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Lithuania - Historical Events
Date Event
1009-02-14

First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.

1253-07-06

Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.

1370-02-17

Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania

1398-10-12

The Treaty of Salynas is signed between Grand Duke of Lithuania Vytautas the Great and the Teutonic Knights, who received Samogitia.

1514-09-08

Battle of Orsha: Polish/Lithuania army defeat the Russian army

1563-02-15

Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania

1655-07-31

Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.

1905-05-29

Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania

1917-12-11

German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia

1918-02-15

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar

1918-02-16

Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)

1918-03-23

Lithuania proclaims independence

1919-01-02

Lithuania gains independence

1919-04-20

Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army

1920-07-12

Lithuania & USSR sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent republic

1921-09-22

Estonia & Lithuania admitted to League of Nations

1922-02-20

Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland

1923-01-10

Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel

1923-04-18

Poland annexes Central Lithuania

1924-05-08

Memel territories given to Lithuania

1926-12-17

Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful.

1929-04-05

Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

1934-09-12

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR

1939-03-20

7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania

1939-03-22

Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany

1939-09-28

Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) & gives Lithuania to USSR, last Polish troops surrender

1940-06-15

Soviet Army occupies Lithuania

1940-06-16

Communist government installed in Lithuania

1940-07-14

Lithuania becomes Lithuanian SSR

1940-07-21

Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

1940-08-25

Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union

1941-06-24

Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy Lithuania, exterminated

1941-07-07

Nazis executed 5,000 Jews in Kovono, Lithuania

1941-07-24

Nazis kill entire Jewish population of Grodz, Lithuania

1941-09-08

Entire Jewish community of Meretsch, Lithuania, is exterminated

1941-09-15

Nazis kill 800 Jewish women at Shkudvil Lithuania

1943-09-15

Concentration Camp Kauwen in Lithuania opens

1944-03-27

2,000 Jews are murdered in Kaunas Lithuania

1944-07-13

Vilnius, Lithuania, liberated

1990-01-11

200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence

1990-03-11

Lithuania declares its Independence

1990-12-01

Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their 1st joint session

1991-01-11

Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence

1991-02-10

Lithuania votes for independence from USSR

1991-02-12

Iceland recognizes Lithuania's independence

1991-07-31

The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania. Soviet OMON attacks Lithuanian customs post in Medininkai, killing 7 officers and severely wounding one other.

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)

1992-10-25

Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.

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.

2004-03-29

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

2004-04-06

Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.

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.

2004-06-28

Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism

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.

2014-05-25

Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania

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Lithuania - Notable Birthdays

Ivan IIIJan 22, 1440

Lithuania - Birthdays
Date Event
1440-01-22

Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania

1461-08-05

Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)

1533-09-15

Catherine of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1572)

1653-05-21

Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1697)

1798-12-24

Adam Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1835-01-18

Caesar A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer

1870-02-13

Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer

1877-09-11

Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Ivyanets, Lithuania, Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB)

1882-10-19

Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright

1885-02-26

Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)

1887-02-28

William Zorach, Lithuania, US sculptor (Spirit of the Dance)

1901-02-02

Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)

1907-02-02

Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic

1915-12-13

Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Vilnius, Lithuania, Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

1925-07-30

Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)

1926-11-03

Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania

1936-05-09

Adam Wolanczyk, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1940-03-04

Kas Garas, Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)

1943-08-11

Stefan Szmidt, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1951-07-31

Józefina Szalanska, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1952-04-07

Wanda Zeman, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1964-04-16

Piotr Gasowski, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1971-01-14

Julita Kozuszek, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1973-06-07

Iwona Miroslaw, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1980-08-21

Marzena Debiec, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

Lithuania - Deaths
Date Event
1430-10-27

Vytautas the Great, Grand Duke of Lithuania (b. 1350)

1434-06-01

Władysław II Jagiełło, King of Lithuania and later also Poland, dies (b.1351)

1855-11-26

Adam Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania

1915-04-23

Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27

1955-03-05

Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)

2010-06-26

Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)

2012-12-27

Wanda Zeman, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania


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