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Senegal - Historical Events
Date Event
1758-12-31

British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal

1816-07-19

Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days

1857-07-18

Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.

1883-04-12

French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal

1958-11-25

Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community

1959-04-04

Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)

1960-04-04

Senegal declares independence from France

1960-06-20

Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France

1960-08-20

Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence

1960-09-05

The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

1963-03-03

Senegal adopts constitution

1966-04-01

1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)

1970-04-24

Senegal adopts constitution

1973-01-01

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

1975-07-09

The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.

1980-01-01

Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal

1980-10-31

Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat

1980-12-31

Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns

1981-12-12

Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982

1982-02-01

Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)

1989-09-30

Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal

2012-03-26

Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal

2013-01-01

18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal

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Senegal - Birthdays
Date Event
1921-03-20

Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Senegal, director general (UNESCO)

1935-09-07

Abdou Diouf, president of Senegal (1981- )

1950-01-06

Safy Boutella, Little Senegal

1958-08-22

Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)

1963-01-28

Spike O'Neill, Senegal, Africa: Through My Eyes

Senegal - Deaths
Date Event
1898-07-11

Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies

1898-07-12

Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies

2001-12-20

Léopold Sédar Senghor, first President of Senegal (b. 1906)


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