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Latvia - Historical Events
Date Event
1569-07-01

Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland

1917-09-03

German troops overrun Riga, Latvia

1918-02-15

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar

1918-04-09

Latvia proclaims independence

1918-11-18

Latvia declares independence from Russia

1920-08-01

Peace of Riga-Independence of Latvia

1920-08-11

1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia

1922-05-30

Latvia & Vatican sign accord

1923-02-16

Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory

1926-09-28

Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed

1929-02-09

USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov Pact

1929-09-19

Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out

1934-05-15

Karlis Ulmanis names himself fascist dictator of Latvia

1934-09-12

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR

1934-12-10

Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp

1940-07-21

Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

1940-08-25

Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union

1941-07-04

Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead

1943-11-02

Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed

1944-03-27

40 Jewish policemen in Riga, Latvia, ghetto are shot by the Gestapo

1944-10-13

Riga Latvia freed

1950-04-11

US B-29 bomber shot down above Latvia

1990-05-04

Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence

1990-12-01

Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session

1991-03-03

Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR

1991-08-21

Latvia declares its independence from USSR

1991-09-02

US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

1991-09-06

USSR recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania)

1991-09-17

UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia

1993-07-07

Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia

1994-08-31

Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia

1995-10-27

Latvia applies for membership in the European Union.

2001-08-01

Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.

2002-11-21

NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

2002-12-13

Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2003-09-20

A referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country's accession to the European Union.

2004-03-29

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.

2004-05-01

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.

2005-12-15

Latvia amends its constitution to eliminate possibility of same-sex couples being entitled to marry.

2007-12-21

The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.

2008-09-08

Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states

2011-02-09

Latvia leaves deep recession with an annualised growth of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today

2013-11-21

54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia

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Latvia - Birthdays
Date Event
1764-12-22

Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility

1886-05-13

Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)

1937-09-09

Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)

1937-12-01

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia

1942-11-25

Rosa Von Praunheim, [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)

1947-02-27

Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)

1948-01-27

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)

1955-03-22

Valdis Zatlers, 7th President of Latvia

1966-07-01

Larisa Savchenko, Neiland Latvia, tennis star

1975-12-14

Inga Drozdova, Latvia, playmate (Nov, 1997)

Latvia - Deaths
Date Event
1727-05-06

Catharina I, Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42

1797-10-09

Elijah B Solomon Zalman, rabbi/Gaon of Vilna Latvia, dies at 77

1993-09-10

Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/US actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73


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