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Algeria - Notable Historical Events

Charles de GaulleJun 6, 1958

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Algeria - Historical Events
Date Event
1830-06-12

Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.

1830-07-05

France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest

1831-03-10

The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.

1867-01-31

Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria

1881-04-25

French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia

1901-07-20

Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony

1940-07-03

British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.

1940-07-04

British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

1942-10-22

1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland

1942-10-22

US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria

1942-11-10

US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria

1942-11-14

Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender

1954-09-09

Earthquake strikes Orleansville Algeria: 1,400 killed

1954-09-10

12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria

1954-11-24

France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

1955-08-20

Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria

1956-02-09

R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria

1956-03-27

French commandos land in Algeria

1956-04-01

Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380

1956-04-11

French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria

1956-05-07

Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300

1956-05-10

French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria

1956-07-05

France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria

1957-06-16

French offensive in Algeria

1957-09-30

French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

1958-05-13

French settlers riot against French army in Algeria

1958-05-17

Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria

1958-06-06

Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French

1959-04-12

France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria

1960-01-24

Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle

1960-02-13

France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

1960-04-01

France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria

1961-04-21

French army revolts in Algeria

1961-04-22

Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria

1961-04-25

France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

1961-04-26

French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria

1961-11-07

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1962-01-23

Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb

1962-02-05

French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence

1962-04-08

Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France

1962-05-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1962-05-02

OAS strikes in Algeria

1962-06-30

French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria

1962-07-01

Algeria votes for independence from France

1962-07-03

Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)

1962-07-05

96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria

1962-07-05

Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule

1962-07-15

Algeria becomes member of Arab League

1962-09-20

Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria

1962-10-08

Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN

1962-10-09

Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130

1963-03-18

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-03-30

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-09-15

Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria

1963-10-14

Algeria & Morocco border conflict

1963-10-20

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1963-10-30

Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire

1964-06-15

Last French troops leave Algeria

1964-07-23

Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage

1964-11-28

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-02-27

France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1965-05-30

France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)

1965-10-01

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1966-02-16

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

1967-06-30

Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria

1968-07-02

An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

1971-02-24

Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions

1974-02-12

Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement

1976-01-27

Morocco-Algeria battles in West Sahara

1976-03-07

Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria

1976-11-22

Algeria Constitution goes into effect

1977-12-05

Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen

1979-02-07

Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds pres Boumedienne in Algeria

1980-04-20

Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.

1980-09-17

Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria

1980-10-10

4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria

1983-07-05

France invades Algeria

1989-02-17

Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market

1990-10-29

30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria

1992-01-11

Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation

1992-01-12

Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round

1992-07-01

Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria

1993-12-08

30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria

1993-12-14

Moslem fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria

1994-08-18

5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171

1994-09-15

Moslem fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria

1994-11-01

Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children

1997-04-03

Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.

1997-04-22

Haouch Khemisti massacre in Algeria - 93 villagers killed.

1997-04-23

Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.

1997-06-16

The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.

1997-07-27

Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.

1997-08-03

Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; 40-76 villagers killed.

1997-08-20

Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.

1997-08-26

Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.

1997-08-29

At least 98 villagers are killed by the GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.

1997-09-19

Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.

1997-09-22

Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.

1997-10-12

Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.

1997-11-27

Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.

1997-12-24

The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.

1997-12-30

In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people are killed from four villages.

1998-01-04

Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.

1998-01-11

Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

1998-03-26

Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria; 52 people killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.

1998-12-08

Tadjena massacre: 81 people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.

1999-08-15

Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.

2003-05-21

An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.

2005-09-29

Amnesty referendum in Algeria.

2014-02-11

77 people are killed after a military transport plan crashes in Algeria

2014-04-17

Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria

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Algeria - Notable Birthdays

Albert CamusNov 7, 1913

Algeria - Birthdays
Date Event
1655-02-07

Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)

1669-06-24

Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)

1845-04-05

Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador

1867-01-21

Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)

1892-06-30

Pierre Blanchar, Philippeville Algeria, actor (Magnificent Sinner)

1899-06-10

Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)

1900-03-24

June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet

1908-05-05

Jacques Massu, French general (Algeria)

1913-07-27

Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)

1913-11-07

Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)

1916-04-15

Graham Penley, Candlelight in Algeria

1918-12-25

Ahmed Ben Bella, Maghnia, Algeria, politician, first President of Algeria, (d. 2012)

1927-08-23

Houari Boumedienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)

1932-05-10

Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)

1932-08-23

Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)

1933-03-30

Jean-Claude Brialy, Aumale Algeria, actor (Circle of Love, Cousins)

1936-08-01

Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)

1937-03-02

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria

1950-01-24

Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)

1965-02-05

Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star

1968-07-10

Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympics-gold-92)

1969-02-22

Marc Wilmots, Belgium - Algeria

1970-02-28

Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-96)

1992-05-11

Thibaut Courtois, Belgium - Algeria

Algeria - Deaths
Date Event
1709-09-04

Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies

1935-09-19

Jules M Cambron, French gov-gen to Algeria/ambassador, dies

1978-12-27

Houari Boumédienne, President of Algeria (b. 1932)

1984-07-03

Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85

1992-06-29

Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73

1993-08-22

Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated

1994-03-26

Constantine Koukouchkine, Russ diplomat. murdered in Algeria at 41

1996-09-22

Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, PM of Algeria (1979-84), dies

2012-04-11

Ahmed Ben Bella, First president of Algeria, dies at 93

2017-07-30

Algeria independence figure Redha Malek dies aged 86


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