Germans Events in History

1989 Event - Germans begins demolishing Berlin Wall

1989 Event - Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany

1989 Event - East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)

1988 Event - 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

1975 Event - Poland and West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans

1949 Event - East Germans constitution approved

1945 Event - Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam

1944 Event - Battle of Bastogne - U.S. General Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans

1944 Event - Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium

1944 Event - Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded

1944 Event - Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands

1944 Event - Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy

1944 Event - Germans raid Achterhuis, home of Anne Frank and family

1944 Event - Partisan leader Tito escapes Germans surrounding Bosnia

1944 Event - Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans

1944 Event - Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio Italy

1943 Event - Germans attack Jews in Denmark

1943 Event - USAF bombs Germans in Troina

1943 Event - 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje

1943 Event - 3rd day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Dubrova

1942 Event - Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front

1942 Event - British destroyer Campbeltown explodes in St-Nazaire: 400 Germans die

1941 Event - USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though U.S. is not in war

1941 Event - Germans launch attack on Moscow

1941 Event - Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there

1941 Event - Germans advanced into Russia and took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk and Kaunas

1941 Event - Germans made their last major air attack on Britain

1940 Event - London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans

1940 Event - In WW II, Germans capture Ostend and Ypres in Belgium and Lille in France

1939 Event - Warsaw Poland, surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance

1939 Event - Battle of Kutno-pocket: Germans advance to Warsaw

1938 Event - Crystal Night - Germans break windows owned by Jews

1938 Event - Adolph Hitler demands self-determination for Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia

1938 Event - Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government

1936 Event - Nazi propaganda claims 99% of Germans voted for Nazi candidates

1931 Event - 100,000 extreme-right Germans form "Harzburger Front"

1920 Death - Gerard Leman, Belgian general, war hero, provided King Albert I of Belgium with his military education, commander of the forts surrounding Liege in World War One, captured as a prisoner of War by the Germans and released at the end of the War, dies

1918 Event - Germans, aimed at an armistice, Germans agree to further concessions

1918 Event - 7 U.S. soldiers are surrounded by Germans in France, Alvin York is given command and shoots 20 Germans and captures 132 more

1918 Event - Sergeant Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans

1918 Event - Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line

1918 Event - Battle of Amiens ends in WW I, Allieds beat Germans

1916 Event - French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun

1916 Event - Allies turned back Germans in WW I's Battle of Verdun

1916 Death - Charles Fryatt, British Captain of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies

1916 Event - Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

1915 Death - Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)

1915 Event - Battle of Loos, almost 430,000 French, British and Germans killed

1915 Event - Warsaw, evacuated by the Russians, is occupied by Germans

1914 Event - Legendary/unofficial "Christmas Truce" takes place (Brits and Germans)

1914 Event - Germans arrest A Max, mayor of Brussels

1914 Event - Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I

1914 Event - Battle of Aisne begins between Germans and French during WW I

1914 Event - Battle of Marne; Germans prevented from occupying Paris

1914 Event - Battle of Marne (WW I) begins: Germans chase out Russians

1914 Event - Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops

1914 Event - Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russian beat Germans

1914 Event - Lithuiana surrenders to Germans

1881 Event - 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany

1851 Birthday - Gerard Leman, born in Liege, Belgium, Belgian general, war hero, provided King Albert I of Belgium with his military education, commander of the forts surrounding Liege in World War One, captured as a prisoner of War by the Germans and released at the end of the War

1814 Event - Battle at Masurische Meren: Germans chase Russians out of E Prussia

1592 Birthday - John Eliot, St. Germans Cornwall, English MP/author

1241 Event - Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles and Germans

451 Event - Germans and Romans beat Atiila the Hun at Catalarinische Fields