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Congo - Historical Events
Date Event
1484-07-06

Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.

1651-02-13

Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo

1876-09-12

King Leopold II opens Congo-conference

1876-09-14

Leopold II closes Congo-conference

1877-08-05

Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo

1879-02-10

Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo

1880-09-10

Pierre de Brazza signs treaty with King Makoko of Congo

1880-11-21

Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo

1881-09-24

Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch

1881-10-12

Henry M Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch

1882-12-14

Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo

1884-02-26

British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II

1884-04-10

US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo

1884-04-22

US recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-11-08

German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-16

Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-19

Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-24

Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1884-12-27

Netherlands recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State

1885-02-05

King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession

1885-02-26

Congress of Berlin; gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain

1885-05-02

Congo Free State formed by King Leopold II of Belgium

1887-06-15

Stanley's expedition reaches Yambuya waterfalls Congo

1887-12-05

Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo

1888-04-29

Old Kavallison, Congo: Henry Morton Stanley meets Emin Pasha

1890-07-03

King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium

1890-10-03

Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo

1892-11-23

Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed

1893-03-09

Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs

1903-05-20

Britain's House of Commons begins a debate on the charges of poor administration and ill treatment of natives in Belgium's colony in the Congo Free State

1903-06-29

British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo

1903-09-19

King Leopold II denies Belgian cruelty in Congo

1903-12-12

Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo

1906-06-03

Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession

1906-10-28

Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo

1906-12-09

NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

1906-12-11

US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo

1908-01-23

US & Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo

1908-08-20

Congo Free State becomes Belgian Congo

1908-10-18

Belgium annexes Congo Free State

1908-10-20

King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium

1911-11-04

France & Germany signs treaty about Morocco & Congo

1925-02-12

E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo

1931-07-01

Trans African Railway in use (Benguela, Angola-Jadotville, Congo)

1940-08-28

French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle

1948-10-03

Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo

1955-05-16

King Baudouin of Belgium visits Congo

1958-11-28

Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community

1959-01-13

King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence

1959-11-01

Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo

1960-01-20

Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo

1960-06-30

Zaire (formerly Belgian Congo) declares independence from Belgium

1960-07-10

Belgium sends troops to Congo

1960-07-12

Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence

1960-07-15

UN troops arrive in Congo to help deal with the political crisis after Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé's declaration of independence for Katanga province

1960-07-18

1st UN troops reach Congo

1960-08-06

The UN Security Council lay down rules which would allow UN forces to enter Congo

1960-08-08

South Kasai secedes from the Congo.

1960-08-14

UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo

1960-08-15

Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France

1960-08-16

Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms

1960-09-05

President Kasavubu fires premier Lumumba of Congo

1960-09-14

Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo

1960-11-14

Belgium threatens to leave UN due to criticism on its policy on Congo

1960-11-27

Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo

1960-12-01

Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo

1961-01-17

Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba

1961-02-09

Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo

1961-04-25

Premier Moise Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo

1961-06-22

Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo

1961-08-02

Cyrille Adula becomes premier of Congo

1961-09-13

Battles between UN & Katanga troops in Congo

1961-12-27

Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations

1962-12-31

Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo

1963-08-15

Fulbert Youlou, resigns as Pres of Congo-Brazzaville

1963-12-20

Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville

1964-06-26

Moise Tsjombe forms government in Congo

1964-06-30

Last UN troops leave Congo

1964-07-10

Moise Tsjombe becomes premier of Congo

1964-07-10

Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo

1964-08-05

Congo rebellion: Christopher Gbenye/Pierre Mulele conquer Stanleyville

1964-10-27

Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians

1965-11-25

Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown

1966-06-30

Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa

1966-11-24

1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)

1967-03-13

Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death

1967-07-05

Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme

1967-08-14

Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered

1969-11-03

Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium

1969-12-31

Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi

1970-01-03

Marxist government takes over in Congo

1970-02-15

Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo

1971-10-27

Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire

1979-02-08

Denis Sassou-Nguesso became the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.

1979-07-08

Congo adopts constitution

1993-07-16

President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville

1994-07-15

Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the the Rwandan Genocide

1995-06-09

Congo (1995) premieres in USA

1997-08-16

The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

1998-10-11

A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.

2002-01-17

Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.

2002-12-17

Second Congo War: The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.

2005-12-05

The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

2010-07-02

Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people

2012-03-04

Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo

2012-08-21

20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus

2012-11-30

At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo

2014-04-23

60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

2016-12-22

Nearly 300 Arrested in Congo, as Protests Appear to Wane

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Congo - Notable Birthdays

Michael CrichtonOct 23, 1942

Congo - Birthdays
Date Event
1844-06-21

Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st railway Congo)

1846-12-24

Henry F. Downing, A Daughter of the Congo

1858-01-22

Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)

1875-08-21

Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo

1880-09-04

Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)

1885-05-15

Joel Friedkin, Fury of the Congo

1888-06-03

Clarence Redd, A Daughter of the Congo

1889-08-24

Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet

1898-07-09

Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)

1909-01-22

U Thant, Showdown in the Congo

1910-09-18

Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi

1919-10-13

Georg Schimanski, Masters of the Congo Jungle

1919-11-10

Moise Tshombe, pres of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire)

1919-11-10

Moise Tshombe, Showdown in the Congo

1925-07-02

Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo

1925-07-02

Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,

1925-07-02

Patrice Lumumba, El Congo 1961

1928-07-20

Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)

1931-11-15

Pascal Lissouba, Congo politician

1932-12-14

Etienne Tshisekedi, Congo na biso

1935-08-27

Frank Yablans, Congo

1942-10-23

Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), (d. 2008)

1946-04-08

Stuart Pankin, Phila, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs)

1947-11-06

Carolyn Seymour, Congo

1953-9-21

Joel Weiss, Congo

1956-10-20

Les Robinson, Congo

1961-03-27

Kid Congo Powers, Wings of Desire

1965-10-15

Brian La Rosa, Congo

1967-05-09

Andre Congo, To Fight

1970-01-29

Paul Ryan, Romney Ryan/Trapped in Unemployment/Joy in the Congo

1980-12-28

Lomana LuaLua, Congo footballer

Congo - Deaths
Date Event
1877-06-03

Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo

1888-08-17

James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies

1891-12-17

Msiri, ruler of the Garanganze Kingdom, Congo (Katanga), dies in battle against Belgian funded expedition

1891-12-17

Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle against Msiri, ruler of Garanganze Kingdom in the Congo

1892-12-01

Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered

1905-09-04

Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies

1905-09-14

Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die

1909-07-23

Ernest F Cambier, Bel colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65

1915-02-10

Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65

1928-02-13

Henry F. Downing, A Daughter of the Congo

1946-08-25

Clarence Redd, A Daughter of the Congo

1946-09-21

Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66

1951-10-12

Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62

1954-07-26

Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26

1954-09-19

Joel Friedkin, Fury of the Congo

1956-07-12

Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80

1961-01-17

Patrice Lumumba, El Congo 1961

1961-02-11

Patrice Lumumba, 1st premier Congo, murdered at 34

1961-09-18

Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56

1965-04-14

Roland C. Irving, A Daughter of the Congo

1969-03-24

Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55

1969-06-29

Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies

1977-03-18

Marien Ngouabi, president of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered

1992-03-22

Georg Schimanski, Masters of the Congo Jungle

2001-01-16

Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)

2012-07-06

Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85

2014-11-27

Frank Yablans, Congo

2017-02-02

DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies aged 84


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