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.
January 29th 1886 - Carl Benz receives patent for the first gas-powered car
January 29th 1886: The engineer Carl Benz is awarded the patent for the first gas-powered car and triggers a revolutionary technological ...
January 30th 1933 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor
January 30th 1933: A few hours after his appointment as Reich Chancellor, Adolf Hitler faces the cameras alongside Vice Chancellor Franz ...
January 31st 1943 - Surrender of the 6th Army at Stalingrad
January 31st 1943: A day after his appointment as General Field Marshal, the commander of the 6th German Army, Friedrich Paulus, surren ...
February 1st 1933 - Dissolution of the Reichstag
On February 1st 1933 president of the Reich Paul von Hindenburg, at Hitlers request dissolves the German Reichstag. Two days earlier o ...
February 2nd 1943 - Stalingrad
February 2nd 1943: Two days after the capture of the commander of the 6th German Army, Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, the resistance of ...
February 3rd 1952 - Groundbreaking ceremony for the Stalin Allee in East Berlin
February 3rd 1952: With the groundbreaking ceremony for the first apartment block on the new Stalin Allee (Avenue) in East Berlin, the S ...
February 4th 1945 - Beginning of the Yalta Conference
February 4th 1945: Beginning of the Yalta Conference. In the seaside resort located in Crimea, U.S. President Roosevelt, British Prime M ...
February 5th 1919 – The Deutsche Luftreederei opens air passenger traffic between Berlin and Weimar
February 5th 1919: The Deutsche Luftreederei (German Air Freight Service), a forerunner of todays Lufthansa airline inaugurates the firs ...
February 6th, 1952 - Elizabeth II becomes Queen
On February 6th, 1952, the English King George VI dies. His daughter and heiress Elizabeth returned from a trip abroad in Kenya and was ...
February 7th 1929 - Alfred Döblin
February 7th 1929: Alfred Döblins famous novel "Berlin Alexanderplatz" is published for the first time in Germany. The book parts seen ...
February 8th 1950 - The creation of the East German State Security
On February 8th 1950 the Provisional Peoples Chamber of the GDR decides the formation of the Ministry for State Security. The Ministry f ...
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 ...