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.
July 22nd 1969 - Dictator Franco appoints Juan Carlos as his successor
At the end of World War II Francisco Franco remains as the last fascist dictator in Europe. The images are deceptive. Franco’s reign i ...
July 23rd 1952 - European Coal and Steel Community is established
On July 23rd 1952: The European Coal and Steel Community is established. Basis for its creation is the ECSC treaty. On the initiative of ...
July 24th 1943 - Air raid on Hamburg - Operation Gomorrah
Operation Gomorrah was the military code name for a series of air strikes, which were carried out over Hamburg by the British Royal Air ...
July 25th, 1949 - Thomas Mann receives the Goethe Prize of Frankfurt
On July 25th, 1949 Thomas Mann was awarded the Goethe Prize of Frankfurt, Germany. Here, the ceremony a year earlier with writer Fritz v ...
July 26th 1893 - George Grosz is born
On July 26th 1893 George Gross is born as “George Grosz” in Berlin. A member of the Communist Party from 1919 on, he draws in his p ...
July 27th, 1980 – The last Shah of Persia dies
On July 27th, 1980 the last Shah of Persia died in Cairo. Nationally the Shah had always faced strong oppositions, on the one hand, the ...
July 28th, 1951 – UN Refugee Convention is adopted
The Geneva Convention on Refugees was signed on July 28th, 1951 at a UN special conference in Geneva. It was on January 31st, 1967 when ...
July 29th, 1981 - Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
On July 29th, 1981 London experienced a fairytale wedding: In February 1981, after Buckingham Palace announced the official engagement o ...
July 21st, 1969 - U.S. moon landing - U.S. wins space race
On July 21st, 1969 at 3:54 A.M., the following images flicker across television screens all over Europe: the U.S. space shuttle “Apoll ...
July 29th 1889 - Ernst Reuter is born
Ernst Reuter was born on July 29th 1889. Immediately following his election as mayor of Magdeburg in 1931 the Social democrat stands up ...
July 30th 1914 - General mobilization
On 30 July 1914 Tsar Nicholas II orders the general mobilization of Russian troops. It will be the beginning of his demise. The outbreak ...
August 1st 1936 - Opening of Olympic Games in Berlin
August 1st 1936 - The first Olympic Games on German soil begin in Berlin. Hitler personally greets the athletes in the Olympic Stadium a ...
August 1st 1914 - Beginning of World War I
August 1st 1914 - the German Empire declares war on Russia - it is the beginning of a chain reaction that will trigger the First World W ...
August 2nd 1934 – Paul von Hindenburg dies
Paul von Hindenburg dies on August 2nd 1934. In 1925, the conservative veteran of World War I, who in 1919 still propagates the myth o ...
August 3rd 1968 - Paul Löbe dies
Paul Löbe dies on August 3rd 1968. From 1925 he is the socialist president of the Reichstag until he is replaced by Hermann Goering in ...
August 4th 1944 - Arrest of Anne Frank
August 4th 1944: After a denunciation of the Security Service (SD) Anne Frank and her family are discovered hiding behind a rotating she ...
August 5th, 1962 - Marilyn Monroe dies
August 5th, 1962: Marilyn Monroe is dead. She is found naked and lifeless in the bedroom of her house. The Hollywood legend died at age ...
August 5th, 1934 - Roosevelt announces New Deal
The stock market crash of 1929 was followed by a world economic crisis, the "Great Depression". During this crisis, Roosevelt won the 1 ...
August 6th 1945 - Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
August 6th,1945 - Preparations for the deployment of the first American atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. With this act, th ...