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Elected - Notable Historical Events

Frederick IMar 4, 1152

AlfonsoApr 8, 1455

Julius IINov 11, 1503

John SmithSep 10, 1608

Myles StandishFeb 17, 1621

John HancockNov 5, 1773

John JaySep 28, 1779

George WashingtonDec 5, 1792

John AdamsNov 3, 1796

NapoleonJan 25, 1802

Thomas JeffersonDec 5, 1804

James MadisonDec 7, 1808

James MonroeDec 4, 1816

Andrew JacksonDec 3, 1828

Martin Van BurenDec 7, 1836

Charles DarwinJan 24, 1839

William Henry HarrisonDec 2, 1840

James K. PolkDec 4, 1844

Jefferson DavisDec 5, 1847

Zachary TaylorNov 7, 1848

Franklin PierceNov 2, 1852

James BuchananNov 4, 1856

Abraham LincolnNov 6, 1860

Hiram R. RevelsJan 20, 1870

Ulysses S. GrantNov 5, 1872

John A. MacdonaldOct 17, 1878

James A GarfieldNov 2, 1880

Samuel GompersDec 8, 1886

Grover ClevelandNov 8, 1892

William Randolph HearstNov 6, 1906

William Howard TaftNov 3, 1908

Jeannette RankinNov 7, 1916

Woodrow WilsonNov 7, 1916

Mackenzie KingDec 29, 1921

Walter JohnsonSep 14, 1924

Calvin CoolidgeNov 4, 1924

Hipólito YrigoyenSep 6, 1930

HitlerApr 10, 1932

Hermann GoeringAug 30, 1932

Franklin RooseveltNov 8, 1932

Ty CobbJan 29, 1936

Lou GehrigDec 7, 1939

Ho Chi MinhMar 2, 1946

Syngman RheeJul 20, 1948

Harry TrumanNov 2, 1948

Winston ChurchillOct 26, 1951

Fulgencio BatistaNov 1, 1954

Hank GreenbergJan 26, 1956

Ted LindsayFeb 11, 1957

Charles de GaulleJun 1, 1958

John XXIIIOct 28, 1958

Pete RozelleJan 26, 1960

Jackie RobinsonJan 23, 1962

Jim ThorpeJan 29, 1963

Jomo KenyattaMay 27, 1963

Ronald ReaganNov 8, 1966

Nguyen Van ThieuSep 3, 1967

Roy CampanellaJan 22, 1969

Yogi BerraJan 19, 1972

Roberto ClementeMar 20, 1973

Elgin BaylorJun 28, 1973

Margaret ThatcherFeb 20, 1975

Ernie BanksJan 19, 1977

Harvey MilkJan 8, 1978

John Paul IIOct 16, 1978

Willie MaysJan 23, 1979

Mikhail GorbachevOct 21, 1980

Hosni MubarakOct 13, 1981

Hank AaronJan 13, 1982

Clint EastwoodApr 8, 1986

MugabeDec 30, 1987

Johnny BenchJan 9, 1989

Lenny WilkensFeb 10, 1989

Mike SchmidtJul 6, 1989

Boris YeltsinMay 29, 1990

Pete RoseJan 9, 1991

Dave CowensFeb 7, 1991

Denis PotvinJun 21, 1991

Reggie JacksonJan 5, 1993

Seve BallesterosSep 18, 1997

Hillary RodhamNov 7, 2000

Arnold SchwarzeneggerOct 7, 2003

Yasser ArafatNov 11, 2004

Benedict XVIApr 19, 2005

Ellen Johnson-SirleafNov 23, 2005

Barack ObamaNov 4, 2008

Ed SabolFeb 5, 2011

Aung San Suu KyiMar 10, 2013

Justin TrudeauApr 14, 2013

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Elected - Historical Events
Date Event
259-07-22

St Dionysius elected as Pope, succeeding Sixtus II

328-05-09

Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.

336-01-18

St Mark elected Catholic Pope

385-02-11

Siricius, bishop of Tarragona, elected as Bishop of Rome; first to style himself Pope.

392-08-22

Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.

468-03-03

St Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius

514-07-20

St Hormisdas elected as Pope succeeding Pope Sympowerus

615-11-19

Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV

638-10-12

Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected

640-05-28

Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)

649-07-01

Pope Martinus I elected to succeed Theodore I

654-08-10

Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I

752-03-22

Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)

772-12-01

Pope Adrian I elected

816-06-22

Pope Stephen IV, [V] elected to succeed Leo III

872-12-14

John VIII elected as Catholic Pope

955-05-16

Alberich II, (bastard?) son of Octavianus elected pope

963-12-06

Leo VIII elected Pope

965-10-01

John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII

973-01-19

Pope Benedictus VI elected

999-04-02

Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope

1045-01-20

Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III

1046-12-24

Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected

1057-08-02

Frederik van Lotharingen elected as 1st Belgium Pope Stephen IX [X]

1058-04-05

Bishop John "Minchio" [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X

1088-03-12

Odo of Lagery elected as Pope Urban II, succeeding Victor III

1099-07-22

First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.

1099-08-13

Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II

1105-11-18

Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

1118-01-24

Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II

1119-02-02

Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II

1124-12-14

Theobald Buccapecus elected Pope Coelestinus II (he refuses)

1125-08-30

Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany

1130-02-12

Pope Innocent II elected

1130-02-13

Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II

1130-02-14

Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II

1138-03-07

Conrad II von Hohenstaufen re-elected German king

1143-10-03

Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II

1144-03-12

Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II

1145-02-15

Bernardo elected Pope Eugene III

1152-03-04

Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor

1154-12-04

Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

1159-09-07

Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope

1168-11-20

Giovanni di Struma elected anti-Pope

1174-03-23

Jocelin, abbot of Melrose, is elected bishop of Glasgow.

1187-10-21

Alberto de Morra elected as Pope Gregorius VIII (12/17/1187)

1198-01-08

Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III

1227-03-19

Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX

1241-10-25

Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)

1243-06-25

Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV

1247-10-03

Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor

1261-08-29

Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV

1276-01-21

Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V

1276-09-08

John XXI elected Pope

1277-11-25

Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III

1281-02-22

Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV

1288-02-22

Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV

1294-07-05

Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V

1305-06-05

Archbishop Bertrand the Got of Bordeaux elected Pope Clement V

1338-01-03

Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent

1346-07-11

Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1347-07-11

Heir to the Bohemian throne elected German anti-king Charles IV

1352-12-18

Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI

1362-09-28

Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V

1378-04-08

Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI

1404-10-17

Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII

1406-11-30

Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII

1417-11-11

Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V

1431-03-03

Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV

1455-04-08

Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III

1456-03-30

Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege

1464-08-30

Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II (Paul II)

1484-08-29

Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII

1494-01-01

Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia

1503-11-11

Pope Julius II elected

1519-06-28

King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V

1522-01-09

Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)

1522-01-21

Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope

1523-06-06

Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.

1534-07-04

Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.

1534-10-13

Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III

1550-02-07

Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III

1555-04-09

Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II

1555-05-23

Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV

1566-01-07

Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

1587-08-18

Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.

1589-01-26

Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

1590-09-15

Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII

1591-10-29

Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX

1592-01-30

Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII

1605-05-16

Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V

1608-09-10

John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

1613-02-21

Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov

1619-08-28

Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor

1621-02-09

Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)

1621-02-17

Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony

1623-08-06

Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII

1631-05-18

John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts

1670-04-29

Pope Clemens X elected

1676-09-21

Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI

1691-07-12

Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII

1696-05-31

John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

1700-11-23

Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI

1720-09-12

Isaak of Hoornbeek elected Dutch pension advisor

1723-04-23

Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht

1752-03-23

Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later

1773-11-05

John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America"

1775-01-11

Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)

1775-05-24

John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress

1779-09-28

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

1781-11-05

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

1787-02-02

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

1792-12-05

George Washington re-elected as US president

1796-11-03

John Adams elected president of the United States of America

1802-01-25

Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

1804-12-05

Thomas Jefferson re-elected US President, George Clinton Vice President

1808-12-07

James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President

1810-08-21

Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.

1812-05-11

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time.

1812-12-02

James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres

1816-12-04

James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King

1820-11-07

James Monroe re-elected US president

1822-01-15

Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.

1828-12-03

Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

1832-12-05

Andrew Jackson re-elected President of US

1836-09-05

Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas

1836-10-22

Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas

1836-12-07

Martin Van Buren elected 8th president

1839-01-24

Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society

1840-12-02

William Henry Harrison elected the 9th President of the United States of America

1844-12-04

James K. Polk elected 11th US President

1847-12-05

Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.

1848-03-11

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.

1848-11-07

General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

1849-11-13

Peter Burnett elected first governor of California

1852-11-02

Franklin Pierce elected as president of US

1856-11-04

James Buchanan elected 15th US president

1858-07-26

Baron Lionel de Rothschild bcomes first Jewish person elected to British Parliament

1859-01-24

Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.

1860-11-06

Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

1861-02-04

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

1861-02-09

Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected president & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

1861-06-19

Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia

1861-11-06

Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president

1864-11-08

Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

1868-06-13

Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana

1868-10-30

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

1868-11-03

First black Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)

1870-01-20

Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis

1870-07-02

Jules Joseph d'Anethan is elected the tenth Prime Minister of Belgium.

1870-09-04

The Third French Republic proclaimed as French overthrow Emperor Napoleon III (who ironically was the elected president of the Second French Republic) after his defeat by Prussia at Sedan

1870-10-19

1st African Americans (4) elected to US House of Representatives

1870-11-08

Democratic governor elected in Tennessee

1872-01-29

Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina

1872-11-05

Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

1873-01-14

P B S Pinchback elected to Senate

1874-01-14

I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature

1874-06-29

Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.

1874-11-03

James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti

1874-11-04

Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY

1878-10-17

After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

1879-01-22

James Shields (D) elected US senator from Missouri after previously serving as US senator from Illinois & Minnesota

1880-11-02

James A Garfield (R) elected 20th US President

1884-06-05

William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"

1884-06-24

John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

1886-05-03

M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC

1886-12-08

American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

1887-04-04

Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st US woman mayor (Argonia, KS)

1888-03-25

Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber

1892-07-06

Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.

1892-11-08

Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President

1892-12-05

Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

1893-04-22

Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time

1895-09-05

George Washington Murray elected to Congress from SC

1896-11-03

Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

1901-03-29

Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first election of its parliament

1902-05-30

Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament

1903-07-20

Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X, known as the 'pope of the poor and humble'

1903-08-04

Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X

1906-03-06

Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers

1906-07-17

Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with George Clemenceau

1906-11-06

Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

1907-01-25

Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to Natl Inst of Arts & Letters

1908-05-27

Maulana Hakeem Noor-ud-Din iss elected the first Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

1908-11-03

William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th pres over William Jennings Bryan

1911-08-24

Manuel d'Arriaga elected first president of Portugal

1911-12-30

Sun Yat-sen elected 1st pres of Republic of China

1913-01-17

Raymond Poincaré elected president of France

1913-10-26

Huerta elected president of Mexico

1914-04-09

US President W Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people

1914-11-27

1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)

1915-01-04

1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho

1916-11-07

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

1916-11-07

Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President

1918-07-03

SDAP'er Suze Groenweg elected 1st woman in Dutch parliament

1919-02-11

Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected president of Germany

1919-11-28

US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons

1920-01-17

Paul Deschanel elected president of France

1920-03-28

Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia

1920-09-23

Alexander Millerand elected president of France

1920-11-02

Warren G Harding elected 29th president

1920-11-12

Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

1921-04-27

Hadjememaar, [Corn de Gelder] elected in Amsterdam

1921-05-01

Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected governor of Suwayda

1921-05-24

1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected

1921-10-04

Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume.

1921-12-29

Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada

1922-02-06

Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI

1922-12-09

Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president

1924-02-03

Alexei Ryko elected as Pres of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)

1924-06-11

Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC

1924-06-13

Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier

1924-09-14

Walter Johnson elected AL MVP

1924-09-28

Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico

1924-11-04

Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming)

1924-11-04

US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected

1924-11-09

Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)

1924-12-09

Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president

1924-12-16

Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

1925-04-25

Paul von Hindenburg elected president of Germany

1926-03-09

Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle

1926-04-04

Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president

1926-06-01

Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland

1926-09-25

Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

1927-05-27

Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president

1928-11-04

Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua

1928-12-05

MW Miklas elected president of Austria

1929-11-17

Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

1929-12-14

Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece

1930-09-06

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

1931-05-13

Paul Doumer elected president of France

1932-01-12

Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)

1932-04-10

Paul von Hindenburg elected 1st German president (Hitler is 2nd)

1932-08-30

Hermann Goering elected chairman of the Reichstag

1932-11-08

Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time

1933-01-03

Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.

1933-11-07

Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

1934-07-02

General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico

1935-10-23

Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

1936-01-14

L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America

1936-01-15

Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants

1936-01-29

1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

1936-05-10

Manuel Azaña elected president of Spain

1936-12-08

Anastasio Somoza elected pres of Nicaragua

1937-01-19

Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1938-01-11

Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a US national bank

1938-01-18

Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame

1938-12-14

Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president

1939-01-04

Frieda Wunderlich elected 1st woman dean of a US graduate school

1939-01-17

Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert

1939-01-24

Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame

1939-04-15

Albert Lebrun elected president of France

1939-12-07

Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1940-09-16

Samuel T Rayburn of Tx elected speaker of House

1940-11-06

Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President

1942-11-03

William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago

1943-09-13

Having been Generalissimo since 1928, Chiang Kai-shek elected pres

1944-08-01

Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East

1945-01-10

No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1946-02-24

Juan Peron elected President of Argentina

1946-03-02

Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam

1946-06-24

Georges Bidault elected premier of France

1946-11-05

John F Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

1946-11-21

Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria

1946-12-13

Leon Blum elected French premier

1947-01-16

Vincent Aurial elected president of France

1948-04-19

Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

1948-05-11

Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy

1948-05-16

Chaim Weizmann elected 1st president of Israel

1948-07-20

Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

1948-09-13

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

1948-11-02

Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey

1949-01-02

Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.

1949-02-17

Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel

1949-07-20

Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria

1949-09-12

Theodor Heuss elected 1st pres/Conrad Adenauer 1st PM of German FR

1949-10-28

Georges Bidault elected president of France

1950-02-01

Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland

1950-02-27

General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

1950-05-22

Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey

1950-07-02

Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.

1950-11-10

Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

1951-01-26

Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1951-05-10

Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council

1951-09-20

NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball

1951-10-26

Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister

1952-01-31

Harry Heilmann & Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1952-08-08

Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea

1952-09-05

General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile

1952-09-13

Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico

1952-11-04

General Dwight Eisenhower (R) elected 34th president of the USA, beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

1952-12-03

Marcos Perez Jiménez elected president of Venezuela

1952-12-08

Isaak Ben-Zwi elected pres of Israel

1952-12-10

Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel

1953-04-07

Dag Hammarskjoeld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary

1953-06-19

Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council

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)

1953-10-09

Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor

1953-12-24

René Coty elected president of France

1954-06-16

Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam

1954-06-27

CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala

1954-07-17

Theodor Heuss re-elected president of West Germany

1954-11-01

General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

1954-11-02

Charles C Diggs Jr elected Michigan's 1st black congressman

1954-11-02

JS Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)

1955-04-29

Giovanni Gronchi elected third president of Italy

1955-08-18

Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected president of Syria

1956-01-26

Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1956-06-23

Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt

1956-10-12

Marga Klompe becomes first Dutch women elected minister

1956-11-06

US Pres Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)

1957-02-11

NHL Players Association forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

1957-05-05

Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria

1957-06-10

John Diefenbacker (C) elected PM of Canada

1957-09-26

Dag Hammarskjoeld re-elected secretary-general of UN

1957-10-03

Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

1957-10-22

Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany

1957-10-27

Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey

1958-02-12

Gen Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected president of Guatemala

1958-02-23

Arturo Frondizi elected president of Argentina

1958-06-01

Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

1958-07-06

Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected pres of Mexico

1958-10-28

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII

1958-12-07

Romulo Betancourt elected pres of Venezuela

1959-02-01

Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1959-04-27

Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China People's Republic

1959-06-17

Eamon de Valera elected pres of Ireland

1959-07-01

Heinrich Lubke elected pres of West-Germany

1959-11-10

Corinne Rottschaeffer of the Netherlands elected Miss World

1959-12-13

Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus

1960-01-26

Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

1960-02-14

Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan

1960-04-01

U Nu elected premier of Burma

1960-09-05

The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

1960-10-03

Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil

1961-01-03

Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor

1961-07-07

James R Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters

1962-01-23

Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962-01-24

Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962-05-06

Antonio Segni elected president of Italy

1962-11-06

Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)

1962-11-06

Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts

1962-11-09

Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World

1962-11-30

U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously

1963-01-27

Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1963-01-29

Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

1963-04-21

The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time.

1963-05-27

Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1963-06-30

Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church

1963-07-31

Arturo Illia elected president of Argentina

1963-09-15

Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria

1963-12-20

Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville

1964-02-17

101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)

1964-06-02

Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India

1964-08-18

Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon

1964-09-04

Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile

1965-01-02

Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan

1965-01-31

Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1965-02-23

Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president

1965-05-23

Franz Jonas elected president of Austria

1965-09-24

Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament

1965-11-12

Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

1965-11-17

William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball

1965-12-19

French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)

1966-01-19

Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister

1966-03-08

Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

1966-04-08

Leonid Brezhnev elected secretary-general of communist party

1966-06-01

Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic

1966-07-25

Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

1966-10-03

Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president

1966-11-08

Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate

1966-11-08

Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1966-12-01

Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor

1967-01-10

Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black

1967-01-29

Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1967-02-05

Anastasio Somoza elected president of Nicaragua

1967-05-06

Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India

1967-09-03

Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

1967-09-28

Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, DC

1967-11-07

Carl B Stokes elected first black mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio

1967-11-07

Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary, Indiana

1967-11-29

Robert McNamara elected president of World bank

1968-01-23

Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1968-01-28

Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1968-02-25

Makarios re-elected president of Cyprus

1968-03-30

General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia

1968-04-09

Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference

1968-09-26

Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal

1968-11-03

Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon

1968-11-06

Nixon elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey

1969-01-22

Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1969-02-28

Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-03-05

Gustav Heinemann elected president of West Germany

1969-04-17

People's Democracy activist Bernadette Devlin becomes the youngest woman Member of Parliament ever elected to Westminster at 21 years old

1969-04-22

Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland

1969-05-01

James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-08-13

Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote

1969-09-24

Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam

1969-10-21

Willy Brandt elected chancellor of West Germany

1970-02-01

Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame

1970-06-16

Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ

1970-09-01

Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador

1970-10-15

Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt

1970-10-16

Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

1970-10-24

Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile

1971-01-04

Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is

1971-01-06

Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate

1971-01-17

At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil

1971-01-31

& Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1971-02-09

Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF

1971-03-12

Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected president

1972-01-19

Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame

1972-02-05

Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

1972-06-25

Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1972-11-07

Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)

1972-12-14

Willy Brandt re-elected West German chancellor

1973-01-24

Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1973-01-28

Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame

1973-02-01

Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1973-02-09

Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.

1973-03-20

Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

1973-05-29

Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California

1973-06-28

Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

1973-10-12

Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1973-10-16

Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta

1973-11-06

Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit

1974-01-13

Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

1974-01-28

Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame

1974-02-05

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

1974-11-05

Ella Grasso (Ct) elected first woman US governor not related to previous governor

1974-11-05

Walter E Washington, becomes first elected mayor of Wash DC

1975-01-23

Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1975-02-03

Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame

1975-02-20

Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

1975-11-11

Australian PM Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)

1976-02-02

Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom & ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame

1976-06-27

Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president

1976-09-16

Egypt president Sadat re-elected

1976-10-30

Rev Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ

1976-11-26

Willy Brandt elected chairman of Social International

1976-12-03

Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland

1977-01-19

Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

1977-01-31

Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1977-02-03

Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame

1977-03-08

Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond, Virginia

1977-06-24

Josiah Mutabuzi Isaya Kibira is the first African to be elected president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

1978-01-08

Harvey Milk becomes the 1st openly gay person elected to public office in California

1978-01-19

Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame

1978-01-30

Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1978-04-19

Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel

1978-07-08

Alessandro Pertini elected pres of Italy

1978-10-11

Aristides Royo elected president of Panama

1978-10-16

Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

1979-01-23

Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1979-04-03

Jane M Byrne (D), elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois

1979-05-04

Margaret Thatcher 1st woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1979-09-20

Lee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.

1979-10-30

Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama

1980-01-25

Bani Sadr elected president of Iran

1980-02-02

FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors

1980-05-05

Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.

1980-05-18

Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru

1980-08-27

Chon Doo Hwan elected president of South Korea

1980-10-21

Mikhail Gorbachev elected member of Politburo

1981-01-09

Francisco Balsamao elected pres of Portugal

1981-01-15

Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1981-01-23

Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin

1981-02-03

Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway

1981-02-25

L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain

1981-03-11

Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1981-04-09

Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands wins a by-election to be elected as a Member of Parliament at Westminster; the law is later changed to prevent prisoners standing in elections

1981-04-10

Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament

1981-07-24

Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran

1981-10-02

Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran

1981-10-13

Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt

1981-10-18

Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader

1981-10-27

Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

1981-10-28

Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia

1982-01-13

Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

1982-01-20

Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament

1982-01-26

Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland

1982-02-07

Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica

1982-02-16

Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta

1982-03-10

Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame

1982-04-29

Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador

1982-07-04

Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico

1982-08-23

Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president

1982-10-04

Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR

1982-10-20

Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected

1982-11-26

Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki

1983-01-12

Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame

1983-03-10

Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame

1983-03-22

Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president

1983-04-12

Harold Washington elected Chicago's 1st black mayor

1983-06-16

USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected president

1983-11-08

Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky

1983-11-08

W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia

1984-01-10

Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, & D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame

1984-03-03

Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

1984-03-04

Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1984-04-11

USSR party leader Chernenko elected president

1984-07-11

Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana

1985-01-07

Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1985-01-15

Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president

1985-01-15

Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years

1985-03-06

Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1985-03-29

Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece

1986-01-08

Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year

1986-01-14

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

1986-02-02

Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica

1986-02-16

Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian pres

1986-03-10

Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame

1986-04-08

Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel California, Make his day

1986-04-14

Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown

1986-05-25

Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia

1986-06-08

Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected pres of Austria

1986-06-24

Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years

1986-11-03

Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique

1987-01-14

Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1987-03-29

Yitzhak Shamir re-elected chairman of right wing Herut Party

1987-07-18

Molly Yard elected new pres of National Organization for Women

1987-08-17

Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame

1987-12-16

Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea

1987-12-30

Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe

1988-01-12

Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1988-01-17

Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti

1988-02-14

Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay

1988-04-12

Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs Calif

1988-05-08

Francois Mitterrand elected president of France

1988-06-25

Iceland's President Vigdis Finnbogadóttir elected (90+%)

1988-07-06

Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico

1988-09-08

NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner

1988-09-24

Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop

1988-11-08

Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico

1988-12-06

Carlos Andres Perez re-elected president of Venezuela

1988-12-20

Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected pres of Sri Lanka

1989-01-09

Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1989-01-20

Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

1989-02-10

Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1989-02-28

Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1989-05-25

Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

1989-07-06

Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

1989-08-19

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland

1989-09-13

Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner

1989-10-31

Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey

1989-11-04

Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon

1989-11-07

Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (D-Va)

1989-11-08

David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of NYC

1989-11-08

Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)

1989-11-24

Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon

1989-11-27

Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay

1989-12-28

Alexander Dubček elected parliament chairman of Czech

1990-01-09

Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1990-01-13

1st elected US black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)

1990-02-27

No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years

1990-03-13

Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada

1990-04-12

1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust & asks for forgivenesss

1990-05-16

Dominican Republic President Joaquín Ricardo Balaguer re-elected

1990-05-29

Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1990-11-06

Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected

1990-11-07

Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland

1990-12-16

Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected pres of Haiti

1990-12-16

Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti

1990-12-22

Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

1991-01-06

Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala

1991-01-08

Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame

1991-01-08

Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try

1991-01-09

Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

1991-01-13

Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected

1991-02-07

Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president

1991-02-07

Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1991-02-26

Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1991-06-12

Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation

1991-06-16

Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1991-06-21

NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

1991-07-10

Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation

1991-07-21

Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

1991-11-05

Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan

1991-11-24

Rachmon Nabijev elected president of Tadzjikistan

1991-12-31

Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner

1992-01-07

Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1992-03-22

Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner

1992-04-09

John Majors, (C) elected PM of England

1992-04-27

Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.

1992-05-25

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy

1992-07-05

Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador

1992-11-03

Carol Moseley Brown elected first black woman in US Senate

1992-12-20

Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia

1993-01-05

Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

1993-03-24

Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel

1993-05-16

Suleyman Demirel elected president of Turkey

1993-06-01

Melchior Ndadaye elected pres of Burundi

1993-06-06

Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected pres of Guatemala

1993-06-13

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran

1993-06-25

NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame

1993-07-07

Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia

1993-08-28

Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president

1993-11-02

Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ

1993-11-02

Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem

1993-11-02

Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of NYC

1993-11-13

Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president

1993-12-05

Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela

1993-12-11

Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile

1994-01-12

Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1994-02-06

Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica

1994-02-06

Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland

1994-02-25

Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1994-04-25

Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan

1994-05-08

Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama

1994-05-16

Joaquín Balaguer (86) elected President of Dominican Republic

1994-05-23

Roman Herzog elected president of Germany

1994-06-19

Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia

1994-06-29

Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan

1994-08-11

Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected pres of Guinee-Bissau

1994-09-30

Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi

1994-10-03

Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil

1994-11-15

Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)

1994-11-27

Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay

1995-01-08

Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1996-01-08

For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1996-01-27

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

1996-03-05

Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame

1996-03-07

The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed.

1996-12-13

Kofi Annan is elected as Secretary-General of the United Nations.

1997-01-07

Newt Gingrich narrowly re-elected speaker of the US House of Representatives

1997-05-01

Tony Blair elected Prime Minister of UK

1997-09-18

Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

1998-12-06

Hugo Chávez Frías, Venezuelan military and politician, is elected President of Venezuela.

1999-02-27

Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983.

1999-03-05

Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.

1999-05-02

Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.

1999-05-29

Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.

1999-06-16

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

1999-11-27

The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.

2000-07-02

Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

2000-11-07

Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

2002-04-29

The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.

2003-05-25

Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.

2003-10-07

Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

2004-01-01

In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, was "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007.

2004-11-11

The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

2005-04-19

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

2005-05-05

The United Kingdom general election takes place, in which Tony Blair's Labour Party is re-elected for a third consecutive term.

2005-10-10

Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany had concluded that both parties would form a grand coaltion with Angela Merkel of the CDU as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election. She was subsequently elected in the Bundestag as chancellor on November 22 of the same year.

2005-11-23

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

2005-11-27

President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term.

2006-01-16

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

2007-03-07

British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014)

2007-05-16

Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.

2007-09-18

Pervez Musharraf announces that he will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he is re-elected president.

2008-11-04

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States

2008-12-08

Kirsty Williams elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The first female leader of a political party in Wales.

2009-02-01

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of State in the modern world.

2009-10-02

Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

2011-02-05

Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2012-02-12

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is re-elected president of Turkmenistan with 97% of the vote

2012-03-18

Joachim Gauck elected President of the Federal republic of Germany by the Federal Assembly

2012-03-26

Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal

2012-05-06

Francois Hollande elected President of France

2012-05-20

Tomislav Nikolić elected president of Serbia

2012-07-05

Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities

2012-07-22

Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India

2012-09-13

Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya

2012-09-25

Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands

2012-10-08

Hugo Chávez is re-elected as president of Venezuela for a fourth term

2012-10-08

Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament

2012-11-06

Barack Obama re-elected as US President

2012-11-24

Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone

2012-12-02

Borut Pahor is elected President of Slovenia

2012-12-02

Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister

2013-02-16

Anthony Carmona is elected President of Trinidad and Tobago

2013-02-24

Raúl Castro is elected to a second term as the President of Cuba

2013-03-10

Aung San Suu Kyi is re-elected leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy

2013-03-12

The 2013 Papal conclave begins with no new Pope elected on the first day

2013-03-13

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis

2013-04-14

Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

2013-04-15

Nicolás Maduro is narrowly elected President of Venezuela

2013-04-20

Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy

2013-04-21

Horacio Cartes is elected President of Paraguay

2013-06-14

Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

2013-06-27

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia

2013-07-30

Mamnoon Hussain is elected President of Pakistan

2013-08-12

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is elected President of Mali

2013-09-09

Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

2013-09-15

Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania

2013-12-15

Michelle Bachelet is elected President of Chile

2013-12-17

Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term

2014-02-15

Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock

2014-03-29

Andrej Kiska is elected President of Slovakia

2014-04-03

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta

2014-04-06

Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary

2014-05-04

Juan Carlos Varela is elected President of Panama

2014-05-21

José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau

2014-05-25

Petro Poroshenk is elected President of the Ukraine

2014-05-25

Dalia Grybauskaitė is re-elected President of Lithuania

2014-05-28

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt

2014-06-23

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania

2014-07-01

Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament

2014-07-09

Joko Widodo is elected president of Indonesia

2014-07-24

Fuad Masum is elected as the President of Iraq

2014-10-12

Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia

2014-10-16

New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council

2014-10-26

Dilma Rousseff is re-elected President of Brazil

2015-12-13

First women elected to office in Saudi Arabia

2016-08-28

Trump vows crackdown on immigrants who overstay visas if elected

2017-01-19

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

2018-03-18

China's Premier Li re-elected by parliament to premiership

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Elected - Notable Birthdays

Jeannette RankinJun 11, 1880

Elected - Birthdays
Date Event
1857-09-08

Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.

1858-04-03

Matthew Ricketts, 1st Black man elected to Neb State Legislature

1868-10-19

Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major US city (Seattle)

1875-07-15

Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)

1878-02-01

Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate

1880-06-11

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

1881-03-18

Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)

1883-08-09

George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)

1893-12-06

Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)

1895-03-01

G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of fame (elected 1958)

1897-02-15

Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)

1899-02-03

Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)

1899-12-09

Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)

1903-03-20

Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961)

1906-02-10

John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)

1908-07-26

Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73)

1912-08-16

Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister

1962-10-05

Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)

1971-03-26

Leslie Morales, Elected: Part 2

Elected - Notable Deaths

Harvey MilkNov 27, 1978

Elected - Deaths
Date Event
1961-08-28

Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies

1978-11-27

Harvey Milk, first openly gay person to be elected to public office, assassinated by Dan White at 48

1989-11-22

Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon

2015-01-03

Edward Brooke, 1st black elected senator, dies at 95


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