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Julius CaesarJan 10, -49

OctavianOct 23, -42

Charles ISep 20, 1643

Peter the GreatJan 24, 1722

Abraham LincolnJan 1, 1861

Jefferson DavisJan 21, 1861

Robert E. LeeApr 18, 1861

General ShermanApr 30, 1863

longstreetMay 6, 1864

FarragutAug 5, 1864

Andrew JohnsonApr 9, 1866

Grover ClevelandMar 4, 1885

GandhiJun 7, 1893

Nicholas IIOct 30, 1905

FDRNov 8, 1933

Francisco FrancoJul 17, 1936

Benito MussoliniSep 1, 1938

Mao ZedongOct 11, 1945

Harry TrumanDec 5, 1946

Allen GinsbergApr 3, 1955

Martin Luther KingAug 28, 1963

Dorothy HeightMar 20, 1965

Lyndon B. JohnsonApr 11, 1968

ReaganMar 22, 1988

Al SharptonSep 2, 1989

Rodney KingAug 5, 1992

George H. W. BushDec 4, 1992

Michael JacksonJan 25, 1994

OJ SimpsonFeb 5, 1997

Mike TysonOct 15, 1997

Bill ClintonApr 12, 1999

EminemJun 29, 2000

George ClooneyMar 16, 2012

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Civil - Historical Events
Date Event
49

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.

48

Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

42

Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.

BC
AD
657-07-26

Battle of Siffin during the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I beside Euphrates River

1157-10-23

The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.

1179-06-19

The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.

1383-10-22

The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder began when King Fernando died without a male heir to the Portuguese throne.

1390-09-11

Lithuanian Civil War (1389-1392): the Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.

1409-03-03

Austrian civil war ends

1570-01-23

Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out

1616-05-03

Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war

1635-05-30

The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

1642-08-22

Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament

1643-01-23

Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians in English Civil War

1643-09-20

First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton

1643-12-13

English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.

1644-01-24

Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War

1644-05-23

Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists

1644-05-28

Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby. (English Civil War)

1646-02-16

Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War.

1647-06-04

English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War

1722-01-24

Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system

1791-03-10

Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy

1804-03-21

French civil Code of Napoleon adopted

1811-03-01

French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel

1818-01-02

The British Institution of Civil Engineers is founded.

1834-05-26

Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates

1838-10-01

Civil Code enforced (- Jan 1, 1992)

1843-07-05

Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

1858-07-28

First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service

1860-12-20

South Carolina secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-01

President-elect of the United States Abraham Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful (US Civil War)

1861-01-07

Florida troops takeover Fort Marion at St Augustine (US Civil War)

1861-01-09

Mississippi secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-10

Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War)

1861-01-10

Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-11

Alabama secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-12

Florida state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens (US Civil War)

1861-01-14

Fort Pikens, Florida, falls into state hands (US Civil War)

1861-01-19

Misssissippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War)

1861-01-19

Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-21

Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign (U.S Civil War)

1861-01-26

Louisiana secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-29

Kansas secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-01-31

State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans (U.S Civil War)

1861-02-01

Texas secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-02-04

Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time; Jefferson Davis elected president of Confederacy (US Civil War)

1861-02-05

Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress (US Civil War)

1861-02-06

1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

1861-02-08

Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)

1861-02-09

Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

1861-02-09

Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War)

1861-02-09

Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states (US Civil War)

1861-02-12

State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon, AK (US Civil War)

1861-02-18

Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery Alabama (US Civil War)

1861-02-20

Department of Navy of Confederacy forms (US Civil War)

1861-03-04

Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag (US Civil War)

1861-03-11

Confederate convention in Montgomery adopts constitution (US Civil War)

1861-03-16

Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War)

1861-03-16

Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War)

1861-03-31

Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans (US Civil War)

1861-04-08

US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by confederacy (US Civil War)

1861-04-12

Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War

1861-04-13

After 34 hours of bombardment, Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates (US Civil War)

1861-04-14

Formal Union surrender of Ft Sumter (US Civil War)

1861-04-15

Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by US President Lincoln (US Civil War)

1861-04-16

US president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states (US Civil War)

1861-04-17

Virginia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

1861-04-18

Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, part of the Maryland Campaign (US Civil War)

1861-04-18

Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down offer to command Union armies (US Civil War)

1861-04-19

Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)

1861-04-23

Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

1861-04-25

Battle of Lavaca, Texas (US Civil War)

1861-04-25

The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C. (US Civil War)

1861-04-27

President A Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus (US Civil War)

1861-04-27

West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from Union (US Civil War)

1861-04-29

Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War)

1861-04-30

President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War)

1861-05-03

Gen Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan for the North against the South in American Civil War

1861-05-16

Twiggs Surrender, San Antonio, Texas during US Civil war

1861-05-20

Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War

1861-06-01

1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va

1861-06-01

British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War

1861-06-03

1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV

1861-06-08

American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.

1861-07-16

Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought

1861-07-21

1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va - South wins

1861-08-10

Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills) Missouri during US Civil War - General Lyon killed

1861-08-29

American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

1861-09-13

1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla

1861-10-25

First Battle of Springfield in Missouri during US Civil War, Union victory

1861-11-02

American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.

1861-12-09

American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.

1861-12-19

Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)

1862-02-06

American Civil Was; naval engagement on Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle

1862-03-03

Union forces under General Pope lay siege to New Madrid, Missouri (US Civil War)

1862-03-31

Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River

1862-04-04

Battle of Yorktown (US Civil War) begins

1862-04-04

US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War

1862-04-29

New Orleans fell to Union forces during US Civil War

1862-05-01

Major General Benjamin Butler's Union forces occupy New Orleans in US Civil War

1862-06-02

Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War

1862-06-30

Battle at Nelson's Farm/Glendale/Frayser's Farm, Virginia: Confederate assault attack. 6th day of 7 days battles US Civil War

1862-07-01

US Civil War: Day 7 of 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill (Poindexter's Farm) Union forces repel Confederate attack

1862-08-09

Battle of Cedar Mountain VA during US Civil War (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)

1862-08-29

2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War

1862-09-14

Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War

1862-09-17

Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23,110 die

1862-09-17

American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.

1862-09-30

First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1862-12-31

-Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River/Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennesse in American Civil War

1863-01-08

American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield

1863-01-17

Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia

1863-01-26

American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)

1863-01-31

1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army

1863-04-30

-5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

1863-05-14

American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place.

1863-05-28

1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War

1863-08-08

American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)

1863-09-20

Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends

1863-11-03

Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War

1864-01-27

Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va

1864-02-20

Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida

1864-04-09

Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War.

1864-05-06

US Civil War: Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA

1864-05-06

US Civil War: Battle of Wilderness - Confederate General longstreet seriously injured

1864-05-06

US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia

1864-05-12

US Civil war: Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)

1864-05-12

US Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia

1864-05-12

Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid), cavalry battle during US Civil War

1864-05-30

Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War

1864-06-03

General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

1864-07-29

American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.

1864-08-05

US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

1864-09-02

Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

1864-09-18

Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin—Nashville Campaign), American Civil War

1864-09-27

Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured

1864-10-28

Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1864-11-16

Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War

1864-11-22

American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties

1865-01-31

Gen Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War

1865-02-17

Columbia SC burns down during Civil War

1865-02-27

Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri

1865-03-02

Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro VA during American Civil War

1865-04-06

Battle of Sayler's Creek during US Civil War, 1/4rd of Lee's army cut off

1865-04-06

Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox) during US Civil war;

1865-04-09

US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

1865-05-12

Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas

1865-05-13

Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed

1865-11-06

American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.

1866-03-27

President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment

1866-04-02

US President Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va

1866-04-09

Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1866-06-13

US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)

1866-07-19

Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights

1866-08-20

President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over

1868-12-25

Despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)

1870-01-16

Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War

1870-02-17

Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War

1871-03-03

US Congress establishes the civil service system

1871-04-16

German Empire ends all anti-Jewish civil restrictions

1871-10-17

President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus during US Civil War

1872-05-22

Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)

1872-09-14

Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War

1875-02-24

The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries.

1875-03-01

Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883

1883-01-16

Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system

1883-10-15

Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional

1885-03-04

Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War

1893-06-07

Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

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

1900-11-09

China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration

1900-12-23

As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty

1902-07-04

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

1905-03-25

Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South

1905-07-11

Black intellectuals & activists lead by WEB Dubois organize the civil rights Niagara Movement

1905-10-30

"October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)

1906-03-06

Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers

1907-08-16

Mulay Hafid is proclaimed the Sultan of Morocco by supporters leading to civil war; Mulay is supported by Germany while France supports the existing Sultan

1908-09-12

Canada appoints a Civil Service Commission, initiating a more equitable system for selecting civil servants

1913-06-25

American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1913-07-12

150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent

1914-02-21

In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean

1916-12-01

There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Venizelist, and the Allies determine on a Venizelist victory

1917-02-26

[NS Mar 11] Russian February Revolution: Tsar Nicolas II orders army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd - army mutinies

1918-01-19

Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.

1918-01-27

The first hostilities occurred in the Finnish Civil War.

1918-01-28

Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.

1918-05-15

The Finnish Civil War ends.

1920-01-20

The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.

1920-03-04

Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece

1920-04-13

1st woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed

1920-09-04

Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)

1921-08-25

The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia

1922-06-28

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

1924-09-03

Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)

1926-09-01

Turkey allows civil marriage

1927-05-27

Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

1928-10-22

China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants

1933-01-12

Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies

1933-11-08

FDR creates Civil Works Administration

1933-12-30

Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service

1934-02-12

The Austrian Civil War begins.

1934-02-16

Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.

1934-04-07

In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

1936-07-17

Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War

1936-07-18

Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco

1936-07-26

The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.

1937-02-21

The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.

1937-07-26

End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.

1937-08-24

In the Spanish Civil War, the Basque Army surrenders to the Italian Corpo Truppe Volontarie following the Santoña Agreement.

1937-09-05

Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls.

1937-09-06

Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco.

1937-09-22

Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.

1938-05-25

Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.

1938-06-23

Civil Aeronautics Authority (US) established

1938-09-01

Benito Mussolini cancels civil rights of Italian Jews

1939-03-28

Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

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

1940-10-24

Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants

1941-01-17

Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

1941-12-01

US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes

1944-12-03

The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.

1944-12-07

Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago

1945-10-11

Chinese civil war begins, Chiang Kai-Shek vs Mao Zedong

1946-12-05

Pres Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808

1947-02-28

228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.

1947-03-07

The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War.

1947-04-04

Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect

1947-04-04

UN's International Civil Aviation Organization forms

1947-06-17

1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC

1948-02-02

President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program

1949-06-24

Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board

1949-11-06

Greek civil war ends

1950-01-15

4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Wash DC

1950-09-12

Belgian government dismisses all communist civil servants

1951-09-19

Italian civil servants strike for pay increase

1951-12-17

Dutch Communist Party members forbidden to be civil servants

1955-04-03

The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

1956-03-01

The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.

1957-05-17

Prayer Pilgrimage, biggest civil rights demonstration to date (DC)

1957-08-28

US Senator James Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill

1957-08-29

Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957

1957-08-29

Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights

1957-08-30

US senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights

1957-09-09

US President Eisenhower signs 1st civil rights bill since Reconstruction

1958-08-23

Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.

1960-02-01

4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth

1960-04-08

US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting pracrices

1960-04-10

Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

1960-05-06

US President Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1960

1962-07-21

160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga

1963-07-03

In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand's worst internal civil aviation accident

1963-08-28

200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil rights in Washington, DC

1963-08-28

Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

1964-02-08

Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

1964-02-17

US House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights

1964-06-10

Southern filibuster on civil rights bill ends; cloture invoked

1964-06-19

Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27

1964-06-21

Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail

1964-06-29

Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate

1964-07-02

US President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law

1964-08-04

Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam

1965-03-20

Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

1966-04-01

Loyalist led by Ian Paisley, a Protestant fundamentalist preacher, founded the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee to challenge the civil rights movement; it set up a paramilitary-style wing called the Ulster Protestant Volunteers

1966-05-13

US Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

1966-06-01

2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights

1967-07-06

Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war

1967-07-07

Beginning of the civil war in Biafra.

1967-10-20

All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi

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.

1968-02-29

National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Comm) reports against racism & demands aid given to blacks

1968-04-04

US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee

1968-04-11

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act

1968-04-27

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade

1968-06-20

Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone

1968-08-24

Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned

1968-08-27

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry

1968-10-03

The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister

1968-10-04

A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march.

1968-10-05

Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland

1968-10-07

Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier

1968-10-09

About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed

1968-10-19

Derry Citizen's Action Committee, formed on Oct 9, stage an illegal sit-down at Guildhall Square as part of large civil disobedience campaign

1968-11-13

William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not

1968-11-30

A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

1968-12-04

Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march

1969-03-30

Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics

1969-04-19

Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary

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

1969-05-21

Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.

1969-05-29

General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.

1970-01-12

Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.

1970-01-16

Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause

1971-08-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland

1971-10-17

It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland

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.

1972-01-28

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association place "special emphasis on the necessity for a peaceful incident-free day" at the next march on 30 January in an effort to avoid violence

1972-01-30

'Bloody Sunday': 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during 'the Troubles'

1972-02-06

A Civil Rights march is held in Newry, County Down; there is a very large turn-out for the march with many people attending to protest at the killings in Derry the previous Sunday

1973-02-06

40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution

1974-03-07

"Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC

1974-04-20

'The Troubles', a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. claims its 1000th victim

1975-04-13

Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war

1976-06-28

Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war

1976-10-19

Battle of Aishiya, Lebanon during Lebanese Civil War.

1980-05-27

The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.

1981-12-11

El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country's civil war.

1983-11-25

Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli

1985-01-15

Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president

1985-08-14

Political violence by the youth begins after the funeral of assassinated Victoria Mxenge, a civil rights lawyer, who was respected and liked by the Congress of South African Students

1986-06-10

In South Africa, the three-year-old 'State of Emergency' is renewed for another twelve months, followed by an organized campaign of civil disobedience against it.

1987-01-01

China's rudimentary civil code in effect

1987-05-28

Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot

1987-10-11

200,000 gays march for civil rights in Washington

1988-03-22

Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

1989-09-02

Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

1990-01-12

Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln

1990-04-19

Truce in Nicaragua's civil war

1990-07-16

Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins

1990-09-23

PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War

1991-01-20

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

1991-05-01

Angolan civil war ends

1991-05-31

Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war

1992-08-05

4 cops in Rodney King beating case indicted on civil rights charge

1992-09-30

Mariel Hemmingway appears nude on TV show Civil Wars

1992-10-04

The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.

1992-12-04

Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.

1993-02-03

Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

1993-04-17

Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights

1993-05-24

Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war

1994-01-25

Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court

1994-03-20

El Salvador's 1st pres election following 12-year-old civil war

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).

1996-05-06

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

1997-02-05

OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.

1997-10-15

NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

1997-10-25

After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.

1998-11-09

Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.

1999-02-16

O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend

1999-04-12

US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.

1999-12-21

The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.

1999-12-22

The Spanish Civil Guard finds near Calatayud (Zaragoza) another van loaded by ETA with 750 kg of explosives (see related event on December 21, 1999).

2000-06-29

Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'

2000-07-01

Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.

2000-08-18

A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.

2001-05-24

The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200 in Israel's worst-ever civil disaster.

2002-01-18

Sierra Leone Civil War was finally declared over.

2002-04-04

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

2002-05-22

American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

2003-09-20

Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.

2004-11-04

12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war.

2005-01-06

Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.

2005-02-01

Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.

2005-04-29

New Zealand's first civil union takes place.

2005-08-12

Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

2005-12-05

The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.

2005-12-20

The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.

2007-07-27

Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. This was the first known incidence of two news helicopters colliding in mid-air, and the worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.

2008-01-01

A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.

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.

2011-01-25

Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

2011-08-23

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.

2012-03-16

George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience

2012-08-22

47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war

2012-08-25

330 people are killed as a result of conflict in the Syrian civil war

2012-10-28

Syrian ceasefire collapses and 128 people are killed in ongoing civil war violence

2016-04-09

Civil rights groups mobilize against Mississippi's 'religious freedom' law

2016-05-05

North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: US

2016-05-20

Egypt's Sisi orders civil aviation ministry, military, to locate EgyptAir plane debris

2016-11-12

Japan and India sign civil nuclear agreement

2017-04-05

LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

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Civil - Notable Birthdays

Robert E. LeeJan 19, 1807

Du BoisFeb 23, 1868

Dorothy HeightMar 24, 1912

Rosa ParksFeb 4, 1913

Fred ShuttlesworthMar 18, 1922

Martin Luther KingJan 15, 1929

Jimmie Lee JacksonDec 16, 1938

Al SharptonOct 3, 1954

Kal PennApr 23, 1977

Civil - Birthdays
Date Event
1591-01-11

Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English Civil War general (d. 1646)

1619-12-17

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, (d. 1682)

1622-01-01

Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist

1724-06-08

John Smeaton, Leeds, civil engineer

1757-08-09

Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (d. 1834)

1768-03-13

Charles Louis WJ van Keverberg, Dutch civil servant

1772-06-08

Robert Stevenson, Glasgow, civil engineer

1776-04-26

Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)

1783-08-23

William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (d. 1852)

1797-10-13

William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet

1805-08-09

Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)

1805-11-07

Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)

1806-06-12

John A. Roebling, German-America civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)

1807-01-19

Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

1809-11-13

John AB Dahlgren, US Union lt adm/inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon)

1815-08-29

Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)

1816-03-19

Paolo Giacometti, A Morte Civil

1819-03-28

Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (d. 1891)

1826-04-26

Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872

1829-09-25

William Michael Rossetti, civil servant

1832-02-27

Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, died in 1872

1832-11-26

Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)

1833-11-09

Sally Louisa Tompkins, nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born Mathews City, Virginia (D. 1916)

1837-06-17

Vincent Strong, civil war fighter, died in 1863

1841-01-30

Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, died in 1914

1841-11-13

Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)

1842-03-28

William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)

1842-10-28

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)

1842-11-14

Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)

1843-12-23

Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)

1844-06-01

John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)

1846-02-14

Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)

1849-11-05

Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties

1862-07-16

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett [Iola], US civil rights activist

1863-09-23

Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist

1868-02-23

William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk)

1870-01-09

Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)

1880-06-21

Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)

1884-01-21

Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)

1892-04-22

Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)

1895-04-07

Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer

1898-05-03

Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator

1898-07-27

Audley Moore, civil rights activist, humanitarian [Queen Mother]

1899-01-17

Robert Maynard Hutchins, US, educator/civil libertarian

1899-10-09

Bruce Catton, US, historian/writer (Civil War)

1901-08-30

Roy Wilkins, civil rights director (NAACP)

1902-10-25

Henry Steele Commager, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American historian (Atlas of Civil War)

1903-05-13

Alfred Pugsley, civil engineer

1905-05-10

Angus Paton, civil engineer

1905-07-05

Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)

1907-05-01

Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)

1907-05-23

Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant

1907-08-31

Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)

1909-04-23

Thomas Padmore, senior civil servant

1909-05-17

Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant

1909-07-12

Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)

1909-12-16

Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter

1910-03-04

Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist

1910-03-17

Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader

1910-07-03

Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant

1910-12-11

Robert Grieve, civil servant

1912-01-25

Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader

1912-03-24

Dorothy Height, Richmond, Virginia, American civil rights and women's rights activist

1912-03-24

Dorothy Height, Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement

1912-03-31

Wilhelmus Berkelmans, civil servant/resistance fighter

1912-06-10

William Gordon Harris, civil engineer

1913-02-04

Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

1913-02-04

Rosa Parks, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

1914-07-24

Kenneth B Clark, Canal Zone, civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto)

1915-03-27

Richard Sharp, civil servant

1916-10-04

Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer

1917-02-22

Harmen van Rossum, civil servant/resistance fighter (WW II)

1917-03-11

Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)

1917-05-13

Paul Osmond, British senior civil servant

1918-04-23

Gordon Hirabayshi, Seattle, Washington, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), (d. 2012)

1918-05-24

Coleman A Young, civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit)

1918-08-13

John Bunting, senior civil servant

1918-11-26

Philip Mackie, The Naked Civil Servant

1919-01-30

Fred Korematsu, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

1919-04-15

Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)

1919-08-22

Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant

1920-01-08

Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter

1920-01-12

James Farmer, Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader

1920-01-20

Howard Baugh, Silver Wings & Civil Rights: The Fight to Fly

1920-11-16

Paul E. Brown, Silver Wings & Civil Rights: The Fight to Fly

1921-05-17

John Garlick, British senior civil servant

1921-07-31

Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League

1922-03-18

Fred Shuttlesworth, Mount Meigs Alabama, American civil rights activist

1922-09-11

Charles Evers, civil rights leader (Amazing Grace)

1922-11-17

Emile Noel, international civil servant

1922-12-23

Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant

1923-03-22

Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant

1923-12-01

Ferenc Szusza, Civil a pályán

1924-09-20

John Vassall, spy/civil servant

1925-01-31

Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader

1925-11-21

Johan "Poncke" Princen, KNIL-defector/civil rights in Djakarta

1926-03-11

Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)

1926-04-10

Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (Natl Welfare Rights Association)

1926-06-01

János Gálcsiki, Civil a pályán

1927-04-27

Coretta Scott King, Marion Ala, civil rights leader

1928-04-09

Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant

1928-05-25

Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant

1928-12-16

Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian

1929-01-15

Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta, American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964)

1929-03-11

Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant

1929-03-12

Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist

1929-06-13

Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)

1930-06-24

Flip Schulke, Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke

1930-07-09

Buddy Bregman, The American Civil War

1930-08-11

Michael Quinlan, civil servant

1930-11-10

Clarence M Pendleton Jr, chairman of US comm on Civil Rights (1981-88)

1932-05-24

Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant

1933-03-17

Myrlie Evers, Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke

1933-06-25

James Meredith, American civil rights activist

1935-08-15

Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist (National Urban League)

1936-09-29

Michael Partridge, British civil servant

1937-12-07

Thad Cochran, Civil War Battlefields

1938-02-17

Mary Frances Berry, educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights)

1938-05-09

Geoffrey Holland, civil servant

1938-12-16

Jimmie Lee Jackson, Marion Alabama, American civil rights protestor

1939-03-16

Katherine Schofield, The Naked Civil Servant

1939-04-22

John Chilcot, civil servant

1939-10-08

Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer

1939-12-09

Patrician Stephens Due, Quincy, Florida, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), (d. 2012)

1940-01-14

Julian Bond, Nashville Tenn, (D-Ga) civil rights leader

1940-01-21

Peter J. Marshall, The Great Civil War Debate

1940-09-21

Hermann Knoflacher, Austrian civil engineer

1943-05-10

James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist

1943-11-06

Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

1943-11-23

Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

1945-04-12

Liz Gebhardt, The Naked Civil Servant

1945-11-16

Teenie Hodges, A Civil Action

1946-09-24

Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service

1947-12-01

Tom O'Mary, Civil War Correspondent

1949-12-14

Neema Barnette, Civil Brand

1950-08-12

Ian Mortimer, Ghosts... of the Civil Dead

1951-10-04

Alan Rosenberg, actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill)

1953-07-29

Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], Brooklyn, New York, American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball)

1954-10-03

Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real)

1954-10-09

Reed R. McCants, Civil Brand

1955-08-02

Roberta Wallach, NYC, actress (Civil Wars)

1957-02-27

Phil Gould, Civil Defiance

1957-06-10

Henry J. Golas, A Civil Action

1958-06-26

Caroline Carrigan, A Civil Action

1958-9-11

Pedro Caldas, Guerra Civil

1961-10-23

Gregg Joseph Monk, A Civil Action

1961-11-22

Mariel Hemingway, Ketchum Id, actress (Personal Best, Civil Wars)

1962-08-17

Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)

1964-08-15

Debi Mazar, Queens NY, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law)

1964-10-12

Lee Ingalls, Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories

1968-06-15

Tim Cormack, Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War

1972-03-08

Liam Owen, Civil Disobedience

1973-02-16

Craig Simons, A Civil Matter

1975-03-18

Rodleen Getsic, American musician, civil servant

1977-04-23

Kal Penn, Montclair, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant

1977-06-09

Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant

1979-12-14

Chris Cheng, Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire

1980-01-04

Jared Slater, Captain America: Civil War

1982-04-16

Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy

1982-05-06

Dan Vilela, Silver Wings & Civil Rights: The Fight to Fly

1986-11-08

Karen Civil, DGK: Parental Advisory

1988-08-18

Jessi Nolan, Christmas and the Civil War

1989-01-29

François Civil, As Above, So Below

1989-10-07

Sadie Kurzban, Civil Forteiture

Civil - Notable Weddings

John DickinsonJul 19, 1770

Harriet TubmanMar 18, 1869

Niels BohrAug 1, 1912

Irving BerlinJan 4, 1926

Benjamin SpockJun 25, 1927

Rosa ParksDec 18, 1932

Salvador DaliJan 30, 1934

Martin Luther KingJun 18, 1953

Grace KellyApr 18, 1956

Samuel BeckettMar 25, 1961

Alice WalkerMar 17, 1967

Carl BernsteinApr 14, 1976

Calvin KleinSep 26, 1986

Bjorn BorgSep 4, 1989

Dennis RodmanMay 13, 2003

Amy WinehouseMay 18, 2007

David LettermanMar 19, 2009

Martina HingisDec 10, 2010

Paul McCartneyOct 9, 2011

Civil - Weddings
Date Event
1770-07-19

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony

1865-01-16

Confederate soldier during US Civil War Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary

1869-03-18

US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY

1912-08-01

Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

1926-01-04

Composer Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress Ellin Mackay in a simple civil ceremony

1927-06-25

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney

1932-12-18

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama

1934-01-30

Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) on a civil ceremony in Paris

1945-10-22

Argentine military officer and politician Juan Peron (50) weds Eva Peron (26) on a civil ceremony in Junin

1953-06-18

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

1956-04-18

Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)

1961-03-25

Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England

1967-03-17

Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

1976-04-14

The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

1986-09-26

Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector on a civil ceremony in Italy

1989-09-04

Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

1995-07-01

Princess Stephanie of Monaco (30) weds her bodyguard Daniel Ducruet (31) on a civil ceremony in Monaco

2000-11-18

"Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office

2003-05-13

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman (42) weds Michelle Moyer on a small civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California

2004-07-02

Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

2005-10-20

Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds Aimee Sohngen (28) on a civil ceremony at the Stadhuis in Naarden

2006-03-14

Argentinean actress Andrea Frigerio (44) weds Lucas Boccino in an intimate civil ceremony

2006-04-15

"Maria Full of Grace" actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (24) weds lighting technician David Michael Ewell in an intimate civil ceremony in Cartagena de Indies, Colombia

2006-05-20

Race car driver Jacques Villeneuve (35) weds Johanna Martinez at a civil ceremony in Switzerland

2007-05-18

Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida

2009-03-19

Talk show host David Letterman (61) weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko (48) at a civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana

2010-11-06

"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis (37) weds CBS News Entertainment Reporter Christina McLarty on a civil wedding in Mexico

2010-12-10

Tennis player Martina Hingis (30) weds equestrian show jumper Thibault Hutin at a private civil ceremony in Paris, France

2011-10-09

Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

2012-10-19

Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Guillaume (30) weds Countess of Belgium Stephanie de Lannoy (28) on a civil ceremony at the Hotel De Ville in Luxembourg

Civil - Notable Divorces

Amy WinehouseAug 28, 2009

Civil - Divorces
Date Event
2009-08-28

Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage

Civil - Notable Deaths

Justinian INov 15, 565

Thomas JacksonMay 10, 1863

William Tecumseh ShermanFeb 14, 1891

Jimmie Lee JacksonFeb 26, 1965

Rosa ParksOct 24, 2005

Dorothy HeightApr 20, 2010

Fred ShuttlesworthOct 5, 2011

Civil - Deaths
Date Event
565-11-15

Justinian I (The Great), Byzantinian Emperor (527-565), dies at 82. Corpus Juris Civilis, civil law code, written during reign.

1673-08-21

Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51

1675-11-28

Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)

1682-11-19

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)

1792-10-28

John Smeaton, British civil engineer (b. 1724)

1814-11-18

William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)

1817-09-09

Paul Cuffe, civil rights activist (Sierre Leone), dies at 58

1824-07-20

Joan M Kemper, lawyer (layed-out Civil Code), dies

1834-09-02

Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (b. 1757)

1852-09-22

William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)

1862-09-01

Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia

1863-05-10

Thomas Jackson, ["Stonewall"], Confederate general (Civil War), dies at 39

1863-11-24

Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia

1864-10-26

"Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (b. 1839)

1869-07-15

A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteren, assassinated by KKK

1869-07-22

John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)

1870-02-14

St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)

1874-03-11

Charles Sumner, a white civil rights leader, dies at 63

1877-04-22

James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer (b. 1807)

1879-05-04

William Froude, Brit civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68

1880-03-02

Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)

1882-08-31

Paolo Giacometti, A Morte Civil

1891-02-14

William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71

1891-03-15

Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (b. 1819)

1893-09-15

Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)

1896-01-15

Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72

1896-04-22

Thomas Meik, British civil engineer (b. 1812)

1898-03-11

William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)

1901-09-25

Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)

1911-03-13

John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)

1913-07-07

Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (b.1841)

1914-02-24

Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg

1915-09-13

Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)

1916-01-03

Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)

1918-03-20

Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)

1919-02-21

Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War) dies aged 86

1920-04-29

William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)

1924-11-04

Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)

1937-07-26

Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26

1937-08-13

Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)

1939-03-19

Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist

1945-01-31

Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25

1952-09-10

Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)

1954-06-25

Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Civil Code), dies at 74

1954-07-24

Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90

1955-05-18

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator & civil rights leader, dies at 79

1955-09-07

Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81

1959-03-16

John Sailling, last documented Civil War vet, dies at 111

1959-12-19

Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117

1960-08-21

David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)

1964-06-21

Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20

1964-06-21

James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21

1964-06-21

Michael Schwerner, US civil rights activist, murder at 21

1965-02-26

Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

1965-03-11

James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered

1965-03-25

Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered

1970-07-02

Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies

1976-05-01

T.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)

1977-03-14

Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)

1978-08-28

Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78

1979-05-16

Asa Philip Randolph, labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90

1981-09-08

Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)

1984-04-20

János Gálcsiki, Civil a pályán

1985-05-05

Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)

1985-12-23

Philip Mackie, The Naked Civil Servant

1986-02-11

Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (b. 1942)

1987-08-24

Bayard Rustin, US civil rights activist, dies at 77

1988-06-05

Clarence M Pendleton, chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies

1989-03-19

Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)

1990-04-17

Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies

1990-10-17

Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64

1991-01-21

Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74

1993-06-17

French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88

1995-10-25

Robert Grieve, civil Servant, dies at 84

1996-03-10

Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84

1996-04-05

Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian, dies at 67

1996-05-02

Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, civil servant, dies at 97

1996-05-20

Lewis B Combs, naval commander/civil engineer, dies at 101

1996-07-19

Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer, dies at 79

1996-08-10

Liz Gebhardt, The Naked Civil Servant

1996-08-24

Emile Noel, international civil servant, dies at 73

1996-08-25

Erskine Childers, UN official/civil servant, dies at 67

1996-10-20

Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant, dies at 68

1996-11-18

John Vassall, spy/civil servant, dies at 72

1996-11-19

Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73

1996-12-06

Bryan Clieve Roberts, lawyer/civil servant, dies at 83

1998-03-02

Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95

1998-11-15

Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)

1998-12-14

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author (b. 1928)

2001-04-24

Leon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (b. 1922)

2002-08-06

Katherine Schofield, The Naked Civil Servant

2002-12-06

Philip Berrigan, American civil rights activist (b. 1923)

2004-09-19

Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)

2004-10-07

Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)

2005-01-10

James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)

2005-03-30

Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)

2005-03-30

Fred Korematsu, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

2005-10-12

C. Delores Tucker, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1927)

2005-10-13

Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)

2005-10-24

Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, dies of natural causes at 92

2005-10-24

Rosa Parks, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

2006-03-06

Anne Braden, American civil rights activist (b. 1924)

2006-08-02

Ferenc Szusza, Civil a pályán

2006-10-24

Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)

2007-04-16

G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)

2007-08-10

Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)

2007-11-10

Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)

2008-05-15

Flip Schulke, Stills of the Movement: The Civil Rights Photojournalism of Flip Schulke

2008-07-27

Paul E. Brown, Silver Wings & Civil Rights: The Fight to Fly

2008-08-23

Howard Baugh, Silver Wings & Civil Rights: The Fight to Fly

2008-12-19

James Bevel, 1960s Civil rights movement leader (b. 1936)

2010-01-05

Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)

2010-04-20

Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98

2010-04-20

Dorothy Height, Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement

2010-05-24

Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)

2010-09-08

Peter J. Marshall, The Great Civil War Debate

2011-10-05

Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, dies at 89

2011-10-05

Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)

2012-01-02

Gordon Hirabayashi, civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent dies after Alzheimer's disease at 93

2012-01-03

Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist and judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94

2012-02-07

Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72

2014-06-22

Teenie Hodges, A Civil Action

2016-05-12

Civil liberties lawyer Michael Ratner dies aged 72

2017-04-25

Fred Heatley, a founder of the civil rights movement, dies aged 82


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