1871 – Born in Heidelberg on the 4th of February.
1914 – In August, Ebert led the party to vote almost unanimously in favour of war appropriations, accepting that a war was a necessary patriotic, defensive measure.
1918 – New government was formed by Prince Maximilian of Baden which included Ebert and other members of the SPD in October.
1919 – The Constituent Assembly met in Weimar in February, Ebert was chosen to be the first president of the German Republic.
1925 – Died on the 28th of February.