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 16th 1964 - Willy Brandt becomes SPD Chairman
At an extraordinary party congress on the 15th and 16th of February of 1964, the former mayor of Berlin Willy Brandt, is elected by the ...
February 17th 1968 - The International-Vietnam Congress
On February 17th 1968 the International Vietnam Congress begins in West Berlin, while U.S. bombs are being dropped over Vietnam. It last ...
February 18th 1943 – Goebbels “Total War” speech '
February 18th 1943: At the Berlin Sportplalast, a few days after the defeat at Stalingrad, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels hol ...
February 19th 1936 - Max Schreck dies
The 19th of February 1936 is the anniversary of the death of actor Max Schreck. In 1922 the role of the vampire Count Orlok in the silen ...
February 20th 1933 - Meeting between Hitler and representatives of heavy industry
On February 20th 1933 Hermann Goering invites 24 leading industrialists to a meeting with Adolf Hitler at the Reichstag Presidents pala ...
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 ...