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.
May 26th 1940 - Beginning of the evacuation of Dunkirk
Immediately after the start of their western offensive, in May of 1940, the German troops cut the French and British units off from all ...
May 27th 1942 - Assassination of Heydrich
May 27th 1942 - Reinhard Heydrich is seriously wounded in Prague during an assassination attempt. The attempt is made on behalf of the C ...
May 28th, 1937 - Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister
May 28th, 1937: In the UK, the Conservative Arthur Neville Chamberlain is elected British prime minister. Chamberlain, seen here after h ...
May 29th, 1917 – John F. Kennedy is born
On May 29th, 1917 John F. Kennedy was born. In 1961, at age 43 he was elected President and became the youngest elected President in his ...
May 30th, 1968 – German Bundestag adopts emergency legislation
On May 30th, 1968 the German Bundestag adopted the emergency legislation. The parties in the ruling coalition, the CDU and the SPD, had ...
May 31st 1916 - Beginning of the Battle of Jutland
31. May 1916: With the start of the Battle of Jutland between the German Navy and the British Royal Navy, the greatest naval battle of W ...
June 1st 1958 - Charles De Gaulle becomes Prime Minister of France
After his resignation as prime minister in 1946 and the collapse of his campaign against the constitution of the 4th Republic, Charles d ...
June 2nd 1972 - Arrest of the leadership of the RAF in Frankfurt am Main
June 2nd 1972: In Frankfurt on the Main the leadership Red Army Faction was arrested in a spectacular police operation. Officials of the ...
June 3rd 1906 - Josephine Baker is born
Josephine Baker is born in the United States on June 3rd 1906. In 1925, the American dancer is quickly becoming famous in Paris. Her exu ...
June 4th, 1941 - Kaiser Wilhelm II dies
June 4th 1941: Tthe last German Emperor Wilhelm II dies in Doorn, Holland. He had gone into exile here after his resignation in November ...
June 5th 1945 – The Four victorious powers take over government power in Germany
June 5th 1945: The four victorious powers, the US, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union take over power of government in Germany. ...
June 6th 1944 - Landing in Normandy
June 6th 1944 : Allied invasion of Normandy. With the largest landing operation of World War II, in which both, American, British and Ca ...
June 7th 1955 - Ministry of Defense
In 1950, the Korean War gives the first impetus for a discussion of German defense contributions. From this arises a heated debate on t ...
June 8th, 1928 - Kuomingtang-troops capture Beijing
From 1115 to 1911 the capital of the dominant imperial dynasties of China was Beijing. After the fall of the last emperor in 1912, China ...
June 9th 1884 - Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Reichstag
On June 9th 1884 Kaiser Wilhelm I lays the foundation stone for the German Reichstag. The building is a symbol of German history. Here, ...
June 10th 1942 - Lidice massacre
On June 10th 1942, the village Lidice near Prague is razed to the ground by German troops. All male residents over 16 were shot, the wom ...
June 11th 1985 - Largest exchange of Agents on the Glienicker bridge
Glienicker Bridge in Berlin-Zehlendorf which carries the title "Bridge of Unity" since its reconstruction in 1948. But in the days of th ...
June 12th 1900 - Second German Naval Law establishes sea rivalry with England
June 12th 1900: The adoption of the Second Fleet Act by the Reichstag exacerbates the contrast between Kaiser Wilhelm II and Great Brita ...
June 13th 1944 - First use of V1 over London
June 13th 1944: London. The German army launches the first V1 against the British capital. The rocket with the model number: “Fieseler ...