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 10th 1962 - The first East-West agent exchange on the Glienicker Bridge in Berlin
Once there was a wooden bridge here. In 1908/1909 it was replaced by the iron structure of the Glienicker Bridge. Blown up in April of 1 ...
February 11th 1919 - Friedrich Ebert becomes President
February 11th 1919: The Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert becomes the first President of the Weimar Republic. Here at a parade, Ebert assu ...
February 12th 1947 - Creation of the FDJ newspaper Junge Welt (Young World)
On February 12th 1947 "Junge Welt" (“Young World”) the newspaper of the Free German Youth is established in the Soviet occupation zo ...
February 13th 1945 -Air raid on Dresden
February 13th 1945: The beginning of the air raid on Dresden, one of the worst attacks of Allied bombers on German cities during World W ...
February 14th 1956 - Khrushchev launches De-Stalinization of the Soviet Communist Party
On February 14th 1956 the 20th congress of the Communists Party of the Soviet Union (or “CPSU”) starts in Moscow. It is the first co ...
February 15th 1902 - First Subway in Berlin
February 15th 1902: After 5 years of construction, the so-called “ministerial ride” is made. The first subway or elevated railway in ...
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 ...