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Fiji - Historical Events
Date Event
1874-10-10

Fiji becomes a British possession

1879-05-14

The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.

1970-10-10

Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1981-08-16

Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)

1987-05-21

Military coup in Fiji Islands under lt col Sitivani Rabuka

1987-09-25

2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka

1987-10-01

Fiji's constitution is suspended

1987-10-06

Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic

1988-09-23

Fiji's new constitution is proposed

1997-08-10

Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf

2001-03-23

The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

2006-12-05

Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.

2012-03-31

Fiji Floods kill 2 people and force thousands to be evacuated

2012-12-16

4 people are killed after Cyclone Evan strikes Fiji

2014-09-17

Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006

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Fiji - Birthdays
Date Event
1920-05-13

Ratu Kasmisere Mara, PM of Fiji (1960-70, 70- )/pres (1994- )

1929-03-20

Diana Davidson, The Cousin from Fiji

1931-01-04

Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)

1948-05-19

Judy McBurney, The Cousin from Fiji

1963-02-22

Vijay Singh, Lautoka Fiji, PGA golfer (1993 Buick Classic)

1967-06-12

Neil Maxwell, cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW)

1971-01-04

Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)

Fiji - Notable Weddings

Tony HawkJan 12, 2006

Fiji - Weddings
Date Event
2006-01-12

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

2006-05-07

Actress Tori Spelling (32) weds actor Dean McDermott (39) at Wakaya Club in Wakaya Island, Fiji

2010-05-29

"Survivor: Fiji" winner Earl Cole (39) weds pharmacist Shelley Lee at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai

Fiji - Deaths
Date Event
1989-11-25

Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies

1993-12-16

Ratu Penaia Ganilau, president of Fiji (1987-93), dies at 75

2004-04-18

Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (b. 1920)

2004-07-20

Adi Lady Lala Mara, Fiji chieftainess, wife of Kamisese Mara (b. 1931)

2016-03-15

Former Fiji center Seru Rabeni dies at age 37


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