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 1st 1936 - Opening of Olympic Games in Berlin
August 1st 1936 - The first Olympic Games on German soil begin in Berlin. Hitler personally greets the athletes in the Olympic Stadium a ...
August 1st 1914 - Beginning of World War I
August 1st 1914 - the German Empire declares war on Russia - it is the beginning of a chain reaction that will trigger the First World W ...
August 2nd 1934 – Paul von Hindenburg dies
Paul von Hindenburg dies on August 2nd 1934. In 1925, the conservative veteran of World War I, who in 1919 still propagates the myth o ...
August 3rd 1968 - Paul Löbe dies
Paul Löbe dies on August 3rd 1968. From 1925 he is the socialist president of the Reichstag until he is replaced by Hermann Goering in ...
August 4th 1944 - Arrest of Anne Frank
August 4th 1944: After a denunciation of the Security Service (SD) Anne Frank and her family are discovered hiding behind a rotating she ...
August 5th, 1962 - Marilyn Monroe dies
August 5th, 1962: Marilyn Monroe is dead. She is found naked and lifeless in the bedroom of her house. The Hollywood legend died at age ...
August 5th, 1934 - Roosevelt announces New Deal
The stock market crash of 1929 was followed by a world economic crisis, the "Great Depression". During this crisis, Roosevelt won the 1 ...
August 6th 1945 - Hiroshima Atomic Bomb
August 6th,1945 - Preparations for the deployment of the first American atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. With this act, th ...
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 ...