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Congress - Notable Historical Events

MaxentiusNov 11, 308

George WashingtonMay 10, 1775

John HancockMay 24, 1775

Benjamin FranklinJun 11, 1776

John DickinsonJul 2, 1776

John JaySep 28, 1779

John MarshallFeb 14, 1803

Napoléon BonaparteOct 1, 1814

Thomas JeffersonJan 30, 1815

Simon BolivarFeb 10, 1824

Andrew JacksonJul 1, 1836

James K. PolkDec 2, 1845

Andrew JohnsonMar 23, 1867

Elizabeth Cady StantonJan 20, 1869

Hiram R. RevelsFeb 25, 1870

Mary Todd LincolnJul 14, 1870

Rudolf VirchowSep 22, 1877

Benjamin HarrisonJan 6, 1893

Mahatma GandhiAug 22, 1894

Upton SinclairJun 30, 1906

Jeannette RankinNov 7, 1916

W.E.B. Du BoisFeb 19, 1919

StalinDec 27, 1927

FDRMar 9, 1933

Winston ChurchillDec 26, 1941

President TrumanJun 23, 1947

LBJMar 15, 1965

Yasser ArafatFeb 4, 1969

President ReaganSep 29, 1983

Nelson MandelaJun 23, 1990

George BushJan 12, 1991

Elizabeth IIMay 16, 1991

Bill ClintonSep 11, 1998

George W. BushSep 20, 2001

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Congress - Historical Events
Date Event
308-11-11

The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

1459-06-01

Pope Pius II opens congress of Mantua

1515-07-22

First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence

1579-05-07

Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands

1644-12-04

1st European peace congress opens in Munster

1754-06-19

Albany Congress held by seven British colonies & Iroquois indians

1765-10-07

Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY

1765-10-19

Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights & liberties

1774-05-28

1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)

1774-09-05

1st Continental Congress assembles at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1774-10-14

1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia

1774-10-20

Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment

1774-10-26

First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia

1775-05-10

2nd Continental Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time

1775-05-10

2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

1775-05-17

American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.

1775-05-24

John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress

1775-07-05

US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.

1775-07-06

Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent

1775-10-13

Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

1775-10-23

Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

1775-11-10

Congress forms US Marine Corps

1775-11-28

2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy

1776-01-16

Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks

1776-03-25

Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington

1776-06-07

Richard Lee (VA) moves Decl of Independence in Continental Congress

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

1776-06-23

Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress

1776-07-02

Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are & of right ought to be Free & Independent States"

1776-07-02

At the Continental Congress, John Dickinson abstains from the votes that declare independence

1776-07-04

According to popular legend the Liberty Bell rings for the 2nd Continental Congress

1776-07-04

US congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain

1776-09-09

Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)

1776-12-23

Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France

1777-06-14

Continental Congress adopts Stars & Stripes replacing Grand Union flag

1777-09-30

Continental Congress, flees to York, Pa, as British forces advance

1777-11-15

Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress

1778-09-19

The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.

1779-01-18

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

1779-09-28

American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1780-01-15

Continental Congress establishes court of appeals

1781-03-01

Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation

1781-11-05

John Hanson elected first "President of US in Congress assembled"

1782-02-21

US congress resolves establishment of a US mint

1782-06-20

Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it's symbol

1783-12-23

General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress

1784-01-14

US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris

1784-08-23

Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it

1785-01-11

Continental Congress convenes in NYC

1785-07-06

Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage

1785-11-28

The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people

1786-08-08

US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money

1787-02-02

Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.

1787-07-13

Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)

1787-09-28

Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval

1789-03-04

1st US Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)

1789-04-06

1st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, NYC

1789-07-27

US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs (State dept)

1789-08-07

Congress creates Department of War & Lighthouse Service

1789-09-02

US Treasury Department established by Congress

1789-09-18

1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress

1789-09-24

US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution

1789-09-25

US Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)

1789-09-29

1st congress adjourns

1790-02-11

Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery

1790-03-26

US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency

1790-05-26

Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress

1790-07-16

US Congress establishes District of Columbia

1790-12-06

The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1791-03-03

Congress establishes US Mint

1791-03-04

1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office

1792-02-21

US Congress passes Presidential Succession Act

1794-01-13

Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes

1794-03-22

Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries

1794-06-04

Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers

1794-06-05

US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces

1797-01-30

Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks

1798-07-07

Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'

1798-07-11

US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress

1798-11-16

Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress

1799-02-25

Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation

1799-03-02

Congress standardizes US weights & measures

1800-01-02

Free black community of Phila petitions Congress to abolish slave

1800-04-24

Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation

1800-11-17

Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building

1802-01-26

Congress passes an act calling for a US Capitol library

1802-01-29

John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress

1803-02-14

Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.

1803-02-19

Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953

1804-03-26

Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana

1807-02-10

US Coast Survey authorized by Congress

1807-03-02

Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808

1807-12-22

Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France

1808-01-01

Congress prohibits importation of slaves

1812-03-14

Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812

1813-02-27

Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail

1813-11-06

Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

1814-08-25

British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)

1814-10-01

Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.

1814-11-01

Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.

1815-01-30

Burned US Library of Congress reestablished with Thomas Jefferson's 6500 vols

1815-06-09

End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.

1815-11-27

City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna

1818-03-18

Congress approves 1st pensions for government service

1818-04-04

Congress decided US flag is 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars

1818-09-30

Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England

1818-10-09

Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya

1819-12-17

Congress of Angostura establishes Colombia's independence from Spain

1822-03-30

Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory

1822-12-02

In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US

1824-02-10

Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

1825-01-27

U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."

1826-03-14

General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama

1830-05-28

US Congress authorizes native Indian removal from all states to western prairie

1831-06-04

National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium

1834-06-30

Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)

1835-03-03

Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans Louisiana

1836-04-14

Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin

1836-07-01

US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

1837-03-03

Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9

1837-03-03

US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas

1839-02-20

Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia

1842-08-31

US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress

1843-03-03

Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US

1845-03-03

Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery

1845-07-04

Texas Congress votes for annexation to US

1845-12-02

Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.

1846-07-09

The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.

1846-08-10

US Act of Congress passes establishing the Smithsonian Institution, now world's largest museum and research complex

1848-06-02

The Slavic congress in Prague begins.

1849-03-03

US Home Department (later renamed the Department of the Interior) established by Congress

1850-09-18

Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850

1851-03-03

Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3 cent piece)

1851-12-24

Fire devastates US Library of Congress in Washington, destroys 35,000 volumes

1852-07-03

Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, California)

1853-03-03

Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress

1855-03-03

US Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use

1855-03-03

US Congress authorizes registered mail

1857-02-21

Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in US

1860-03-12

Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists

1860-06-23

Congress establishes Government Printing Office

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)

1861-02-09

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

1861-02-27

US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing

1861-03-06

Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army

1861-07-04

In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops

1861-07-17

US Congress authorizes paper money

1861-07-20

Confederate states' congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va

1861-08-06

US Congress passes First Confiscation Act

1861-08-19

Confederacy Congress allies with government of MO

1861-11-28

Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy

1861-12-09

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

1862-02-25

Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving & Printing

1862-03-08

Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor

1862-04-16

American Confederate Congress approves conscription act for all white males (18-35 years)

1862-04-21

Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co

1862-07-01

Congress outlaws polygamy for the 1st time

1862-07-12

Congress authorizes Medal of Honor

1862-09-24

Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal

1863-02-25

Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency

1863-03-03

US Congress authorizes track width of 4'8½" for Union Pacific Railroad

1863-03-03

Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada

1863-03-03

Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress

1863-05-01

Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers

1864-06-15

US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers

1864-11-07

2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes

1865-01-31

Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)

1865-03-04

Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"

1865-03-13

US Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service

1865-03-18

Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time

1866-03-21

US Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes

1866-04-01

US Congress rejects presidential veto giveing all equal rights in US

1866-05-16

US Congress authorizes the nickel 5 cent piece (replaces silver half-dime)

1867-03-02

1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress

1867-03-02

US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico

1867-03-02

US Congress created the Department of Education

1867-03-02

US Congress creates the Department of Education

1867-03-23

Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1867-03-29

Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial

1867-07-19

US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1867-08-12

US President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

1867-09-25

Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC

1867-11-25

US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson

1868-03-12

US Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax

1868-07-25

US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)

1868-10-30

John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress

1869-01-20

Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before US Congress

1869-02-27

John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress

1869-04-10

Congress increases number of Supreme Court judges from 7 to 9

1870-02-25

Hiram R. Revels, is sworn in as 1st black member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)

1870-05-31

Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)

1870-06-22

US Congress creates Department of Justice

1870-07-08

US Congress authorizes registration of trademarks

1870-07-14

The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year

1871-02-09

Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress

1871-03-03

US Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent

1871-03-03

US Congress establishes the civil service system

1872-06-08

Congress endorses penny post card

1873-01-06

US Congress begins investigating Crédit Mobilier scandal

1873-02-12

Congress abolishes bimetallism & authorizes $1 & $3 gold coins

1873-03-03

US Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps

1873-03-03

US Congress & government raise own salary, retroactively

1873-03-03

Censorship: The U.S. Congress enacts the Comstock Law, making it illegal to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" books through the mail.

1874-09-03

The congress of the state of México elevates Naucalpan to the category of Villa, with the title of "Villa de Juárez".

1875-03-01

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

1875-03-03

Congress authorizes 20 cent coin, lasts only 3 years

1875-12-06

44th Congress (1875-77) convenes

1876-03-04

US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap

1877-01-25

Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden

1877-09-22

Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he spoke against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools

1877-10-15

45th Congress (1877-79) convenes

1878-02-28

US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate

1878-05-31

US Congress accepts decrease in dollar circulation

1878-06-11

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

1878-06-13

Congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization

1878-07-13

Congress of Berlin discussing division of African colonies ends

1879-02-15

Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct

1879-02-25

Congress passed 1st Timberland Protection Act

1881-12-05

47th Congress (1881-83) convenes

1882-05-06

Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration

1882-08-03

Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration

1882-09-10

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

1883-03-03

Congress authorizes the 1st steel vessels in US navy

1883-12-03

48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes

1884-07-05

US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act

1885-02-25

US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds

1885-02-26

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

1885-03-03

Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed government)

1885-12-07

49th Congress (1885-87) convenes

1887-02-03

To avoid disputed natl elections, Congress creates Electoral Count Act

1887-02-23

Congress grants Seal Rocks to SF

1888-06-13

US Congress creates Department of Labor

1889-05-01

2nd International Congress calls for 1st International Workers Day 1st May 1890 to mark protests in Chicago in 1886

1890-07-02

Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act

1890-09-25

Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)

1890-10-01

Congress creates Weather Bureau

1891-03-03

Congress creates US Courts of Appeal

1891-03-03

Congress creates Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Dept)

1891-12-02

52nd Congress (1891-93) convenes

1891-12-07

52nd Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session

1893-01-06

The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

1893-02-24

The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.

1893-03-03

Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Dept of Agriculture

1893-08-07

53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes

1894-08-18

Congress creates Bureau of Immigration

1894-08-22

Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

1894-08-27

Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court

1895-02-20

Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

1895-09-05

George Washington Murray elected to Congress from SC

1895-09-09

American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)

1895-12-02

54th Congress (1895-97) convenes

1898-04-21

Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.

1898-04-22

Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry

1899-01-28

American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress

1899-02-14

US Congress begins using voting machines

1899-03-03

Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar

1899-12-04

56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes

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

1900-03-14

US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act

1900-04-12

The US Congress passes the Foraker Act, establishing Puerto Rico as an unincorporated territory (effective 1 May)

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

1900-07-23

Pan-African Congress meets in London

1901-02-02

The US Congress passes the Army Reorganization Act, placing the minimum number of men under arms at 58,000

1901-03-02

The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.

1901-03-03

Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Dept of Commerce

1901-12-31

In the first election under their new constitution, Cuba elects a Congress and their first president, Tomas Estrada Palma

1902-04-29

Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines

1902-06-17

US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands

1902-06-28

Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin

1902-07-01

US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA

1903-02-11

US Congress adopts the Expedition Act, which authorizes the Attorney General to 'expedite' anti-trust cases through the courts, reflecting growing popular support for President Roosevelt's 'trust busting' campaign

1904-04-13

Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin

1906-06-29

US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce

1906-06-30

US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)

1907-02-26

US Congress raised their own salaries to $7,500

1907-12-07

The First Egyptian Nationalist Congress meets under the leadership of Mustafa Kamil Pasha

1908-06-15

World congress for Women's rights opens in Amsterdam

1909-04-09

The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States

1910-01-19

National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress

1910-07-04

The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation

1910-08-14

6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC

1910-11-08

For the first time since 1894, the US elects a Democratic Congress, including the first socialist ever to sit in Congress, Victor L Berger of Milwaukee

1911-01-31

Congress names SF as Panama Canal opening celebration site

1911-04-13

The US House of Representatives votes to institute direct elections of senators to Congress, a step towards direct democracy

1912-01-08

Chiefs, representatives of people's and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms

1913-03-10

William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300

1913-07-25

A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland

1913-10-19

At a meeting of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in Durban, NIC secretaries, M. C. Anglia and Dada Osman, severely criticise Mahatma Gandhi and tender their resignations

1914-02-04

US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law

1914-04-20

US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves

1914-05-07

US Congress establishes mother's day

1915-01-16

Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin

1916-02-23

Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin

1916-06-17

1st national congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java

1916-07-11

Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act

1916-08-29

Congress creates US Naval Reserve

1916-08-29

US Congress accept Jones Act: Philippines independence

1916-09-07

Workmen's Compensation Act passed by Congress

1916-11-07

Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1917-02-05

Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration

1917-03-03

US Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations

1917-04-02

US President Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany

1917-06-16

1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]

1917-10-25

Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd

1918-03-19

US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time

1918-05-16

The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.

1918-07-09

Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal

1918-12-15

American Jewish Congress holds it's 1st meeting

1919-01-18

WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France

1919-02-19

Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

1919-02-26

Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

1919-03-02

1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin

1919-09-04

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

1919-09-16

American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress

1919-10-27

US Congress sign Volstead Act

1919-10-28

Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Wilson's veto

1921-03-06

The Natal Indian Congress is resuscitated and reorganised at a meeting in Durban, with Ismail Gora as President

1921-05-19

Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system

1921-08-28

2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)

1922-02-22

Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin

1922-09-24

Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky

1922-12-15

IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague

1923-05-31

The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President.

1923-08-13

Turkish National Congress selects Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Pasja as president

1924-01-27

The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill

1924-02-15

A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill

1924-10-31

World Savings Day was announced in Milan, Italy, by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).

1925-02-12

1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress

1925-02-13

US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult

1925-02-28

Congress authorizes a special handling stamp

1925-03-07

American Negro Congress organizes

1925-12-31

14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry

1926-05-20

Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes

1926-05-28

US Customs Court created by congress

1926-10-03

1st congress of Pan European Movement (Pan-Europese Beweging) opens in Vienna

1926-11-03

15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins

1927-08-21

4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)

1927-12-27

Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled

1928-05-22

US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

1929-01-26

Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence

1929-03-02

Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals

1929-10-07

Ramsay MacDonald is first British premier to address US Congress

1930-02-10

Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress

1930-03-26

Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway

1931-02-20

Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge

1932-05-01

1st Suriname union congress at Paramaribo

1932-05-17

US Congress changes name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico"

1932-08-27

International anti-war congress opens in Amsterdam

1933-01-12

US Congress recognize independence Philippines

1933-03-09

Congress is called into special session by FDR, & began its "100 days"

1933-03-31

Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps

1933-07-12

Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)

1933-08-22

International Zionists Congress opens in Prague

1934-02-10

Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

1934-03-16

Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act

1934-03-23

US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945

1934-03-24

U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years

1934-04-13

US Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act

1934-05-18

Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a capital offense

1935-04-08

Works Progress Administration approved by Congress

1935-04-30

World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul

1935-06-16

US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

1935-06-30

The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.

1935-11-09

Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms

1935-11-24

The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.

1936-02-08

Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party

1936-02-14

National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago

1937-03-24

National Gallery of Art established by Congress

1938-03-03

American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)

1938-05-17

US Congress approves Vinson Naval Act, which funds a two-ocean navy

1938-11-18

Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

1938-11-24

National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball

1939-06-23

US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard

1940-09-14

Congress passes 1st peace-time conscription bill (draft law)

1941-12-08

President Roosevelt delivers "Day of Infamy" speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbour

1941-12-26

Winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"

1942-02-08

Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort

1942-07-20

Legion of Merit Medal authorized by US congress

1942-08-09

Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress

1942-11-03

William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago

1943-06-15

Congress of racial Equality (CORE) forms

1943-06-20

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded

1943-06-20

National Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) organizes

1944-06-20

Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency

1944-12-14

Congress establshes rank of General of Army (5-star General)

1944-12-15

US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star

1945-12-28

Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"

1947-01-03

1st opening session of Congress to be televised

1947-03-24

Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency

1947-06-23

US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress

1948-02-02

President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program

1948-03-27

The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.

1948-03-31

Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe

1948-09-13

Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress

1948-12-01

Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine

1950-08-01

American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule

1950-09-30

1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris

1951-04-07

American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament

1951-07-09

US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

1952-01-21

Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

1952-04-03

Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress

1952-04-25

American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter

1952-07-03

Puerto Rico's constitution approved by US Congress

1952-10-05

19th congress of Communist Party meets in Moscow

1953-01-03

Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.

1953-06-03

Congress cites research of NYC librarian Robert Henderson in proving

1953-06-03

Alexander Cartwright officially credited by U.S. Congress as founder of baseball

1954-06-22

Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands

1954-09-20

1st National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution

1955-07-11

Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"

1955-07-28

The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.

1955-12-05

The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.

1956-02-14

20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow

1956-02-23

20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow

1957-01-05

Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Mid East

1957-01-30

US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine"

1957-02-23

The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.

1957-04-15

Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery

1957-04-15

Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million

1957-08-29

Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957

1958-03-14

South Africa government prohibits the African National Congress

1958-07-25

The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.

1959-07-28

Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress

1959-07-29

First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.

1959-09-11

Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans

1959-10-12

At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.

1960-02-08

Congress opens hearings looking into payola

1961-02-27

The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.

1961-10-17

22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow

1961-10-30

Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Red Square

1962-02-25

India Congress Party wins elections

1963-06-25

Curnick Ndlovu, South African Trade Unionist and African National Congress Leader, is arrested

1963-12-30

Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar

1964-05-28

Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem

1964-08-07

US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution

1965-03-15

LBJ asks congress to ensure everybody's right to vote

1965-07-03

Harold Strachan, member of the Communist Party of South Africa and Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress, is served with a restriction order in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act

1966-09-15

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

1967-03-12

Indonesian congress deprives president Sukarno of authority

1967-04-11

Harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress & reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr

1967-11-14

The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman".

1968-03-18

Congress repeals requirement for a gold reserve

1968-04-27

Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands

1968-08-22

1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.

1969-01-03

Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress

1969-01-07

US Congress doubles president salary

1969-02-04

The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

1970-08-13

Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa

1970-12-31

Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin

1971-06-22

a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.

1971-10-20

Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland

1972-03-22

Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)

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

1973-09-13

Congress passes & sends a bill to Nixon to lift football's blackout

1973-10-18

Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin

1974-02-05

John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.

1974-08-14

Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold

1974-11-21

Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford's veto

1974-12-28

Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.

1975-12-23

Congress passes Metric Conversion Act

1976-02-24

Leonid Brezhnev opens 25th congress of CPSU

1976-09-28

US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act

1977-08-09

The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.

1978-10-10

US Congress approves Dollar coin honoring women's suffrage campaigner Susan B. Anthony

1979-09-27

US Congress' final approval to create Dept of Education

1980-01-06

Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India

1980-03-01

The US enacts the Crude Oil Windfall Profit Tax Act as part of a compromise between the Carter Administration and the Congress over the decontrol of crude oil prices

1980-09-25

The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.

1980-12-11

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (known as either CERCLA or Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.

1981-10-22

The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.

1982-04-21

Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress

1983-01-02

Several African National Congress(ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.

1983-02-24

A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

1983-05-27

Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress

1983-06-23

US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions

1983-09-29

1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act

1983-09-29

Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

1984-06-28

Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola

1984-12-28

Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India

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

1985-12-10

Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress

1986-06-24

In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence

1986-09-23

Congress selects the rose as US national flower

1986-12-17

US Congress forms "Irangate" committee

1987-01-06

100th US Congress convenes

1987-02-04

Pres Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress

1987-05-05

Congress begins Iran-Contra hearings

1988-03-22

Congress overrides Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

1988-03-29

US Congress discontinues aid to Nicaraguan contras

1988-08-04

Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II

1989-02-14

African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam

1989-06-29

The National Party adopts a five year programme of its objectives which included a political "reform" plan to give South Africa's Black majority a role in national as well as local government spheres; the African National Congress (ANC) said that it would consider nothing less than a one-man, one-vote system

1989-07-16

South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid

1989-09-15

The U.S. Congress recognizes Terry Anderson's continued captivity in Beirut.

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.

1990-01-18

South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress

1990-03-14

Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress

1990-05-02

South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid

1990-06-11

Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress

1990-06-23

African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, on a US tour, receives a tumultuous welcome in Boston.

1990-06-25

African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela meets with President George Bush at the White House

1990-08-15

At least 150 people die in clashes between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party, South Africa

1990-12-31

United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace

1991-01-10

US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis

1991-01-11

Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq

1991-01-12

US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

1991-03-06

Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, President Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"

1991-04-12

Nepalese Congress party wins general elections

1991-04-18

Congress ends railroad worker 1 day strike

1991-05-16

Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

1991-06-26

ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

1991-09-05

Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress

1992-04-05

Peru's Pres Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution & dissolved Congress

1992-05-19

27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary

1992-07-13

The Tripartite Alliance, consisting of the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Union, outlines a mass action plan for August

1992-08-23

Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, main architect of apartheid, joins the African National Congress

1993-08-13

US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail

1994-09-29

House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress

1995-03-12

Congress party loses India national election

1995-07-06

Venezuela's Congress approves the country's first investment law allowing for foreign participation in oil exploration and production

1995-12-12

Israeli PM Shimon Peres address both house of US congress

1996-02-01

The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.

1996-02-08

The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.

1996-06-20

The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry

1998-09-11

Independent counsel Kenneth Starr sends a report to the U.S. Congress accusing President Bill Clinton of 11 possible impeachable offenses.

1999-04-08

Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.

2001-09-20

In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

2002-06-11

Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

2002-06-28

In South Africa, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Treatment Action Campaign table a national HIV/AIDS treatment plan in the National Economic, Development and Labour Council

2002-11-04

Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress

2003-08-16

U.S. Representative from South Dakota Bill Janklow hits and kills a motorcyclist with his car at a rural intersection near Trent, South Dakota; he will eventually be convicted of manslaughter and will resign from Congress.

2003-11-18

The congress of the Communist Party of Indian Union (Marxist-Leninist) decides to merge the party into Kanu Sanyal's CPI(ML).

2005-04-07

The Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress.

2007-01-04

The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

2014-05-10

The African National Congress wins the 2014 South African General Election

2016-01-30

Liz Cheney running for Congress in Wyoming

2016-04-13

US Congress sends Obama bill incentivizing Zika drug development

2016-04-17

Congress to vote on impeaching Rousseff in divided Brazil

2016-04-27

North Korea to stage first party congress in nearly 40 years

2017-01-11

Trump Tells Congress to Repeal and Replace Health Care Law 'Very Quickly'

2017-03-02

47 Million Viewers Watched Trump's First Address to Congress

2017-03-31

Michael Flynn Offers to Testify Before Congress in Exchange for Immunity

2017-12-12

Trump accusers call for Congress to investigate sexual harassment allegations against him

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Congress - Notable Birthdays

Jeannette RankinJun 11, 1880

Congress - Birthdays
Date Event
1714-09-19

Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1786)

1723-04-20

Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781)

1731-07-03

Samuel Huntington, (Gov-Ct), Continental Congress pres

1735-04-13

Isaac Low, delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1791)

1833-01-21

Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)

1847-10-01

Annie Besant, Congress Session in Bombay

1848-12-15

Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress

1849-09-01

Elizabeth Harrison, US, educator (Natl Congress of Parents & Teachers)

1861-09-20

Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (d. 1955)

1872-11-05

Norbert Falk, Congress Dances

1875-10-31

Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Congress Session in Bombay

1876-12-25

Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Congress Session in Bombay

1879-02-13

Sarojini Naidu, Congress Session in Bombay

1880-06-11

Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (Rep-Montana)

1886-05-25

Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)

1888-12-07

Hamilton Fish, US congress leader/isolationist

1889-02-21

Otto Wallburg, Congress Dances

1890-06-03

Baburao Painter, Congress Session in Bombay

1891-03-22

Boris Romanoff, Congress Dances

1895-06-22

James Arthur Calata, Anglican clergyman and African National Congress (ANC) leader, Rabula, Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape.

1895-07-22

James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman

1896-02-29

Morarji Desai, Congress Session in Bombay

1902-04-03

Henri Garat, Paris France, actor (Congress Dances)

1908-11-20

Alistair Cooke, The Congress

1909-09-12

Donald MacDonald, O.C., LL.D. former president of the Canadian Labour Congress and politician (d.1986)

1913-09-10

Zeph[ania L] Mothopeng, pres South Afr Pan-African Congress (1986- )

1917-10-27

Oliver Tambo, co-founder (African National Congress)

1918-08-03

James MacGregor Burns, The Congress

1920-07-04

John Garraty, The Congress

1923-03-17

Margaret Bondfield, 1st woman chairman (Trades Union Congress)

1926-06-24

Charles McDowell, The Congress

1929-03-06

Tom Foley, Spokane, WA, politician (congress, 1965-1995, speaker of the house, 1989-1995), (d. 2013)

1929-11-05

Hal Youngblood, Davy Crockett Goes to Congress

1929-9-11

David Broder, The Congress

1930-12-16

Bill Young, Harmarville, PA, politician (Congress, 1993-2013), (d. 2013)

1933-07-07

David McCullough, The Congress

1938-03-12

Jessy Dixon, Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

1940-02-22

Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)

1942-01-01

Martin Frost, The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress

1948-10-10

David Tereshchuk, Spear of the Nation: The Story of the African National Congress

1958-01-07

Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)

1958-01-13

Terry Keel, The Big Buy: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress

1960-10-31

Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress

1969-05-22

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

1975-05-04

Michal Englert, The Congress

1980-02-04

Luciano Vittori Jr., The Congress

1986-07-05

Joe Hallisy, Sid Smith for Congress

1990-08-12

Nikki Yee, The Congress of Vienna

1993-04-13

Jeffrey Nham, The Congress of Vienna

Congress - Deaths
Date Event
1775-10-21

Peyton Randolph, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1721)

1781-04-28

Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1723)

1784-06-13

Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)

1786-03-11

Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1714)

1790-05-04

Matthew Tilghman, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1718)

1790-05-09

William Clingan, American delegate to the Continental Congress

1792-05-10

John Stevens, American delegate to the Continental Congress

1801-11-04

William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)

1821-10-24

Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)

1921-08-10

John M Martin, last confederate congress member, dies

1932-09-16

Norbert Falk, Congress Dances

1933-09-20

Annie Besant, Congress Session in Bombay

1944-10-29

Otto Wallburg, Congress Dances

1948-09-11

Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Congress Session in Bombay

1949-02-01

Sarojini Naidu, Congress Session in Bombay

1950-12-15

Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Congress Session in Bombay

1951-01-18

Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41

1952-11-09

Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)

1954-01-16

Baburao Painter, Congress Session in Bombay

1955-08-14

Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)

1957-01-30

Boris Romanoff, Congress Dances

1959-08-13

Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57

1968-07-26

Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies

1969-06-11

John L Lewis, formed (Congress of Industrial Org), dies at 89

1983-06-16

James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, at 87

1988-09-21

Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914

1993-04-24

Oliver R Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75

1995-04-10

Morarji Desai, Congress Session in Bombay

1995-04-23

John C. Stennis, The Congress

1998-03-02

Henry Steele Commager, Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress

2004-02-28

Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)

2004-03-30

Alistair Cooke, The Congress

2007-01-24

Hal Youngblood, Davy Crockett Goes to Congress

2007-12-19

John Garraty, The Congress

2010-11-05

Charles McDowell, The Congress

2011-03-09

David Broder, The Congress

2011-09-26

Jessy Dixon, Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

2014-07-15

James MacGregor Burns, The Congress

2018-04-07

Daniel Akaka, First Native Hawaiian in Congress, Dies at 93


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