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.
June 18th 1940 - Charles de Gaulle calls for resistance
In May 1940, Charles de Gaulle is appointed as the youngest general in the French army. A little later he flys to London and there, in B ...
June 19th 1927 - Rudolf Caracciola wins first car race at the Nurburgring
June 19th 1927: Rudolf Caracciola wins the first automobile race at the Nurburgring. It was not his first victory. The year prior he had ...
June 21st 1948 - Introduction of the Deutschmark (in the western zones of occupation)
June 21st 1948 - In the three Western occupation zones of Germany the Deutschmark is introduced as the new currency. It replaced the old ...
June 22nd 1941 - Invasion of the Soviet Union
June 22nd, 1941: Without a declaration of war Hitlers Wehrmacht invades the Soviet Union. It is Nazi Germany's largest campaign of World ...
June 23rd 1894 - Establishing of the Olympic Committee
On June 23rd 1894 the 13 founding members from different countries found the International Olympic Committee at the initiative of Pierre ...
June 24th, 1966 - "The Beatles" opened their tour of West Germany, Japan and the Philippines with two concerts at the Munich circus Krone-Bau
On June 24th, 1966 "The Beatles" opened their tour of West Germany, Japan and the Philippines with two concerts at the Munich circus Kro ...
June 24th 1948 - Beginning of the Soviet blockade of Berlin
June 24th 1948: After the failed attempt to impose a uniform currency in all sectors of Berlin, the Soviet occupation forces blocked all ...
June 25th, 2009 - Michael Jackson dies
On June 25th, 2009 a message travels around the world and quickly spreads on the Internet as well: The "King of Pop" is dead! Michael J ...
June 25th 1950 -Start of the Korean War
On June 25th 1950: U.S. President Harry S. Truman decides to intervene in the Korean War, which began the same morning with the entry o ...
June 26th 1948 - Truman orders the Berlin Airlift
On June 26th 1948 President Harry S. Truman give the order to the American Military Governor Lucius Clay to create an “air bridge” ...
June 26th 1935 - Adoption of the Reichs Labor Service Laws'
June 26th 1935: With the adoption of the "Law for the German Reichsarbeitsdienst (or “Reichs Labor Service") young men in Germany who ...
June 28th 1919 - Signing of the Treaty of Versailles
June 28th 1919: The victorious powers of World War I gather in France to sign a treaty which will go down in history – The Treaty of V ...
June 29th, 1941 - Hermann Goering, is named Hitlers successor '
June 29th, 1941: Reich Marshal Hermann Goering, seen here at a birthday party, is named by decree of Adolf Hitler as his successor in th ...
June 30th 1934 – The Night of the Long Knives
June 30th 1934: With a lightning strike Adolf Hitler eliminates the leadership of the SA and orders the liquidation of their leader Erns ...
July 1st 1911 – The Agadir Crisis
Morocco, July 1st 1911: Triggered by the competing French and German colonial interests, a serious crisis occurs. After Emperor Wilhelm ...
July 2nd 1900 - Launch of the first zeppelin
July 2nd 1900: Maiden flight of the first Zeppelin airship in Germany, and the beginning of a process that at a great expense and numero ...
July 3rd 1935 - Volkswagen prototype
On July 3rd 1935: Ferdinand Porsche introduces the first Volkswagen prototype. Later he develops various versions of the "KDF-car", whic ...
July 4th, 1954 – Germanys National Team wins the World Cup
July 4th, 1954: At the Wankdorfstadion of Bern in Switzerland, major underdogs Germany, beat Hungary which had been deemed un-defeatable ...
July 4th 1926 - Founding of the Hitler Youth
July 4th 1926: On the occasion of the 2nd Nuremberg Rally of the Nazi Party in Weimar the Hitler Youth, shown here, was established. Bei ...