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.
September 30th 1949 - End of the Berlin Airlift
September 30th 1949: The last U.S. aircraft of the airlift lands in Berlin. Although the Soviets had ended their blockade of Berlin in M ...
October 1st, 1946 - Sentencing at the Nuremberg Trials
Nuremberg, October 1st 1946: After 273 days of deliberations, the international military tribunal announces the verdict in the “major ...
October 2nd 1940 - Construction of the Warsaw ghetto
October 2nd 1940 - In the Polish capital the Nazi administration orders the construction of the Warsaw ghetto. To date, it is a symbol o ...
October 2nd 1847 - Paul von Hindenburg is born
October 2nd 1847- Birth of Paul von Hindenburg, one of the most controversial figures in modern German history. The officers son from Ea ...
October 3rd 1929 - Gustav Stresemann dies
October 3rd 1929: Gustav Stresemann, one of the most outstanding politicians of the Weimar Republic, dies in Berlin. The 1878 born found ...
October 3rd 1990 - Reunification
On October 3rd 1990 the GDR joined the Federal Republic of Germany, reuniting the divided country. Since then, October 3rd is a National ...
October 4th 1958 - Creation of the Fifth French Republic
Charles de Gaulle, again elected prime minister after a break from politics for several years, starts a campaign in the summer of 1958 t ...
October 5th, 1937 - USA announces an isolationist policy
While in Europe the signs point towards war, the majority of the U.S. population are pacifists and want the U.S. to take on a neutral po ...
October 6th, 1945 - Konrad Adenauer dismissed as mayor of Cologne
In 1933, the Nazis stripped Konrad Adenauer of his mayoral duties in Cologne, Germany. He had survived in so called "inner emigration". ...
October 7th 1989 - 40th Anniversary of the GDR
October 7th 1989: In the presence of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the GDR leadership celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the German ...
October 8th, 1992 - Willy Brandt dies
On October 8th 1992 Willy Brandt dies. His political dream, the reunification of Germany, came true during his lifetime. He had fought ...
October 9th 1989 - Monday demonstration in Leipzig peace pact with the government
A highlight of the so called “Monday demonstrations” in East Germany, was the demonstration of 70,000 people on October 9th 1989 in ...
October 10th, 1962 - The Spiegel-affair
October 10th, 1962 marks the beginning of the Spiegel-affair in Germany. Publisher Rudolf Augstein and other editors are said to have di ...
October 11th 1949 - Wilhelm Pieck becomes the first President of East Germany
On October 11th 1949: Wilhelm Pieck becomes the first president of the German Democratic Republic. Pieck is an icon of the German Commu ...
October 12th 1960 - Khrushchev shoe banging incident before the UN
After the shooting down of a U.S. spy plane over the Soviet Union had led to a deterioration in relations between the superpowers in May ...
October 13th, 1949 - Founding of the German Trade Union Federation
On October 13th, 1949 the Founding Congress of the German Trade Union Federation (DGB) elects Hans Böckler as its first chairman. Due t ...
October 15th 1924 - Landing of the Zeppelin LZ 126 in Lakehurst
October 15th 1924: After 81 hours and after having covered over 8000 km of flight route, the airship pioneer Hugo Eckener lands with Zep ...
October 16th 1944 - Invasion of Soviet troops into Eastern Prussia
October 16th 1944: An unprecedented exodus of the local German population begins in Eastern Prussia with the arrival of Soviet troops. T ...
October 16th 1925 - Treaty of Locarno
October 16th 1925: In Locarno, Switzerland, the most important international conference on European security issues after the First Worl ...