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Guyana - Notable Historical Events

Walter RaleighMar 20, 1616

Charles IJun 2, 1627

Jim JonesNov 18, 1978

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Guyana - Historical Events
Date Event
1616-03-20

Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

1627-06-02

English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

1946-03-19

French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France

1953-04-27

1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP

1966-05-26

Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK

1970-02-23

Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)

1978-11-18

In Jonestown Guyana 918 members of Peoples Temple are murdered/commit suicide under leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

1980-10-06

Guyana adopts constitution

1986-02-12

1st-class cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, Leeward Is v Guyana

1996-01-27

Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston

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Guyana - Birthdays
Date Event
1734-10-07

Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)

1918-01-10

Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)

1920-10-20

Janet Jagan, Guyana's Woman President

1923-02-20

Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)

1929-03-09

Hugh Desmond Hoyte, president (Guyana, 1985-92)

1933-03-30

Frank Novak, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

1939-05-11

René Cardona Jr., Guyana: Cult of the Damned

1946-11-11

Carlos Valdemar, Guyana: Cult of the Damned

1947-02-23

Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)

1948-03-05

Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)

1952-12-25

CCH Pounder, Guyana-born actress

1958-04-04

Derek Kallicharran, cricket all-rounder (Guyana, USA 1994 ICC Trophy)

1963-03-17

Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)

1965-06-15

David Bolton, Guyana, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Lando Mem Amateur)

1968-02-14

Chris Lewis, cricketer (in Guyana England all-rounder)

1975-07-17

Troy Amos Ross, Georgetown Guyana, Canadian boxer (Olympics-96)

1975-10-06

Reon King, West Indian cricketer from Guyana

Guyana - Deaths
Date Event
1978-11-18

Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal) & 4 killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of Peoples Temple, followed by ritual mass suicide of 914 members

1982-04-17

Frank Novak, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

2002-12-22

Desmond Hoyte, President of Guyana (b. 1929)

2003-02-05

René Cardona Jr., Guyana: Cult of the Damned

2009-03-28

Janet Jagan, Guyana's Woman President


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