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Conference - Notable Historical Events

Mary StuartOct 5, 1568

Woodrow WilsonMar 15, 1913

Herbert HooverFeb 27, 1922

Calvin CoolidgeFeb 10, 1927

Winston ChurchillDec 22, 1941

Adolf HitlerApr 7, 1943

StalinNov 27, 1943

FDRDec 4, 1943

Harry TrumanSep 4, 1951

KhrushchevFeb 25, 1956

JFKJan 25, 1961

Mark MessierMay 25, 1994

Tommy MorrisonFeb 15, 1996

Mahmoud AhmadinejadDec 11, 2006

George W. BushDec 14, 2008

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Conference - Historical Events
Date Event
1568-10-05

Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

1832-05-24

The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.

1863-10-26

International conference begins in Geneva aimed at improving medical conditions on battlefields - beginning of the Red Cross

1863-10-29

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

1865-02-03

Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln & Stephens reach an impasse

1876-09-12

King Leopold II opens Congo-conference

1876-09-14

Leopold II closes Congo-conference

1882-09-10

1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)

1884-10-22

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

1884-11-15

Colonization of Africa orgainized at international conference in Berlin

1889-09-28

The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.

1889-10-02

1st Pan American conference (Washington DC)

1890-04-14

Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)

1893-09-11

First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held.

1896-02-08

Western Conference forms of Midwestern U, later renamed Big 10 Conf

1898-11-24

The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.

1899-02-02

The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital (Canberra) between Sydney and Melbourne.

1899-05-18

World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference

1899-05-31

-June 5] Conference of Bloemfontein fails

1905-04-06

Germany receives invitation from Sultan of Morocco to an international conference to discuss matters relating to Morocco

1906-01-16

-Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)

1906-10-03

SOS adopted as warning signal by 1st conference on wireless telegraphy

1907-06-15

The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers

1907-11-13

The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington DC to promote unification

1908-12-04

The world's ten leading maritime nations attend a Naval Conference in London; they agree on rules for blockade, convoys, and seizure of contraband

1909-05-30

National Conference on the Negro is held

1909-05-31

1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)

1909-06-15

Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.

1910-05-12

2nd NAACP conference (NYC)

1912-01-05

The Prague Party Conference takes place.

1913-01-06

Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete

1913-03-15

1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)

1913-05-07

An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War

1914-07-16

Socialist conference in Brussels (Kautsky, Trotski & Rosa Luxemburg)

1914-08-02

Postdam Conference ended

1915-08-05

The Latin-American Conference Convenes in Washington, with representatives from leading South American nations joining the US to discuss conditions in Mexico

1915-09-05

Anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland

1916-02-22

The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'

1916-06-14

Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war

1918-12-04

Pres Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st chief executive to travel outside US while in office

1919-02-03

Socialist conference convenes (Berne Switzerland)

1919-05-06

Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa

1919-07-08

Pres Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference

1919-11-22

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

1921-06-20

At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri, the Indian representative, puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies; the South African Prime Minister, General J.C. Smuts, opposes Sastris resolution, claiming that he cannot grant the franchise to Indians while withholding it from Blacks

1921-11-12

Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments

1922-01-06

-13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments

1922-01-13

Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended

1922-02-27

Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

1924-07-16

Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

1924-08-16

Conference about German recovery payments opens in London

1925-02-01

1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin

1925-05-04

League of Nations conference on arms control & poison gas usage

1925-06-16

The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs

1926-11-22

Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth

1927-02-10

Pres Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

1927-05-02

Intl Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens

1931-10-12

1st International Conference on Calendar Reform

1932-02-02

Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries

1933-02-03

1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, DC

1933-06-12

Financial & Economy World conference opens (66 countries)

1934-06-11

Disarmament conference in Geneva fails

1937-09-08

Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens

1938-11-16

K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India

1941-12-22

Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, DC for a wartime conference

1942-01-13

Allied Conference on war trials

1942-01-13

Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration

1942-01-20

Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin to organise the "final solution", the extermination of Europe's Jews

1943-04-07

Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg

1943-05-25

Trident conference in Washington, DC (operation plan '43 against Japan)

1943-08-14

-Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean

1943-10-19

Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow

1943-11-27

Conference of Teheran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)

1943-12-04

-Dec 6] 2nd conference of Cairo: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inonu

1944-01-12

Churchill & de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh

1944-07-01

Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank

1944-07-23

Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin

1944-09-11

FDR & Churchill meet in Canada at 2nd Quebec Conference

1945-02-12

SF selected for site of UN Conference

1945-03-01

FDR announces success of Yalta Conference

1945-04-25

45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF

1945-07-17

Potsdam Conference (Truman, Stalin, Churchill) holds 1st meeting

1945-08-02

Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman & Churchill

1946-05-01

The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.

1946-09-06

All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)

1948-06-21

Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens

1950-01-15

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

1951-09-04

US President Harry Truman addresses opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference

1952-01-12

NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13

1952-02-26

Neth-Indonesian Unity conference

1952-05-29

2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends

1953-01-10

NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7

1953-01-23

NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf

1953-05-03

Westchester conference of American Library Association proclaims "Freedom to Read"

1953-12-16

1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)

1954-04-07

US President Eisenhower in news conference first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China

1954-04-26

Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva

1955-01-19

1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)

1955-02-02

1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

1955-04-18

1st Bandoeng Conference - Afro-Asian conference opens

1955-04-24

Conference of Bandung against colonialism/for self determination, ends

1955-08-08

Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy

1956-02-25

Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference

1956-09-19

1st international conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne)

1957-02-10

Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms

1957-02-13

Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans

1957-02-27

Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals

1959-07-01

The Party of the African Federation (PFA) holds its constitutive conference.

1961-01-25

1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)

1961-06-29

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government

1961-09-01

1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade

1962-03-14

Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France

1964-03-23

UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva

1964-06-11

Chicago police break up Rolling Stones press conference

1966-06-01

2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights

1966-06-22

South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government

1967-04-24

Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

1968-02-01

World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi

1968-04-09

Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference

1969-06-05

The International communist conference begins in Moscow.

1971-01-17

At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil

1971-03-27

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast

1972-06-05

UN Conference on Human Environment opens in Stockholm

1972-07-12

Twelve years after the banning of the ANC and Pan Africanist Congress, a new political movement, the Black People Convention is formed after a three day long conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

1973-09-05

Conference of less developed countries approves forming "producers' associations" and calls for withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied Arab lands

1973-11-23

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

1975-08-01

CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

1975-11-27

The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.

1976-07-01

Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors

1977-12-14

Egypt & Israel reps gather in Cairo for 1st formal peace conference

1977-12-30

Carter holds 1st news conference by US pres in Eastern Europe (Warsaw)

1978-09-05

Sadat, Begin & Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md

1979-05-07

5th UNCTAD-conference opens in Manila

1980-08-06

University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses

1980-08-08

LBV Conference Center & Club Lake Villas open

1983-04-26

Bruins 2-Isles 5-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 1-0 lead

1983-04-28

Bruins 4-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1

1983-04-30

Bruins 3-Isles 7-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 2-1 lead

1983-05-03

Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead

1983-05-05

Bruins 5-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Isles hold 3-2 lead

1983-05-07

Bruins 4-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles win series 4-2

1987-01-22

Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.

1987-06-22

The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals

1989-01-07

International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris

1989-11-16

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

1990-07-29

South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference

1991-02-05

Big East Football conference forms

1991-10-16

Jharkhand Chhatra Yuva Morcha is founded at a conference in Ranchi, India.

1991-10-30

Mid East peace conference begins in Madrid Spain

1991-11-04

Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

1992-07-08

Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities.

1994-05-25

Mark Messier guarantees his New York Rangers will beat the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which he would help deliver on by scoring a natural hat trick in the game

1994-11-04

San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

1995-09-04

The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.

1996-02-15

At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV

1996-12-18

During a press conference, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki states that Iran supports the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, but reserves the option of closing off the shipping route if it is threatened

1997-12-11

Delegates from 150 industrial nations attending a United Nations climate conference in Kyoto, Japan, reach agreement on a protocol to control heat-trapping greenhouse gases; the protocol commita nations to roll back greenhouse gase emissions below 1990 levels

2001-11-13

Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar.

2002-05-31

The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.

2004-03-23

Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.

2006-12-11

The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

2008-12-14

President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.

2012-12-08

UN climate conference agrees to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020

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Conference - Birthdays
Date Event
1845-04-17

Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)

1914-02-12

Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference" (d. 1999)

1926-01-23

Donald Wexler, Visions of Utopia: Three Architects Conference

1930-04-28

James Baker III, CBS News Special Report: Iraq Study Group News Conference

1931-04-20

Lee Hamilton, CBS News Special Report: Iraq Study Group News Conference

1937-10-26

Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)

1938-02-24

Kathleen Richardson, president (Methodist Conference)

1939-06-26

Smangaliso P Mkhatshwa, South Africa, sec-gen (Bishops' Conference 1983-88)

1952-03-11

Sylvia Rhone, 2014 Revolt Music Conference Recap Special

1953-05-06

Tony Blair, CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference

1955-10-11

Linda Boone, G-d in Hollywood with 1st Annual Ascend Conference for Remarkable Women

1958-02-14

Zoltán Lehotay, Conference of the Birds

1966-11-23

M.E. 'Dusty' Garza, Big West Conference NCAA Basketball

1980-04-22

Matt McCarthy, Conference Room C

1984-06-06

Brandon Scott Jones, Conference Call

1986-11-08

Megan E. Lindsay, Conference Room C

Conference - Weddings
Date Event
2003-06-08

"The Sopranos" actor Dominic Chianese (72) weds United Nations conference planner Jane Pittson (56) in Manhattan

Conference - Deaths
Date Event
1987-01-22

R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy & perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference

2015-06-26

Donald Wexler, Visions of Utopia: Three Architects Conference


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