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Samoa - Historical Events
Date Event
1889-03-15

6 US & German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die

1892-07-04

Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.

1899-12-02

US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them

1900-01-16

The US gains control over Tutuila in Samoa and several smaller Pacific islands

1900-04-17

7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession

1904-07-16

Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs

1912-09-29

French/British troops lands on Samoa

1914-08-29

New Zealand force capture German Samoa

1918-11-07

The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.

1925-03-04

Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US

1929-02-20

American Samoa organizes as territory of US

1960-04-17

American Samoa sets up a constitutional government

1962-01-01

Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa

1963-04-05

Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa

1976-12-15

Samoa becomes a member of the UN.

2004-10-02

American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.

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Samoa - Notable Birthdays

Margaret MeadDec 16, 1901

Samoa - Birthdays
Date Event
1901-12-16

Margaret Mead, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

1913-01-04

Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )

1937-03-13

Fofo I F Sunia, (Rep-D-Amer Samoa, 1981- )

1943-08-15

Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)

1945-04-14

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa

1977-02-19

Billy Samoa Saleebey, Rolling

1979-03-17

Samoa Joe, Samoan professional wrestler

1979-03-17

Joe Seanoa, ROH World Champion: The Best of Samoa Joe

Samoa - Deaths
Date Event
1997-04-29

Peter Tali Coleman, gov of Americ Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies

1999-03-19

Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)

2007-05-11

Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (b. 1913)


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