Germany [Third Reich] #B245 (1943)

Germany [Third Reich] #B245 (1943)

Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was governed by a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Under Hitler’s rule, Germany was transformed into a fascist state in which the Nazi Party took totalitarian control over nearly all aspects of life. The official name of the state … Continue reading Germany [Third Reich] #B245 (1943)

Germany [Wiemar Republic] #237 (1923)

Germany [Weimar Republic] #237 (1923)

Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik) is the name for the parliamentary republic established in 1919 to replace the former Imperial form of government in Germany. The name derives from the city of Weimar, where its constitutional assembly first took place. The official name of the state was still Deutsches Reich; it had remained unchanged since 1871. This is usually taken to mean “German Empire”, but “Reich” … Continue reading Germany [Weimar Republic] #237 (1923)

Germany [German Empire] #39 (1880)

Germany [German Empire] #39 (1880)

The field of German philately is quite a complex one. I am, by no means, an expert and currently have only a very meager starter accumulation in somewhat less-than-stellar condition. However, I am inspired by my research and the German heritage of both of my adoptive parents to begin improving my holdings in this area very soon. For this blog, I have decided to break the … Continue reading Germany [German Empire] #39 (1880)

United States #854 (1939)

U.S. Inauguration Day

Since 1937, the inauguration ceremony for a new United States President occurs every four years on January 20, marking the commencement of a new presidential term. Inauguration Day takes place for each term of a president, even if he continues in office for a second term. The term of a president starts at noon (Eastern Time) on January 20 at which time the Chief Justice … Continue reading U.S. Inauguration Day

Aden #39 (1951)

Capture of Aden, 1839

On January 19, 1839, the British East India Company landed Royal Marines at Aden to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against British shipping to India. The British Army considered Aden an important place due to its location, as the Navy could easily access the port at Aden for fueling purposes. Following Britain’s treaty concerning the colonization of territory in the present day Yemen, … Continue reading Capture of Aden, 1839

Royal Thai Armed Forces Day / วันกองทัพไทย

January 18 in Thailand is Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (Wan Kong Thap Thai — วันกองทัพไทย), commemorating King Naresuan of Siam’s victorious elephant duel against the Burmese Uparaja in which he killed Crown Prince Mingyi Swa. calculated to have occurred in 1593. Prior to 2007, the observation was held on January 25. The Royal Thai Armed Forces defend the independence and territorial integrity of Thailand. It is also … Continue reading Royal Thai Armed Forces Day / วันกองทัพไทย

Thai Navy Memorial Day / วันที่ระลึกกองทัพเรือไทย

Every year, January 17 is observed in Thailand as Thai Navy Memorial Day, commemorating the date in 1941 that French forces inflicted a decisive defeat over Thailand during the Battle of Ko Chang. During the battle, a flotilla of French warships attacked a smaller force of Thai vessels, including a coastal defense ship. In the end, two Thai ships were sunk and one was heavily damaged. Within … Continue reading Thai Navy Memorial Day / วันที่ระลึกกองทัพเรือไทย

Thailand #552 (1970)

Thai Teachers’ Day / วันครู

January 16 in Thailand is Teachers’ Day (Wan Khru — วันครู). Adopted by a resolution of the government on November 21, 1956, the first Teachers’ Day was held in 1957 to mark the enactment of the Teachers Act, Buddhist Era 2488 (1945), which was published in the Government Gazette on January 15, 1945, and came into force 60 days later. Most Thai schools, especially those under the … Continue reading Thai Teachers’ Day / วันครู