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Dresden - Notable Historical Events

NapoleonAug 27, 1813

Richard WagnerOct 19, 1845

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Dresden - Historical Events
Date Event
1745-12-25

Prussia and Austria sign Treaty of Dresden giving much of Silesia to the Prussians

1759-09-14

Austrian troops occupy Dresden

1813-08-27

Battle of Dresden; Napoleon defeats Austrians

1813-11-11

Dresden surrenders to allied armies

1843-01-02

Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Holländer" premieres, Dresden

1845-10-19

Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser," premieres in Dresden

1849-05-03

The May Uprising in Dresden begins - the last of the German revolutions of 1848.

1882-09-10

1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)

1901-11-21

Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden

1905-12-09

Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premiers in Dresden

1909-01-25

Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden

1911-01-26

Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden

1915-03-14

German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal.

1928-11-26

Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden

1933-07-01

Strauss & von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres in Dresden

1945-02-13

Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die

1945-02-14

US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1945-02-14

World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.

1945-03-02

8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1945-04-17

8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1959-06-23

Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).

2005-10-30

The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

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Dresden - Birthdays
Date Event
1666-03-15

George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden) (d. 1738)

1824-11-21

Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium

1828-04-23

King Albert of Saxony, Der Kaiser von Deutschland, der Kaiser von Österreich und der König von Sachsen am Tage der Jubiläumsfeier in Dresden

1876-01-29

Havergal Brian, Dresden Staffordshire, composer

1881-04-20

Sem Dresden, composer/conductor

1906-04-09

Antal Dorati, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29

1913-07-02

Edith Heerdegen, Dresden Germany, actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti)

1935-07-29

Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)

1943-07-29

Ingrid Kramer, Dresden Germany, diver (Olympic-gold-1964)

1958-9-18

John Aldridge, Das Drama von Dresden

1958-9-18

Gary Lankford, Das Drama von Dresden

1961-06-20

Karin Enke, Dresden German DR, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)

1963-02-14

Erik Kraus, Dresden

1963-04-01

Begum Inaara Aga Khan, Wetten, dass..? aus Dresden

1964-02-26

Pawel Figurski, Das Drama von Dresden

1969-10-09

Camille St. Cyr, The Dresden Files

1971-9-15

Sascha Schwingel, Dresden

1972-06-18

Johann König, Show #820 - Dr. Brömme am Tag der Einheit in Dresden

1972-9-28

John Light, Dresden

1974-06-01

Ian Harbilas, The Dresden Files

1975-12-24

Dresden Shumaker, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

1976-04-30

Amanda Palmer, American musician (The Dresden Dolls)

1980-01-20

Felicitas Woll, Dresden

1997-01-28

Florian Osmani, Wetten, dass..? aus Dresden

Dresden - Weddings
Date Event
2011-01-02

Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California

Dresden - Deaths
Date Event
1738-03-16

George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72

1902-06-19

King Albert of Saxony, Der Kaiser von Deutschland, der Kaiser von Österreich und der König von Sachsen am Tage der Jubiläumsfeier in Dresden

1953-06-07

Curley Dresden, Zorro's Fighting Legion

1957-07-30

Sem Dresden, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 76


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