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Convention - Notable Historical Events

Charles IIApr 25, 1660

Henry ClayMay 1, 1844

Elizabeth Cady StantonJul 19, 1848

Sojourner TruthMay 29, 1851

Frederick DouglassJul 6, 1853

John BrownMay 8, 1858

Abraham LincolnMay 16, 1860

Jefferson DavisFeb 4, 1861

Benjamin HarrisonJun 25, 1888

William Jennings BryanJul 8, 1896

Theodore RooseveltJun 18, 1912

Herbert HooverJun 14, 1928

FDRJul 1, 1932

Thomas DeweyJun 24, 1948

JFKJul 13, 1960

Richard NixonJul 27, 1960

LBJAug 26, 1964

Gerald R FordAug 19, 1976

Jimmy CarterAug 14, 1980

Ronald ReaganAug 19, 1984

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Convention - Historical Events
Date Event
1660-04-25

English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II

1689-01-22

Prince William of Orange (future King William III of Britain), summons Convention Parliament to discuss ruling jointly with his wife Mary

1728-03-06

Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo

1739-01-14

England and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo

1757-11-28

Britain condemns Convention of Kloster-Zeven

1786-09-11

Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce

1787-05-25

Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding

1787-06-20

Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.

1787-08-06

Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate

1787-09-17

US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

1792-09-21

Collot D'Herbois, first man to propose to abolish the monarchy in France at National Convention

1792-09-22

French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French King of his powers

1793-01-16

French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution

1794-02-04

French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery

1799-10-10

Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs

1802-11-01

Delegates meet at Chillicothe, Ohio, to form a state constitutional convention.

1803-07-05

The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).

1830-09-15

1st National Negro Convention begins in Phila

1830-09-20

1st Negro Convention of Free Men agree to boycott slave-produced goods

1831-03-31

Mainzer Rijnvaart Convention ends

1831-06-06

2nd national black convention (Phila)

1832-05-21

1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)

1832-06-04

3rd national black convention meets (Phila)

1833-06-03

4th national black convention meets (Phila)

1834-06-02

5th national black convention meets (NYC)

1835-06-01

6th national black convention (Philadelphia)

1836-02-03

Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)

1836-12-04

Whig party holds its 1st national convention, Harrisburg, Pa

1843-08-15

National black convention meets (Buffalo NY)

1843-08-30

1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party)

1844-05-01

Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate

1848-07-19

1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott

1848-07-26

1st Woman's Rights Convention (Senecca Falls NY)

1848-09-06

National Black Convention meets in Cleveland

1849-09-01

California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey

1849-09-03

California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey

1850-08-23

1st national women's rights convention convenes in Worcester Mass

1851-05-29

Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

1853-07-06

National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends

1853-10-06

4th National Women's Rights Convention opens in Cleveland Ohio

1854-02-23

Great-Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein

1854-07-06

1st Republican state convention (Jackson, Mich)

1854-08-24

National emigration convention meets in Cleveland

1855-06-05

Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention

1856-06-17

Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia

1858-05-08

John Brown holds antislavery convention

1860-04-23

Dem convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery

1860-05-16

-18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate

1860-10-18

The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.

1861-02-04

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

1861-03-11

Confederate convention in Montgomery adopts constitution (US Civil War)

1864-08-22

First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field"

1864-08-28

The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations.

1864-10-04

National black convention meets (Syracuse NY)

1866-09-06

Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

1866-11-20

First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org)

1868-01-07

Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock

1868-01-07

Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson

1868-01-14

NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh

1868-01-14

SC constitutional convention meets with a black majority

1868-01-20

Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee

1868-02-10

Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida

1868-05-20

Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant

1868-06-01

Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin

1869-01-13

Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention meets in Wash DC

1872-02-22

1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)

1872-04-10

1st National black convention meets in New Orleans

1872-06-05

Republican National Convention meets (Phila)

1872-06-18

Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall

1876-06-15

Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a US presidential convention

1877-12-26

Socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st natl convention

1881-08-03

Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous

1883-09-24

National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky

1884-06-03

John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party natl convention chair

1884-06-24

John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

1884-09-10

Congressman John R Lynch presides over Republican National Convention

1886-09-09

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.

1887-02-16

1st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)

1888-03-02

The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

1888-06-25

Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

1889-01-03

Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood

1889-07-04

Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting

1892-06-07

Republican convention in Minneapolis begins

1896-07-08

William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democrat convention

1898-06-07

Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago

1898-06-14

France signs Niger Convention

1899-07-29

The First Hague Convention is signed.

1900-01-27

Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention

1900-11-05

Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention

1901-06-12

In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution

1902-01-08

The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin

1902-04-08

Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months

1908-07-07

The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee

1909-04-19

A convention with Turkey recognizes Bulgarian independence

1912-01-23

The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague.

1912-06-18

The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

1915-05-17

National Baptist Convention chartered

1916-06-14

The Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Wilson campaigns on the slogan 'he kept out out of the war'

1919-11-10

American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)

1922-02-09

Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1924-06-10

1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland

1926-07-20

A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests.

1926-09-25

International slavery convention signed by 20 states

1928-06-14

Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

1928-06-28

Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for US president at Democratic Convention

1929-05-31

Atlantic City Convention Center opens

1929-06-03

1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)

1930-10-25

1st football game in Atlantic City Convention Center

1930-12-22

Convention of Economic Rapprochement/Oslo Agreesments signed between some European countries in response to the Great Depression

1932-06-16

President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

1932-07-01

NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago

1936-07-10

New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles

1940-03-23

The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.

1940-07-18

Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

1944-07-19

Democratic convention opens in Chicago

1944-07-20

US President FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention

1944-12-07

Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago

1947-04-04

Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect

1947-10-02

Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted

1948-06-24

Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

1948-07-23

Progressive party convention nominates Henry Wallace for President

1948-12-09

UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide

1953-09-03

European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect

1956-08-22

Pres Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF

1957-01-11

The African Convention is founded in Dakar.

1960-07-13

US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

1960-07-27

US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

1960-07-28

Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate

1961-03-30

The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.

1963-11-27

The Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention is signed at Strasbourg.

1964-07-16

Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate

1964-08-26

LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ

1965-05-26

Revised International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect

1966-09-03

24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry

1967-06-10

Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1967-06-11

Mexico becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1967-07-10

Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1967-08-04

Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)

1968-08-08

Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

1968-08-21

Democratic Convention opens in Chicago

1968-08-28

Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention

1969-03-19

Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention

1969-09-24

1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati

1970-06-05

Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1970-08-01

EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi

1971-02-21

The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.

1972-03-10

1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)

1972-06-24

Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention

1972-07-10

Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)

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

1972-08-21

Republican convention opens in Miami Beach

1972-08-23

Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)

1973-10-05

Signature of the European Patent Convention.

1973-10-23

UN's revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted

1975-03-26

The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.

1976-06-27

In South Africa, the National President of the Black People's Convention, Kenneth Hlaku Rachidi, declares that riots in Soweto have lead to a new era of political consciousness

1976-08-19

President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention

1976-09-18

Rev Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention

1978-06-10

Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1978-10-05

Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques

1980-08-14

Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

1981-12-02

Moscone Convention Center, SF opens at 11:30 AM

1984-06-14

Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members

1984-08-19

Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

1984-08-22

Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush

1986-02-19

US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later

1988-03-07

Colombia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1988-04-05

Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate

1988-08-18

Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

1988-08-20

Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1988-11-25

Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed

1989-03-01

The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1990-01-25

Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1990-04-27

50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich)

1991-10-09

Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1992-07-27

Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Rep Natl Convention

1993-11-04

Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1996-01-11

Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1996-06-08

Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1996-12-26

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification goes into force.

1997-04-29

The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.

1997-07-28

Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1997-12-24

The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

2000-08-23

Nicaragua becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. This essentially deprecated the Buenos Aires Convention treaty, because as of this date, all members of the BA Convention were also signatories to Berne.

2001-11-23

Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.

2005-03-05

The Burkinabé Party for Democracy and Socialism holds its first National Convention.

2008-05-01

The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.

2009-10-23

The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.

2012-04-29

International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect

2016-03-29

Secret Service says 'no' to guns at Republican convention

2016-07-19

Melania Trump convention speech similar to Michelle Obama's from 2008

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Convention - Birthdays
Date Event
1749-06-19

Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, France, chairman (National Convention)

1754-04-09

Pieter Paulus, Dutch lawyer/CEO (National Convention)

1822-09-09

Napoleon J K P Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention

1891-02-25

E.J. Mannix, The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention

1891-04-16

J.G. Mayer, The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention

1914-10-03

Branche Macdonald, Convention City

1938-04-17

Ben Barnes, Convention

1938-10-29

Peter Stampfel, Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

1941-04-05

Dave Swarbrick, rocker (Fairport Convention)

1941-07-29

Paul Sylvan, The Convention

1943-12-25

Trevor Lucas, rocker (Fairport Convention)

1946-09-24

Jerry Donahue, rocker (Fairport Convention)

1947-01-06

Sandy Denny, London UK, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)

1947-11-02

Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

1948-12-09

Steve Handelsman, NBC News Decision 92 Republican Convention

1949-08-18

Martin Lamble, Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

1950-10-13

Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

1959-08-18

Doro Bush, Convention '92

1961-05-14

David Quantick, Convention

1973-08-06

Karenna Gore, Convention '92

1977-02-12

Tarvis Watson, The Convention

1981-03-11

Heidi Cortez, World Tanning Convention

1984-02-28

Samantha Grace, The Horror Convention Massacre

1988-03-23

Elle Viane Sonnet, Quantum Mechanix Interview: 2012 Star Trek Convention Las Vegas

Convention - Deaths
Date Event
1796-01-08

Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Fren Nat Convention chairman, dies at 46

1796-03-17

Pieter Paulus, lawyer/Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41

1880-11-11

Lucretia Mott, US quaker (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies

1891-03-17

Napoleon JKP Bonaparte, French prince/member Natl Convention, dies at 68

1947-09-30

J.G. Mayer, The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention

1963-08-30

E.J. Mannix, The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention


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