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.
August 7th, 1964 - Beginning of the Vietnam War
On August 7th, 1964 U.S. Congress decides to take military action in Vietnam, in order to protect the pro-American government in the sou ...
August 7th 1929 - World tour of airship LZ 127
August 7th 1929: The most successful German transport airship LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin" starts on its spectacular American world trip. Unde ...
August 9th, 1974 - U.S. President Richard Nixon resigns - Watergate affair
On August 9th, 1974 the unthinkable happens in Washington: A U.S. president resigns because of his involvement in criminal activities: R ...
August 9th 1945 - Atomic bomb on Nagasaki
August 9th 1945: The U.S. bomber "Bockscar" takes off to drop the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. the primary target orig ...
August 10th, 1920 - End of the Ottoman Empire
August 10th, 1920: With the signing of the Peace Treaty of Sèvres, between the victorious powers of World War II and Sultan Mehmed VI., ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...