Bremen in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1901-03-06 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1919-02-04 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • 1921-04-14 Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route
  • 1942-06-25 British RAF stages a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WWII)
  • 1942-09-05 British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen

Famous Birthdays

  • 1758-10-11 Wilhelm Olbers, German astronomer and physician, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 1810-10-22 Henry Bohlen, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), Bremen, Germany (d. 1862)
  • 1831-04-14 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer and ambassador in Abyssinia, born in Vegesack, Bremen, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1856-08-30 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1865-12-13 Gustav Luders, German-American composer, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1913)
  • 1877-05-03 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1890-05-26 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1893-09-20 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1906-10-30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist, born in Bremen, Imperial Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1909-09-09 Jane Baxter [Fedora Kathleen Alice Forde], German actress (We Live Again), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1910-04-12 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1913-06-17 Felix Hartlaub, German historian and writer, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1914-12-14 Karl Carstens, German politician (President of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979-84), born in Bremen, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • 1918-11-20 Dora Ratjen, German man possing as woman high jumper (Olympic 4th 1936), born in Erichshof, Bremen, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1926-04-18 Günter Meisner, German actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Between Wars, Adolf Hitler, Quiller Memorandum), born in Bremen, Weimar Republic (d. 1994)
  • 1929-04-17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1939-06-17 Hanna Johansen, Swiss writer, born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1955-12-20 Ed Kuepper, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Saints), born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1957-11-06 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist, born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1970-10-10 Corinna May, German blind singer (I Can't Live Without Music), born in Bremen, Germany
  • 1988-01-18 Angelique Kerber, German tennis player (3-time Grand Slam winner), born in Bremen, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • 1072-03-16 Adalbert, archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg, dies