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Coup - Notable Historical Events

George WashingtonMar 15, 1783

NapoleonOct 23, 1812

Louis XVIIIAug 19, 1821

Hipólito YrigoyenSep 6, 1930

Getúlio Dornelles VargasNov 3, 1930

Fulgencio BatistaSep 4, 1933

Ho Chi MinhAug 22, 1945

Kwame NkrumahFeb 24, 1966

Mao ZedongOct 11, 1976

Mikhail GorbachevAug 19, 1991

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Coup - Historical Events
Date Event
1461-08-07

Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.

1660-10-13

Denmark king Frederik III makes coup

1730-09-17

Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees

1772-08-21

King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.

1782-04-06

Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état.

1783-03-15

In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.

1794-07-27

Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris

1798-01-22

Coup of Midderigh

1809-03-29

King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.

1812-10-23

Failed coup against emperor Napoleon

1821-08-19

Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

1851-12-02

French President Charles Louis Bonaparte in a Coup d'etat overthrows the Second Republic establishing himself as Emperor.

1851-12-04

Pres Louis Napoleon Boaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France

1881-09-09

Egyptian military coup under colonel Arab "El Wahid"

1903-05-29

May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.

1903-06-10

In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers

1904-11-18

General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.

1907-12-15

In Persia, the Shah leads a coup de'etat against the liberal Prime Minister Nasir ul-Mulk and imprisons him, but a popular uprising forces the Shah to restore Nasir ul-Mulk soon after

1908-12-04

Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup

1909-03-26

In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz

1913-01-23

The Young Turks lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government

1916-09-27

Iyasu is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zauditu.

1920-03-13

Wolfgang Kapp's coup attempt in Berlin fails

1921-10-19

Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.

1923-09-13

With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera

1924-12-24

Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)

1926-05-12

General Józef Piłsudski returns to power in Poland after coup d'état against the Witos regime

1926-05-28

Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal

1926-05-31

Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup

1926-07-09

Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal

1926-10-16

Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed

1926-12-17

Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the ‎1926 coup d'état‎ is successful.

1929-01-05

Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia

1930-09-06

Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

1930-10-24

A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president."

1930-11-03

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

1931-09-13

Right-radical coup of Dr Pfrimer fails in Austria

1932-02-06

Fascist coup in the Memel territory

1932-02-29

Failed coup attempt by fascist Lapua Movement in Finland

1932-05-15

The 15th May Incident: in an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.

1932-06-06

Carlos Davila coup against pres Juan Montero of Chile

1932-06-24

Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand

1932-09-14

Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri

1933-08-12

Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup

1933-09-04

Coup on Cuban president De Cespedes by Fulgencio Batista

1934-02-06

Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.

1934-03-12

Acting Pres Constantine Päts commits coup in Tallinn Estonia

1934-05-19

Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria

1934-07-25

Failed nazi coup in Austria

1935-08-20

Miltary coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador

1935-10-10

Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy

1936-02-26

Military coup in Japan

1938-11-30

Fascist coup in Romania, fails

1941-03-27

Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul

1941-05-30

British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government

1941-10-09

A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

1943-12-19

Military coup in Bolivia

1944-02-24

Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war

1945-08-22

Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

1947-07-02

Military coup discovered in France

1949-08-14

Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria

1951-11-28

Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria

1952-03-10

Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

1953-06-14

Military coup by general Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia

1953-08-19

The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)

1954-05-05

Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay

1955-04-06

Yemen: failed coup by Abdullah Seif el-Islam

1956-12-20

Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra

1957-09-16

Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)

1957-09-17

Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat

1959-03-08

Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq

1960-05-27

Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

1960-09-14

Coup under Col Joseph-Desire Mobutu in Congo

1960-11-12

Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails

1961-01-25

Military coup in El Salvador

1961-12-31

Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon

1962-03-02

In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.

1962-03-28

Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees

1962-12-08

Failed coup in Brunei

1963-03-08

Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria

1963-07-18

Failed military coup in Syria

1964-01-30

Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam

1964-04-02

Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted

1964-04-19

Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier

1965-01-26

South Vietnam milt coup under general Nguyen Khanh

1965-04-24

Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic

1965-06-19

Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired

1965-10-01

Failed coup under lt col Untung in Indonesia

1965-11-25

Congo military coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown

1966-01-01

Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic

1966-02-23

Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government

1966-02-24

Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

1966-02-25

Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad

1966-03-11

Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out

1966-07-29

Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup

1966-11-28

Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared

1967-01-13

Coup in Togo

1967-04-21

Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier

1967-12-13

Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II

1968-10-03

Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru

1968-11-19

Military coup in Mali, president Modibo Keita flees

1969-02-27

Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via milt coup

1969-05-25

Sudanese government is overthrown in a military coup

1969-09-26

Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia

1969-10-21

Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

1970-03-18

Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees

1970-11-13

Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup

1970-11-25

In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.

1971-01-25

Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada

1971-07-19

Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees

1971-07-22

Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry

1971-08-22

Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out

1972-01-31

Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana

1973-06-27

The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état.

1973-07-05

Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda following military coup

1973-07-17

Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees

1973-09-11

Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup

1973-09-28

ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

1973-11-25

Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos

1974-04-15

Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed

1974-06-29

Military coup in Ethiopia

1974-07-15

Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees

1974-08-11

Coup in East-Timor under UDT

1974-09-12

Coup overthrows Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia (National Day)

1975-03-11

Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails

1975-04-13

Chad military coup by General Odingar

1975-07-29

Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired

1975-08-14

-15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman

1975-08-15

Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed

1976-01-11

Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves

1976-03-15

Failed coup in Niger

1976-10-11

Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing & "Gang of Four" arrested & charged with plotting a coup

1977-06-05

Coup in Seychelles (National Day)

1978-04-27

Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup

1978-07-10

Bloodless military coup in Mauritania, President Moktar flees

1978-07-21

Bolivia military coup under general Juan Pereda, president Hugo Banzer flees

1979-09-16

Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin

1979-09-20

Coup in Central African Rep: David Dacko overthrows emperor Bokassa I

1979-10-15

Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees

1979-11-01

Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees

1980-02-25

Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname

1980-02-26

Milt coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname

1980-04-12

Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.

1980-07-17

Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president

1980-09-12

Military coup under General Kenan Evren in Turkey

1980-11-25

Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution

1980-11-25

Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees

1981-02-23

Spanish coup under lt-col Antonio Tejero Molina fails

1981-03-15

Suriname failed coup under sgt-mjr Wilfred Hawker

1981-09-01

Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees

1981-11-25

Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles

1982-03-11

Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname

1982-03-23

Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, pres Romeo Lucas flees

1983-08-08

Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees

1983-10-14

Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard

1983-12-31

Nigeria's National Assembly dissolves after military coup

1984-01-02

Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup.

1984-04-03

Guinea suspends constitution after coup

1984-06-30

Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia

1984-12-11

Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya

1984-12-24

Palace coup in Mauritania

1985-04-06

Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab

1985-07-25

Uganda suspends constitution following coup

1986-01-14

Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954

1986-01-20

Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan

1986-07-06

Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines

1987-05-21

Military coup in Fiji Islands under lt col Sitivani Rabuka

1987-09-03

Coup in Burundi suspends constitution

1987-09-25

2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka

1987-10-06

Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic

1987-10-15

Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies

1988-02-10

Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails

1988-06-19

Coup in Haiti

1988-09-17

Military coup in Haiti: Lt Gen Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees

1988-09-18

Coup in Haiti

1989-02-03

Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay

1989-06-30

Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup

1989-10-03

Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

1989-11-26

Comores coup under Bob Benard

1991-02-23

Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested

1991-07-14

Failed military coup in Mali

1991-08-19

Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

1991-08-21

Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days

1993-10-21

Military coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

1994-07-22

Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees

1995-06-26

Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.

1995-09-28

Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.

1996-01-27

Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.

1997-05-25

A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.

1999-05-07

In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.

1999-10-12

Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.

2002-04-11

An attempted coup d'état takes place in Venezuela against President Hugo Chávez .

2002-04-12

Pedro Carmona becomes interim President of Venezuela during the military coup against Hugo Chávez.

2005-02-01

Nepal King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'état to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.

2005-08-03

President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

2006-02-24

President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

2006-09-19

The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

2007-09-10

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

2008-08-06

A military junta led by Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz stages a coup d'etat in Mauritania, overthrowing president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi

2012-03-23

African Union suspends Mali's membership following a coup

2014-05-22

Royal Thai Armed Forces launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand

2014-09-17

Voreqe Bainimarama's Fiji First Party wins the first Fijian elections since his coup in 2006

2016-07-16

Total of 1563 military personnel arrested after Turkish coup attempt: official

2016-07-16

Attempted Turkey coup threatens US fight against Islamic State

2016-07-16

US urges support of Turkey government as world watches coup

2016-08-05

Turkey Issues a Warrant for Fethullah Gulen, Cleric Accused in Coup

2016-08-17

Turkey dismisses more than 2000 police officers over coup bid

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Coup - Birthdays
Date Event
1842-03-18

Stéphane Mallarmé, Toute révolution est un coup de dés

1892-11-13

René Dorin, Un coup de rouge

1892-12-30

Parisys, Un coup de rouge

1899-11-17

Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)

1906-08-02

Mary Morgan, Coup de feu dans la nuit

1918-10-08

L.C. Graves, The Coup D'Etat

1920-12-05

Muhsin Batur, Coup

1921-03-13

Lily Baron, Une femme coupée en morceaux

1923-11-08

Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)

1924-01-13

Raymond Hermantier, Coup de torchon

1924-03-01

Marc Eyraud, Coup de grâce

1928-02-26

Francis Linel, Un coup dans l'aile

1928-08-31

Jaime Sin, Coup D'etat: The Philippines Revolt

1929-9-15

Mumtaz Soysal, Coup

1933-06-26

Jose Carlos Peroni, Coup de Grace

1933-9-24

Geneviève Dormann, Coup de grâce

1936-9-16

Anne Doat, Le coup du berger

1937-05-22

Guy Marchand, Coup de torchon

1939-07-10

Ahmet Taner Kislali, Coup

1941-01-11

Rüdiger Kirschstein, Coup de grâce

1945-06-03

Daniel Langlet, Coup de torchon

1946-05-25

Franz Morak, Coup de grâce

1947-07-03

Akiko Kurano, Coup D'Etat

1950-01-01

Mohammed Rouicha, Coup de soleil

1951-06-10

France Dougnac, Coup de tête

1953-10-14

Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)

1955-03-05

Julien Dray, Comme un coup de tonnerre

1959-05-14

Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)

1960-10-06

Patrick Levy, Coup de vice

1974-03-24

Tado, Coup betat

1979-12-25

Jean-Sébastien Bressy, Les lauriers sont coupés

1980-12-24

Sandra Lou, Coup de foudre à Saint-Tropez

1983-10-28

Vjekoslav Katusin, Der Letzte Coup

1984-07-04

Gary R. Erwin, Coup de Natasha

1986-01-13

Rafika Chawishe, Afterwardness (Apres - Coup)

1988-03-14

Maya Haddad, Beim nächsten Coup wird alles anders

1988-05-20

Sean Parker, Coup de Cinema

Coup - Deaths
Date Event
1150-01-09

Emperor Xizong of Jin was murdered by Prince Hailing of Jin in a Coup d'état.

1898-09-09

Stéphane Mallarmé, Toute révolution est un coup de dés

1913-02-22

Francisco Indalecio Madero, Mex pres, assassinated in milt coup at 39

1913-02-22

Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup

1963-11-01

Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a coup at 62

1972-04-29

Ntare V, deposed King of Burundi, killed in an abortive coup

1975-08-15

Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53

1976-02-13

General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup

1980-04-12

William R Tolbert Jr, Liberian President & 27 others killed in coup

1983-10-19

Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup

1986-07-16

Parisys, Un coup de rouge

1987-12-17

Marguerite Yourcenar, Coup de grâce

1995-02-11

L.C. Graves, The Coup D'Etat

1996-01-27

Ralph Yarborough, The Coup D'Etat

1997-10-07

Mary Morgan, Coup de feu dans la nuit

1999-09-25

Muhsin Batur, Coup

1999-10-21

Ahmet Taner Kislali, Coup

2005-02-11

Raymond Hermantier, Coup de torchon

2005-02-15

Marc Eyraud, Coup de grâce

2005-06-21

Jaime Sin, Coup D'etat: The Philippines Revolt

2005-09-05

Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)

2008-04-27

Daniel Langlet, Coup de torchon

2012-01-17

Mohammed Rouicha, Coup de soleil

2014-01-07

Tado, Coup betat

2015-02-13

Geneviève Dormann, Coup de grâce


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