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Angola - Notable Historical Events

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Angola - Historical Events
Date Event
1641-08-26

West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola

1867-12-18

Around 49 victims of "Angola Horror" train wreck burn to death (Angola NY)

1871-11-06

Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa

1875-11-02

Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast

1902-05-10

Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September

1902-05-15

Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola

1925-01-31

Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola

1931-07-01

Trans African Railway in use (Benguela, Angola-Jadotville, Congo)

1956-12-10

Establishment of MPLA in Angola

1959-05-25

Khrushchev visits Angola

1962-01-30

UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola

1975-01-15

Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence

1975-07-27

The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops

1975-10-23

Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola

1975-11-11

Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)

1976-03-12

South African troops leave Angola

1976-06-23

The U.S. vetoes Angola's application for membership of the United Nations Security

1976-07-10

One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.

1976-12-01

Angola admitted to UN

1978-01-07

Angola revises its constitution

1978-05-06

South Africa military goes into Angola

1979-09-20

Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola

1980-08-11

Angola revises its constitution

1982-08-11

The South African Defence Force (SADF) raids Southern Angola

1984-06-28

Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola

1988-08-07

Angola, Cuba and South Africa allegedly signed a cease fire treaty

1988-08-08

Angola, Cuba & South Africa sign cease fire treaty

1988-08-08

South Africa declares cease-fire in Angola

1991-04-10

A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.

1991-05-23

Last Cubans troops leave Angola

1991-05-31

Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war

1993-12-04

A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.

1995-03-02

Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed

1996-11-23

The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.

2000-10-31

A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50

2000-11-15

A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people

2013-01-01

10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola

2014-10-16

New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council

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Angola - Birthdays
Date Event
1903-05-21

Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)

1922-09-17

Agostinho Neto, poet/president Angola [or Dec 27]

1928-10-21

Mario Pinto, the Andrade, writer/president MPLA (Angola)

1942-02-13

Wilbert Rideau, The Farm: Angola, USA

1954-12-28

Steven Tors, Escape from Angola

1957-06-02

Jonathan Stack, The Farm: Angola, USA

1961-04-14

David Tors, Escape from Angola

1967-06-06

Miguel Hurst, Njinga Rainha de Angola

Angola - Deaths
Date Event
1979-09-10

Agostinho Neto, poet/1st pres of Angola, dies at 56

1990-08-06

Mario De Andrade, founder (Movimiento Popular of Lib of Angola), dies


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