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(German States) (German Empire)

Visit Germany. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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In 1889, Gottlieb Daimler of Germany invents the automobile.

Fun fact: Wishing someone Happy Birthday before their birthday is considered bad luck in Germany. Germans celebrate sixteenth birthdays with flour thrown on their head. On the eighteenth birthday, the flour is replaced with eggs. If a German man reaches age 25 before being married, friends hang socks (sockencranz) outside the person's house as a symbol of his old age.

In Germany, a Christmas pickle ornament is the last ornament to be hung on the Christmas tree. It looks like a pickle and is usually made of glass. It is hidden in the tree. The first child to find it on Christmas day receives a special gift along with good luck for the following year.



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  • (1618-1648) Thirty Years' War (Germany)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm

  • 1701 - King of Prussia crowned

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm

  • 1705 - January 8 - George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg

    www.onthisday.com

  • 1717 - January 14 - German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam

    onthisday.com

  • (1740-42) The Silesian War (Germany)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm

  • (1756-63) The Seven Years' War

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm

  • 1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
    "... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports....Read MORE...


  • 1849 - April 2 – Revolutions of 1848 in the German states end in failure.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 2, 1849

  • News 1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator
    In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following sensation style -

    'Am I really dear to you,...Read MORE...


  • News "German Toast" - An 1858 Breakfast Treat!
    Two eggs, one pint of milk, and flour enough to make a thick batter; cut wheat bread into very thin slices, and soak them in sweetened water; cover...Read MORE...


  • News 1867 - Why Do German Women Make Good Wives
    The culinary art forms a part of the education of women in Germany. The well-to-do tradesman, like the mechanic, takes pride in seeing his daughters...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 18, 1868

  • News 1870 - Twenty four thousand emigrants left Germany during the first four months of the present year.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870

  • (1870-71) Franco-Prussian War

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm

  • News 1871 - Preserving the Flavor of Butter
    The German Agriculturalist says that a great portion of the fine flavor of fresh butter is destroyed by the usual mode of washing and he recommends a ...Read MORE...


  • 1871 - Treaty of Frankfurt ends Franco-Prussian War; German Empire recognized and France loses Alsace-Lorraine


  • 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 29, 1886

  • News 1888 - Fire on the 29th at Huenfield, Germany, destroyed two hundred houses and made fifteen hundred persons homeless and destitute.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888

  • 1888 - Frederick III was on the 12th formally proclaimed Emperor of Germany, and he issued a proclamation to the people in which he declared that the policy of the dead ruler should be continued.
    A fortune of three hundred million marks in cash was left by the late Emperor William, of Germany.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888

  • 1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
    THE NEW MOVING POWER
    DAIMLER'S WONDERFUL MOTOR AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.
    The Various Vehicles That Can Be Seen Moved by It at Stuttgart -...Read MORE...


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  • 1891 - January 1 - Paying of old age pensions begins in Germany.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1891

  • News 1895 - March 30 – Rudolf Diesel patents the Diesel engine in Germany.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 30, 1895

  • 1895 - Germany / German Empire
    Ger’many, or German Empire, an empire of Central Europe, comprising 26 states, in which the German race and lan guage prevail, between lat. 45° and...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
    Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

    "CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - March 6 – Felix Hoffmann patents aspirin and Bayer registers its name as a trademark.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 6, 1899

  • 1900 - Population of Germany - 56,367,178


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  • News 1910 - Germany Enjoys a "Fat" Christmas
    Year of Immense Prosperity Ending, and People are Spending Lavishly.

    BUT WEATHER IS ABNORMAL

    April-Like Drizzle in Berlin and Hardly a Flake of ...Read MORE...


  • 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
    World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage....Read MORE...


  • News 1926 - Germany is admitted to the League of Nations


  • 1934 - Adolph Hitler succeeds Hindenburg as leader of Germany


  • 1935 - Nuremburg Racial Laws limiting Jewish rights announced at Nazi Party Rally (Germany)


  • 1937 - Hindenburg disaster
    The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during...Read MORE...


  • 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

    September 1, 1939

  • 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


  • 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.


  • 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany




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  • (1618-1648) Thirty Years' War (Germany)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
  • 1701 - King of Prussia crowned

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
  • 1705 - January 8 - George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1717 - January 14 - German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam

    onthisday.com
  • (1740-42) The Silesian War (Germany)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
  • (1756-63) The Seven Years' War

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
  • 1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
    "... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports.... Read MORE...

  • 1849 - April 2 – Revolutions of 1848 in the German states end in failure.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 2, 1849
  • News  1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator
    In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following sensation style -

    'Am I really dear to you,... Read MORE...

  • News  "German Toast" - An 1858 Breakfast Treat!
    Two eggs, one pint of milk, and flour enough to make a thick batter; cut wheat bread into very thin slices, and soak them in sweetened water; cover... Read MORE...

  • 1866 - Prussian-Austrian War

    History of Germany
    Oliver Hulme (www.youtube.com)
    A history of Germany, and its surface from the Austro-Prussian War, to its modern day Post-Cold-War identity.
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
  • News  1867 - Why Do German Women Make Good Wives
    The culinary art forms a part of the education of women in Germany. The well-to-do tradesman, like the mechanic, takes pride in seeing his daughters... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 18, 1868
  • (1870-71) Franco-Prussian War

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ germany/ detimeln.htm
  • News  1870 - Twenty four thousand emigrants left Germany during the first four months of the present year.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 4, 1870
  • 1871 - Treaty of Frankfurt ends Franco-Prussian War; German Empire recognized and France loses Alsace-Lorraine
  • News  1871 - Preserving the Flavor of Butter
    The German Agriculturalist says that a great portion of the fine flavor of fresh butter is destroyed by the usual mode of washing and he recommends a ... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 29, 1886
  • 1888 - Frederick III was on the 12th formally proclaimed Emperor of Germany, and he issued a proclamation to the people in which he declared that the policy of the dead ruler should be continued.
    A fortune of three hundred million marks in cash was left by the late Emperor William, of Germany. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 17, 1888
  • News  1888 - Fire on the 29th at Huenfield, Germany, destroyed two hundred houses and made fifteen hundred persons homeless and destitute.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888
  • 1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
    THE NEW MOVING POWER
    DAIMLER'S WONDERFUL MOTOR AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.
    The Various Vehicles That Can Be Seen Moved by It at Stuttgart -... Read MORE...

  • 1891 - January 1 - Paying of old age pensions begins in Germany.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 1, 1891
  • 1895 - Germany / German Empire
    Ger’many, or German Empire, an empire of Central Europe, comprising 26 states, in which the German race and lan guage prevail, between lat. 45° and... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - March 30 – Rudolf Diesel patents the Diesel engine in Germany.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 30, 1895
  • 1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
    Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

    "CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - March 6 – Felix Hoffmann patents aspirin and Bayer registers its name as a trademark.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 6, 1899
  • 1900 - Population of Germany - 56,367,178
  • News  1900 - July 2 - The first zeppelin flight is carried out over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.


    2 July 1900 Zeppelin Flight (in German)
    2. Juli 1900 - Start des ersten Zeppelins
    historyvisionde (www.youtube.com)
    www.wikipedia.org
    July 2, 1900
  • News  1910 - Germany Enjoys a "Fat" Christmas
    Year of Immense Prosperity Ending, and People are Spending Lavishly.

    BUT WEATHER IS ABNORMAL

    April-Like Drizzle in Berlin and Hardly a Flake of ... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
    August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

    August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an ultimatum, rejected by the Germans, to withdraw from Belgium.

    August 4, 1914 - Great Britain... Read MORE...

  • 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
    World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage.... Read MORE...

  • 1923 - Adolf Hitlers Nazis unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the German government in the Beer Hall Putsch

    Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch
    Khan Academy (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1926 - Germany is admitted to the League of Nations
  • 1934 - Adolph Hitler succeeds Hindenburg as leader of Germany
  • 1935 - Nuremburg Racial Laws limiting Jewish rights announced at Nazi Party Rally (Germany)
  • 1937 - Hindenburg disaster
    The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during... Read MORE...

  • 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland
    September 1, 1939
  • 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
  • 1989 - In response to massive protests, the East German government allows East Berliners to cross into West Berlin. The dismantling of the Berlin Wall begins shortly after.
  • 1990 - German reunification officially completed according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany

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