Historical Anniversaries Videoclips

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.

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December 13th 1948 - Founding of the "Young Pioneers" in East Germany

December 13th 1948: In the Soviet occupation zone, the Young Pioneers were founded as a state-run youth organization of the GDR. Childr ...

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Jahr: 1948
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December 14th, 1963 - Erich Ollenhauer dies

On December 14th, 1963 Erich Ollenhauer dies. A member of the SPD party since age 17, Ollenhauer is elected SPD chairman and parliamenta ...

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Jahr: 1963
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December 14th 1920 – Film premiere of "Anna Boleyn"

December 14th 1920: Ernst Lubitsch film "Anna Boleyn" premiers at the Berlin UFA-Palast. The spectacle, with Emil Jannings and Henny Por ...

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December 15th, 1961 - Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death

On December 15th, 1961, the Jerusalem District Court sentences the former SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann to death by hanging. ...

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Jahr: 1961
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December 16th 1944 - Battle of the Bulge

December 16th 1944: Beginning of the so-called “Battle of the Bulge”, the last major German operation on the Western Front in World ...

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Jahr: 1944
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December 17th 1971 - Transit agreement BRD-GDR

On December 17th 1971, Secretaries of State, Egon Bahr for the Federal Republic and Michael Kohl for the GDR, signed the German Transit ...

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Jahr: 1971
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December 18th 1878 - Josef Stalin is born

December 18th 1878: Birth of Josef Stalin. Shown here at an already advanced age, the Soviet dictator shaped the era of the Cold War lik ...

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December 19th, 1965 -Re-election of French President de Gaulle

December 19th, 1965: In France, General Charles de Gaulle, seen here at a press conference in 1958, is re-elected French president with ...

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Jahr: 1965
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December 20th, 1963 - Auschwitz Trial

On December 20th, 1963, the first Auschwitz trial begins in Frankfurt am Main. More than 18 years after the end of World War II the West ...

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December 21st 1958 - De Gaulle becomes President of France

On December 21st 1958, Charles de Gaulle, with 75 percent of the vote, becomes the first President of the 5th Republic of France. Due to ...

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December 22nd, 1942 - Execution of key members of the resistance group “Rote Kapelle” (Red Orchestra)

On December 22nd, 1942 key members of the resistance group “Rote Kapelle” (Red Orchestra) are executed in Plötzensee. At the helm o ...

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December 23rd, 1918 – Helmut Schmidt is born

On December 23rd, 1918 Helmut Schmidt is born. By 1962 the German Social Democrat is Hamburg’s minister of the interior, and during th ...

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Jahr: 1918
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December 24th 1979 – Assassination attempt on Rudi Dutschke

December 24th 1979: Rudi Dutschke, seen here during a rally, dies due to the late effects of an assassination attempt in Aarhus, Denma ...

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December 25th 1926 -Japanese imperial coronation

December 25th 1926: After the death of Emperor Taishos, Crown Prince Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan. As the first Japanese crown prin ...

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Jahr: 1926
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December 26th, 2004 - Tsunami disaster

On December 26th, 2004 a sea-quake measuring 9.1 on the Richter scale, shook the seabed off the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The result ...

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December 26th, 1893 - Mao is born

On December 26th, 1893 Mao Zedong, the future leader of China, was born as the eldest son to a peasant family in the central Chinese pro ...

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December 27th, 1934 – Persia renamed Iran

On December 27th, 1934, the ruling Shah Reza Pahlavi announces the renaming of the country from "Persia" to "Iran." The term "Persia" i ...

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Jahr: 1934
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December 28th, 1925 – Hildegard Knef is born

Hildegard Knef is born on December 28th, 1925. Immediately following the end of World War II her career takes off at DEFA and in 1946 s ...

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December 29th, 1991 - “Stasi Files Act” comes into effect

Nearly two years after the people stormed the Stasi headquarters in East Germany, the “Stasi Documents and Files Act” comes into eff ...

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Jahr: 1991
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