The morning of the 14th July 1789 saw the beginning of the French Revolution when Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a large fortress, prison and ammunition store that symbolised everything that was wrong with the monarchy.
The 28th June saw both the trigger and the definitive end of the First World War.
On the 7th March 1936, the German Army under control of Adolf Hitler violated international agreements by remilitarising the Rhineland.
On the 18th January 1871, Wilhelm I of Prussia was proclaimed the first German Emperor.
On the 10th January 1920, the Treaty of Versailles came into effect.
On the 8th January 1918, United States President Woodrow Wilson made a speech to Congress in which he outlined his principles for world peace, known as the Fourteen Points.
The Paris Peace Conference convened to establish the terms of the peace after the First World War.
On the 13th January 1935, the Territory of the Saar Basin voted to reunite with Germany.
On the 11th January 1923, French and Belgian troops marched into Germany and occupied the industrial Ruhr area.
The Weimar Republic was officially established on 11th August 1919, when Friedrich Ebert signed the new constitution into law.