June 5, 755
St. Boniface is martyred. St. Boniface (Wynfrith) was an English monk who was appointed by the Pope as Bishop in 722 and sent to christianize Germany. In 745 his diocese was established … [Read More...]
Participants at the Potsdam Conference had agreed that the foreign ministers of the four victorious powers should meet to implement and monitor the conference's decisions about postwar Europe. During … [Read More...]
September 20, 1863
Death of Jakob Grimm in Berlin, Germany. Along with his brother Wilhelm he is known most for the Grimms' fairy tales, published as Kinder- und Hausmärchen. (1812-1822). But the … [Read More...]
Schwäbische Käsespätzle is a quintessential Swabian comfort food dish. Homemade Spätzle are layered with shredded Emmentaler and caramelized onions and then baked in the oven.
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For centuries, a woman's role in German society was summed up and circumscribed by the three "K" words: Kinder (children), Kirche (church), and Küche (kitchen). Sometimes the fourth "K" is mentioned: … [Read More...]
October 1, 1756
The Battle of Lobositz takes place in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) (Siebenjähriger Krieg) between Prussia and Austria and their allies.
October 1, 1904
Birth of Otto … [Read More...]
April 5, 1643
Birth of Karl IV Leopold in Vienna, Austria. Karl was the Austrian Field Marshal who commanded the Austrian, Polish and German troops who successfully defended Vienna against the … [Read More...]
October 6 is a German-American Day. In 2015 Americans of German descent celebrate the 332th anniversary of their ancestors' arrival in Philadelphia Harbor.
Back in 1683 a group of immigrants from … [Read More...]
Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz (01 June 1780 - 16 November 1831) was a famous Prussian soldier and military strategist. He is a well-known personality in the warfare affairs due to his … [Read More...]
The Congress of Vienna (1814-15), convened after Napoleon's defeat, sought to restore order in Europe disrupted by revolutionary and imperial France. Its members' objective was a constellation of … [Read More...]