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 21st 1924 - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin dies
On January 21st 1924 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin dies. Several strokes and the after effects of two assassination attempts had strongly reduce ...
January 22nd 1963 - Completion of the Élysée Treaty West Germany / France
January 22nd 1963- The completion of the Élysée Treaty, also know as the “German-French friendship treaty”, in Paris Elysee Pal ...
January 23rd 1943 - Last German plane leaves Stalingrad
January 23rd 1943: The last German aircraft leaves the Stalingrad cauldron. Now the 6th German army under its commander, Field Marshal F ...
January 24th 1962 - Tunnel escape from East to West Berlin
On January 24th 1962, 28 Berliners manage to escape through a 27-meter-long tunnel, which they had dug themselves, from east to west Ber ...
January 25th 1949 - David Ben Gurion, wins the parliamentary election in Israel
While Israel is still entangled in a war of independence with its Arab neighbors, since its foundation in May 1948, the first democratic ...
January 26th 1934 - German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact
After the coming into force of the Versailles Treaty, Polish troops occupy the areas assigned by Germany and cut off East Prussia from ...
January 27th 1859 - Kaiser Wilhelm II is born
January 27th 1859: Kaiser Wilhelm II is born. He is one of the most controversial figures of Germany’s modern history. Not only his ow ...
January 27th 1945 - Liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
January 27th 1945: The liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army, now an official day of remembrance for the victim ...
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 ...