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 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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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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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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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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August 28th, 1963 - Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech

On August 28th, 1963 the citizens movement against racism and apartheid in the U.S. reached one of its milestones: 250000 people led b ...

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Jahr: 1963
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August 29th 1962 - CIA discovers rocket launchers

On August 29th 1962 air reconnaissance of the U.S. provides the first photographs of the construction of Soviet missile launchers in Cub ...

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Jahr: 1962
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August 30th 1945 – Allied Control Council adopts first proclamation

August 30th 1945: In Berlin the Allied Control Council adopts its first proclamation, according to which the governmental power in Germa ...

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August 31st, 1997 - Lady Diana dies

On August 31st, 1997, at 12:25AM a fatal accident occurs on the highway by the Paris river Seine in which Diana, Princess of Wales and f ...

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August 31st, 1990 - BRD-GDR settlement agreement

On August 31st, 1990 after long negotiations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, a contract, wi ...

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Jahr: 1990
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September 1st 1832 - Dairy-company owner “Bolle” is born

September 1st 1832: Birthday of Carl Andreas Julius Bolle. In 1879 he founded the Berlin dairy by the same name, which dominated the cit ...

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September 1st 1939 - the beginning of World War II with Germanys attack on Poland

September 1st 1939 - With the bombardment of the Westerplatte peninsula by the German battleship “Schleswig-Holstein" Hitler begins hi ...

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September 2nd 1945 - Japans surrender

September 2nd 1945: Almost a month after atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese leadership surrenders in ...

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September 3rd 1933 - Nazi Party Rally

September 3rd 1933: The first Reich Party Congress after the seizure of power ends in Nuremberg. It is documented by director Leni Riefe ...

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September 4th, 1947 – Riots of Muslims and Hindus

In 1947, Mahatma Gandhi leads India non-violently into independence from the British Empire. But the foundation of the nation is bleedin ...

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September 5th 1972 – Munich Massacre

September 5th 1972: A few days after the opening of the 20th Olympic Games in Munich, shown here, a hostage situation with a tragic en ...

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Jahr: 1972
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September 6th 1939 - German army occupies Krakow

September 6th 1939: Almost a week after Hitlers invasion of Poland the German army – seen here during the victory parade in Warsaw – ...

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September 7th 1949 - First German Bundestag in Bonn

September 7th 1949: First meeting of the German Bundestag in Bonn. Opened ceremoniously by its representatives, the event was a crucial ...

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