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Niger - Historical Events
Date Event
1804-01-30

Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River

1864-06-29

Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England

1882-11-15

British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger

1882-11-16

British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger

1883-02-01

French lt-col Gustave Borgnis-Desbordes reaches Bamako on the Niger

1883-02-07

Lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes founds Fort Bamako Niger

1886-07-10

George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company

1891-02-18

Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan

1894-08-30

Frederick Lugard's expedition to Niger

1895-01-29

King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed

1898-06-14

France signs Niger Convention

1932-09-05

The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.

1958-12-18

Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)

1960-07-11

Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence

1960-08-03

Niger gains independence from France

1972-12-05

Joseph A Walker's "River Niger" premieres in NYC

1973-01-01

West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)

1973-01-05

Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel

1974-04-15

Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed

1974-04-21

28th Tony Awards: River Niger & Raisin win

1976-03-15

Failed coup in Niger

1989-09-19

French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die

1996-01-27

Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.

1998-10-17

At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.

1999-04-09

Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated.

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Niger - Birthdays
Date Event
1935-02-24

Joseph A. Walker, The River Niger

1950-01-20

Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger

Niger - Deaths
Date Event
1910-04-02

Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37

1999-04-09

Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)

2003-01-25

Joseph A. Walker, The River Niger


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