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Adopts - Historical Events
Date Event
69-01-10

Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar

138-02-25

The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.

597-12-25

England adopts Julian calendar

990-01-01

Russia adopts Julian calendar

1079-03-16

Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar

1582-12-21

Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583

1582-12-25

Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th

1584-01-17

Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar

1600-10-08

San Marino adopts constitution

1606-04-12

England adopts the Union Flag, replaced in 1801 by current Union Flag/Union Jack

1622-01-01

Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)

1641-03-16

General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution

1689-02-13

British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights - establishes limits on the crown and rights of parliament

1701-04-29

Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701

1701-05-12

Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)

1775-07-05

US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.

1776-01-05

Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution

1776-06-12

Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights

1777-04-14

NY adopts new constitution as an independent state

1777-04-20

New York adopts new constitution as an independent state

1777-06-14

Continental Congress adopts Stars & Stripes replacing Grand Union flag

1781-03-01

Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation

1785-07-06

Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage

1786-08-08

US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money

1795-04-07

France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.

1831-02-07

Belgium adopts its Constitution

1853-05-01

Argentina adopts its constitution

1861-03-11

Confederate convention in Montgomery adopts constitution (US Civil War)

1862-09-24

Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal

1865-02-22

Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery

1867-10-16

Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line

1868-11-02

Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally

1875-11-04

Tonga adopts constitution

1880-08-02

British Parliament officially adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

1883-12-09

New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)

1884-03-13

US adopts Standard Time

1884-10-22

The International Meridian Conference in Washington, DC, USA adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian

1886-08-04

Colombia adopts constitution

1893-01-01

Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar

1894-01-01

Denmark adopts Mid-European time

1895-01-01

Norway adopts Mid-European time

1897-03-29

Japan adopts Gold Standard

1898-05-12

Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters

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

1901-06-12

In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution

1903-02-11

US Congress adopts the Expedition Act, which authorizes the Attorney General to 'expedite' anti-trust cases through the courts, reflecting growing popular support for President Roosevelt's 'trust busting' campaign

1906-09-01

Alberta adopts Mountain Standard Time

1906-11-22

International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts "SOS" as new call for help

1906-12-28

Ecuador adopts its constitution

1907-05-14

Sweden adopts universal suffrage for elections to its lower house and proportional representation for both houses

1907-06-14

Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections

1908-12-09

The German Reichstag adopts a progressive social law restricting hours of factory work by young people and women

1911-06-11

The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution

1912-02-12

China adopts Gregorian calendar

1918-02-01

Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)

1918-02-14

USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar (originally Feb 1)

1919-07-17

Finland adopts constitution

1920-03-18

Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar

1921-02-21

Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.

1921-03-17

The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.

1921-06-11

Brazil adopts women suffrage

1922-10-24

Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

1923-10-06

USSR adopts experimental calendar

1923-11-06

USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks"

1925-03-21

Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar

1925-12-26

Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar

1926-05-26

Lebanon adopts constitution

1927-01-01

Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).

1931-02-04

National League adopts a deader baseball

1931-02-28

Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass

1934-12-10

NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season

1935-05-19

NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936

1941-12-15

The American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.

1943-04-07

NFL adopts free substitution rule

1944-06-16

Iceland adopts constitution

1946-01-31

Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic

1947-12-22

Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution

1948-01-01

Italy adopts constitution

1948-06-18

American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights

1948-06-18

UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights

1948-12-10

UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1949-08-18

Hungary adopts constitution

1949-11-09

Costa Rica adopts Constitution

1949-11-26

India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

1952-01-08

Jordan adopts constitution

1952-07-22

Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution

1953-06-05

Denmark adopts a new constitution

1953-09-15

Boxing's NBA adopts 10-pt-must-scoring-system (10 pts to round winner)

1954-04-22

NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule

1954-09-20

1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution

1957-02-02

UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt

1957-03-22

Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian

1958-09-28

France adopts constitution

1959-02-19

Gabon adopts its constitution

1959-06-03

Singapore adopts constitution

1959-11-20

UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children's Rights

1960-01-01

Montserrat adopts constitution

1960-07-05

Mongolia adopts constitution

1960-07-11

Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution

1960-11-03

Ivory Coast adopts constitution

1961-01-23

Venezuela adopts constitution

1961-02-21

Gabon adopts constitution

1961-05-20

Mauritania adopts constitution

1962-11-06

UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa

1962-11-16

Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)

1963-03-03

Senegal adopts constitution

1964-06-04

Maldives adopts constitution

1964-12-15

Canada adopts maple leaf flag

1965-02-01

NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster

1965-08-21

Romania adopts constitution

1966-11-27

Uruguay adopts constitution

1966-11-28

Dominican Republic adopts constitution

1967-01-01

St Helena adopts constitution

1967-02-02

Bolivia adopts its constitution

1967-06-24

Zaire adopts constitution

1968-01-29

Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) adopts constitution

1968-02-18

British adopts year-round daylight savings time as a trial

1968-04-09

German DR adopts constitution

1968-06-08

Bermuda adopts its constitution

1968-09-22

Iraq adopts constitution

1968-10-07

Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system

1969-05-30

Gibraltar adopts constitution

1969-12-11

Libya adopts constitution

1970-04-24

Senegal adopts constitution

1970-12-28

Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution

1971-05-16

Bulgaria adopts its constitution

1971-09-11

Egypt adopts its constitution

1972-05-20

Cameroon adopts its constitution

1972-10-11

Panama adopts constitution

1972-11-04

Bangladesh adopts constitution

1973-01-11

American League adopts designated hitter rule

1973-03-10

Morocco adopts constitution

1973-03-13

Syria adopts constitution

1973-04-05

NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)

1973-04-12

Sudan adopts constitution

1973-05-26

Bahrain adopts its constitution

1973-07-10

Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution

1973-08-25

Zambia adopts constitution

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

1973-12-19

Grenada adopts constitution

1974-02-21

Yugoslavia adopts constitution

1974-04-25

NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff

1974-04-26

Malta adopts constitution

1974-06-02

Mali adopts constitution

1975-01-01

Sweden adopts constitution

1975-06-11

Greece adopts constitution

1975-11-05

Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution

1975-12-21

Madagascar adopts constitution

1976-02-17

Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)

1976-02-24

Cuba adopts its constitution

1976-04-25

Portugal adopts constitution

1976-08-30

Turks & Caicos Islands adopts constitution

1976-08-31

Trinidad & Tobago adopts constitution

1977-03-01

Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards

1977-05-23

Benin adopts its constitution

1977-06-01

British Virgin Islands adopts constitution

1978-06-14

Sierra Leone adopts constitution

1978-10-01

Comoros adopts constitution

1978-10-31

People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) adopts constitution

1978-11-03

Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution

1978-12-06

Spain adopts constitution

1978-12-22

Thailand adopts constitution

1979-06-05

Seychelles adopts constitution

1979-07-08

Congo adopts constitution

1979-08-10

Ecuador adopts its constitution

1979-08-25

Somali adopts constitution

1979-09-24

Ghana adopts constitution

1979-10-01

Nigeria adopts constitution, Alhaji Shagari becomes president

1979-12-30

Togo adopts constitution

1980-07-28

Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president

1980-09-07

Cape Verde adopts its constitution

1980-09-11

Chile adopts its constitution

1980-10-06

Guyana adopts constitution

1980-12-18

Vietnam adopts constitution

1981-01-11

Palau adopts constitution

1981-06-27

Cambodia adopts its constitution

1981-11-20

Burundia adopts its constitution

1982-01-11

Honduras adopts constitution

1982-04-01

Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution

1982-04-17

Canada adopts its constitution

1982-05-14

Guinea adopts constitution

1982-08-15

Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution

1982-11-07

Turkey adopts constitution

1982-12-04

China adopts its constitution

1983-02-17

Netherlands adopts constitution

1983-08-27

Haiti adopts constitution

1983-12-20

El Salvador adopts constitution

1984-03-15

Tanzania adopts constitution

1984-05-16

Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution

1984-09-03

South Africa adopts constitution

1985-04-03

French government adopts equal electoral system

1985-05-31

Guatemala adopts constitution

1985-10-03

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) adopts constitution

1985-10-03

South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands adopts constitution

1985-10-10

Sudan adopts interim constitution

1986-03-11

NFL adopts instant replay rule

1986-04-02

NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)

1986-11-21

Central African Republic adopts constitution

1987-02-02

Philippines adopts constitution

1987-03-26

Natl Fed of High School adopts college 3 point shot (21 feet)

1987-07-01

WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format

1987-09-12

Ethiopia adopts constitution

1988-02-25

South Korea adopts constitution

1988-10-05

Brazil adopts its Constitution

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

1989-11-16

UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.

1989-12-22

Chad adopts its Constitution

1991-04-03

UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution

1991-06-24

NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute

1992-04-15

The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

1996-05-08

South Africa's Constitutional Assembly adopts permanent post-apartheid constitution

2003-02-04

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.

2004-08-17

The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.

2007-01-01

Slovenia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the thirteenth Eurozone country.

2009-01-01

Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.

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.

2009-04-03

Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

2015-12-02

Sandra Bullock adopts daughter Laila

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