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)
  • 1856-08-30 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1957-11-06 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist, 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