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.
July 11th, 1926 - Rudolf Caracciola wins Grand Prix of Germany
July 11th, 1926: Race-car driver Rudolf Caracciola wins first Grand Prix of Germany and lays the foundation for other spectacular victor ...
July 12th 1943 - Establishment of the National Committee “Free Germany”
July 12th 1943: Not far from Moscow, in Krasnogorsk, the National Committee for a Free Germany is established by German prisoners of war ...
July 13th 1941 - Offensive alliance
On July 13th 1941: Adolf Hitler proposes a comprehensive offensive alliance between Germany and Japan with the aim to "destroy" the Sov ...
July 14th 1939 - Day of German Art` in Munich
July 14th 1939: Beginning of "Day of German art” in Munich. Adolf Hitler uses the two-day celebration, staged effectively and recorde ...
July 15th 1937 - Construction of the Buchenwald concentration camp
July 15th 1937: On the Ettersberg (Ettershill) in Weimar, the SS begins with the construction of the concentration camp Buchenwald. Init ...
July 16th 1918 - Murder of the Tsars family
In March of 1917 Czar Nicholas II abdicates. He had previously rejected any sort of constitutional change that would crate a democratic ...
July 17th, 1936 - Beginning of Spanish Civil war
July 17th, 1936 - after a coup of fascist oriented officers, civil war breaks out in Spain. Its an uneven conflict. The rebels receive ...
July 17th 1945 - Potsdam Conference
July 17th, 1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Stalin and British Prime Minister Churchill meet in Potsdam, to confer on the fut ...
July 18th 1924 - Establishment of the Red Front Fighters League
July 18th 1924: The Red Front Fighters League is established in Thuringia as a paramilitary security force of the Communist Party. It wa ...
July 19th 1937 - the exhibition "Degenerate Art"
July 20th .1944 - Assassination attempt on Hitler
July 20th, 1944 - In the Wolfs Lair in Eastern Prussia Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg ignites the bomb to kill Hitler. Despi ...
July 21st, 1961 - Second U.S. astronaut in space - July 21st, 1969 - First man on moon
President John F. Kennedy declared space travel and the landing on the moon a major goal of American policy. (original sound bite) The ...
July 22nd 1969 - Dictator Franco appoints Juan Carlos as his successor
At the end of World War II Francisco Franco remains as the last fascist dictator in Europe. The images are deceptive. Franco’s reign i ...
July 23rd 1952 - European Coal and Steel Community is established
On July 23rd 1952: The European Coal and Steel Community is established. Basis for its creation is the ECSC treaty. On the initiative of ...
July 24th 1943 - Air raid on Hamburg - Operation Gomorrah
Operation Gomorrah was the military code name for a series of air strikes, which were carried out over Hamburg by the British Royal Air ...
July 25th, 1949 - Thomas Mann receives the Goethe Prize of Frankfurt
On July 25th, 1949 Thomas Mann was awarded the Goethe Prize of Frankfurt, Germany. Here, the ceremony a year earlier with writer Fritz v ...
July 26th 1893 - George Grosz is born
On July 26th 1893 George Gross is born as “George Grosz” in Berlin. A member of the Communist Party from 1919 on, he draws in his p ...
July 27th, 1980 – The last Shah of Persia dies
On July 27th, 1980 the last Shah of Persia died in Cairo. Nationally the Shah had always faced strong oppositions, on the one hand, the ...
July 28th, 1951 – UN Refugee Convention is adopted
The Geneva Convention on Refugees was signed on July 28th, 1951 at a UN special conference in Geneva. It was on January 31st, 1967 when ...