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Romania - Historical Events
Date Event
506-02-02

King Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out

1317-12-30

Pontifical degree "Sancta Romania" against spiritualists

1862-01-24

Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.

1862-06-20

Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.

1863-12-15

Romania is using for the first time a mountain railway (from Anina to Oravita).

1870-08-08

The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.

1877-05-09

Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.

1882-05-15

May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania

1883-10-30

Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty

1897-12-12

Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest Romania

1902-09-17

US protests anti-semitism in Romania

1910-04-01

Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk

1913-07-10

Romania declares war on Bulgaria

1916-08-27

Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary

1916-08-28

Germany declares war on Romania

1916-09-01

Bulgaria declares war on Romania

1917-02-21

Train near Chirurcha, Romania, catches fire & explodes; hundreds die

1918-03-27

Moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.

1918-10-31

Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet

1918-11-28

Bucovina voted for the union with the Kingdom of Romania.

1919-01-11

Romania annexes Transylvania

1920-08-10

Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania

1920-10-31

Romania annexes Bessarabia

1928-05-01

6 children die & 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania

1929-02-09

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

1929-07-07

Romania & Vatican sign concord

1933-12-09

Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard

1934-02-09

Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)

1934-06-10

USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations

1937-12-28

Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism

1938-02-10

King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga

1938-11-30

Fascist coup in Romania, fails

1939-09-17

Poland's president Moscicki & PM Slawoj-Skladkowski flee to Romania

1939-09-18

Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania

1940-06-27

Soviet Army attacks Romania

1940-06-28

Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union

1940-09-06

Crown prince Michael succeeds Carol II as king of Romania

1940-09-07

Treaty of Craiova: Romania loses Southern Dobrudja to Bulgaria.

1940-10-08

German troops occupies Romania

1940-11-20

World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.

1940-11-23

Romania signs Driemogendheden pact

1941-01-09

6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania

1941-01-22

1st mass killing of Jews in Romania

1941-02-20

Romania breaks relations with Netherlands

1941-06-19

Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani

1941-06-22

Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union

1941-08-07

551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania

1942-06-05

USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania

1944-04-02

Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania

1944-08-23

King Michael of Romania ordered his forces to cease fire against Allies & dismissed the pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu

1944-08-23

Romania liberated from Nazi occupation

1944-08-30

Soviet troops enter Bucharest Romania

1945-03-02

King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government

1945-03-12

USSR returns Transylvania to Romania

1947-07-28

Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania

1947-12-30

King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne

1955-05-14

Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania

1955-10-02

Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania

1958-02-05

Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)

1965-03-19

Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania

1965-08-21

Romania adopts constitution

1967-12-09

Nicolae Ceaușescu becomes President (dictator) of Romania. In power until 1989

1969-08-02

US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

1969-09-21

58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)

1971-10-11

60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)

1972-10-15

61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)

1977-03-04

Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541

1986-07-11

Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)

1989-12-22

After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu

1990-01-12

Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)

1994-03-06

Referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.

1994-06-26

US loses to Romania 1-0 in 1994 soccer world cup

1994-07-03

Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 in soccer world cup

1996-11-03

26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18

1999-05-07

Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

2002-11-21

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

2004-03-29

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

2005-04-25

Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.

2007-01-01

Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.

2007-05-13

Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.

2007-11-25

The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.

2009-05-15

Eurostat report that Austria, Belgium, and Romania have all entered recession in the first quarter of 2009

2011-05-13

Romania officially leaves the recession after 2 years following economic growth of an annualised 1.6% in the first quarter

2012-09-08

8 people are killed after a tractor is hit by a train in Romania

2013-05-27

The largest flag ever made at 5 tons with 44 miles of thread is unveiled in Romania

2013-09-08

11 people are killed after a minibus collides with a train in Lasi, Romania

2013-09-13

9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania

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Romania - Notable Birthdays

Elie WieselSep 30, 1928

Ilie NastaseJul 19, 1946

Virginia RuziciJan 31, 1955

Romania - Birthdays
Date Event
1788-03-01

Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, writer/humanist/politician

1802-01-06

Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)

1802-12-15

Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)

1819-09-06

Nicolae Filimon, Romania, writer/critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)

1820-03-20

Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Wallachia/Romania

1821-06-02

Ion Bratianu, (Lib), premier of Romania (1876-88)

1821-07-21

Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat

1839-04-20

Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)

1843-12-29

Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)

1847-03-23

Alexandru D Xenopol, Romania, historian

1865-08-24

Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania

1868-07-20

Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)

1871-06-17

Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania

1871-09-12

Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, Romania

1875-10-11

Stefan O Iosif, Romania, poet (Beautiful Irine)

1875-10-29

Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)

1881-08-19

Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)

1882-06-15

Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946)

1886-02-20

Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)

1893-02-13

Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)

1893-06-04

Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania

1893-10-15

Charles II, King of Romania (1930-40)

1893-12-12

Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)

1895-09-15

Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (d. 1977)

1896-05-02

Helen of Greece and Denmark, queen of Romania (d. 1982)

1899-06-19

George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)

1900-02-26

Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)

1901-11-08

Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president

1902-09-15

Magda [Helena] Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania

1902-09-22

John Houseman, Bucharest Romania, actor (Kingsfield-Paper Chase)

1903-04-10

Nick Stuart, Romania, bandleader

1907-08-16

Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Israeli composer

1908-08-08

Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)

1910-08-04

Hedda Sterne, Bucharest Romania, artist working in America

1912-11-26

Eugene Ionesco, Slatina Romania, dramatist (Rhinoceros)

1914-06-15

Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)

1916-01-18

Silviu Brucan, Piata Universitatii - Romania

1917-06-06

Ion Ratiu, Piata Universitatii - Romania

1921-10-25

Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 40-47)

1922-05-29

Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician

1922-07-23

Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania

1923-09-18

Queen Anne of Romania

1923-9-18

Former Queen Anne of Romania, A Royal Family

1924-09-04

Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs

1927-05-28

Gyorgy Ligeti, Transylvania, Romania, composer of contemporary classical music

1928-06-16

Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)

1928-09-30

Elie Wiesel, Romania, author (Souls on Fire)/Nazi hunter (Nobel 1986)

1930-03-03

Ion Iliescu, President of Romania

1932-04-25

Lia Manoliu, Romania, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1968)

1936-12-12

Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)

1939-08-08

Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Oly-gold-68)

1942-05-12

Dumitru Dediu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40 backup)

1945-11-30

Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)

1946-07-19

Ilie Nastase, Bucharest Romania, tennis player (US Open 1972)

1950-06-05

Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic-silver-1976)

1950-07-29

Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)

1950-07-29

Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)

1951-11-04

Traian Băsescu, President of Romania

1952-01-14

Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania

1952-09-27

Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)

1952-11-17

Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)

1955-01-31

Virginia Ruzici, Campia Turzii Romania, tennis star (1978 French Open champion)

1956-11-21

Mariana Simionescu, Tirgu Neamt Romania, 1st wife of Bjorn Borg

1961-11-12

Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)

1962-06-28

Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romania, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)

1964-03-04

Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnist (Oly-silver-80)

1967-10-09

Gheorge Popescu, Romania, soccer player (Barcelona)

1967-10-09

Gica Popescu, Romania, soccer player (PSV)

1968-02-19

Hugh Warrender, Made in Romania

1971-04-10

Mihai Bagiu, Timisoara Romania, US gymnast (Olympics-96)

1971-04-28

Mihai Apostal, Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-96)

1974-03-26

Irina Spirlea, Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)

1974-08-06

Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)

1974-12-07

Alex Radutescu, Romania, tennis star

1976-03-27

Roberta Alma Anastase, Miss Universe-Romania (1996)

1976-09-04

Diana Maria Urdareanu, Miss Romania Universe (1997)

1977-05-14

Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)

1985-11-22

Carmen Ionescu, State of Romania

Romania - Notable Weddings

Bjorn BorgJul 24, 1980

Romania - Weddings
Date Event
1980-07-24

Tennis star Bjorn Borg (24) weds tennis player Mariana Simionescu (23) in Bucharest, Romania

1996-04-27

Romanian gymnast and three-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci (35) weds gymnast champion Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania

Romania - Deaths
Date Event
1347-10-11

Louis IV, Duke of Bayern/Romania-Germany King/emperor, dies

1873-05-15

Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Romania, dies at 53

1890-08-22

Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69

1914-10-10

Karol I, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, King of Romania (1881-1914), dies

1916-03-02

Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72

1927-07-20

Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania, dies at 61

1933-12-29

Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered

1938-11-30

Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies

1939-01-26

Armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard

1939-09-21

Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania, murdered

1940-11-28

Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist

1944-08-31

Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide

1946-06-01

Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed

1953-04-04

Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies at 59

1957-04-01

Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies

1958-01-07

Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74

1961-06-22

Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)

1975-02-18

Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66

1977-06-29

Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)

1989-12-25

Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's dictator Nicolea, executed

1989-12-25

Nicolea Ceausescu, dictator of Romania, executed

1994-05-06

Moses Rosen, Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81

2000-01-17

Ion Ratiu, Piata Universitatii - Romania

2006-01-26

Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)

2006-09-13

Silviu Brucan, Piata Universitatii - Romania

2016-08-02

Romania's former Queen Anne dies in Swiss hospital aged 92


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