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Political - Notable Historical Events

Antoninus PiusMar 7, 161

Napoléon BonaparteOct 1, 1814

Jefferson DavisDec 5, 1847

Abraham LincolnOct 4, 1854

Nicholas IINov 3, 1905

LeninNov 20, 1911

HitlerFeb 27, 1925

Nelson MandelaDec 6, 1956

DiefenbakerFeb 20, 1959

Jomo KenyattaAug 21, 1961

Martina NavratilovaSep 6, 1975

Saddam HusseinAug 8, 1979

Bill MaherFeb 21, 2003

Barack ObamaAug 27, 2008

Julian AssangeAug 16, 2012

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Political - Historical Events
Date Event
161-03-07

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.

1268-10-29

Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.

1302-01-27

Dante becomes a Florentine political exile

1345-06-11

Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.

1577-08-17

Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots

1598-04-13

Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots

1635-08-03

The third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyō are required to spend one year at Edo Castle in Tokyo and one year back home at their feudal manor, while their families remained in Tokyo as virtual political hostages. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21, 1635).

1789-05-12

Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses

1808-10-17

Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw

1814-10-01

Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.

1814-11-01

Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.

1815-06-09

End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.

1843-08-30

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

1847-12-05

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

1854-10-04

Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

1859-01-24

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

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.

1874-11-25

The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1877-05-16

May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.

1879-02-28

"Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation

1888-09-06

Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnons' Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights

1889-12-14

American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila

1892-08-20

The Transvaal National Union, a political organisation, is set up with J. Tudhope as president

1902-03-25

In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia

1903-10-10

The Women's Social and Political Union was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain.

1903-12-30

American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans

1904-03-03

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.

1905-11-03

Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.

1908-07-09

CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms

1909-02-01

US forces withdraw from Cuba after liberal Jose Miguel Gomez becomes president; ensuing political instability will bring a threat of US intervention in 1912

1910-05-10

The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform

1911-11-11

Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control

1911-11-20

The funeral of Paul and Laura (daughter of Karl Marx) Lafargue in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end

1914-11-27

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

1916-11-05

The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.

1919-11-11

Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views

1920-03-23

Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms

1922-08-01

Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard

1922-12-25

-Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"

1923-01-04

Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin

1924-06-10

1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland

1925-02-27

Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

1926-10-18

Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament

1932-10-11

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

1933-07-14

NSDAP (Nazis) becomes only political party in Germany

1934-02-01

Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his

1934-02-06

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

1935-04-21

King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties

1939-08-02

Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers

1941-07-05

German occupiers disband political parties

1943-04-06

Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested

1943-11-12

Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands

1945-03-31

Sicherheitsdienst murders 10 political prisoners in Zutphen

1945-06-15

Dutch political party ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam

1947-07-20

1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra

1947-07-21

Indonesia begins 1st political election

1947-08-05

Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure

1948-12-18

Indonesia begins its 2nd political election

1948-12-19

2nd political action of Java/Sumatra

1951-05-15

The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.

1952-10-24

Arab Liberation Movement becomes only political party in Syria

1953-01-16

Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties

1956-12-06

Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa

1959-02-20

The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

1959-03-31

Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India

1960-07-15

UN troops arrive in Congo to help deal with the political crisis after Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé's declaration of independence for Katanga province

1961-08-21

Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities

1961-12-15

Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time

1963-08-11

Four ANC political detainees escape from Pretoria Central prison in South Africa

1964-06-16

Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners

1966-09-15

Dutch political party (D'66) forms

1967-03-06

Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US

1967-04-03

113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum

1968-03-01

Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands

1968-04-27

Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands

1970-01-11

Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against

1970-09-04

Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum

1971-09-26

MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government

1971-11-05

Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping

1972-03-10

1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)

1972-06-12

John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"

1972-06-19

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland

1972-07-12

Twelve years after the banning of the ANC and Pan Africanist Congress, a new political movement, the Black People Convention is formed after a three day long conference in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

1974-05-15

Beginning of the Ulster Workers' Council strike called by Ulster loyalists and unionists who were against the Sunningdale Agreement, which proposed the sharing of political power with Irish nationalists

1974-10-10

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin

1974-12-28

Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.

1975-09-01

All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh

1975-09-06

Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

1976-03-25

Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties

1976-06-27

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

1977-06-28

The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties

1977-09-30

Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines

1978-10-13

Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties

1979-06-04

Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons

1979-08-08

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents

1980-02-02

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

1980-04-20

Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.

1980-06-23

South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.

1981-10-14

Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.

1982-07-08

Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.

1983-01-15

Dutch political party DS'70 disbands

1983-09-23

Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins

1985-08-14

Political violence by the youth begins after the funeral of assassinated Victoria Mxenge, a civil rights lawyer, who was respected and liked by the Congress of South African Students

1986-08-08

Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.

1988-12-16

Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud

1989-04-21

Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

1989-06-21

Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression

1989-06-29

The National Party adopts a five year programme of its objectives which included a political "reform" plan to give South Africa's Black majority a role in national as well as local government spheres; the African National Congress (ANC) said that it would consider nothing less than a one-man, one-vote system

1989-08-06

Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws

1989-10-15

South Africa President FW de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners

1990-02-02

South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs

1990-02-07

USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties

1990-04-08

King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties

1990-05-27

Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow

1990-08-31

East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems

1991-02-16

Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands

1991-06-15

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

1991-06-23

A peace summit, brokered by the clergy and business and attended by all major political parties, but boycotted by the Conservative Party, is held to end the violence in South Africa

1992-01-12

A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.

1992-07-27

Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly

1996-08-19

The major South African political parties begin their submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

1997-05-06

The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history.

1998-07-14

Violence erupts in Richmond, South Africa, reflecting underlying political tensions between supporters of the ANC and Inkatha Freedom Party

1999-02-03

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

1999-04-08

Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.

1999-06-22

Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, "It is acceptable for politicians to lie", South Africa

1999-11-19

In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.

1999-12-02

The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

2001-07-24

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

2001-12-22

Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.

2002-02-22

Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.

2003-02-21

Bill Maher's political talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" debuts on HBO

2003-10-17

Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.

2004-02-21

The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.

2005-11-01

First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.

2007-04-27

Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

2008-08-27

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

2008-12-02

Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis

2008-12-08

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

2012-08-16

Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador

2013-05-06

15 people are killed and 50 are injured after a bomb detonates at a political rally in Pakistan

2013-10-01

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

2013-10-06

53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt

2016-03-22

White House says has shared lists of political prisoners with Cuba

2016-10-08

US formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

2016-10-29

Politics|FBI Chief James Comey Is in Political Crossfire Again Over Emails

2016-11-15

Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author, Dies at 61

2017-05-10

Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off US political storm

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Political - Notable Birthdays

Pompey the GreatSep 29, -106

Julius CaesarJul 13, -100

Thomas PaineJan 29, 1737

John Stuart MillMay 20, 1806

Thomas NastSep 27, 1840

Walter LippmannSep 23, 1889

Hannah ArendtOct 14, 1906

Nelson MandelaJul 18, 1918

William SafireDec 17, 1929

Bill MaherJan 20, 1956

Justin TrudeauDec 25, 1971

Political - Birthdays
Date Event
106

Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC)

100

Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)

BC
AD
1565-09-28

Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)

1611-01-07

James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)

1648-12-15

Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)

1724-04-27

Col. Thomas Gardner, a heroic political figure and soldier (d. 1775)

1725-03-17

Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)

1733-05-04

Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)

1737-01-29

Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

1756-03-03

William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)

1769-01-05

Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)

1774-02-11

Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)

1780-09-28

Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure

1783-07-24

Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), (d. 1830)

1790-10-22

Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist

1792-08-26

Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)

1802-06-12

Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)

1806-05-20

John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian

1808-09-06

Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)

1823-04-03

William Macy "Boss" Tweed, corrupt political boss (NYC)

1829-12-14

John Mercer Langston, 1st black to hold US political office

1840-09-27

Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America

1840-10-30

William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst

1852-08-22

Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)

1854-09-02

Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)

1858-05-24

Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)

1858-07-15

Emmeline Pankhurst, England, found (Women's Social & Political Union)

1859-12-26

William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)

1864-06-13

Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)

1864-07-23

Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)

1873-01-11

John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)

1873-12-18

Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)

1874-07-03

Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader

1876-09-01

Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)

1877-03-17

Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)

1879-11-10

Patrick Pearse, Irish political activist (d. 1916)

1888-10-18

Marian Dawson, A Political Party

1889-09-23

Walter Lippmann, New York City New York, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion)

1894-08-23

James La Guma, Bloemfontein, South African political activist and trade unionist

1902-09-24

Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure, and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989)

1902-10-11

Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)

1904-02-17

Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)

1905-03-14

Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist

1906-10-14

Hannah Arendt, Hanover Germany, political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

1909-04-08

William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist

1909-10-13

Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist

1910-03-04

Tancredo Neves, The JK Years: A Political Trajectory

1910-08-10

Angus Campbell, US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order)

1910-10-11

Joseph Alsop, political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President)

1912-03-13

James Friell, political cartoonist

1912-06-29

John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)

1912-08-01

Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist

1915-08-14

B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)

1915-10-28

Richard Michael Fraser, political Administrator

1916-03-13

Corinne Boggs, political administrator

1917-06-27

Ronald George Hayward, political manager

1918-01-07

Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)

1918-07-18

Nelson Mandela, Qunu South Africa, political prisoner (ANC)/President (1994-1999)/ Nobel (1993)

1918-08-01

Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist

1918-08-03

James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)

1919-06-23

Muhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)

1920-05-08

Maurice Cranston, political scientist

1920-06-07

Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)

1920-10-18

Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)

1921-10-29

William Henry Mauldin, NM, political cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59)

1922-08-01

Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist

1923-03-20

Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)

1923-03-29

Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer

1923-12-22

Etta Hulme, Political Cartoons in the 1990s

1924-06-08

Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)

1925-01-27

Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant

1925-05-30

Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)

1925-10-18

Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania

1926-06-17

Alan Walters, political economist

1926-10-27

H.R. Haldeman, American political personality (d. 1993)

1927-04-18

Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist

1927-05-11

Mort Sahl, Montreal, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party)

1928-06-22

Ralph Waite, White Plains New York, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons)

1929-05-03

Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist

1929-07-24

Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist

1929-12-17

William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

1932-02-08

Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party (CDA)

1932-08-23

Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People)

1932-10-02

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Longford, Ireland, paramilitary and political leader (Sinne Fein), (d. 2013)

1932-10-12

Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)

1933-07-11

Olga Havlova, political activist

1934-02-26

Robert Novak, American political columnist

1934-08-22

Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)

1935-02-21

Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative

1935-07-24

Pat Oliphant, Oliphant: The Washington Star's Political Cartoonist

1936-03-01

Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist

1936-06-03

David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist

1938-11-02

Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist

1939-01-10

David Horowitz, American author and political commentator

1939-02-18

Claude Ake, political scientist

1939-06-15

Ward Connerly, American political figure

1939-08-02

Benjamin Barber, American political theorist

1941-04-11

Ellen Goodman, American political columnist

1941-05-04

George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)

1941-07-07

Michael Howard, 30 Greatest Political Comedies

1941-09-16

Richard Perle, American political advisor

1942-03-23

Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)

1943-05-22

Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1943-12-19

Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)

1944-08-30

Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)

1944-09-21

Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)

1944-10-25

James Carville, American political stategist and commentator

1945-01-27

Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)

1945-06-27

Omar Badsha, Durban, South Africa, South African photographer, trade unionist and political activist

1945-08-04

John Qace Hardbattle, political activist

1946-05-30

Candy Lightner, political activist/founder (MADD)

1947-01-23

Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)

1947-04-23

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Ireland, political activist [or 1940]

1948-07-21

Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)

1949-08-07

Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader

1950-03-13

Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator

1950-11-01

Tony Hymphris, political activist

1952-04-27

Larry Elder, American political commentator

1952-12-23

William Kristol, American political commentator

1953-08-19

Mary Matalin, American political consultant

1955-11-05

Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator

1955-12-27

Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)

1956-01-20

Bill Maher, New York New York, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect)

1957-05-23

Craig Brown, Norman Ormal: A Very Political Turtle

1957-07-10

Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist

1958-03-22

Laurie David, American political activist

1958-05-12

Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist

1958-12-20

Steve Sailer, American political commentator

1960-03-13

Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist

1960-04-28

Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist

1960-12-23

Andrew Coyne, Are Political Scandals Shaking Our Faith?

1961-09-08

Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist

1961-12-08

Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney

1962-08-19

Tammy Bruce, American political commentator

1962-11-02

David Brock, American political commentator, pundit

1969-07-13

Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist

1969-11-12

Ian Bremmer, American political scientist

1970-10-20

Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author

1971-07-23

Joel Stein, 15 Most Shocking Political Sex Scandals

1971-12-25

Justin Trudeau, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian political leader

1973-04-01

Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst

1976-10-02

Jason Dodson, American political consultant and teacher of esotericism

1979-03-03

Edward J. Bedrosian, Political Posturing

1979-08-30

Christopher Englese, Political Bodies

1980-10-15

Joel Schoenbach, Political Sharks

1980-12-17

Eli Pariser, American political activist (MoveOn.org)

1981-04-25

Ryan Michael Oman, Carnal Candidate Political Kink

1983-10-17

Vanessa Libertad Garcia, The Real Housewives of America: Political Spoof Parody

1985-10-23

James Kotecki, American political blogger

1986-02-20

Matt Lin, Political Animals

Political - Notable Weddings

Thomas PaineSep 27, 1759

Thomas NastSep 26, 1861

Paul Laurence DunbarMar 6, 1898

Virginia WoolfAug 10, 1912

President ClintonNov 26, 1993

Political - Weddings
Date Event
1385-04-12

Duke of Burgundy, John the Fearless, marries Margaret of Bavaria in political double wedding with his sister

1759-09-27

Political activist Thomas Paine (22) weds household servant Mary Lambert (21)

1771-03-26

Political activist Thomas Paine (34) weds second wife Elizabeth Ollive

1861-09-26

Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

1898-03-06

Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York

1912-08-10

British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

1993-11-26

Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana

2001-11-20

ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos (40) weds actress Alexandra Wentworth (36) at Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan

2005-09-10

British television presenter Kate Garraway (38) weds former political lobbyist Derek Draper (38) at St. Mary The Virgin parish church in London, England

2013-09-21

US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York

Political - Notable Deaths

Julius CaesarMar 15, -44

Thomas NastDec 7, 1902

Mahatma GandhiJan 30, 1948

Hannah ArendtDec 4, 1975

Nelson MandelaDec 5, 2013

Political - Deaths
Date Event
44

Julius Caesar, Roman military and political figure, is stabbed to death at 55

BC
AD
1594-06-03

John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)

1635-04-25

Alessandro Tassoni, Ital political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69

1677-09-11

James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)

1680-09-11

Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)

1799-02-19

Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)

1806-02-20

Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)

1824-12-21

James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)

1825-05-19

Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French political philosopher (b. 1760)

1836-04-07

William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)

1857-06-19

Alexander Twilight, American politician and minister, first African American to graduate and hold political office dies aged 61

1871-05-07

Louis Papineau, political reformer, dies

1879-01-22

George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle

1881-01-01

Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)

1897-12-29

William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)

1900-12-21

Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)

1902-12-07

Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies aged 62

1910-02-08

Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)

1918-08-03

Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41

1919-11-15

Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.

1928-06-03

Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)

1930-04-16

José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)

1940-02-28

Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81

1942-10-27

Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)

1943-10-09

Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1943-10-09

Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1944-03-04

Fannie Barrier Williams, American educator and political activist (b. 1855)

1944-04-24

William Stephens, U.S. political figure (b. 1859)

1948-01-30

Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

1949-03-14

John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)

1950-12-15

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)

1952-08-31

Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)

1957-11-21

Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)

1961-10-14

Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)

1967-07-08

Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)

1972-05-06

Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)

1975-10-02

Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)

1975-12-04

Hannah Arendt, German/US political theorist and historian, dies at 69

1977-03-15

Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)

1977-11-11

Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (b. 1950)

1980-07-23

Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)

1981-05-01

Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75

1983-10-17

Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78

1984-05-19

Henrique Lott, The JK Years: A Political Trajectory

1985-04-21

Tancredo Neves, The JK Years: A Political Trajectory

1991-03-29

Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40

1991-10-02

Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies

1993-06-26

William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)

1994-06-26

Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65

1995-08-23

Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66

1996-01-27

Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63

1996-02-25

Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59

1996-03-22

Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78

1996-04-29

Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45

1996-04-30

David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46

1996-06-13

David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60

1996-07-01

Richard Michael Fraser, political administrator, dies at 80

1996-08-22

William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87

1996-11-07

Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84

1996-11-07

Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57

1996-11-12

John Qace Hardbattle, political activist, dies at 51

1997-02-04

James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84

2000-01-01

Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)

2000-06-08

Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)

2001-02-01

André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)

2001-09-11

Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)

2002-08-16

Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (b. 1937)

2002-11-24

John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)

2003-03-16

Rachel Corrie, American political activist (b. 1979)

2003-08-29

Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)

2003-10-31

Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)

2003-12-15

George Fisher, American political cartoonist (b. 1923)

2005-06-03

Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)

2006-03-27

Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)

2006-08-01

Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)

2006-12-14

Anton Balasingham, chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1938)

2006-12-18

Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)

2007-01-31

Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)

2007-02-03

Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)

2007-02-28

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)

2007-03-06

Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)

2007-04-26

Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921)

2008-08-13

Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)

2008-12-05

Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, Romanian politician and president of the Association of Romanian Former Political Prisoners. (b. 1928)

2010-03-04

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

2010-03-09

Doris Haddock, American political activist (b. 1910)

2010-04-06

Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (b. 1939)

2010-11-20

Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)

2010-12-15

Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American political scientist (b. 1940)

2011-03-16

Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan. (b. 1931)

2011-04-04

Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)

2012-01-04

Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, dies from pneumonia at 64

2012-11-14

Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53

2013-08-17

Vanessa Libertad Garcia, The Real Housewives of America: Political Spoof Parody

2013-12-05

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-1990) and South African President (1994-99) dies of a lung infection at 95

2014-02-13

Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, American actor, director and political candidate (John Walton Snr. in The Waltons)

2014-06-25

Etta Hulme, Political Cartoons in the 1990s

2015-11-03

Ahmed Chalabi, controversial Iraqi political figure, dead at 71

2016-04-28

Legend of Soviet Cold War era political journalism Valentin Zorin dies aged 91

2016-08-04

Publisher, author and political agitator Mel Hurtig dies at 84

2018-06-22

Charles Krauthammer, Conservative Political Commentator, Dies at 68

2018-07-06

Ed Schultz, Political Commentator and Former MSNBC Host, Dies at 64


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