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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August 11th, 1919 - Weimar Constitution is announced

On August 11th, 1919 the Weimar Constitution was signed by the Reich President Friedrich Ebert and promulgated. (original sound bite) S ...

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Jahr: 1919
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August 12th 1940 -Prelude to the Battle of Britain

August 12th – With the bombing of a British radar station the German Luftwaffe initiates the Battle of Britain. Luftwaffe chief Herman ...

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Jahr: 1940
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August 13th 1961 - Beginning of the construction of Berlin Wall

August 13th 1961 – Through the construction of the Berlin Wall by East German Brigade groups and border police, the division of German ...

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Jahr: 1961
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August 14th, 1949 - Elections for the first German Bundestag

On August 14th, 1949 elections to the first German Bundestag were held. A large number of parties as well as independents competed to be ...

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Jahr: 1949
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August 15th, 1969 - Woodstock festival

August 15th, 1969: From all directions people flock to the fields of farmer Max Yasgur in White Lake near Bethel in the State of New Yor ...

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Jahr: 1969
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August 15th 1945 - Hirohito announces surrender

On August 15th 1945 most of the people of Japan hear the voice of their emperor for the very first time: Hirohito announces the surrend ...

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Jahr: 1945
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August 16th, 1977 - Elvis Presley dies of heart failure

August 16th, 1977: Elvis Presley, the King of Rock is dead. The Rock n' roll singer dies at 42 of heart failure. Fans quickly gather in ...

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Jahr: 1977
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August 16th 1809 - Founding of the Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Berlin

August 16th 1809: The Friedrich-Wilhelms-University is founded in Berlin. The university, seen here on the occasion of its 100th anniver ...

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Jahr: 1809
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August 17th 1987 - Rudolf Hess commits suicide

On August 17th, 1987 Rudolf Hess committed suicide. Rudolf Hess was a member of the NSDAP since 1920. In 1923 he took part in the Hitle ...

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Jahr: 1987
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August 18th 1944 - Assassination of Thalmann

On August 18th, 1944 Ernst Thalmann is shot at the concentration camp Buchenwald. The body was immediately burned in the crematorium. Th ...

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August 19th 1936 - Moscow show trials

On August 19th 1936: The first of three large show trials begins at the House of Trade Unions in Moscow. Communist Party leader Joseph ...

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Jahr: 1936
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August 20th 1942 - Freisler is appointed as President of the Peoples Court by Adolf Hitler.

On August 20th 1942: Roland Freisler is appointed as President of the Peoples Court by Adolf Hitler. Freisler joined the Nazi party in ...

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Jahr: 1942
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August 21st, 1944 – Preparations for the founding of the United Nations

In preparation for the founding of the United Nations – here images of the founding in 1945 – a meeting was held on August 21st, 194 ...

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Jahr: 1944
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August 22nd 1902 - Riefenstahl is born

On 22 August 1902: Leni Riefenstahl is born. The dancer, actress and director, became famous as well as infamous for her collaboration w ...

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Jahr: 1902
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August 23rd 1939 - The non-aggression act between the Soviet-Union and Germany

August 23rd 1939 - Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop arrives in Moscow to sign the German-Soviet non-aggression pact. It is a ...

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August 24th 1961 - First casualties at the Berlin Wall

Since August 13th 1961 the barriers of the inner-German border and around West Berlin were being expanded with concrete, barbed wire, mi ...

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Jahr: 1961
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August 25th 1944 - Allies liberate Paris

August 25th 1944: After bitter fighting between the Resistance and the German occupying power, Paris is liberated by the Allies. For the ...

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O-Ton: nein
Farbe: ja
Jahr: 1944
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August 26th, 1921 - Murder of Erzberger

On August 26th 1921 the German center politician Matthias Erzberger was downright executed by right wing radicals. He was the target of ...

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Jahr: 1921
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August 27th, 1937 - Japanese conduct air attack on Nanking

August 27th, 1937: Japans air force conducts a major attack on the Chinese capital of Nanking. The attack which killed about 500 people ...

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Jahr: 1937
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