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Weapons - Historical Events
Date Event
1776-05-02

France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels

1895-06-29

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

1912-12-03

Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact

1935-06-12

Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)

1944-10-28

Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact

1948-10-21

UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

1950-05-08

Chiang Kai-shek asks US for weapons

1955-03-16

President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war

1955-07-15

Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.

1957-11-18

Tunisia refuses Russian weapons

1958-03-25

West German parliament desires German atomic weapons

1958-03-31

USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US & Britain to do same

1958-04-04

1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)

1960-11-22

French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons

1960-11-30

French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons

1962-11-19

Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

1963-10-09

French air force gets first nuclear weapons

1966-12-08

US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

1967-01-27

Treaty banning military use of nuclear weapons in space, signed

1967-05-19

USSR ratifies treaty with Britain & US banning nuclear weapons in space

1970-06-05

The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon

1970-07-03

The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters

1970-07-04

The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.

1970-08-07

4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)

1971-02-11

US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

1972-04-10

US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons

1973-11-23

Arab summit conference adopts open and secret resolutions on the use of the oil weapons; embargo extended to Portugal, Rhodesia, and South Africa

1974-01-18

Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord

1975-03-26

The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.

1982-12-08

Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)

1983-03-08

House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR

1983-05-03

Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe

1983-05-03

US bishops condemn nuclear weapons

1985-02-04

Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons

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

1988-09-03

Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War

1989-01-07

International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris

1989-01-08

Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons

1989-01-11

140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)

1989-09-26

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons

1991-07-31

Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact

1991-09-28

UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq

1991-10-05

USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal

1994-05-06

US House of Representatives passes the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

1997-04-29

The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.

1997-11-20

Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq

1998-10-31

Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.

2002-11-18

Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

2004-04-24

The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

2004-05-26

The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.

2007-08-29

A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.

2012-01-23

European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program

2012-04-29

International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect

2013-08-06

An alleged chemical weapons attack on Damascus, Syria, is claimed by Syrian rebels

2013-08-28

China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons

2013-10-11

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

2016-03-04

North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time

2016-03-10

US claims capture of IS chemical weapons expert

2016-09-25

Yemen plans UN complaint over Iran weapons transfers: minister

2017-04-05

Russia says deadly Syrian airstrike targeted chemical weapons factory

2017-04-07

Russia, Iran condemn US missile strikes on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack

2017-04-07

US launches cruise missile strike on Syria after chemical weapons attack

2017-04-11

White House threatens Syria with more strikes if chemical weapons are used

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Weapons - Birthdays
Date Event
1843-06-09

Bertha von Suttner, Down with Weapons

1855-01-21

John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer

1884-09-24

Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)

1900-11-18

George Kistiakowsky, Kiev, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons

1909-12-04

Diva Tosca, The Weapons

1916-06-01

Ronnie Noble, Facing New Weapons

1920-02-20

Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)

1926-07-24

William C. Patrick III, Chemical and Biological Weapons

1929-02-02

Walter Boyne, Secret Weapons of the Third Reich

1929-12-29

Francisco Curcio, The Weapons

1939-11-19

Tom Harkin, Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction/T Boone Pickens/Gorongosa

1940-05-03

Pedro Stepanenko, The Weapons

1940-05-06

Harvey Goldschmid, Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction/T Boone Pickens/Gorongosa

1942-06-27

Danny Schechter, WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception

1944-03-25

Pierre Sauvage, Weapons of the Spirit

1950-08-11

Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor

1951-11-08

Rupert Allason, Secret Weapons of the Third Reich

1956-10-12

William A. Baker, The Truth About the War in Heaven: Weapons of Our Warfare

1961-07-15

Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq

1962-9-30

Philip Schreier, 101 Weapons That Changed the World

1971-07-03

William Lambers, Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Arms Control

1972-05-11

Dax Jolly, Weapons of Mass Destruction

1972-07-05

Letha Weapons, The Naked and the Dead, But Mostly the Naked

1972-10-17

Rhonda Baxter, Letha Weapons and Friends

1975-07-29

Rose, Weapons of Ass Destruction 3

1976-03-22

Jessica Darlin, Weapons of Ass Destruction 2

1976-08-23

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Weapons

1978-01-27

Breayle Riess, Good Times with Weapons

1979-07-01

Catalina, Weapons of Ass Destruction 2

Weapons - Deaths
Date Event
1914-06-21

Bertha von Suttner, Down with Weapons

1926-11-26

John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies

1933-09-27

Diva Tosca, The Weapons

1953-09-12

Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (b. 1884)

1982-12-07

George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82

2003-07-17

David Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (b. 1944)

2010-06-24

Francisco Curcio, The Weapons

2010-10-01

William C. Patrick III, Chemical and Biological Weapons

2015-02-12

Harvey Goldschmid, Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction/T Boone Pickens/Gorongosa

2015-03-19

Danny Schechter, WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception


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