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Guinea - Historical Events
Date Event
1828-08-24

Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea

1836-02-22

Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea

1884-11-06

British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea

1898-09-29

French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught

1906-09-01

British New Guinea placed under Australian administration

1910-06-02

Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea

1942-08-26

Japanse troops lands on New-Guinea, Milne Bay

1943-06-29

US forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea

1943-09-05

US airland at Nadzab, New-Guinea

1943-09-11

US & Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea

1943-11-11

US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

1944-04-22

Allies land near Hollandia, New-Guinea

1944-05-17

Operation Straightline: Allies land in Neth New-Guinea

1944-06-30

Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea

1944-07-31

US troops occupy Sansapor, New-Guinea

1951-01-15

"Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000

1952-10-21

Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)

1953-04-01

J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea

1954-10-21

Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea

1956-09-09

African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms

1957-07-15

Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die

1958-09-28

Guinea votes for independence from France

1958-09-30

French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea

1958-10-02

Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)

1959-08-03

50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau

1960-08-10

Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New-Guinea

1960-08-23

World's largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)

1961-04-05

Dutch governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council

1961-04-10

Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea

1961-11-28

General Meeting of UN debates New-Guinea

1961-12-01

The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.

1962-01-15

Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea

1962-02-24

General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea

1962-04-14

Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam

1962-05-19

Indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea

1962-07-13

500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea

1962-07-15

Netherlands & Indonesia reach agreement over New Guinea

1962-08-15

Netherlands & Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea

1962-10-01

UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea

1962-11-24

Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea

1962-12-31

Dutch leave New Guinea

1963-05-01

Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth

1968-08-11

The last steam passenger train service runs in Britain. A selection of British Rail steam locomotives make the 120-mile journey from Liverpool to Carlisle and returns to Liverpool before having their fires dropped for the last time - this working was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special.

1968-10-02

Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)

1968-10-12

Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain

1972-07-25

US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment

1973-09-24

Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal

1973-12-01

Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

1974-09-10

Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau

1975-09-16

Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia (National Day)

1982-05-14

Guinea adopts constitution

1982-08-15

Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution

1984-04-03

Guinea suspends constitution after coup

1984-05-16

Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution

1986-06-18

Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy

1999-05-07

In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.

2007-02-27

The general strike against Lansana Conté in Guinea ends.

2009-09-28

The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.

2011-10-27

The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.

2012-02-02

MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papa New Guinea with 246 people saved and 126 missing (100 of these estimated to be trapped inside)

2012-03-03

Lorry crash in east Guinea kills 50 and injures 27

2013-04-03

24 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff in Papa New Guinea

2013-04-11

Two women are beheaded for sorcery in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

2013-12-06

A 2-year old boy dies from Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea

2014-05-21

José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau

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Guinea - Birthdays
Date Event
1880-02-03

Arnoldus JH Aerts, bishop of Neth-Guinea (1920-42)

1911-08-14

Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea

1918-9-21

John W. Gofman, We Are the Guinea Pigs

1922-01-09

Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)

1936-04-09

Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)

1957-02-28

Jeff Woodland, Papua New Guinea, Nike golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open)

1969-12-12

Fiona May, Guinea Pig

1975-10-13

Giorgio Voyatzakis, Guinea Pig

1981-12-10

Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer

1989-07-31

Soumaya Keynes, Juggling with Guinea Pigs

Guinea - Deaths
Date Event
1818-05-02

Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55

1927-11-28

Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies

1942-06-30

Arnoldus J H Aerts, Dutch bishop of New-Guinea, executed at 62

1973-01-20

Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51

1984-03-26

Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)

1992-07-01

Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)

1992-08-09

Jan van Baal, antropologist/gov Dutch New-Guinea, dies

2006-01-03

Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)

2007-08-15

John W. Gofman, We Are the Guinea Pigs

2009-03-02

João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)

2012-01-09

Malam Bacai Sanhá, President of Guinea-Bissau, dies of diabetes at 64


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