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John BrownOct 16, 1859

Sitting BullJul 20, 1881

William Howard TaftJul 4, 1901

Woodrow WilsonDec 23, 1913

Walter JohnsonDec 4, 1914

Calvin CoolidgeFeb 23, 1927

FDRDec 4, 1933

Harry TrumanMar 21, 1947

Konrad AdenauerSep 6, 1953

Louis St. LaurentJun 21, 1957

Ezra PoundApr 18, 1958

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Kathy WhitworthJun 5, 1966

Richard NixonSep 8, 1974

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Martin Luther KingJan 20, 1986

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Jane GeddesMar 8, 1987

Bette MidlerJul 13, 1987

Pete RoseAug 8, 1990

Rodney KingFeb 3, 1993

Ted KaczynskiMay 4, 1998

Bill ClintonMay 22, 1998

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Martha StewartJul 17, 2004

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Alan GreenspanJan 31, 2006

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Federal - Historical Events
Date Event
1575-10-22

Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)

1619-02-20

Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague for alleged crimes against the federal government

1787-06-20

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

1789-04-06

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

1789-09-24

US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court

1798-02-02

Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire

1798-07-14

1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves

1799-02-25

1st federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land

1799-02-25

Congress passes 1st federal quarantine legislation

1803-03-03

1st impeachment trial of a federal judge, John Pickering, begins

1806-03-29

Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

1809-02-20

US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

1813-02-27

1st federal vaccination legislation enacted

1824-03-02

Interstate commerce comes under federal control

1828-12-19

South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws

1831-03-02

John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission

1832-07-14

Opium exempted from federal tariff duty

1848-09-12

Switzerland becomes a Federal state.

1859-10-16

John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va

1861-01-05

250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter

1861-01-06

Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola

1861-01-24

Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens

1861-04-15

Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by US President Lincoln (US Civil War)

1861-04-30

President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War)

1861-05-18

Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South

1861-05-24

Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops

1861-06-05

Federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE

1861-07-27

Battle of Mathias Point, VA - Rebel forces repel a Federal landing

1861-08-03

Federal fleet bombards Galveston, Texas

1861-09-01

Grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI

1862-02-07

Federal fleet attack on Roanoke Island NC

1862-04-29

100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Miss

1862-05-12

Federal troops occupies Baton Rouge Louisiana

1862-07-01

US Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)

1862-07-07

Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land

1862-07-12

Federal troops occupy Helena Arkansas

1862-08-23

Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)

1862-09-01

Federal tax levied on tobacco

1862-09-14

Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry West Virginia

1862-10-05

Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas

1862-10-18

Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

1863-03-03

Federal ironclad ships bombard Fort McAllister, Georgia

1863-04-07

Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter

1863-06-15

2nd battle at Winchester Va, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualities

1863-06-29

Battle at Westminster Maryland: Federal assault

1863-08-17

Federal batteries & ships attacked Fort Sumter in SC

1863-09-01

Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas

1863-09-07

Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass

1863-09-08

-10] Federal troops reconquer the Cumperland Gap, Tennessee

1863-09-08

Battle of Sabine Pass TX: 47 Texas volunteers repel Federal forces

1864-02-07

Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida

1864-08-14

2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault

1864-08-16

Federal assault on 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia

1868-04-07

Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician.

1870-06-26

The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.

1871-02-09

Federal fish protection office authorized by Congress

1871-02-28

2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections

1871-06-20

Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford Miss

1871-11-28

Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina

1873-03-03

US Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps

1875-01-05

President Grant sends federal troops to Vicksburg, Miss

1876-10-26

President sends federal troops to SC

1877-04-10

Federal troops withdrawn from Columbia, SC

1877-04-24

Last federal occupying troops withdraw from south (New Orleans)

1877-04-27

President Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends

1877-07-24

1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers

1879-12-13

1st federal fish hatching steamer lauched (Wilmington Delaware)

1881-07-20

Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops

1884-03-08

Susan B. Anthony addresses the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arguing for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. Anthony's argument came 16 years after legislators had first introduced a federal women's suffrage amendment.

1887-02-04

Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads

1893-03-02

1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features

1893-03-03

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

1894-06-28

Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees

1900-12-23

As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty

1901-07-04

William Howard Taft, a former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

1906-02-01

1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas

1907-01-26

1st federal corrupt election practices law passed

1908-05-30

1st federal workmen's compensation law approved

1908-05-30

Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System

1908-07-26

United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

1909-02-09

1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)

1911-01-01

South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government

1911-03-03

1st US federal cemetery with Union & Confederate graves opens, Missouri

1912-08-24

US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition government

1913-02-03

16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified

1913-03-01

Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)

1913-03-08

Federal League organizes with 6 teams

1913-10-03

Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)

1913-11-02

St Louis Browns mgr George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League

1913-12-23

President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Reserve Act into law

1914-04-13

1st Federal League Game: Balt Terrapins beat Buffalo 3-2

1914-09-19

Brooklyn's Ed Lafitte no-hits KC (Federal League), 6-2

1914-09-26

Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce

1914-11-16

Federal Reserve System formally opens

1914-12-04

Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court

1915-03-16

Federal Trade Commission organizes

1915-04-24

Pitts' Frank Allen no-hits St Louis (Federal League), 2-0

1915-05-25

Chicago Claude Hendrix no-hits Pitts (Federal League), 10-0

1915-08-16

KC's Alex Main no-hits Buffalo (Federal League), 5-0

1915-09-07

St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0

1915-12-22

Federal Baseball League disolved

1915-12-22

Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati

1916-07-11

Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act

1917-03-01

1st federal land bank chartered

1918-07-10

Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms

1925-02-08

Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta

1925-02-12

1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress

1927-02-23

Pres Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)

1932-06-06

US Federal gas tax enacted

1932-07-09

The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution

1932-07-28

Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die

1933-05-12

Federal Emergency Relief Administration & Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy & farmers

1933-05-27

Federal Securities Act signed

1933-06-13

Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized

1933-06-16

US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created

1933-10-12

Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

1933-12-04

FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

1934-01-01

Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison

1934-01-01

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective

1934-06-19

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created

1934-06-26

FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions

1934-06-27

Federal Savings & Loan Association created

1934-08-11

1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay

1934-10-22

In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

1935-06-28

FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky

1935-12-28

W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC

1936-03-14

Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US government, publishes 1st issue

1936-06-30

40 hour work week law approved for US federal employees

1937-03-26

William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)

1937-12-16

Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.

1938-02-16

US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized

1938-06-25

Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week

1939-01-26

Federal Hall National Monument established

1939-08-02

Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers

1941-02-03

Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets min wages & max hrs

1942-09-01

US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans

1943-06-21

Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead

1946-01-31

Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic

1947-03-21

Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States

1949-05-23

Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)

1949-09-21

Federal Republic of [West] Germany created under 3-power occupation

1950-10-11

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission issues the first license to broadcast television in color, to CBS

1953-01-15

16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Wash DC station

1953-09-06

Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

1953-10-14

Ike promises to fire as Red any federal worker taking 5th amendment

1955-01-15

USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic

1955-05-09

German Federal Republic joins NATO

1956-01-06

Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group

1956-06-29

US Federal interstate highway system act signed

1956-08-17

Federal Constitutional Court bans the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in West Germany

1957-01-01

France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep

1957-06-21

Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

1958-04-18

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

1958-06-23

US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas

1959-07-06

Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic

1960-08-01

Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

1961-02-11

Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black

1961-08-09

James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court

1961-10-01

East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon

1961-10-31

Federal judge rules that Birmingham, Alabama, laws against integrated playing fields are illegal

1962-09-29

JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

1962-09-30

JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi

1963-03-21

Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed

1963-09-09

Alabama Gov George Wallace served a federal injunction to stop orders of state police to bar black students from enrolling in white schools

1964-01-23

24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections

1965-05-24

Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional

1966-03-09

Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board

1966-05-09

1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)

1966-05-13

US Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

1966-06-05

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational

1967-03-06

Jimmy Hoffa enters Lewisburg Federal Prison

1967-10-20

All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi

1969-10-18

Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners

1970-01-01

US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent

1970-03-31

Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee

1970-04-01

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases the Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000 Although negotiations were conducted over a period of months, it was not until March 13 when a federal bankruptcy referee declared the Pilots bankrupt

1972-02-15

Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.

1973-01-15

4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court

1973-11-26

Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape

1974-02-01

Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.

1974-09-08

President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes

1975-01-01

U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers

1975-11-26

US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination

1976-02-04

US Federal Judge Judge Oliver upholds Seitz's decision on Andy Messersmith free agency

1976-04-13

Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes

1977-04-07

German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.

1977-06-28

Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers

1979-01-19

John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison

1979-07-24

Pres Carter names Paul Volcker, pres of Federal Reserves

1979-11-01

US Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler

1980-07-18

Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women

1980-12-03

NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty

1982-05-07

Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing

1982-06-30

Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification

1982-12-16

The Federal Reserve announces that the operating capacity of factories has gone down to 67.8%.

1983-10-19

Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday

1983-11-10

Federal government shut down

1984-01-17

Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later viewing does not violate federal copyright laws

1984-08-16

LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges

1985-12-10

Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress

1986-01-20

1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

1986-03-16

chris johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

1986-07-24

SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage

1986-10-09

Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment

1987-02-06

No-smoking rules take effect in US federal buildings

1987-03-08

Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic

1987-03-12

Federal judge dismisses lawsuits sought by Oliver North

1987-07-13

Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials

1988-03-16

Federal grand jury indicts North & Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair

1988-04-23

Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less

1988-09-27

Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

1988-11-23

President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.

1988-12-05

NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy

1990-04-04

Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody

1990-06-11

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

1990-08-08

Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

1991-06-15

Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.

1991-12-13

NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud

1992-04-27

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.

1993-02-03

Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

1993-04-16

Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

1994-05-06

US House of Representatives passes the Federal Assault Weapons Ban

1995-02-17

Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked

1995-03-31

Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike

1995-04-19

Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168 & injures 500

1995-12-13

US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations

1996-07-29

The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.

1997-12-11

Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

1998-03-04

Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.

1998-05-04

A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

1998-05-22

Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.

1998-08-20

The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval.

1999-05-07

Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

1999-06-09

Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.

1999-06-12

Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

1999-08-19

In Belgrade tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Slobodan Milošević as president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

2000-04-22

In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.

2000-07-20

The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering

2000-08-18

A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.

2001-04-01

Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.

2001-06-21

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

2001-08-09

US President George W. Bush announces his support for federal funding of limited research on embryonic stem cells.

2001-09-07

The US Federal Trade Commission approves Chevron's bid to buy Texaco

2001-10-11

The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

2002-01-23

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.

2002-02-12

The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.

2002-10-31

A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

2003-02-04

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed Serbia and Montenegro and adopts a new constitution.

2003-06-27

The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

2003-08-22

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

2003-08-25

The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko).

2004-03-21

In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.

2004-07-17

Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison plus five months in home confinement for lying to federal investigators

2005-04-07

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

2005-06-27

AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

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.

2005-12-07

Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.

2006-01-24

After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

2006-01-31

Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

2006-03-23

The Federal Reserve discontinues publishing M3 money supply.

2006-07-27

The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.

2007-03-09

The US Justice Department releases an internal audit that found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had acted illegally in its use of the USA Patriot Act to secretly obtain personal information about US citizens.

2007-11-24

Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.

2007-12-28

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

2008-12-09

The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency

2012-03-18

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

2013-09-22

Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats win a third term with their best result since 1990 in German Federal elections

2013-10-01

A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending

2016-01-03

Armed protesters take over federal wildlife refuge in Oregon

2016-01-04

Armed protesters refuse to leave federal building in Oregon

2016-01-16

Federal Emergency Is Declared in Flint, MI Over Contaminated Water

2016-03-02

Federal grand jury charges Chesapeake ex-CEO McClendon for rigging bids

2016-08-19

US|US to Phase Out Use of Private Prisons for Federal Inmates

2016-08-27

Federal Judge Curbs Enforcement of North Carolina Transgender Access Law

2016-10-10

Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years

2017-04-05

LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules

2018-03-10

NRA files federal lawsuit challenging Florida gun-safety bill

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J. Edgar HooverJan 1, 1895

Federal - Birthdays
Date Event
1791-11-11

Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1855)

1796-10-23

Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1857)

1799-04-12

Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1855)

1802-02-19

Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)

1811-05-11

Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1893)

1811-11-24

Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)

1828-09-19

Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1880)

1847-08-14

Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)

1848-11-12

Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1919)

1868-09-06

Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1947)

1870-03-13

Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)

1877-08-27

Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)

1884-12-03

Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1965)

1886-04-15

Frank Conklin, Federal Man-Hunt

1894-06-22

George F. Eliot, Federal Bullets

1895-01-01

J. Edgar Hoover, Washington, D.C., first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72)

1897-08-02

Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974)

1899-02-26

Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)

1904-03-19

John J Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings)

1904-04-27

Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)

1906-12-25

William McChesney Martin, Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank (1951-70)

1908-12-06

Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)

1910-04-16

Doris Day, Federal Fugitives

1911-12-14

Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)

1913-10-22

Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)

1916-03-31

John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)

1923-04-02

Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)

1923-07-04

Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss Federal Councilor

1924-04-07

Helen Talbot, Federal Operator 99

1924-06-24

Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)

1924-10-08

Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council

1925-02-03

Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council

1927-03-03

Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council

1927-09-05

Paul Volcker, Federal Reserve chairman

1933-03-14

René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council

1933-08-29

Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor

1934-12-24

Stjepan Mesić, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia.

1939-04-10

Daniel Oliver, NYC, CEO (Federal Trade Commission)

1939-10-18

Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council

1940-04-23

Michael Copps, American Federal Government official

1941-02-05

Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor

1942-11-10

Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor

1944-08-07

Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

1946-01-18

Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor

1946-09-21

Moritz Leuenberger, Swiss Federal Councilor

1950-01-06

Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

1953-12-13

Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve

1954-11-08

Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director

1960-04-23

Joseph Martin Mudd, Louisville KY, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express)

1962-06-05

Duda Ribeiro, Federal Bank Heist

1963-04-10

Doris Leuthard, member of the Swiss Federal Council

1964-05-23

Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council

1970-03-29

Lucio Manfredi, Federal Bank Heist

1972-06-11

Eriberto Leão, Federal Bank Heist

1973-04-19

Antônia Fontenelle, Federal Bank Heist

1977-03-06

André Moraes, Federal Bank Heist

Federal - Notable Weddings

Alan GreenspanApr 6, 1997

Federal - Weddings
Date Event
1997-04-06

Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

Federal - Notable Deaths

J. Edgar HooverMay 2, 1972

Federal - Deaths
Date Event
1842-09-15

José Francisco Morazán Quezada, President of The Federal Republic of Central America (b. 1792)

1855-02-06

Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)

1855-03-29

Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1799)

1857-07-19

Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796)

1861-07-25

Jonas Furrer, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1805)

1873-09-22

Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)

1880-12-25

Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1828)

1881-01-21

Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802)

1890-11-03

Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)

1893-08-06

Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)

1913-05-16

Louis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1849)

1919-11-09

Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)

1922-11-17

Robert Comtesse, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1847)

1940-08-21

Hermann Obrecht, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1882)

1945-06-06

Frank Conklin, Federal Man-Hunt

1947-02-26

Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council (b. 1868)

1957-03-15

Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)

1957-05-16

Eliot Ness, American federal agent (b. 1903)

1963-08-10

Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1877)

1965-10-11

Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)

1972-05-02

J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) dies at 77

1974-12-02

Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1897)

1979-05-29

John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)

1992-02-01

Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81

1992-07-21

Robert St. Angelo, Federal Agents vs. Underworld, Inc.

1998-09-16

Doris Day, Federal Fugitives

2002-09-30

Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1913)

2003-07-19

Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1908)

2008-07-23

Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1924)

2010-01-29

Helen Talbot, Federal Operator 99

2011-01-08

John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)

2011-09-21

Pamela Ann Rymer, American federal appellate judge (b. 1941)


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