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Benin - Historical Events
Date Event
1903-11-17

Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.

1958-12-04

Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community

1960-08-01

Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France

1967-09-20

Benin separates from Nigeria

1973-01-01

West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)

1975-11-30

Dahomey becomes Benin

1977-05-23

Benin adopts its constitution

1990-03-01

Benin nullifies its constitution

1997-08-11

Benin legalizes Jan 10th as a voodoo holiday

2000-06-23

The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin

2012-12-17

18 people drown after an overloaded boat sinks in Cotonou, Benin

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