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 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 ...
March 11th 1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev becomes general secretary of the CPSU
March 11th 1985: Mikhail Gorbachev becomes General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party. Gorbachev heads the reconstruction of the So ...
March 12th 1938 - occupation of Austria
March 12th 1938: A month after he appointed himself commander of the armed forces Adolf Hitler orders the occupation of Austria. In vain ...
March 13th 1920 - Kapp Putsch
March 13th 1920: The so-called Kapp Putsch brakes out in Berlin. Cause was the dissolution of the volunteer corp organizations by the go ...
March 15th 1939 - German invasion of Czechoslovakia
March 15th 1939: German troops march on Czechoslovakia. A brief prelude to the start of World War II, for Hitler a triumph repeated over ...
March 16th 1935 - Re-introduction of conscription in Nazi Germany
March 16th 1935: Adolf Hitler announces the reintroduction of conscription in the German Reich. This act, which, such as the operation o ...
March 17th 1969 - Golda Meir becomes Israeli Prime Minister
March 17th 1969: Golda Meir is elected prime minister of Israel. Originally from Kiev to – seen here during a U.S. visit – she had h ...
March 18th 1961 - Franz-Josef Strauss
March 18th 1961: The Christian Social Union in Bavaria elects Franz-Josef Strauss as their President. At the federal level, Strauss, the ...
March 19th 1949 – Decision to form a constitution for the GDR
March 19th 1949: The formal decision of forming a constitution for the German Democratic Republic was initiated by the Socialist Unity P ...