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Cameroon - Notable Historical Events

BismarckMay 19, 1885

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Cameroon - Historical Events
Date Event
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

1884-07-05

German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon

1885-05-19

German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon & Togoland

1915-06-10

British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon

1916-01-28

German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France

1940-08-28

French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle

1957-05-10

1st meeting of legislative of Cameroon

1960-01-01

Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France

1961-10-01

East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon

1972-05-20

Cameroon adopts its constitution

1972-05-20

Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified

1977-05-09

Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Rep of Cameroon

1984-04-06

Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.

1986-08-21

Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746

1986-08-21

Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000

1986-08-22

Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)

1986-08-23

Vrijkomend vulkaangas kills 1500 people in Nyos-more, Cameroon

1990-06-18

1st ever lose for Cameroon in Soccer World Cup, USSR-4 Cameroon-0

1990-12-01

Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon

2007-05-05

Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.

2015-11-21

Cameroon: At least 6 killed in suspected Boko Haram suicide bombings

2015-11-29

11 killed in two Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon

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Cameroon - Birthdays
Date Event
1844-07-01

Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika)

1867-02-26

Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)

1933-02-13

Paul Biya, president of Cameroon (1982- )

1946-03-06

Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, Cameroon, astronaut (STS 18)

1948-03-24

Volker Finke, Group A: Mexico vs Cameroon

1961-06-02

John Cameroon, guitarist (Claw Boys Claw)

1978-12-20

Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer

1979-07-10

Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer

1980-04-02

Carlos Salcido, Group A: Mexico vs Cameroon

1981-03-10

Samuel Eto'o, Group A: Mexico vs Cameroon

1981-05-04

Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer

1983-02-25

Eduardo, Cameroon - Croatia

1987-9-09

Alex Song, Group A: Mexico vs Cameroon

Cameroon - Notable Weddings

Yannick NoahMar 2, 1984

Cameroon - Weddings
Date Event
1984-03-02

Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Cameroon - Deaths
Date Event
1914-08-30

Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26

2003-06-26

Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)


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