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Free State - Notable Historical Events

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Free State - Historical Events
Date Event
1854-02-17

Britain recognises independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)

1854-02-23

Great-Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein

1884-04-22

US recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-11-08

German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-16

Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-19

Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-24

Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-27

Netherlands recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1885-05-02

Congo Free State formed by King Leopold II of Belgium

1899-10-02

Orange Free state mobilizes

1900-03-12

President Steyn of Orange Free state flees from Bloemfontein

1900-03-13

British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State

1900-10-06

Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)

1901-12-25

Battle at Tweefontein Orange-Free state: Boers surprise attack Brits

1903-05-20

Britain's House of Commons begins a debate on the charges of poor administration and ill treatment of natives in Belgium's colony in the Congo Free State

1907-07-01

The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British

1908-08-20

Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo

1908-10-18

Belgium annexes Congo Free State

1913-09-23

Women protests take place in the Free State, South Africa, led by Charlotte Maxeke, resisting government attempts to impose passes on women; passes are burnt in front of the municipal offices

1914-01-27

A petition is written and submitted by the black and coloured women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa, against the carrying of passes by women

1914-07-01

Gen. J.B.M. Hertzog founds the Free State National Party

1921-10-04

Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume.

1922-01-15

Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st Premier

1922-06-28

The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.

1922-10-24

Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

1922-12-06

1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation

1922-12-17

Last British troops leave Irish Free State

1923-08-15

Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State

1923-09-10

Irish Free state joins League of Nations

1937-12-29

2nd Irish constitution comes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie

1948-12-21

State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence

1949-05-17

British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)

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Free State - Birthdays
Date Event
1844-10-05

Francis William Reitz, State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)

1857-10-02

Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902)

1880-06-06

William T Cosgrave, president Irish Free state

1894-12-05

Charles Robberts, Winburg district of the Orange Free State, The first State President of South Africa

1914-06-29

Dr Nnoseng Ellen Kate Khuzwayo, Thaba-Nchu Orange Free State, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman")

1916-01-12

A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa

1974-07-04

Scott Ryan Whinery, Lawrence: Free State Fortress

Free State - Deaths
Date Event
1916-11-28

Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59

1927-07-10

Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated

1934-03-27

Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)

1959-03-30

Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)


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