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Committee - Historical Events
Date Event
1720-01-06

The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.

1772-11-02

Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms

1776-06-11

Continental Congress creates committee (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston) to draft a Declaration of Independence

1793-05-30

Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public

1843-02-02

US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose government committee

1843-07-05

Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

1851-06-09

SF Committee of Vigilance forms (1st time)

1856-05-15

2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized

1861-12-09

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

1863-10-29

International Committee of Red Cross forms as result Geneva held conference (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)

1880-02-04

The Black donnelly massacre. James (63), Johannah (56), John (32), Thomas (25) and Bridget (21) Donnelly are murdered in their home by members of the Vigilance Committee

1884-03-08

Susan B. Anthony addresses the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. Anthony's argument came 16 years after legislators had first introduced a federal women's suffrage amendment.

1894-06-23

The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1897-07-16

The South African Committee, investigating the Jameson Raid releases its report finding that it was conducted almost implicitly through the support and encouragement of Cecil John Rhodes and the mining houses in the Transvaal

1900-02-27

In London, the Trade Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906

1901-02-27

NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes

1901-02-27

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

1901-04-05

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

1902-10-20

The Chamber of Deputies appoints a committee to consider questions on the separation of Church and State in France

1906-01-12

Football rules committee legalizes forward pass

1908-04-02

Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday

1908-08-16

The Committee of Union and Progress, 'The Young Turks', announces a program for reforms and respect for the rights of all within the Ottoman Empire, regardless of race or religion

1912-09-11

Netherland Olympic Committee forms

1912-09-12

Dutch Olympian Committee forms (NOC)

1915-03-03

US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA) created, the predecessor of NASA

1917-03-12

[OS Feb 27] Russian Duma sets up the Provisional Committee; Soviets form Executive Committee

1917-10-21

Petrograds garrison accepts Revolutionary Military Committee

1919-03-23

Moscow's Politburo/Central Committee forms

1919-09-27

Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members

1919-11-22

Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week

1923-10-25

Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal

1925-09-01

Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee

1930-12-12

Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book

1931-03-17

Stalin throws Krupskaya Lenin out of Central Committee

1931-06-08

Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo

1931-11-23

Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague

1932-08-29

International Anti-War Committee forms in Amsterdam

1932-10-11

1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC

1933-10-19

Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936

1936-07-01

Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam

1938-05-26

US House of Representatives Committee on un-American Activities forms

1940-04-22

Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable

1941-07-19

President Roosevelt appointed FEP Committee

1941-09-17

World War II: A decree of the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch in the face of the Great Patriotic War, is issued

1942-05-22

The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.

1943-07-12

National Committee Freies Deutschland forms

1944-07-22

Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation

1945-11-06

House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators

1946-11-15

House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

1946-12-05

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

1947-01-03

William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee

1947-11-24

The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists

1949-01-18

1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)

1950-08-29

International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952

1951-02-28

Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates

1951-05-07

Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics

1951-07-30

Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players

1953-08-13

US President Dwight Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee

1954-09-20

New Zealand's Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.

1957-11-29

NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants

1959-05-28

Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts

1959-12-12

UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established

1960-04-15

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw U

1960-05-02

House investigating committee, looking into payola questions

1960-06-26

Hall of Fame allows veteran committee to vote annually

1961-05-26

Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta

1961-11-26

Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball

1963-01-26

Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone

1963-07-18

The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum

1963-12-02

ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965

1965-12-06

Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.

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

1967-05-12

Provo disbands in Neth Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

1968-03-25

Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-07-03

As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland

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

1968-10-18

US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony

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

1968-11-02

A banned march in Derry, North Ireland, by members of the Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) is joined by thousands; due to the number of people taking part, the Royal Ulster Constabulary are unable to prevent it

1968-11-16

The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people

1968-12-09

The Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) calls for a halt to all marches and protests for a period of one month

1969-06-22

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland

1970-04-13

Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation

1972-02-20

Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee

1972-03-20

S Mansholt succeeds Malfatti as chairman of European Committee

1972-05-01

North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee

1972-05-04

The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation".

1972-07-14

Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic Natl Committee

1972-08-22

Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.

1973-02-07

Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

1973-05-17

Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings

1973-06-25

John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee

1973-06-27

John W Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon's "enemies list"

1974-01-04

Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee

1974-05-09

US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment

1974-07-11

House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry

1974-07-27

House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment

1974-07-29

2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee

1974-07-30

House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up

1976-05-19

Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

1977-07-14

US House establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

1977-07-26

The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa

1979-11-26

Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years

1980-04-12

US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games

1981-09-15

US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court

1982-10-13

IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1985-09-15

Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings

1986-12-17

US Congress forms "Irangate" committee

1987-11-18

Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair

1988-01-20

Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham

1988-01-27

Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court

1989-11-04

The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.

1990-06-22

Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

1990-09-27

Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court

1991-09-10

Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination

1991-09-18

Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee

1992-03-05

Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks

1993-11-20

Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

1994-03-18

South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police

1995-01-25

Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee

1995-09-06

Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

1996-03-25

The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of "mad cow disease" (BSE).

1998-03-03

Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee

1998-11-19

Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

2011-04-19

Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

2012-04-04

Somalia's National Theatre is struck by a suicide bomber killing ten people including the presidents of the Somali Olympic Committee and Football Federation

2016-04-12

Brazil Congressional committee recommends impeaching President Rousseff

2016-07-26

Democratic National Committee apologizes to Sanders over emails

2017-05-11

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for documents in Russia investigation

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Committee - Birthdays
Date Event
1756-06-17

Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public

1833-01-26

Cornelius Bliss, Republican National Committee of 1900

1842-12-18

Nathan Bay Scott, Republican National Committee of 1900

1887-09-28

Avery Brundage, Detroit Mich, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72)

1890-03-16

Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)

1896-09-27

Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985)

1898-07-11

Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)

1906-09-08

Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP

1913-08-09

Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)

1918-06-04

LeRoy Walker, Atlanta Ga, CEO (US Olympic Committee)

1919-06-16

Lord Aberdare, committee chairman (House of Lords)

1920-07-17

Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)

1921-05-01

Paul Daels, president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)

1925-07-20

Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)

1927-06-11

Marcus Fox, conservative MP/chairman (1922 Committee)

1932-06-08

Raymond Illingworth, CEO )England committee, TCCB)

1941-08-11

Elizabeth Holtzman, Bkln DA (D-Rep-NY, Watergate Committee)

1942-05-02

Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president

1951-02-27

Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)

1954-02-21

Timothy Stetson, Decision by Committee

1975-05-29

Jules Hogan, Itty Bitty Titty Committee

1977-05-09

Allyson A. Beutke, Behind Closed Doors: The Dark Legacy of the Johns Committee

1977-9-15

Marisa Ramirez, Itty Bitty Titty Committee

1980-07-07

Lauren Mollica, Itty Bitty Titty Committee

1981-08-26

Mara Epstein, Itty Bitty Titty Committee

1982-04-07

James Plaxton, Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Committee - Deaths
Date Event
1820-02-15

Pierre-Joseph Cambon, member of Committee the Salut Public, dies at 63

1908-07-20

Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)

1911-10-09

Cornelius Bliss, Republican National Committee of 1900

1924-01-02

Nathan Bay Scott, Republican National Committee of 1900

1975-05-08

Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87

1985-03-02

John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57

1989-01-26

Paul Daels, Flemish chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee), dies

1992-03-12

Ida Oosterbaan, Dutch founder (Women Action Committee), dies

1992-12-25

Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66

1997-04-15

Zdenek Mlynar, Sec of Czech Communist Central Committee (1968), dies

1999-04-25

Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (b. 1914)

2003-07-21

John Davies, New Zealand Olympic Committee president (b. 1938)

2008-01-21

Timothy Stetson, Decision by Committee

2010-04-21

Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920)


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