace movement until his death. As co-initiator of the "Kr ...
March 7th 1936 - Occupation of the Rhineland
March 7th 1936 : Adolf Hitler orders the occupation of the demilitarized Rhineland. The invasion, which violated both of the provisions ...
March 7th 1945 - Capture of the bridge of Remagen by U.S. soldiers
It was a World War II myth: The Bridge of Remagen. Built during World War I to bring more troops and war materials to the Western Front ...
March 8th – International World Womens Day
March 8th: International Womens Day - proclaimed in 1921 by the Second Women's Conference in Communist Moscow largely due to the initia ...
March 9th, 1945 – Tokyo bombing
In November 1944 the United States began with the bombing of the Japanese capital Tokyo. The conquest of Pacific Islands, ever so close ...
March 10th, 1959 - Tibet uprising
China had occupied Tibet in 1950. During the 1950s the Tibetan resistance against China grew. Attacks by Tibetans on the Chinese army oc ...