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Francisco PizarroJul 26, 1529

Thomas CromwellApr 15, 1534

Oliver CromwellDec 16, 1653

William AllenJun 24, 1731

George WashingtonJun 15, 1775

John DickinsonJan 18, 1779

Alexander HamiltonSep 11, 1789

Thomas JeffersonSep 26, 1789

Napoléon BonaparteNov 21, 1791

John MarshallJan 20, 1801

George Armstrong CusterJun 29, 1863

Ulysses S. GrantMar 9, 1864

Jefferson DavisDec 3, 1868

Frederick DouglassMay 17, 1881

Aga Khan IIIJun 26, 1902

StalinApr 3, 1922

J. Edgar HooverMay 10, 1924

Ralph BuncheJan 4, 1944

Nikita KhrushchevSep 14, 1953

Earl WarrenSep 30, 1953

Georges PompidouJan 8, 1966

Jean ChretienNov 4, 1993

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Appointed - Historical Events
Date Event
644-12-14

Uthman ibn Affan, companion of Mmohammed, appointed 3rd Caliph of islam

866-07-21

John appointed bishop of the kingdom

976-10-02

Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba

979-12-25

Rotardus appointed as bishop of the kingdom

1203-08-01

Alexius IV Angelus appointed co-regent of Byzantium

1329-08-09

Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop

1412-01-16

The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.

1420-05-25

Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.

1440-04-09

Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.

1476-07-11

Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.

1483-10-17

Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

1514-09-15

Thomas Wolsey appointed Archbishop of York

1515-12-24

Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor

1529-07-26

Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

1529-10-26

Sir Thomas More appointed Lord Chancellor of England

1534-04-15

Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII

1536-12-22

English scholar Reginald Pole appointed cardinal

1549-02-10

Tomé de Sousa appointed governor general of Brazil

1551-04-11

English premier John Dudley appointed duke of Northumberland

1553-08-23

Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor

1558-05-03

Ferdinand I officially appointed Holy Roman Emperor after his brother Charles abdicated in 1556

1561-02-22

William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais

1563-02-27

William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral

1584-11-10

Willem Louis of Nassau appointed viceroy of Friesland

1594-04-15

Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)

1610-06-10

Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia

1611-03-04

George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury

1612-10-28

Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I

1613-02-20

Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies

1622-09-05

Richelieu appointed Cardinal under French King Louis XIII

1624-08-13

Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

1625-04-07

Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander

1625-05-01

Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland

1625-08-06

Earl Earnest Casimir appointed as viceroy of Groningen

1625-08-16

Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe

1626-02-27

Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.

1629-09-24

Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies

1632-04-16

Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander

1632-08-28

Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe

1632-10-05

Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Groningen

1636-08-04

Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil

1641-12-06

Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands

1653-02-07

Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France

1653-12-16

Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1654-10-15

Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Overijssel

1673-02-21

Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet

1675-02-21

Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland

1675-03-04

John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

1682-07-14

Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London

1683-09-06

Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance

1699-12-03

Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague

1720-02-10

Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England

1722-01-24

Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)

1722-03-17

Willem KH Friso appointed mayor of Drente

1722-11-02

Willem KH Friso (11) appointed viceroy of Gelderland

1727-07-17

Simon van Slingelandt appointed Dutch pension advisor

1731-06-24

Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

1746-09-23

Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor

1747-04-25

Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand

1747-05-03

Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht

1747-05-04

Willem IV appointed viceroy of Overijssel

1755-11-14

Henry Fox appointed British 'Secretary of State for the Southern Department'

1763-02-12

John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs

1775-06-15

George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

1777-10-15

Mjr James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers (Penn)

1779-01-18

John Dickinson is appointed to be a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress

1784-06-09

John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions

1786-02-24

Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

1787-12-06

Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor

1789-09-11

Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury

1789-09-26

Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Sec of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice;

1791-11-21

Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

1801-01-20

John Marshall appointed US chief justice

1802-01-29

John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress

1827-01-17

Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander

1832-01-17

Johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies

1841-09-24

Britain obtains Sarawak from Brunei (James Brooke appointed Rajah)

1843-07-05

Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

1846-08-26

W A Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)

1847-01-16

John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.

1852-03-01

Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

1855-06-20

Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin

1863-01-19

General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland

1863-06-29

George Armstrong Custer, aged 23 appointed Union Brigadier General

1864-03-09

Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army

1866-07-25

David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy

1868-12-03

1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

1870-02-17

Esther Morris appointed 1st female judge

1874-07-23

Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa.

1878-05-19

Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield

1878-06-11

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

1881-05-17

Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Wash DC

1884-08-02

Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent

1887-03-24

Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)

1892-01-11

William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia

1897-08-04

Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia

1899-12-18

Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa

1900-11-30

The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route

1901-05-08

A British appointed commission estimates today that some 1,250,000 Indians have died after a severe drought, lasting since 1899

1902-06-26

Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

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

1903-01-02

Pres T Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black

1903-10-05

Sir Samuel Griffith is appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia and Sir Edmund Barton and Richard O'Connor are appointed as foundation justices.

1905-01-31

Carroll Wright appointed 1st Commissioner of Labor, USA

1906-12-12

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

1910-03-26

William H Lewis appointed asst attorney general of US

1910-06-13

William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia

1910-09-12

World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed (LAPD)

1911-06-30

Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War

1911-08-14

General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti

1912-03-01

Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, NYC

1914-02-01

Pennsylvania State Board of [motion picture] censors appointed

1914-03-09

Henry Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co

1914-07-30

John French appointed British supreme commander

1916-01-28

1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson

1920-04-13

1st woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed

1920-07-16

Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief

1920-09-28

Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies

1920-10-29

Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees

1922-04-03

Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party

1922-10-11

First woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)

1922-11-25

Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent

1924-05-10

J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

1925-01-08

1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas

1926-03-26

ACD de Graeff appointed gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies

1926-07-09

Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander

1930-03-29

Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.

1931-11-13

Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed first US woman senator

1933-02-28

1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor

1933-03-04

Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.

1935-07-22

Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia

1939-05-23

Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad

1939-08-30

General Reijnders appointed supreme commander of Dutch army

1939-08-30

Isoroku Yamamoto appointed supreme commander of Japanese fleet

1940-05-14

Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production

1940-07-16

NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee

1940-07-20

Nazi collaborator Rost of Tonningen appointed director of Marxist

1941-01-01

Russian general Zhukov appointed chief of general staff

1941-07-19

President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee

1942-01-16

William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army

1942-06-25

Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe

1942-08-08

"Monty" appointed commander of British 8th Army at Alamein

1942-09-27

Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)

1943-08-25

Lord Louis Mountbatten appointed Supreme Allied Commander in SE Asia

1943-12-23

Gen Montgomery told he is appointed commandant for D-day

1944-01-04

Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department

1944-02-26

1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed

1944-09-03

Prince Bernhard appointed supreme commander of Neth Domestic Arm Force

1945-11-14

Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government

1946-05-01

Field Marshal Montgomery appointed British supreme commander

1947-02-20

Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India

1947-03-15

John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy

1950-10-25

Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia

1951-05-28

Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht

1951-07-22

General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal

1951-12-04

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

1952-08-14

Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary

1952-11-25

George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL

1953-01-21

John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State

1953-02-01

Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state

1953-04-01

J van Bale appointed governor of New Guinea

1953-06-27

Joseph Laniel appointed French premier

1953-09-14

Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

1953-09-30

Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1954-02-25

Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier

1954-03-04

JE Wilkins appointed 1st Black US sub-cabinet member

1954-08-02

Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia

1954-09-21

Kleffens appointed chairman of General Meeting UN

1954-12-09

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music

1955-02-01

HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark

1955-03-16

Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge

1955-09-06

J van Tilburg appointed governor of Suriname

1955-10-31

Mgr Alfrink appointed archbishop of Utrecht

1956-01-15

D Shostakovitch appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia

1956-02-15

Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland

1956-10-15

William J Brennan Jr appointed to US Supreme Court

1956-12-14

Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO

1957-02-01

Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam

1957-11-19

Antonin Novotny appointed president of Czechoslovakia

1958-03-01

Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.

1958-07-10

Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia

1958-09-02

Hendrik Verwoerd appointed PM of South Africa

1958-10-07

Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court

1961-02-09

Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo

1961-08-09

James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court

1961-10-10

Otis M Smith appointed to Michigan Supreme Court

1961-12-15

L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels

1962-03-19

Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal

1962-04-05

Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp

1962-10-15

Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court

1963-05-20

Sukarno appointed president of Indonesia

1964-06-23

Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam

1964-10-30

Tran Van Huong appointed premier of South Vietnam

1965-01-18

H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname

1965-04-13

1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits

1966-01-08

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

1969-01-24

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa

1969-09-08

Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya

1970-05-14

Harry A Blackmun appointed to Supreme Court

1971-06-04

J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO

1971-06-09

Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan

1971-06-15

Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League

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

1971-12-09

Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to Supreme Court

1972-03-26

William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1972-07-05

Pierre Messmer appointed French premier

1972-08-16

Philip Potter appointed sect-gen of World council of Churches

1973-03-14

Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland

1973-06-08

Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain

1973-08-01

H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF

1974-10-18

Andre van de Louw appointed mayor of Rotterdam

1975-12-17

John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court

1977-04-21

Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh

1977-08-31

Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus

1978-01-19

Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI

1978-01-25

Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat

1978-05-21

Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect

1978-08-28

Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran

1979-09-18

Steven Lachs, appointed as California's first openly gay judge

1979-12-10

Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament

1980-08-11

Mohammed Ali Radjai appointed premier of Iran

1981-09-22

Sandra Day O'Connor appointed to Supreme Court

1982-10-05

Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia

1985-07-02

Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR

1986-02-09

Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen

1986-09-25

Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court

1987-04-17

Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate

1988-02-11

Anthony M Kennedy appointed to US Supreme Court

1988-03-15

Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop

1990-01-05

J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL

1990-06-29

World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed, New Zealand

1990-09-13

Robert E Nederlander appointed NY Yankee managing general partner

1992-10-27

Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies

1993-03-27

Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.

1993-06-14

Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey

1993-10-16

General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president

1993-11-04

Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

1994-03-07

David Platt appointed captain of English football team

1994-04-22

Schelto Patijn appointed mayor of Amsterdam

1994-10-07

Faud Guliyev appointed premier of Azerbijan

1995-02-23

Antoine Nduwayo appointed Premier of Burundi

1997-08-07

Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier

2002-01-02

Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.

2012-07-18

Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army

2012-11-04

Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church

2013-07-03

Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president

2014-02-27

Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine

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Appointed - Birthdays
Date Event
1739-09-17

John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)

1885-02-04

Cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed)

Appointed - Deaths
Date Event
1825-02-24

Thomas Bowdler, self-appointed Shakespearean censor, dies

1962-03-04

Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77


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