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.
November 4th 1989 - Mass rally at the Alexanderplatz in East Berlin
Erich Honecker was replaced as the head of state and party leader by Egon Krenz. But most East Germans wanted more reforms. On November ...
November 5th 1949 - J.R. Bechers Risen from the ruins ... becomes East Germany's national anthem '
On November 5th 1949 the Central Committee of the SED (or “Socialist United Party”) declares the song "Risen from the ruins ...," t ...
November 6th 1956 - Dwight D. Eisenhower wins U.S. Presidency
In 1956, after having recovered from a heart attack, Dwight D. Eisenhower once more participates in a presidential election campaign. On ...
November 7th, 1963 – Miracle of Lengede
November 7th, 1963: In Lengede a miraculous rescue effort of eleven buried miners takes place! On October 24th, 1963, 50 miners are surp ...
November 7th 1917 - October Revolution in Russia
November 7th 1917: The Day of the so-called “October Revolution” in Russia. After Vladimir Ilyich Lenins return from exile in Switze ...
November 8th 1939: Assassination attempt on Hitler in Munich Bürgerbräukeller
November 8th 1939 - Nazi officials gather at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich to listen to Adolf Hitler holding a speech. On that day, u ...
November 9th 1923 - Beer Hall Putsch
After 1919, Munich had become a hotbed for radical right-wing forces. In Bavaria, the state government increasingly defied the political ...
November 9th 1925 - Formation of the SS
November 9th 1925: At the orders of Adolf Hitler, the SS, seen here at a parade during the 30s is established as a sub-organization of t ...
November 9th 1944 - Goebbels speech before the Volkssturm in Berlin
November 9th 1944: At Wilhelmplatz in Berlin the propaganda minister of the Reich Joseph Goebbels addresses members of the Volkssturm. G ...
November 9th 1918 - Proclamation of the Republic in Berlin
November 9th 1918: The Republic is proclaimed in Berlin by the Social Democrat Philipp Scheidemann. The event, greeted with great joy by ...
November 9th 1938 - "Kristallnacht"
November 9th 1938: The day of the so-called “Kristallnacht”, the night of broken glass. Germany s largest mass pogrom organized by ...
November 9th 1989 - Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 9th 1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall. After 28 years the separation of East and West Germany, violently brought about by the S ...
November 10th 1918 - First republican government in Germany
On November 10th 1918 the first republican government of Germany is established in. The back-story: On November 9th Chancellor Max von ...
November 11th 1918 - The end of World War I
November 11th 1918: After the collapse of the western front, the German Empire signed the ceasefire agreement that ends the First World ...
November 12th 1955 - Birth of the Bundeswehr
November 12th 1955: With the swearing in of the first volunteers for the still to be established army, West Germany is admitted back int ...
November 13th, 1959 - Demolition of Potsdam City Palace
Up until 1945, the city center of Potsdam was marked by the city palace of the Hohenzollern and the Garrison Church. Potsdams character ...
November 14th, 1940 - Destruction of the city of Coventry by the German Luftwaffe
November 14th, 1940: The German Luftwaffe conducts a major attack against the English city of Coventry, destroying the historic city cen ...
November 15th 1923 - Introduction of the “Rentenmark”
November 15th 1923: By introducing the Rentenmark, or “Debt Security Mark”, the hyperinflation in Germany, ongoing since the end of ...
November 16th, 1909 - DELAG - founding of the German Airship Corporation
In 1909, the first zeppelins are seen above Berlin, Germany. Its inventor, Graf Zeppelin, quickly recognized that his airships could als ...