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Armenia - Historical Events
Date Event
68

Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.

BC
AD
1071-08-26

Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.

1827-10-01

The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.

1873-01-06

Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"

1914-12-28

Turks are repulsed by the Russians after fighting in Armenia for weeks

1915-04-14

The Turks invade Armenia.

1915-05-12

Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250

1916-07-02

Russian offensive in Armenia

1918-05-26

Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.

1919-05-28

Armenia declares its Independence

1920-12-03

Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty

1921-01-03

Turkey makes peace with Armenia

1922-09-11

The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.

1958-09-02

U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.

1988-07-14

200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak

1988-12-07

6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia (25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)

1990-08-23

Armenia declares independence

1991-09-21

Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union

1993-12-26

Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed

2003-07-07

The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed.

2008-03-02

Riots in Yerevan, Armenia concerning the Armenian presidential election, 2008 come to a fatal end, with police forces clashing with civilians in their peaceful protest, resulting in 8 deaths.

2009-10-10

After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.

2012-09-09

Armenia wins the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad

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Armenia - Birthdays
Date Event
1817-07-17

Ivan Aivazovsky, Aivazovsky and Armenia

1895-11-16

Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)

1895-11-25

Anastas I Mikoyan, Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet

1924-05-22

Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)

1928-07-04

Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer

1932-04-24

Vladimir Yengibaryan, Yerevan, Armenia, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), (d. 2013)

1933-03-13

Armenia Balducci, Giovanni Falcone

1951-06-12

Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)

1959-01-07

Marie Desplechin, Armenia

1973-06-03

Sargis Sargsian, Yerevan Armenia, tennis star (1995 NCAA)

Armenia - Deaths
Date Event
1219-05-05

King Leo II of Armenia (b. 1150)

1285-07-28

Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia

1320-07-20

King Oshin of Armenia (b. 1282)

1341-08-28

King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309)

1900-04-19

Ivan Aivazovsky, Aivazovsky and Armenia

2007-09-11

Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)


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