13 January in German History

1809

Birth of Friedrich Graf von Beust in Dresden, Germany. As the foreign minister of the Austrian Empire from 1867-1871, it was he who negotiated the agreements leading to the creation of the dual monarchy and the Austro-Hungarian empire.

1935

The Saarland votes to be a part of the German Reich.

 

 

 

1942

German submarines harass shipping near the U.S. east coast.

1994

Erich Honecker leaves Germany for Chile. Honecker had been the leader of East Germany. After the reunification, there was the possibility of trying him for crimes against humanity, but due to his cancer, he was allowed to leave Germany.

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