German Politician and Statesman | born April 1, 1815 Schönhausen (Saxony-Anhalt) | started his political career as a member of the Prussian Parliament and as Prussian ambassdor to the 'Bundestag' Diet of the German Confoderation in Frankfurt | continued his diplomatic career as ambassador to France and Russia | on September 23 1862 King Wilhelm appointed him as Minister President of Prussia | after the unification of Germany 1870/71 he was appointed Chancellor of the German Empire and raised to the rank of a Fürst by German Emperor Wilhelm I. | died July 30, 1898 in Friedrichsruh near Hamburg
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium.A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French, and marked the end of his Hundred Days return from exile.
French General, Politician and Emperor | born August 8, 1769 Ajaccio (Corsica) | starting his military carreer after the outbreak of the French Revolution he became very popular in France as chief of command during the Italian Campaign and the Egyptian expedition | in 1797 he married Joséphine de Beauharnais, after his divorce 1810 Marie Louise, Archduchess of Austria | on December 25, 1799 he was elected First Consul of the French Republic | on December 2, 1804 coronation as Emperor of France | with the desastrous Invasion of Russia 1812 the decline of Napoleon's power began | being defeated in the Battl...
German-Israel Relations began in 1952 after the Federal Republic offered to pay reparations due to the Hitler regime's genocide of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. On September 10, 1952 the both governments signed the "Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany" in Luxembourg. The German government accepted the payment of 3.5 billions Deutschmark to the Israel government and the Jewish Claims Conference.The payment was made in goods, services and cash. On May 12, 1965 West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations. First ambassador from Israel in Bonn was Asher Ben-Nathan, Rolf F...
German radio and television entertainer | born on Mai 18, 1950 in Bamberg (Bavaria) | starting his carreer as a host of radio shows he became extremly popular as the host of the German television show "Wetten, dass...?" (1987-2011) | he also appeared in several German comedies and movies | in 1995 he started with Germany's first late night show called "Gottschalk Late Night" | Gottschalk has been awarded with some of Germany's most prestigious television prizes for his work
On 7th May 1915 the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, causing the deaths of 1,198 passengers and crew.
The large beer hall ‘Bürgerbräukeller’ was located in Munich, Germany, and by 1923 was one of the preferred gathering places of the Nazi Party NSDAP. Adolf Hitler delivered a speech to the participants of his earlier failed coup, every November 8. It was there on November 8, 1939, that he barely escaped an assassination attempt. Eight people were killed and sixty-three injured by a bomb blast, but Hitler escaped unharmed, because he had left the gathering a few minutes earlier than planned. The would-be assassin Georg Elser was arrested the same evening and executed in the Dachau concentration camp on Apr...
Schloss Elmau is a luxury hotel at the foot of the Wetterstein mountains in Bavaria, Germany. The five-star hotel today offers 123 rooms and suites, as well as a concert hall and several restaurants. It is among The Leading Hotels of the World. Schloss Elmau will be the site of the G7 summit in 2015.
The Europa-Center is a building complex on the Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, with a high-rise tower. Construction work began in 1963, and on 2 April 1965 the Europa-Center was inaugurated by Mayor Willy Brandt.
Swiss football functionary | born March 10, 1936 Visp, Canton Wallis | 1981 he becomes General Secretary of FIFA | in 1998 he was elected as President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)
Jordan prince | born December 23, 1975 in Amman | educated at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst | 1999 President of the Jordan Football Association | he was elected Vice-President of FIFA on January 6, 2011 | in January 2015 he announced his candidacy as President of FIFA
Portuguese footballer | born Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo on November 4, 1972 in Almada | played as a winger for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale until 2009 | winner of the 2000 Ballon d'Or | 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year
Dachau concentration camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory southeast of Dachau, about 16 km northwest of Munich in Germany. Opened in 1933, its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, ordinary German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. American forces liberated the Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945.
Buchenwald concentration camp was a German Nazi concentration camp established near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937. It was the largest of the concentration camps on German soil. Between April 1938 and April 1945, some 240,000 people of various nationalities including were incarcerated in Buchenwald. One estimate places the number of deaths at 56,000. American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp on April 11, 1945.