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.
December 25th 1926 -Japanese imperial coronation
December 25th 1926: After the death of Emperor Taishos, Crown Prince Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan. As the first Japanese crown prin ...
December 26th, 2004 - Tsunami disaster
On December 26th, 2004 a sea-quake measuring 9.1 on the Richter scale, shook the seabed off the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The result ...
December 26th, 1893 - Mao is born
On December 26th, 1893 Mao Zedong, the future leader of China, was born as the eldest son to a peasant family in the central Chinese pro ...
December 27th, 1934 – Persia renamed Iran
On December 27th, 1934, the ruling Shah Reza Pahlavi announces the renaming of the country from "Persia" to "Iran." The term "Persia" i ...
December 28th, 1925 – Hildegard Knef is born
Hildegard Knef is born on December 28th, 1925. Immediately following the end of World War II her career takes off at DEFA and in 1946 s ...
December 29th, 1991 - “Stasi Files Act” comes into effect
Nearly two years after the people stormed the Stasi headquarters in East Germany, the “Stasi Documents and Files Act” comes into eff ...
December 30th, 1922 – Foundation of the USSR
After the October Revolution and the takeover by the Bolsheviks in Russia, a civil war with the deposed nobility and its followers, brok ...
December 31st 1948 - Landing of the 100,000th aircraft of the Berlin Air-Bridge
December 31st 1948: The 100,000th aircraft of the allied airlift lands in Berlin. For the Western part of the city, blocked off by the ...
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 ...