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Government - Notable Historical Events

Joan of ArcJan 9, 1431

Alexander NevskyMay 21, 1725

Joseph BrantNov 11, 1775

John AdamsApr 19, 1782

Eli WhitneyJan 14, 1799

José de San MartínOct 8, 1821

Stephen F. AustinJan 3, 1823

Samuel ColtJan 4, 1847

Louis RielMar 4, 1870

William GladstoneAug 15, 1892

Wilfrid LaurierNov 7, 1900

GandhiJun 14, 1913

LeninNov 7, 1917

Benito MussoliniOct 26, 1922

HitlerNov 9, 1923

Getúlio Dornelles VargasNov 3, 1930

James JoyceAug 7, 1934

Francisco FrancoNov 18, 1936

David Ben-GurionOct 7, 1951

Fidel CastroJan 7, 1959

DiefenbakerFeb 20, 1959

Charles de GaulleMay 29, 1959

Aldo MoroDec 4, 1963

Georges PompidouJan 8, 1966

Margaret ThatcherJun 20, 1970

Aung San Suu KyiJul 20, 1989

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Government - Historical Events
Date Event
1384-08-16

The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears a case of couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them (equal to act of destroying stamped government documents - by law necessitated one hundred floggings). However Hongwu Emperor decides to pardon them.

1431-01-09

Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

1502-02-25

Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine

1519-05-09

Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government

1567-11-10

Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs Huguenots

1570-07-25

Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army

1597-02-05

A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.

1608-06-01

Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government

1619-02-20

Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague for alleged crimes against the federal government

1621-06-25

French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'Angély at La Rochelle

1627-01-31

Spanish government goes bankrupt

1633-10-08

Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government

1641-07-06

Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army

1649-03-11

The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.

1659-10-12

English Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals

1659-10-13

Gen-major John Lambert drives out English Rump-government

1665-06-12

England installs a municipal government in New York City

1676-05-10

Bacon's Rebellion begins, frontiersmen vs Virginia government

1712-11-02

Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800

1715-11-13

Battle of Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellion. Battle inconclusive but Government forces halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar

1720-10-10

French government proclaims strike on banknotes

1725-05-21

The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

1742-02-02

British Walpole government resigns

1746-02-10

English Pelham government resigns

1752-09-03

Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives

1767-05-14

British government disbands Americans import duty on tea

1772-08-19

Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720

1774-06-01

Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed

1775-11-11

Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

1782-04-19

John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1783-12-18

British King George III dissmisses government of Portland

1783-12-19

British government of William Pitt the Younger forms

1787-06-20

Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.

1787-07-06

French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax

1789-09-13

1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)

1792-06-13

King Louis XVI dissmisses French government

1792-07-31

Cornerstone laid for 1st US government building: US Mint in Philaelphia

1794-03-27

The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

1795-10-26

The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.

1795-11-20

Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday

1796-05-10

French government arrest 10 utopists

1798-07-14

US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government

1799-01-14

Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets

1800-07-10

The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.

1806-11-15

1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue

1808-01-26

Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.

1809-02-20

US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

1809-07-16

La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo

1810-05-25

The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina

1818-03-18

Congress approves 1st pensions for government service

1818-10-19

US Government & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty

1821-10-08

The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1823-01-03

Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

1825-02-12

Creek Indian treaty signed. Tribal chiefs agree to turn over all their land in Georgia to the government & migrate west by Sept 1, 1826

1829-08-08

French government of De Polignac forms

1829-08-25

President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses

1830-10-04

Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands

1833-01-01

British government demands Falkland islands

1834-01-03

The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.

1834-07-05

Provisional government forms in Oregon Country

1835-04-18

William Lamb (Lord Melbourne) forms British government

1835-06-19

New Orleans gives US government Jackson Square to be used as a mint

1835-11-24

Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

1836-05-07

The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.

1839-03-09

Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours

1843-02-02

US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose government committee

1843-07-05

Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

1846-02-19

Texas state government formally installed in Austin

1847-01-04

Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

1848-03-11

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.

1849-09-18

De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns

1849-11-01

Dutch government of Thorbecke forms

1849-11-16

A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1850-04-01

SF County government established

1852-10-16

Dutch government recognize Catholics right to organize

1853-04-17

Thorbecke government resigns

1853-04-19

Netherlands Van Hall government forms

1855-02-05

British government of Palmerston forms

1855-02-24

US Court of Claims forms for cases against government

1857-02-24

1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government

1858-03-18

Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns

1858-08-02

Government of India transferred from East India Company to Crown

1858-12-16

Dutch government decides to vacate Schokland Island

1859-02-16

The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.

1859-04-06

US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform

1860-02-16

Dutch Rochussen/Van Bosse government resigns

1860-06-23

Congress establishes Government Printing Office

1861-03-02

Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant, Washington

1861-03-04

US President Lincoln opens government Printing Office

1861-03-16

Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain

1861-05-16

Confederate government offers war volunteers $10 premium

1861-06-06

Lincoln's cabinet declares Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers

1861-08-19

Confederacy Congress allies with government of MO

1861-11-20

Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.

1862-01-22

Confederate government raises premium for volunteers from $10 to $20

1862-02-10

Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms

1862-08-04

US government collects its 1st income tax

1866-02-10

Dutch government of Frans van der Putte forms

1866-05-18

French government of De Putte resigns

1866-05-28

Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms

1866-07-30

New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

1868-02-29

1st British government of Disraeli forms

1868-05-15

Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls

1868-06-04

Van Bosse/Fock government begins

1868-06-25

US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

1868-12-02

1st British government of Disraeli resigns

1868-12-09

1st British government of Gladstone forms

1869-08-15

The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.

1870-03-04

On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously

1870-03-30

Florida territorial government established.

1872-03-11

The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture.

1873-03-03

US Congress & government raise own salary, retroactively

1873-09-18

Government bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St, the start of the panic of 1873 and the Long depression

1874-01-17

Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction

1876-11-01

New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.

1877-11-01

Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns

1878-06-11

DC is given a new government by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974)

1878-07-17

Nqwiliso, tribal chief of Western Pondoland and eldest son of Ndamase, signs a treaty with H.G. Elliott ceding sovereign rights and shipping in the Umzimvubu River mouth to the Cape government, Southern Africa

1879-08-20

Government Kappeijne of Coppello resigns

1880-09-23

Jules Ferry forms French government

1881-11-05

French government-Ferry resigns

1881-11-14

Leon Gambetta forms French government

1882-01-26

France government of Gambetta falls

1883-02-21

2nd French government of Ferry begins

1883-04-23

John Heemskerk Azn forms Dutch government

1884-11-08

German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1885-02-25

US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds

1885-03-03

Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed government)

1885-03-19

Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Sask

1885-03-21

2nd French government of Ferry resigns

1885-05-12

The Battle of Batoche concludes. Louis Riel and and the Metis defeated by Frederick Middleton, leds to collapse of Provincial Government of Saskatchewan and surrender of Riel

1885-06-24

British government of Salisbury forms

1886-01-27

1st British government of Salisbury resigns

1886-02-12

2nd British government of Salisbury forms

1886-07-28

British Salisbury government forms

1888-02-24

Louisville, Ky becomes 1st government in US to adopt Australian ballot

1890-01-01

Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.

1891-08-21

Dutch Mackay government resigns

1892-02-23

1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn

1892-08-15

4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

1893-11-29

Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.

1894-01-13

Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops

1894-03-03

4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns

1894-07-02

Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers

1894-08-31

The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon's Liberal government, making New Zealand the first country in the world to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration

1895-06-21

British Roseberry government falls

1895-06-29

Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.

1896-02-25

Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea

1897-07-27

Dutch government of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns

1897-12-14

Emilio Aguinaldo signs the Pact of Biak-na-Bato, to end hostilities and dissolve his government, in exchange for amnesty and "$800,000 (Mexican)" as an indemnity

1898-02-23

In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus

1898-06-23

Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree replacing his dictatorial government with a revolutionary government, with himself as President

1898-11-02

French government of Dupuy forms

1899-01-24

Belgium government of Vandenpeereboom forms

1899-09-08

British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal South Africa

1900-01-27

Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, write formal notes of protest demanding that the Chinese Government stop the Boxes and other groups leading attacks on Westerners and Christians.

1900-01-31

The final report of the USA's Philippine Commission is released, favouring territorial government for the islands with home rule in local affairs, but with US assumptions of ultimate responsibility for the government.

1900-03-10

Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.

1900-03-18

Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1900-06-06

US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area

1900-06-14

Hawaiian Territorial Government begins

1900-07-23

The Canadian government reviews immigration policy, prohibiting criminals and paupers from landing in Canada

1900-11-07

In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

1901-02-02

Mexican government troops are ambushed by Yaqui Indians, 100 killed

1901-02-27

A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers

1901-04-05

Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee

1902-02-17

A general strike in Barcelona and nearby towns leads to government-troop reprisals that leave 40 dead

1902-07-01

US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA

1902-07-04

Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US president Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents

1902-11-21

The Canadian government appoints a commission to consider revising, classifying, and consolidating the many public statutes passed over the years

1902-12-07

Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899

1902-12-13

British and German ships begin to bombard the Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with an ultimatum demanding that he claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Roosevelt to arbitrate

1902-12-18

British parliament passes the Education Act, which will come to be regarded as the most important legislation of Balfour's government

1903-02-18

Kuyper government launches anti strike laws

1903-02-23

The Sultan agrees to an Austro-Russian plan to reform the government of Macedonia in yet another effort to stifle the rising disorder among the rival Bulgarian

1903-03-18

Following through on its attacks on Roman Catholic institutions, the French Government dissolves the Catholic religious orders

1903-04-06

In Holland, railroad and dock workers go out on strike, but the government passes anti-strike bills, calls out troops, and promptly ends the strike on the 13th April

1903-06-29

British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo

1903-07-17

The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government

1903-08-12

The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria

1904-04-26

John C Watson leads the first Labour Government of Australian when Alfred Deakin resigns; Watson himself will resign in August

1904-04-27

The Australian Labor Party under Chris Watson becomes the first Labour government in the world

1904-07-28

Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies

1904-11-18

General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.

1905-01-18

French government of Combes falls

1905-01-27

Maurice Rouvier forms government in France

1905-04-01

SOS first adopted as a morse distress signal ( · · · — — — · · · ) by German government

1905-05-08

In Russia, the Union of Unions organizes under the chairmanship of Paul Miliukov and joins liberal groups demanding parliamentary government and universal suffrage

1905-07-03

Kuyper government forms in Holland

1905-08-17

Dutch government of De Master begins

1905-12-04

British government of Balfour resigns

1905-12-11

British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms

1906-11-06

Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people

1906-12-05

British government of Balfour resigns

1906-12-06

The British grant Transvaal self-government

1906-12-12

Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish government member, appointed Sec of Commerce

1907-01-12

Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal

1907-02-07

Conservative coalition take over Reichstag in Germany after rallying conservatives against the threat of a socialist government

1907-02-11

De Master's Dutch government resigns

1907-03-22

The new Boer government in the Transvaal passes an Asiatic Registration Bill, that restricts immigration from India

1907-04-12

Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns

1907-05-01

Belgium government of De Trooz forms

1907-05-02

Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government

1907-06-14

Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers

1907-07-01

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

1907-12-21

Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget

1908-02-11

Heemskerk's government begins in Holland

1908-06-23

The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro's government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899

1908-11-12

Andrew Fisher assumes the position of prime minister for what turns out to be a short-lived second Labour government, Australia

1909-03-26

In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz

1910-02-01

Dragoumis government forms in Greece

1911-01-01

South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government

1911-01-03

The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July

1911-06-08

Belgium government of Schollaert falls

1911-06-17

Belgium government of De Broqueville forms

1911-06-28

Joseph Caillaux forms government in France

1911-09-02

Joao Chagas forms Portuguese government

1912-01-10

Caillaux government in France resigns

1912-07-31

US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)

1912-08-24

US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition government

1912-10-14

Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government

1913-01-21

Aristide Briand forms French government

1913-01-23

The Young Turks lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government

1913-06-01

The Serbian government concludes a ten-year treaty with Greece against Bulgaria; Serbia wishes to pursue Macedonian aspirations with Greece's help

1913-06-14

The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi

1913-06-16

South African Government pass the segregationist Native Land Act, which restricts purchase or lease of land by native Africans

1913-07-21

The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law

1913-08-29

Pieter Cort Van de Linden forms Dutch government

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

1913-12-02

Government -Barthou falls due to overtime conscription

1914-03-18

White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China

1914-07-27

Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.

1914-08-02

Belgian government receives German ultimatum

1914-08-05

Dutch Cort Van de Linden government issues silver bonds as money

1914-08-07

French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross

1914-12-10

French government returns to Paris

1914-12-26

The US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, but this same day the German announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; this will weaken America's protest

1915-05-17

Last liberal British government of Asquith falls

1915-05-26

H. H. Asquith forms a coalition government in the United Kingdom

1915-06-15

US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo

1915-07-03

After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations

1915-11-06

Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government

1915-12-12

Aristide Briand forms French war government

1916-01-10

In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood

1916-03-31

Dutch government ends all military engagements

1916-05-15

Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924

1916-06-06

With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-Sen

1916-09-30

Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies

1916-10-19

France extends formal recognition of the Provisional Government in Crete proclaimed Eleftherios Venizelos

1916-10-28

Australian government holds a national referendum seeking support for the proposal of compulsory conscription; it is rejected

1916-11-01

Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.

1916-12-07

British government of David Lloyd George forms

1916-12-11

David Lloyd George forms British war government

1917-01-16

The Greek Government accepts reparations for Allied losses sustained in recent actions in Greece

1917-02-17

In Australia, Nationalist Party takes over a coalition government

1917-03-01

U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.

1917-05-20

Turkish government authorizes Jews to return to Tel Aviv & Jaffa

1917-09-15

Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky's Provisional government

1917-10-30

British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration

1917-11-07

October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

1917-11-10

New bolshevik government under Lenin suspends freedom of press (temporary) during October Revolution

1917-12-15

World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Russian Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.

1917-12-26

Fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I

1918-05-16

The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.

1918-07-14

Dutch government reclaims South seas

1918-09-09

Dutch government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

1918-10-10

Baden's Geisz forms government

1919-03-31

Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann

1919-04-10

Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

1919-04-13

The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.

1919-06-20

German government of Scheideman resigns

1919-06-21

Bauer forms German government

1919-06-23

Nitti government forms in Italy

1920-01-19

Alexandre Millerand forms French government

1920-04-23

The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.

1920-08-10

Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate

1920-12-05

Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.

1920-12-23

Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland

1920-12-29

Yugoslav government bans communist party

1921-03-03

The Asiatic Inquiry Commission, est. by the South African Government, proposes a system of voluntary repatriation and segregation of Indians and prohibit Indians from buying agricultural land in a specified area along the coast

1921-07-27

2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

1922-01-01

Coal miners in the Transvaal, South Africa, embark on a strike in response to a wage cut, which quickly escalated into a large-scale revolt against the government, known as the Rand Rebellion.

1922-02-09

Italian government of Bonomi falls

1922-04-14

Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin

1922-06-29

France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."

1922-09-18

2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands

1922-09-30

Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece

1922-10-06

Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia

1922-10-23

Conservative Andrew Bonar Law forms government in United Kingdom

1922-10-26

Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

1922-10-28

Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government

1922-10-30

Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy

1922-11-22

Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government

1923-03-25

British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy

1923-06-15

Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post & railroad strike

1923-08-13

Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of German coalition government

1923-09-26

Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied

1923-10-06

2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms

1923-10-10

Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government

1923-10-19

Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter

1923-10-26

Dutch Government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns

1923-10-29

Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon

1923-11-09

Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die/Hitler flees

1923-11-23

Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD

1923-11-30

Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms

1923-12-10

Polish government of Grabski forms

1924-01-15

3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

1924-01-22

Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns in Great Britain

1924-01-23

Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain

1924-02-01

Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union

1924-02-07

Benito Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR

1924-02-27

Belgium's Theunis government falls

1924-03-06

British Labour government cuts military budget

1924-03-11

3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins

1924-03-27

New French government of Poincaré begins

1924-05-26

German government of Marx resigns

1924-09-18

Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking

1924-09-28

French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria

1924-10-07

Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms

1924-10-08

British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives

1924-11-04

British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns

1925-01-15

Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP

1925-01-30

Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople

1925-02-26

Jihad against Turkish government

1925-03-12

British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement

1925-06-16

The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs

1925-07-11

Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government

1925-08-04

1st Dutch Colijn government forms

1925-11-11

Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement

1925-11-28

7th French government of Briand sworn-in

1925-12-05

German government of Luther falls

1926-01-20

2nd German government of Luther begins

1926-02-25

Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords

1926-03-04

De Geer government in Netherlands takes office

1926-05-13

German government of Luther falls

1926-05-17

German government of Marx takes power

1926-05-20

Belgian government of Jaspar takes power

1926-05-25

Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.

1926-06-06

Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms

1926-06-07

Swedish government of Ekman forms

1926-06-15

7th French government of Briand falls

1926-06-23

8th government of Briand van France forms

1926-07-16

Jaspar government asks authority to save Belgian franc

1926-07-19

2nd French government of Herriot, forms

1926-07-23

French government of Poincaré forms

1926-07-26

Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence

1926-10-15

Austria government of Seipel, forms

1926-12-14

Danish Madsen government forms

1926-12-17

German Marx government falls due to cooperation with red army

1927-01-19

British government decides to send troops to China

1927-01-28

Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls

1927-01-29

4th German government of Marx forms

1927-03-17

US government doesn't sign league of Nations disarmament treaty

1927-04-17

Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier

1927-04-18

Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-government in China

1928-07-20

The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, and subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians.

1928-09-28

US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek

1928-11-11

France's 5th government of Poincaré forms

1929-04-01

Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls

1929-05-19

General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-Shek government

1929-06-05

Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain

1929-07-23

The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.

1929-08-07

Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government

1929-10-03

British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR

1929-10-22

French government of Briand falls

1929-10-22

James H Scullin forms Australia government

1929-11-25

Belgian government of Jaspar falls

1930-02-17

French government of Tardieu falls

1930-08-07

Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government

1930-09-25

Austrian government of Vaugoin forms

1930-11-03

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

1930-12-03

Otto Ender forms Austrian government

1930-12-04

French government of Tardieu falls

1930-12-13

Theodore Steeg forms French government

1931-01-22

French government of Steeg falls

1931-02-14

Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls

1931-05-21

Belgian government of Jaspar falls

1931-06-16

Austrian government of Ender falls

1931-09-10

Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable

1931-09-22

In New Zealand, the Coalition Government forms to combat the Depression (their lack of success led to the election of the First Labour Government in 1935)

1931-12-12

Japanese government of Imukai forms

1932-01-12

France's Laval government falls

1932-04-05

Dominion of Newfoundland: 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.

1932-05-10

Government declares "Wilhelmus" as the Netherlands' national anthem

1932-06-14

German government of von Papen forms

1932-07-09

The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution

1932-09-12

German government of Papen falls/Reichstag dissolved

1932-09-22

Hungarian government of Károlyi falls

1932-10-04

Anti-semite Julius Gombos forms new government in Hungary

1932-10-18

Belgium government of Renkin falls

1932-10-19

British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union

1932-10-24

British government signs trade treaty with USSR

1932-10-31

Greek government of Venizelos falls

1932-11-17

German government of von Papen resigns

1932-12-14

French government of Herriot falls

1933-01-28

French government of Paul Boncour falls

1933-01-28

German government of Von Schleicher falls

1933-01-30

Adolf Hitler named German Chancellor, forms government with Von Papen

1933-01-31

French government of Daladier takes power

1933-02-01

Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname

1933-04-22

Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address

1933-05-26

2nd emergency Dutch government of Colijn forms

1933-06-19

Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations

1933-08-07

The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.

1933-09-08

Spain's 2nd government of Azaña forms

1933-09-12

Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government

1933-10-08

Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government

1933-10-26

French government of Serraut forms

1933-12-01

Rudolf Hess & Earnest Rohm become a minister in Hitler government

1933-12-17

Spain's 2nd government of Lerroux forms

1933-12-30

Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service

1934-01-27

French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)

1934-01-30

1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC

1934-02-08

Gaston Doumergue forms new French government

1934-02-13

Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialist party

1934-02-16

Commission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland.

1934-04-28

Spanish government of Samper forms

1934-08-07

US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"

1934-11-20

New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers)

1935-03-25

1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns

1935-07-31

3rd Dutch government of Colijn sworn in

1936-01-22

French Laval government falls

1936-03-14

Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue

1936-05-13

Quiroga government takes office in Spain

1936-05-22

Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

1936-05-26

1st government of Zealand in Belgium ends

1936-06-13

2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms

1936-07-14

1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government

1936-07-24

Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government

1936-10-20

Spanish government moves to Barcelona

1936-11-09

Albanian government of Frasheri falls

1936-11-18

Germany & Italy recognize Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1937-06-04

Leon Blum becomes premier of People's front government of France

1937-06-21

French People's front government-Blum falls

1937-10-25

Belgian government of Zealand falls due to black money

1937-10-31

Spanish government moves from Valencia to Barcelona

1937-12-01

Japan recognizes Franco government

1937-12-24

Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia

1938-01-21

Dutch government starts obligatory unemployment insurance

1938-02-27

Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

1938-04-10

2nd government of Blum replaced by Daladier government in France

1938-04-23

Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government

1938-09-26

Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land

1939-01-24

Spanish government moves to Figueras

1939-02-06

Spanish government flees to France

1939-02-09

Belgian Spaak government falls

1939-02-21

Belgian government of Pierlot forms

1939-02-27

Belgian government of Pierlot falls

1939-04-01

US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

1939-04-10

Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews

1939-04-18

Hubert Pierlot forms Belgian government

1939-06-29

4th Dutch government of Colijn falls

1939-07-25

5th & last Dutch government of Colijn, forms

1939-07-28

5th Dutch government of Colijn falls

1939-08-10

2nd Dutch De Geer government forms (1st with Social Democrats)

1939-09-18

Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania

1939-11-28

Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty

1940-01-23

Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile

1940-03-19

French government of Daladier falls

1940-04-10

Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"

1940-04-29

Norwegian King Haakon & government flee to Britain

1940-05-05

Norwegian government in exile forms in London

1940-05-21

Reynaud forms French government

1940-06-10

French government moves to Bordeaux

1940-06-16

Communist government installed in Lithuania

1940-07-05

Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy government in France

1940-07-11

Marshall Henri Petain, French hero of World War One, becomes head of the collaborative Vichy government of France.

1940-08-07

Churchill recognizes De Gaulle government in exile

1940-09-03

Dutch government in exile of Gerbrandy forms in London

1940-09-04

Gerbrandy becomes premier of Dutch government in exile

1940-09-25

German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government

1940-10-03

France Vichy government proclaims end to Jewish status

1941-01-02

World War II: The U.S. government announces its Liberty ship program to build freighters in support of the war effort.

1941-04-12

Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalarn consults with Hitler

1941-05-30

British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government

1941-09-17

The New Zealand Labour Party abolish the death penalty (It is reintroduced by the National government in 1950 before being finally removed from the statute book in 1961)

1941-09-23

General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London

1941-10-12

Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow

1941-11-15

Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier

1941-12-08

London: Dutch government declares war on Japan

1941-12-11

Dutch government in London declares war on Italy

1942-02-01

2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms

1942-06-09

Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government

1942-06-14

French government of Reynaud resigns

1942-07-10

Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union

1942-08-05

British government cancels agreement of Munich

1942-09-29

French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

1942-10-07

US & British government announce establishment of United Nations

1942-12-01

The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state

1943-01-09

Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars

1943-04-27

Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

1943-09-15

Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy

1943-11-08

France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate

1943-11-22

France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government

1943-11-29

Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce, Bosnia

1943-12-04

Yugoslavian resistance forms provisionary government under Dr Ribar

1943-12-27

France transfers most of her powers in Lebanon to Lebanese government

1944-03-13

USSR recognizes Italian Badoglio government

1944-04-14

Greek Colonel Venizelos forms government

1944-04-26

Papandreou government in Greece forms

1944-07-12

US government recognizes authority of General De Gaulle

1944-08-31

French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris

1944-09-01

Bulgaria government of Bagrjanow, resigns

1944-10-16

Hungary: Horthy government falls/nazi count Szalasi becomes premier

1944-11-03

Pro-German government of Hungary flees

1944-12-07

General Radescu forms Romanian government

1945-01-03

Greek General Plastiras forms government

1945-01-20

The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany

1945-02-13

Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy

1945-02-23

2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London

1945-03-02

King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government

1945-03-07

Yugoslavia government of Tito forms

1945-05-01

Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government

1945-06-24

Schermerhorn government forms

1945-06-28

Polish Provisional government of National Unity set up by Soviets

1945-07-26

Japanese government disregards US ultimatum

1945-08-08

USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea

1945-10-30

US government announces end of shoe rationing

1945-11-14

Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government

1946-01-20

F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government

1946-03-01

British government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years

1946-03-14

Belgian government of Spaak forms

1946-03-20

Belgian government of Spaak resigns

1946-03-31

Belgian government of Acker forms

1946-04-01

Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)

1946-04-18

US recognizes Tito's Yugoslavia government

1946-06-22

Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

1946-06-29

British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

1946-07-02

Dutch Beel government forms

1946-07-03

1st Dutch government of Beel forms

1946-07-10

Belgian government of Acker resigns

1946-08-03

Belgian government of Huysmans forms

1946-08-23

Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.

1946-09-02

Nehru forms government in India

1946-11-28

French government of Bidault resigns

1946-12-03

US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain

1947-02-01

Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists

1947-03-12

Belgian government of Huysmans resigns

1947-03-19

Belgian government of Spaak forms

1947-05-07

Paraguayian government unleashes contra revolt

1947-05-31

Italian government of Gasperi forms

1947-07-19

Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries

1947-09-08

British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis

1947-11-23

French government of Schumann forms

1948-03-09

Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia

1948-05-05

Belgian government of Spaak resigns

1948-05-26

South Africa elects a nationalist government under D.F. Malan with an apartheid policy

1948-07-19

French government of Schuman, resigns

1948-08-06

Willem Drees forms Socialist government (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) in the Netherlands

1948-08-07

1st Dutch government of Beel resigns

1948-11-19

Belgian government of Spaak, forms

1948-11-26

Belgian government of Spaak resigns

1948-11-30

Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin

1948-12-24

Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship

1949-02-14

Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses

1949-05-17

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

1949-06-01

British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence

1949-10-15

Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government

1949-12-08

Chinese Nationalist government moves from Chinese mainland to Formosa

1950-01-01

Dutch government raises all wages 5%, minimally fl. 5 per week

1950-01-01

The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.

1950-01-06

Britain recognizes Communist government of China

1950-02-07

Georges Bidault forms French government

1950-02-12

Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees

1950-03-17

Belgian government of Eyskens resigns

1950-03-23

Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greeks government

1950-04-18

Polish Catholic church & government sign accord over relations

1950-04-24

Pres Harry Truman denies there are communists in US government

1950-06-24

French government of Bidault resigns

1950-07-13

René Pleven forms French government

1950-09-12

Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants

1950-09-19

Great Three acknowledge Bond government as only German government

1950-11-16

UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps

1951-01-24

Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns

1951-02-28

French government of Pleven dissolves

1951-03-13

2nd Dutch government of Drees forms

1951-03-17

Government of Drees takes power

1951-04-18

Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms

1951-05-15

The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.

1951-10-07

David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

1951-12-04

Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government.

1952-01-07

French Plevin government falls

1952-01-09

Belgian Pholien government resigns

1952-03-01

Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns

1952-03-08

Antoine Pinay forms French government

1952-04-09

Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines

1952-04-12

Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government

1952-06-30

Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government

1952-09-01

Willem Drees forms new Dutch government

1952-09-07

General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier

1952-10-21

Dutch government refuses New-Guinea (West-Irian)

1952-12-06

Czech government tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata

1952-12-22

French government of Pinay, resigns

1953-01-08

René Mayer forms French government

1953-04-02

Raab forms his 1st government in Austria

1953-05-21

French government of Mayer resigns

1953-05-31

Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government

1953-08-13

US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee

1953-09-26

Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski

1953-09-28

Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954

1953-09-29

US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China

1954-01-18

Fanfani forms Italian government

1954-01-30

Fanfani government of Italy resigns

1954-02-09

Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy

1954-04-07

German government refuses to recognize DDR

1954-04-12

Belgian Van Houtte government resigns

1954-04-22

Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government

1954-06-18

Pierre Mendèsforms French government

1954-06-27

CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala

1954-07-06

Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns

1954-08-01

In South Africa, The Natives Resettlement Act empowers the Government to remove Africans from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg; less than a year after the Act was passed Sophiatown residents were forcefully removed to Meadowlands in Soweto

1954-08-04

The Government of Pakistan approves the National Anthem, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed G. Chagla.

1954-12-07

Japanese government of Joshida resigns

1955-01-22

Norwegian government of Einar Gerhardsen forms

1955-02-08

The Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.

1955-02-23

Edgar Faure forms French government

1955-04-01

EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus

1955-04-04

British government signs military treaty with Iraq

1955-05-17

Dutch government of Drees resigns

1955-05-29

Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns

1955-05-30

Said el-Mufti forms Jordan government

1955-06-22

Antonio Segni forms government in Italy

1955-07-24

Ali Sastroamidjojo of government resigns in Indonesia

1955-08-01

Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government

1955-08-11

Indonesia government of Harahap forms

1955-11-02

David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

1955-11-29

Turkish government of Menderes resigns

1955-11-30

Argentine government disbands Peronistic party

1955-12-08

Turkish government of Menderes forms

1956-01-09

Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan

1956-01-14

Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad

1956-01-31

French government of Mollet forms

1956-03-03

Indonesian government of Harahap resigns

1956-04-11

French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria

1956-04-12

Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon

1956-05-10

French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria

1956-05-20

Jordan government of Samir resigns

1956-05-21

Jordan government of Said el-Mufti forms

1956-05-28

Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus

1956-06-07

Singapore government of Marshall resigns

1956-06-08

Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government

1956-08-07

British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt

1956-08-29

French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis

1956-10-23

Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

1956-11-01

Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact

1957-02-18

Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government.

1957-03-14

Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns

1957-04-10

Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns

1957-04-25

Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian government

1957-05-06

Italian government of Segni resigns

1957-05-11

Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia

1957-05-19

Adone Zoli forms Italian government

1957-05-21

French government of Mollet resigns

1957-05-22

South Africa government approves race separation in universities

1957-05-29

Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns

1957-08-25

Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao

1957-09-21

Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand

1957-09-30

French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

1957-12-30

Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns

1958-02-15

Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra

1958-03-13

Government troops land in Sumatra Indonesia

1958-03-14

South Africa government prohibits the African National Congress

1958-04-16

French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis

1958-04-18

Government troops reconquer Padang, Middle-Sumatra Indonesia

1958-05-13

Pierre Pflimlin forms French government

1958-05-28

French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle

1958-06-16

Government troops land on North-Celebes Indonesia

1958-06-30

Dutch government of Drees ends obligatory dismissal of married teachers

1958-07-05

J Pengel forms government/Emanuels premier of Suriname

1958-07-14

General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy

1958-09-20

Ferhat Abbas forms Algerian government in exile (Cairo)

1958-11-04

Belgian government of Eyskens resigns

1958-11-06

Belgium government of Eyskens & Lilar forms

1958-12-04

Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns

1958-12-11

4th (last) Dutch government of Drees falls

1958-12-22

2nd Dutch Beel government forms

1958-12-23

Abdallah Ibrahim forms government of Morocco

1959-01-07

US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government

1959-01-26

Italy government of Fanfani resigns

1959-02-15

Antonio Segni forms Italian government

1959-02-20

The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

1959-03-03

Brit government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis

1959-03-28

11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama

1959-05-29

Charles de Gaulle forms French government

1959-06-05

The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.

1959-06-16

In South Africa, Apartheid government efforts to remove Black people from Cato Manor close to the Durban city center to Kwa Mashu, a newly established black township on the outskirts, is met with violent resistance.

1959-07-05

Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns

1960-02-24

Italian government of Segni falls

1960-03-25

Italian government Tambroni forms

1960-04-17

American Samoa sets up a constitutional government

1960-05-27

Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

1960-06-08

Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann

1960-06-25

Somaliland is granted independence by British government

1960-07-19

Italian government Tambroni, resigns

1960-07-26

Italian government of Fanfani forms

1960-08-01

Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

1960-12-23

De Quay's Dutch government falls

1961-03-27

Belgium government of Eyskens resigns

1961-04-11

Austrian 4th & last government of Raab resigns

1961-05-01

Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain

1961-06-29

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government

1961-07-14

Finland's Miettunen government forms

1961-11-06

US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith

1962-01-01

Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium

1962-06-12

Laos prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government

1962-06-23

Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos

1962-06-25

Inonu government forms in Turkey

1962-09-29

Algerian government of Ben Bella forms

1962-11-08

Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape

1963-04-27

"Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname

1963-06-11

Greek government of Karamanlis resigns

1963-06-19

Greek government of Pipinolis forms

1963-06-24

Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government

1963-06-24

Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain

1963-06-26

Alfons Gorbach forms Austrian government

1963-07-13

Indian government announces it will cut last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing facilities to South African aircraft

1963-07-24

Dutch government of Marijnen forms

1963-10-04

Gambia achieves full internal self-government

1963-10-20

Alec Douglas-Home forms British government

1963-12-04

Aldo Moro forms Italian government (1963-1968)

1963-12-17

Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea

1964-01-11

1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous

1964-02-18

Papandreou government takes power in Greece

1964-02-27

The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

1964-06-26

Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo

1964-08-02

Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees

1964-09-09

German DR government allows short visits to West Germany

1964-09-25

Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark

1964-12-20

Levi Eshkol forms Israeli government

1965-02-20

Turkish government of Uerguplu forms

1965-02-26

Dutch government of Marijnen falls

1965-02-27

Dutch Marijnen government resigns

1965-04-29

Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam

1965-07-27

Pierre Harmel forms Belgium government

1965-09-03

Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic

1965-09-24

Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government

1965-11-14

US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam

1965-12-01

South Africa government says children of white fathers are white

1965-12-17

British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia

1965-12-17

Dutch government shuts Limburgs coal mine

1965-12-22

Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines

1966-01-08

Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

1966-01-09

Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism

1966-02-10

Harmel government in Belgium resigns

1966-02-23

Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government

1966-03-17

South Africa government bans Defense & Aid Fund

1966-03-18

General Suharto forms government in Indonesia

1966-03-19

Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins

1966-05-04

Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR

1966-06-22

South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government

1966-08-03

South African government bans Beatle records

1966-10-14

Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer

1966-11-21

Dutch government of Zijlstra forms

1967-01-16

1st black government installed in Bahamas

1967-04-04

Dutch De Young government forms

1967-04-06

Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

1967-04-25

Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland

1967-05-23

Government bans submarines near South Africa

1967-05-27

Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

1967-06-01

Mayor-council form of government instituted for Washington, DC

1967-11-18

British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40

1967-11-30

The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War.

1967-12-29

Turkish-Cypriot government forms in Cyprus

1968-02-07

Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants falls

1968-04-08

Czechoslovakia Cernik government forms

1968-05-14

Czech government announces liberalizing reforms under Alexander Dubček

1968-06-02

Canadians must get government permission to export silver

1968-06-17

Belgium government of Eyskens-Merlot forms

1968-07-12

Couve de Murville forms government in France

1968-07-13

French government-Couve de Murville forms

1968-10-01

The Guyanese government takes over the British Guiana Broadcasting Service (BGBS).

1968-10-09

Government seizes oil fields in Peru

1969-01-24

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government'

1969-01-26

Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government

1969-02-13

Suriname government of Pengel resigns

1969-04-23

The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement

1969-05-25

Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup

1969-06-05

Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns

1969-06-18

A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government

1969-06-23

French government of Couve de Murville resigns

1969-07-04

Italian Rumor government resigns

1969-10-14

Palme government forms in Sweden

1969-10-18

Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners

1969-12-01

US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II

1970-01-03

Marxist government takes over in Congo

1970-03-01

White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain

1970-03-18

Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history

1970-05-06

Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch sacks two ministers in the Irish government over allegations of illegal arms importation

1970-06-20

British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

1970-07-06

Italian Rumor government resigns

1970-07-23

A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)

1970-08-26

Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)

1970-09-07

Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.

1970-09-16

King Hussein of Jordan forms military government

1970-12-09

Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls

1970-12-12

Polish government proclaims price rise

1971-02-04

Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65

1971-03-12

Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army

1971-03-16

Government of Trygve Bratteli in Norway.

1971-03-20

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government

1971-04-05

In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches insurrection against the United Front government of Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

1971-06-13

In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot

1971-07-06

Barend Biesheuvel government forms in Netherlands

1971-07-31

Venezuela's Hydrocarbons Reversion Law mandates gradual transfer to government ownership of all "unexploited concession areas" by 1974 and "all their residual assets" by 1983

1971-08-18

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand's combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government

1971-09-26

MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government

1971-10-27

Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations

1971-11-16

The US increase air activity to support the Cambodian government as fighting neared Phnom Penh

1971-11-30

The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

1971-12-01

Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.

1972-01-21

Belgian government of Eyskens-Cools forms

1972-01-31

Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana

1972-02-09

Brit government declares state of emergency after month-long miners' strike

1972-03-30

Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced

1972-04-19

British Prime Ministe rEdward Heath confirms that a plan to conduct an arrest operation, in the event of a riot during the march on 30 January 1972, was known to British government Ministers in advance

1972-05-04

Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri South Vietnam

1972-06-14

Members of the NI Social Democratic and Labour Party hold a meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army in Derry; the IRA representatives outline their conditions for talks with the British Government

1972-06-17

Chile president Allende forms new government

1972-07-07

Secret Talks Between IRA and British Government: Gerry Adams is part of a delegation to London for talks with the British Government

1972-10-27

OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

1972-11-22

Belgium government of Eyskens resigns

1972-11-27

Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government

1973-01-26

Belgium government of Leburton forms

1973-02-28

Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders

1973-04-18

US Government ends Mandatory Oil Import Program, established in 1959 by President Eisenhower

1973-05-11

Dutch government of Uyl forms

1973-05-11

Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.

1973-08-08

US vice-president Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.

1973-10-08

Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece

1973-10-24

John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone

1973-11-09

Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support

1973-12-01

Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

1973-12-20

Dutch Antillean government of Evertsz forms

1973-12-24

District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government.

1974-01-01

With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa.

1974-01-19

Belgium government of Leburton falls

1974-01-25

Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey

1974-01-29

Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession

1974-02-28

Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms

1974-04-25

Leo Tindemans forms Belgium government

1974-05-08

Canada government of Trudeau falls

1974-05-18

Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions

1974-06-03

Yitzhak Rabin forms a new Israeli government

1974-06-06

A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy.

1974-06-10

Rumor's government in Italy resigns

1974-06-18

Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government

1974-11-23

60 Ethiopia government officials executed

1974-12-27

FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party

1975-02-10

The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces

1975-05-24

Dutch government of De Uyl decides to obtain an F-16

1975-06-06

Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established

1975-07-06

Argentine government falls

1975-07-20

India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.

1975-07-27

The British government closes its consulate in Angola following increasing fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and South African troops

1975-08-01

38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord

1975-09-24

OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues

1975-09-27

Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain

1975-10-01

Britain grants internal self-government to Seychelles

1975-11-05

British government sends troops to Belize

1976-09-09

New Zealand government establishes the country's first centralised electronic database through the Wanganui Computer Act, raising questions about the state's ability to gather information on its citizens

1976-09-21

Orlando Letelier is assassinated in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Chilean socialist government of Salvador Allende, overthrown in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet.

1976-11-19

Jaime Ornelas Camacho takes office as the first President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal.

1976-12-16

Government halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis

1977-03-22

Dutch Den Uyl government falls

1977-03-22

Uyl government falls

1977-03-28

Morarji Desai forms government in India

1977-06-03

Belgium government of Tindemans forms

1977-06-20

Menahem Begin forms Israeli government

1977-08-09

The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.

1977-09-30

Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns

1977-12-19

Dutch government of Van Agt/Wiegel forms

1978-01-02

Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey

1978-01-08

Israeli government votes to `strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai

1978-01-26

Mario Soares forms Portuguese government

1978-06-15

Belgian government resigns

1978-07-23

Israeli government rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas

1978-09-14

Portugal government of Da Costa falls

1978-10-05

Sweden's Fälldin government falls

1978-10-11

Belgium government of Tindemans resigns

1978-10-20

Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium government

1978-10-25

Israeli government approves "in principle", a draft compromise peace

1978-11-06

Iranian general Gholan Reza Azhari forms government

1978-12-29

Shah of Iran, asks Shapour Bahktiar to form a civilian government

1979-01-16

Shah leaves Iran on vacation, never to return; Bakhtiar government established by the Shah to preside until unrest subsides

1979-03-28

British government of Callaghan falls

1979-04-03

Belgium's Martens government forms

1979-06-01

The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.

1979-06-07

Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns

1979-08-01

Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal

1979-08-04

Italian government of Cossiga begins

1979-08-05

Government of Mauretania signs peace treaty with Polisario

1979-11-01

US Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler

1979-11-05

Iran government of Bazargan resigns

1979-11-15

British government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, as 4th man in Soviet spy ring

1980-01-25

Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics

1980-04-09

Belgium's Marten's government resigns

1980-05-18

Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms

1980-09-26

Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"

1980-10-07

Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns

1980-10-22

4th government of Martens forms in Belgium

1980-10-24

Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

1980-10-31

Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union

1981-02-01

French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq

1981-03-05

US government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer

1981-04-02

Belgium's 4th government of Martens resigns

1981-04-06

Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo

1981-04-07

Belgium Eyskens government forms

1981-06-06

A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.

1981-06-23

French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists

1981-06-28

74 government officials die in attack in Iran

1981-09-11

2nd government of Van Agt forms in Netherlands

1981-10-14

Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.

1981-10-16

2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns

1981-12-02

Spanish government requests membership in NATO

1981-12-13

Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists

1981-12-16

Dutch Van Agt's 2nd government falls

1981-12-22

Belgium's 5th government of Martens forms

1982-02-02

Government troops and Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah, Syria

1982-06-25

South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

1982-07-19

Bolivian government resigns

1982-09-03

Jorgensen government in Denmark resigns

1982-10-07

Olof Palme forms Swedish government

1983-02-23

The Spanish Socialist government of Felipe González and Miguel Boyer nationalizes Rumasa, a holding of José María Ruiz Mateos.

1983-04-28

Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead

1983-05-16

Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.

1983-05-24

Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminated against students

1983-07-12

Chad government troops reconquer Abéché

1983-07-21

Polish government ends 19 months of martial law

1983-10-09

4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma

1983-11-10

Federal government shut down

1984-04-06

Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.

1984-06-01

Netherlands' Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles

1984-07-11

Government orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989

1984-09-13

Simon Peres forms Israeli government with Likoed

1984-10-04

US government closes down due to budget problems

1984-11-14

Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.

1985-01-03

Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

1985-04-03

French government adopts equal electoral system

1985-07-20

The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.

1985-08-26

French government denies knowledge of attack on Rainbow Warrior

1985-09-15

Olof Palme forms Sweden minority government

1985-11-28

6th Belgium government of Martens forms

1986-01-01

South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact.

1986-01-25

General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda

1986-03-20

Jacques Chirac forms French government

1986-07-07

Jordan government shuts al-Fatah offices

1986-07-13

Zola Budd and Annette Cowley are banned from the Commonwealth Games, a direct consequence of Britain's refusal to support economic sanctions against the apartheid government of South Africa

1986-07-14

2nd government of Lubbers sworn in

1986-08-21

Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 government officials

1986-10-01

New Zealand's Labour Government introduces a Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding 10% to the cost of most goods and services

1986-10-16

US government closes down due to budget problems

1986-10-17

Yitzak Rabin forms Israeli government

1986-10-27

The United Kingdom government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

1986-11-11

Suriname government proclaims gold purification

1987-06-08

New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power

1987-10-15

6th Belgium government of Martens falls

1987-10-21

7th Belgium government of Martens forms

1987-10-23

Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit

1988-04-13

Italy government of De Mita forms

1988-05-09

Belgium: 8th government of Martens forms

1988-05-29

Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq dismisses government and disbands parliament

1988-06-19

Namphy takes control of Haitian government

1988-07-29

South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"

1988-12-30

Mercedes-Benz pays $20.2-M fine failed to meet '86 government fuel standard

1989-02-06

Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government

1989-04-29

2nd government of Lubbers falls

1989-05-09

Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press

1989-05-10

Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin

1989-06-29

The National Party adopts a five year programme of its objectives which included a political "reform" plan to give South Africa's Black majority a role in national as well as local government spheres; the African National Congress (ANC) said that it would consider nothing less than a one-man, one-vote system

1989-07-20

Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

1989-12-16

Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.

1990-04-19

Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce

1990-06-25

Anti-government riots break out in Lusaka, Zambia

1990-11-01

Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

1990-11-09

Tanzania government of Malecela forms

1991-01-20

Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.

1991-01-25

Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government

1991-06-04

1st post WW II non-communist government in Albania

1991-06-30

South Africa Government repeal the 1913 Native Land Act, an important part of the system of Apartheid (Racially Based Land Measures Act)

1991-10-30

Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla

1992-01-22

Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.

1992-06-28

Italian government of Amato forms

1993-03-23

Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns

1993-03-30

French government of Balladur forms

1993-04-28

Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists

1993-05-28

Polish government of Suchocka falls

1993-08-06

Japan Hosokawa government begins

1993-09-21

Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns

1993-10-13

Greek government of Papandreou forms

1993-10-28

Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns

1993-11-10

Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms

1993-11-25

Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls

1993-12-04

A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.

1993-12-28

Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms

1994-01-06

"Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

1994-01-11

Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

1994-01-13

Italian government of Ciampi resigns

1994-01-27

Romanian social democrats form government with anti-Semites

1994-02-06

"Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 perfs

1994-02-16

Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru

1994-03-16

Moravcik forms Slovakia government

1994-03-22

South African government/ANC take power in Ciskei homeland

1994-04-17

Aruba government of Oduber falls

1994-05-10

Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian government with 5 neo-fascists

1994-08-22

Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands

1994-09-04

Bulgarian government of Berov falls

1994-09-05

Kirgizia government resigns

1994-09-19

Swedish government of Bildt resigns

1994-09-22

Rasmussen government in Denmark, resigns

1994-09-26

Estonia government of Laar flees

1994-10-07

Ingvar Carlsson forms Swedish government

1994-11-08

Haitian government of Smarck Michel forms

1994-11-17

3rd Germany government of Kohl forms

1994-11-17

Irish government of Reynolds resigns

1994-11-20

The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).

1994-12-22

Italian government of Berlusconi resigns

1994-12-29

Bangladesh government of Zia resigns

1995-11-10

In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.

1995-12-05

The Sri Lankan government announces the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

1996-05-06

Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war

1996-09-02

A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.

1997-08-21

US government forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out

1997-10-27

Microsoft argues it should be "free from government interference"

1998-08-14

Winnie Mandela sued by the South Africa government

1998-08-20

The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

1999-01-20

The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.

1999-09-08

United States Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film Waco: The Rules of Engagement contradicting the official government stories.

1999-10-22

Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

1999-11-27

The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.

2000-02-07

Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.

2001-03-06

US Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham establishes the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, a 2-million-barrels government-owned reserve to be used in emergency circumstances

2001-06-18

Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.

2001-08-10

US and UK reject a proposal by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to permit the Iraqi government to use $1 billion per year to fund infrastructure improvements and to increase oil production capacity

2001-12-22

Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.

2002-03-04

Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.

2002-04-04

The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.

2002-12-08

The Caribbean Community Heads of Government meet with the Government of Cuba and declare the date to be "CARICOM-Cuba Day" - To celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.

2002-12-27

Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.

2003-03-17

British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.

2003-08-25

The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).

2003-09-18

The United Kingdom's Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988, receives Royal Assent.

2003-11-18

In England, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective

2004-04-08

Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.

2004-05-28

The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become Prime Minister of Iraq's interim government.

2004-06-28

Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.

2004-07-21

The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country's armed forces.

2004-11-07

War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

2005-01-09

The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, commonly known as the Naivasha Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement rebel group in Naivasha, Kenya.

2005-01-21

In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.

2005-03-12

Tung Chee Hwa, the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, steps down from his post after his resignation is approved by the Chinese central government.

2005-03-14

Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

2005-03-26

The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.

2005-04-07

The Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress.

2005-11-06

The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.

2005-12-04

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.

2006-03-28

At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.

2006-05-01

The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.

2006-05-05

The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army

2006-05-18

The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.

2006-12-05

Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.

2006-12-10

One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.

2007-04-26

Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district

2007-09-18

Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

2007-11-24

Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.

2008-09-07

The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

2008-09-21

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.

2009-01-01

The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.

2009-04-15

Even though official government sources state that Argentina's GDP will actually grow this year, private consulting firms state that Argentine economy has actually been in recession since October 2008

2009-05-18

Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.

2009-07-23

The Bank of Canada announces the end of the recession even though it remains nascent and still dependent on government stimulus money

2009-09-12

The 9-12 Project organized multiple marches and demonstrations across the USA to protest government spending.

2009-11-20

The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound

2010-06-09

Hungary leaves the recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures

2010-09-09

A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983

2011-01-25

It is announced today that the UK economy suffered a shock contraction of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, which has been widely blamed on the severe winter weather in December and austere budget cuts implemented by the coalition government increasing fears that the UK is heading for a double-dip recession

2011-02-25

In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.

2011-07-22

Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

2012-01-19

FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites

2012-03-22

Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education

2012-03-30

Spanish Government cuts 27 Billion Euros from its budget in one of its toughest austerity driver in history

2012-05-15

Greece's fifth attempt to a form a coalition government fails and new June elections are scheduled

2012-06-19

Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government

2012-07-18

Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence

2012-09-17

United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan

2012-11-26

10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground

2012-12-23

200 civilians are killed by Syrian government warplanes in Helfaya, Syria

2013-01-08

2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels

2013-03-01

14 people are killed in the Lahad Datu standoff between Malaysian government and rebel forces

2013-03-28

143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan

2013-03-28

Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF

2013-04-13

20 civilians are killed by the government bombing of Saraqib, Idlib

2013-08-23

UN inspectors are stopped by Syrian government from investigating a reported site of a chemical massacre

2013-09-07

14 Syrian rebels and 2 civilians are killed by heavy government shelling of Damascus

2013-09-09

18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria

2013-10-01

A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending

2013-10-16

The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate

2014-02-27

Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government

2014-05-22

Royal Thai Armed Forces launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand

2014-09-20

New Zealand's National Government wins a 3rd term in the elections despite allegations of corruption and revelations about state surveillance

2014-11-15

The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case

2016-02-29

Indian Government Announces Steps to Double Farmers' Incomes

2016-02-29

NY judge backs Apple in encryption fight with government

2016-03-13

Helicopters kill 17 as Yemen government moves against Aden militants

2016-05-26

Texas to sue to stop US government's transgender bathroom policy

2016-07-16

US urges support of Turkey government as world watches coup

2016-09-16

UN Blames Syrian Government for Obstructing Aid to Aleppo

2017-05-04

US House passes bill to fund government through September

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Government - Birthdays
Date Event
1804-05-12

Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish government in Canada (or 1904)

1872-04-09

Leon Blum, French premier (People's front government)

1876-08-29

Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)

1882-03-04

Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)

1889-03-08

Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business)

1899-07-08

David Eli Lilienthal, US government organizer (Wisconsin)

1905-01-19

Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

1907-01-16

Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)

1908-08-12

Lord Renton, QC/British government minister

1911-07-15

Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister

1914-05-24

Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man government)

1918-03-13

Faye Glenn Abdellan, US government official (health services)

1922-08-12

Lord Colinbrook, British government minister

1923-07-16

Reginald Prentice, British government minister

1928-05-28

Albert Booth, British government minister

1929-09-28

Nigel Althaus, British government broker

1930-05-16

Don Conicannon, government minister

1932-03-11

Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)

1939-11-04

Michael Meacher, TerrorStorm: A History of Government-Sponsored Terrorism

1940-04-23

Michael Copps, American Federal Government official

1940-08-13

Timothy Wood, British government asst whip

1942-10-15

Jim Leach, The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

1943-02-04

Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira

1944-07-20

Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy

1948-10-05

Grant Jeffrey, Shadow Government

1952-03-15

Howard Koh, American state government official

1957-07-10

Cindy Sheehan, TerrorStorm: A History of Government-Sponsored Terrorism

1974-02-11

Alex Jones, TerrorStorm: A History of Government-Sponsored Terrorism

1984-03-03

Tim Fox, We're the Government -- and You're Not

1989-12-19

Elly Brindle, My Government and I

Government - Weddings
Date Event
1940-01-02

Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla.

Government - Notable Deaths

John LockeOct 28, 1704

Government - Deaths
Date Event
1637-08-13

Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/government leader (OIC), dies

1676-10-18

Nathaniel Bacon, rallied against Virginian government, killed at 29

1704-10-28

John Locke, English philosopher (2 treatises of government), dies at 72

1825-05-20

Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788)

1841-11-30

Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73

1943-01-24

John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies

1949-06-26

Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)

1950-03-30

Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77

1965-07-23

Frank Meredith, Government Agents vs Phantom Legion

1980-01-08

Oscar Ewing, US government official (Everybody's Business), dies at 90

1987-10-21

Ying-Chin Ho, Taiwan government official, dies at 88

1995-09-14

Maurice K. Goddard, American state government official (b. 1912)

2003-02-13

Walt Rostow, U.S. government official (b. 1916)

2005-01-03

JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)

2012-05-11

Grant Jeffrey, Shadow Government

2015-10-21

Michael Meacher, TerrorStorm: A History of Government-Sponsored Terrorism

2017-12-06

Christine Keeler, Cold War showgirl who nearly toppled British government, dies aged 75


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