August 19, 1934 – Hitler is elected president of Germany

August 19, 1934 – Hitler is elected president of Germany

On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler, already chancellor, is also elected president of Germany in an unprecedented consolidation of power in the short history of the republic

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August 18, 1933 – Director Roman Polanski born

August 18, 1933 – Director Roman Polanski born

On this day in 1933, Roman Polanski, the director of such films as Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown and The Pianist, is born Rajmund Roman Liebling in Paris, France.

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