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Liberia - Notable Historical Events

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Liberia - Historical Events
Date Event
1820-02-06

The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.

1822-01-07

Liberia colonized by Americans

1822-02-04

Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa

1824-08-15

Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)

1847-07-26

The Liberian Declaration of Independence is signed making Liberia a sovereign nation, independent from the American Colonization Society

1848-01-03

Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first President of the independent African Republic of Liberia.

1871-03-01

J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia

1878-04-21

Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia

1878-05-23

Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia

1881-06-30

Henry Highland Garnet named minister to Liberia

1885-09-11

Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia

1890-08-16

Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia

1892-01-11

William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia

1895-02-23

William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia

1895-03-18

200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia

1898-02-11

Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named US minister to Liberia

1910-06-13

William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia

1913-09-10

George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia

1915-10-25

Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia

1918-08-27

Dr Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia

1921-10-26

Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia

1927-07-09

Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia

1929-03-08

US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia

1930-09-10

Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia

1935-07-22

Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia

1943-05-26

Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes first president of a black country to visit US

1964-08-22

Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market

1980-04-12

Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.

1985-10-29

Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.

1989-12-24

Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe

1990-08-24

3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia

1990-09-09

Liberia president Samuel K Doe is captured by Mr Johnson's forces

1990-11-22

Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim pres of Liberia

1992-10-15

Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia

1992-10-20

Mr Johnson surrenders Monrovia, Liberia & is exiled to Nigeria

1993-10-28

Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns

1993-11-25

Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls

1994-03-07

Charles Taylor resigns as pres of Liberia

1994-12-15

Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia

2005-11-23

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

2006-01-16

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

2013-08-26

25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination

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Liberia - Notable Birthdays

Ellen Johnson-SirleafOct 29, 1938

Liberia - Birthdays
Date Event
1809-03-15

Joseph Jenkins Roberts, 1st President of Liberia

1899-12-08

Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia

1913-05-13

William R Tolbert, president Liberia (1971-80)

1938-10-29

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia

1948-01-28

Charles Taylor, President of Liberia

1951-05-06

Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)

1972-02-18

James Brabazon, Liberia: An Uncivil War

Liberia - Deaths
Date Event
1876-02-24

Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (b. 1809)

1882-02-13

Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66

1971-04-23

William Tubman, President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76

1990-09-10

Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia (1980-90), assassinated


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