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.
March 23rd 1933 - Enabling Act
March 23rd 1933: With the vote of the Reichstag on the "Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Nation", the German democracy d ...
March 24th 1944 -The Ardeatine Massacre
March 24th 1944: After an attack on members of a South Tyrolean police regiment in Rome, on the order of the local SS and Police Commiss ...
March 25th 1957 - EEC Treaty of Rome
On March 25th 1957 the Excellencies and Presidents of six European states sign the Treaty which establishes the European Economic Commun ...
March 26th 1923 - Sarah Bernhardt dies
On March 26th 1923 Sarah Bernhardt dies. The career of the actress begins in Paris in 1862. She makes her debut at the plays of the Come ...
March 27th 1940 - Eestablishment of the Auschwitz concentration camp
On March 27th 1940 Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsleader of the SS, orders the construction of concentration camp Auschwitz, which to this ...
March 28th 1939 - End of the Spanish Civil War
March 28th 1939: The Spanish Civil War ends with the occupation of Madrid by Francos troops. It had begun with Franco's coup against the ...
March 28th, 1935 - Premiere of the Nazi propaganda film
On March 28th, 1935, the premiere of Leni Riefenstahl’s film "Triumph of the Will" takes place in the presence of Hitler at the Berlin ...
March 30th, 1930 - Heinrich Brüning becomes chancellor
On March 30th, 1930, the Center politician Heinrich Brüning becomes chancellor in Germany. He first forms a minority government, and fo ...
March 31st 1939 - British-French form the Anglo-Polish military alliance in support of Poland
On March 31st 1939 the Anglo-Polish military alliance comes into force. It provides that France and Britain would create an offensive on ...
April 1st 1933 - "Boycott of Jews"
April 1st 1933: With the so-called "Boycott of Jews" the Third Reich initiates the disenfranchisement of Germanys Jewish population. Sho ...
April 2nd 1968 - Red Army Faction commits arson
The later members of the German terror organization Red Army Faction, or RAF, Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, seen here at a later ar ...
3. April 1930 - Helmut Kohl is born
Helmut Kohl, born on 3 April 1930 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, witnesses the highlight of his political career in the autumn of 1990: the r ...
April 4th, 1968 - Assassination of Martin Luther King
Baptist minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King was shot and killed on April 4th, 1968. King held his famous "I Have a D ...
April 5th, 1955 – Resignation - Churchill resigns as Prime Minister
On April 5th, 1955 Winston Churchill resigns after his second term as British prime minister, seen here at the start of his first term i ...
April 6th 1917 - U.S. enter World War I
On April 6th 1917: The United States of America officially enter the first World War. At the start of the in 1914, the U.S. did declare ...
April 7th 1919 - Proclamation of the Bavarian Soviet Republic
April 7th 1919 : In Munich the Bavarian Soviet Republic is being proclaimed. After the assassination of the Bavarian Prime Minister Kurt ...
April 8th 1973 - Pablo Picasso dies
On the 8th of April Pablo Picasso passes away. The famous painter saw himself always as a politically committed artist. In 1937 the Span ...
April 9th, 2003 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is overthrown
April 9th, 2003: The first tanks of the coalition troops under U.S. leadership, arrive in the morning hours at the suburbs of Baghdad, w ...
April 9th 1940 - German invasion of Denmark and Norway
April 9th 1940: Without a declaration of war on Denmark or Norway, Hitlers Wehrmacht invades both of them. The operation given the name ...