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Democratic - Notable Historical Events

Thomas JeffersonFeb 25, 1804

Grover ClevelandMar 4, 1885

Theodore RooseveltJul 6, 1904

William Jennings BryanJul 7, 1908

Hermann GoeringFeb 3, 1933

FDRJul 18, 1940

JFKJul 13, 1960

LBJAug 26, 1964

Jimmy CarterJul 14, 1976

Nelson MandelaJun 22, 1990

Barack ObamaApr 3, 2012

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Democratic - Historical Events
Date Event
1795-01-19

Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

1804-02-25

Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

1832-05-21

1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)

1866-07-30

New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

1870-01-15

Donkey 1st used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly

1870-11-08

Democratic governor elected in Tennessee

1871-10-27

Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption

1874-07-04

Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed

1876-06-27

Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate

1878-07-07

Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam

1882-02-12

Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam

1885-03-04

Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War

1894-08-26

Netherlands Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms

1900-03-06

After a meeting in Indianapolis, USA, a group forms the Social Democratic Party and nominates Eugene Debs as its candidate for President in the forthcoming election (becomes the Socialist Party in 1901)

1900-06-24

Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' party & Socialistenbond merge

1900-07-04

Williams Jennings Bryan nominated as Democratic Party presidential candidate, USA

1901-03-17

Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

1902-12-25

Pope Leo XIII, at his annual Christmas reception, endorses the Christian Democratic movement now emerging in Europe as an attempt to offer an alternative to more radical movements

1903-07-17

The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government

1904-07-06

The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

1905-02-25

The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms

1906-10-28

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

1908-07-07

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

1909-03-14

Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms

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

1911-03-08

International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany.

1914-12-14

Lisandro de la Torre and others found the Democratic Progressist Party (Partido Demócrata Progresista, PDP) at the Hotel Savoy, Buenos Aires.

1916-06-14

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

1917-12-31

Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members

1918-05-26

Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia

1918-05-28

Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic

1918-11-17

Social Democratic Party becomes Communistc Party Holland: CPH

1919-09-27

Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members

1921-02-21

Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.

1921-02-25

Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.

1923-10-10

Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government

1926-09-19

80,000 demonstrate for democratic peace in Hague

1928-06-28

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

1929-03-28

Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador

1932-10-11

1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC

1933-02-03

German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts

1933-02-15

Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin

1933-06-22

German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden

1934-11-07

Arthur L Mitchell, becomes first black Democratic US congressman (Illnois)

1940-07-18

Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

1943-02-25

Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front

1944-07-19

Democratic convention opens in Chicago

1946-02-09

Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms

1948-05-01

North Korea proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea

1948-09-09

People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed

1948-10-27

Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).

1949-10-07

German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier

1952-06-25

Dutch social democratic party wins 2nd-Parliamentary election

1952-06-26

Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)

1953-05-27

Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections

1955-07-12

Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina

1956-08-16

Adlai E Stevenson nominated as US Democratic presidential candidate

1957-10-13

German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency

1958-12-12

Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed

1960-05-27

Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

1960-07-01

The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories

1960-07-13

US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

1960-09-08

German Democratic Republic limits access to East-Berlin for West Berliners

1962-06-15

Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement.

1962-12-31

Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo

1963-10-07

Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary

1964-08-26

LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ

1965-01-01

The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.

1967-11-30

People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK

1968-04-02

Senator E Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin

1968-08-21

Democratic Convention opens in Chicago

1969-03-19

Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention

1970-06-23

Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary

1970-08-21

The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party

1970-10-08

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland

1970-12-01

Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen

1971-04-28

Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election

1971-06-18

Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)

1971-07-08

During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

1971-07-16

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie

1971-08-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland

1971-08-25

Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations

1971-09-30

Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal launch the [Ulster] Democratic Unionist Party

1971-10-05

A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment

1971-10-17

It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland

1972-05-28

White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate

1972-06-14

Members of the NI Social Democratic and Labour Party hold a meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army in Derry; the IRA representatives outline their conditions for talks with the British Government

1972-06-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting

1972-06-17

5 arrested for burglarizing Democratic Party HQ at Watergate

1972-06-17

Five White House plumbers apprehended after second burglary of Democratic Natl HQ, Watergate

1972-07-10

Democratic convention opens in Miami Beach Florida (McGovern)

1972-07-14

Jean Westwood is 1st woman chosen to head Democratic Natl Committee

1972-07-31

Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1974-09-03

US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations

1974-10-07

German Democratic Republic amends constitution

1975-11-28

Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed

1975-12-02

Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)

1975-12-03

Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed

1975-12-30

Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force

1976-01-05

Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"

1976-02-19

Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara

1976-04-04

Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand

1976-07-14

Jimmy Carter wins Democratic pres nomination in NYC

1976-09-29

2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law

1977-03-12

Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party

1977-05-25

Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election

1977-06-29

South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP)

1978-10-31

People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South) adopts constitution

1978-12-27

King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution

1980-04-12

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

1980-05-18

Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.

1980-08-14

Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

1980-09-25

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

1982-09-08

Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament

1983-02-22

Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary

1983-08-20

The South African anti-apartheid umbrella organization, United Democratic Front (UDF) is launched at Rocklands Community Centre in Cape Town, South Afrca

1983-10-30

The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.

1984-07-18

Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF

1984-07-19

Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), wins Democratic VP nomination

1984-08-22

The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament

1986-05-28

Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados

1987-05-08

Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)

1987-10-27

Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections

1988-04-05

Democratic convention picks Michael Dukakis as their pres candidate

1988-07-20

Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee

1988-07-21

Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president

1989-05-14

Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square

1989-11-03

100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights

1990-05-27

Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow

1990-06-22

Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

1990-07-01

German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency

1990-11-09

New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.

1991-08-20

The United Democratic Front, one of the most prominent anti-apartheid movements, comprising of over 400 workers', church, civic and student organisations, dissolves

1993-07-18

Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election

1993-11-18

Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution

1994-09-18

Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election

1995-03-19

Finnish Social Democratic Party wins parliamentary election

1997-08-16

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

1998-10-11

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

1999-02-03

In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.

1999-06-16

Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa

2001-06-05

U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.

2001-07-24

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.

2002-01-17

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

2003-05-12

Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.

2005-12-05

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

2007-05-08

A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin as Deputy First Minister.

2007-12-28

Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.

2010-07-02

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

2012-04-03

US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination

2012-08-21

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

2012-09-06

Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

2014-04-23

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

2016-06-08

Hillary Clinton Claims the Democratic Nomination

2016-07-26

Democratic National Committee apologizes to Sanders over emails

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Democratic - Notable Birthdays

Bill BradleyJul 28, 1943

Democratic - Birthdays
Date Event
1741-11-02

Joan Derk van Capellen, leader of Neth Democratic Patriots

1826-03-29

Wilhelm Liebknecht, German MP (social-democratic)

1829-06-11

Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic)

1863-12-07

Felix Calonder, Scuol, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party)

1874-02-13

Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch politician (social-democratic)

1880-09-08

Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber)

1900-07-13

JH Scheps, Dutch 2nd-Member of parliament (social democratic)

1907-09-03

Andrew Brewin, Canada, lawyer/cofound New Democratic Party

1909-08-10

Julio A Abraham, president (Democratic Party Bonaire)

1914-10-01

Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)

1929-01-16

Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)

1930-07-27

Shirley Williams, co-founder (Social Democratic Party)/labour minister

1933-04-06

Eduardo Malapit, American Democratic politician (d. 2007)

1934-03-31

Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)

1941-08-01

Ronald Harmon Brown, chairman (Democratic Party)

1943-07-28

Bill Bradley, Crystal City Ms, Basketball player (NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-1997)

1943-12-11

John Kerry, Aurora, Colorado, American politician and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party

1944-09-21

Steve Beshear, Democratic Governor of Kentucky.

1947-12-30

Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)

1948-03-22

Wolf Blitzer, CNN Nevada Democratic Party Presidential Primary Debate

1951-01-07

Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host

1956-06-26

Azhar Cachalia, Scottish/S Afr leader (United Democratic Front)

1956-10-31

Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician

1960-04-13

Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania

1960-12-08

Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party (DAP)

Democratic - Deaths
Date Event
1784-06-06

Joan Derk van de Capellen, leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42

1886-07-05

Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57

1917-11-18

Henry Spiekman, social-democratic politician, dies at 43

1956-12-28

Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic party-chairman, dies at 76

1979-11-22

Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63

1987-07-25

Eric Mntonga, co-director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa (IDASA), found on a dirt road a day after he had been detained at a police station

1993-10-03

JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93

1996-09-27

Najibullah, Pres of Afghanistan Democratic Party (1986-90), executed

2001-01-16

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

2006-07-21

Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)

2010-03-04

Samuel J. Eldersveld, U.S. academic, political scientist, and Democratic politician (b. 1917)

2018-03-17

Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies at 88


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