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Republic - Notable Historical Events

Julius CaesarMar 15, -44

Mark AntonySep 2, -31

AugustusAug 1, -30

Christopher ColumbusOct 25, 1492

Julius IIFeb 24, 1510

John AdamsApr 19, 1782

Napoléon BonaparteNov 21, 1791

Andrew JacksonMar 3, 1837

BismarckOct 21, 1878

Mao ZedongNov 7, 1931

HitlerMar 31, 1933

Konrad AdenauerSep 6, 1953

Fulgencio BatistaJan 1, 1959

Charles de GaulleJan 8, 1959

Jomo KenyattaJun 1, 1964

Elizabeth IIOct 12, 1986

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Republic - Historical Events
Date Event
218

Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.

86

Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.

44

Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.

31

Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

30

Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.

BC
AD
301-09-03

San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.

922-06-09

French republic chooses Robert I, King of France

1180-04-13

Republic day of Gelnhausen

1358-06-27

Republic of Dubrovnik is founded

1420-06-07

Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independenceo f the Patriarchate of Aquileia.

1492-10-25

Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1510-02-24

Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice

1527-05-16

Florence becomes a republic

1572-04-01

Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.

1579-01-23

Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic

1579-01-25

Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic

1649-05-19

An Act declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.

1652-08-26

Battle of Plymouth: General-at-Sea George Ayscue of the Commonwealth of England attacked a convoy of the Dutch Republic commanded by Vice-Commodore Michiel de Ruyter. Dutch victory

1661-08-06

The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold

1718-07-21

The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.

1782-04-19

John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1791-11-21

Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

1792-09-22

French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French King of his powers

1793-03-18

The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.

1794-06-26

Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon

1795-05-16

Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state

1796-05-16

Lombardian Republic forms

1797-06-14

Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic

1798-02-10

Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 take Pope Pius VI as a prisoner.

1798-03-07

The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.

1798-03-29

Republic of Switzerland forms

1799-06-22

Britain & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic

1802-01-25

Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

1806-06-05

Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland

1815-11-27

City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna

1822-02-09

Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.

1824-10-04

Mexico becomes a republic

1826-12-16

Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.

1830-05-13

Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president

1836-03-02

Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico

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

1837-03-03

US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas

1839-04-17

Guatemala forms republic

1844-02-27

Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)

1845-03-01

President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

1846-06-14

California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma, declaring independence from Mexico

1848-01-03

Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first President of the independent African Republic of Liberia.

1848-02-24

King Louis-Philippe abdicates, 2nd French republic declared

1848-02-26

2nd French Republic proclaimed

1848-03-12

2nd republic established in France

1849-02-08

New Roman Republic established.

1849-02-09

Roman Republic declared in Rome replacing following flight of Pope Pius IX

1849-03-23

Battle of Novara (King Charles Albert vs Italian republic)

1849-04-13

Hungarian Republic proclaimed

1849-08-09

Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia

1851-12-02

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

1854-01-18

Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW Mexico

1856-04-18

Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns

1858-01-09

Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.

1861-11-19

Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper

1862-02-01

Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"

1862-06-09

Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp

1865-08-16

Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.

1866-11-20

First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org)

1868-12-15

Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.

1869-05-18

Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.

1870-07-30

The Republic of Klipdrift is proclaimed by Transvaal President Andries Pretorius after the discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1866 resulted in a flood of treasure hunters; ownership of the diamond fields was contested by the Boer republics

1870-08-08

The Republic of Ploieşti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.

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

1878-10-21

German republic chancellor Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"

1880-12-16

Transvaal region declares itself as the Republic of South Africa

1883-08-17

The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.

1889-11-15

Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed

1890-03-20

German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck

1893-01-17

Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic

1894-07-04

Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president

1894-10-29

First election of Hawaiian Republic

1895-05-25

The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president.

1895-10-21

The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.

1897-06-16

A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.

1899-01-23

Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.

1899-10-12

South Africa Boer Republic declares war on Britain

1900-05-28

Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, and goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British.

1900-06-05

Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller

1900-09-03

With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa

1900-09-27

Victory Theater (Republic, Belasco) opens at 207 W 42nd St NYC

1900-10-25

Great Britain annexes the former Boer South African Republic, renaming it the Transvaal Colony

1900-11-22

Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France

1903-11-04

Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama

1905-01-20

The US begins supervision of the Dominican Republic's national and international debts, testing Roosevelt's 'Corollary' to the Monroe Doctrine

1905-11-12

(November 12 & November 13) Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic.

1905-12-11

A workers uprising occurs, establishing the Shuliavka Republic in Kiev.

1906-07-15

Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam

1906-10-28

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

1907-02-25

US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic

1910-10-04

Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England

1910-10-05

Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic

1911-12-29

Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.

1911-12-30

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

1912-01-01

Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic

1912-01-01

The Republic of China is established.

1912-04-04

Chinese republic proclaimed in Tibet

1914-01-10

Yuan Shih-k'ai, president of the new Chinese republic, dissolves parliament and prepares a constitution of his own design: he will set himself up as dictator, preparatory to an attempt to make himself emperor

1914-01-27

A petition is written and submitted by the black and coloured women of the Orange Free State, an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa, against the carrying of passes by women

1914-03-01

The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.

1914-11-07

The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.

1915-01-18

Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.

1916-05-05

US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924

1916-05-29

US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924

1916-11-29

US declares martial law in Dominican Republic

1917-09-15

Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky's Provisional government

1917-11-20

Ukrainian Republic declared

1917-12-15

Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia

1918-01-22

Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet)

1918-01-25

Russia declared a republic of Soviets

1918-03-04

Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)

1918-03-25

The Belarusian People's Republic is established.

1918-05-26

Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia

1918-05-28

Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic

1918-07-10

Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms

1918-08-30

Czechoslovakia forms independent republic

1918-10-17

Yugoslavia proclaims itself a republic

1918-10-31

Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet

1918-11-06

Republic of Poland proclaimed

1918-11-09

Bavaria proclaims itself a republic

1918-11-09

Republic Germany proclaimed

1918-11-12

Emperor Karl of Austria-Hungary abdicates, Austria becomes a republic

1918-11-14

Republic of Czechoslovakia created with T.G. Masaryk as president

1918-11-16

Hungarian People's Republic declared

1919-02-04

City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown

1919-04-13

The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.

1919-05-29

The Republic of Prekmurje founded - a short-lived, unrecognised state, which on June 6, 1919 was incorporated into the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed "Yugoslavia" in 1929).

1919-06-01

Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden

1919-06-06

The Republic of Prekmurje ends.

1919-08-06

Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest

1919-08-11

Weimar Republic begins in Germany

1919-09-04

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

1919-11-16

Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic

1920-07-12

Lithuania & USSR sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent republic

1921-01-20

Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR

1921-02-21

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

1921-02-25

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

1921-03-17

The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.

1921-08-14

Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).

1922-04-14

Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin

1923-02-23

German Republic day with laws against worker

1923-12-17

Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic

1924-02-24

Greek parliament proclaims republic

1924-03-13

German Republic day

1924-03-24

Greece becomes a republic

1924-04-13

Greek plebiscite for a republic

1924-05-04

German Republic election fascists & communists win

1924-06-26

After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic

1924-08-29

German Republic day accepts Dawes plan

1924-11-26

Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed

1924-12-24

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

1925-01-21

Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president

1925-01-22

Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu

1926-05-25

Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.

1928-06-04

President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.

1928-09-27

The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.

1930-09-03

Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)

1930-10-24

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

1931-04-14

Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII

1931-11-07

Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

1931-12-09

Spain becomes a republic

1933-03-31

German Republic gives power to Hitler

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.

1935-06-09

Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.

1936-05-22

Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

1937-05-30

Police kill 10 strikers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago

1939-03-14

Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia

1939-03-16

Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine

1940-03-31

Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956)

1941-06-04

Republic of Croatia orders all Jews to wear a star with the letter Z

1943-12-28

All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Russian Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die on route

1944-06-17

Republic of Iceland proclaimed at Thingvallir, Iceland

1944-10-11

Tuvinian People's Republic or formerly Tannu Tuva was annexed by the U.S.S.R

1945-04-27

2nd Republic of Austria forms

1945-11-29

Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed

1945-12-19

Austrian Republic re-establishes

1946-01-01

National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic

1946-01-31

Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic

1946-02-01

Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zolt n Tildy as communist president

1946-02-02

The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.

1946-06-02

Italian plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy (National Day)

1946-06-10

Italian Republic established

1946-07-04

President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila

1946-08-04

An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.

1946-12-24

4th French republic established

1946-12-24

France's Fourth Republic is founded.

1947-12-25

The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.

1947-12-30

Romanian republic proclaimed

1948-05-01

North Korea proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea

1948-05-18

The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.

1948-07-17

Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea

1948-08-15

Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)

1948-09-01

Communist form North China People's Republic

1948-09-09

People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed

1948-10-06

The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.

1949-04-18

Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth

1949-05-17

British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)

1949-05-23

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

1949-07-01

Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France

1949-08-03

Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire

1949-08-20

Hungary (Magyar People's Republic) accepts constitution

1949-09-21

Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China

1949-09-21

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

1949-10-01

People's Republic of China proclaimed by Mao Zedong (National Day)

1949-10-01

Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa

1949-10-02

USSR recognizes People's Republic of China

1949-10-07

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

1949-11-26

India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

1949-12-17

Burma recognizes People's Republic of China

1949-12-30

India recognizes People's Republic of China

1949-12-31

18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia

1950-01-26

India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion

1950-03-27

Netherlands recognizes People's Republic of China

1950-04-24

Independent republic of South Molukkas declared

1950-05-01

New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic of China

1950-05-02

Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic

1950-07-02

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

1950-09-19

UN reject membership of China's People Republic

1950-10-25

Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia

1951-02-01

UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea

1952-06-21

Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

1953-06-05

US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN

1953-06-18

Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president

1953-09-06

Konrad Adenauer's CDU wins elections in German Federal Republic

1953-11-02

Pakistan becomes islamic republic

1955-01-15

USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic

1955-05-09

German Federal Republic joins NATO

1955-10-26

Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres

1956-02-29

Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan

1956-03-23

Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (Natl Day)

1956-05-16

Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China

1956-07-23

The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.

1957-03-22

Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian

1957-07-25

Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic

1957-10-13

German Democratic Republic recalls OstMark & issues new currency

1958-02-01

Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic

1958-02-02

Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic

1958-02-05

Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic

1958-02-21

Egypt-Syria as United Arab Republic elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)

1958-02-22

Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)

1958-03-02

Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic

1958-09-30

French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea

1958-10-04

5th French republic forms

1958-10-04

Fifth Republic of France is established.

1958-10-14

Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community

1958-11-28

Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community

1959-01-01

Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

1959-01-01

Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community

1959-01-08

Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic

1959-04-27

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

1959-04-27

The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

1959-07-06

Saar becomes part of German Federal Republic

1960-07-01

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

1960-07-01

Ghana becomes a republic

1960-07-12

Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence

1960-08-13

Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France

1960-08-14

UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo

1960-08-16

Republic of Congo (Zaire, Dem Rep of Congo) forms

1960-09-08

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

1960-11-25

Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.

1961-01-28

Republic of Rwanda proclaimed

1961-05-30

Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1961-05-31

Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth

1961-09-28

Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic

1961-10-01

East & West Cameroon merge as Federal Republic of Cameroon

1961-12-01

The independent Republic of West Papua is proclaimed in modern-day Western New Guinea.

1962-09-26

Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)

1962-12-09

Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth

1962-12-31

Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo

1963-04-07

Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic

1963-08-16

Independence is restored to Dominican Republic

1963-10-01

Nigeria becomes a republic within Commonwealth

1963-10-07

Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

1964-04-26

Tanganyika & Zanzibar form The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar

1964-06-01

Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

1964-10-29

The United Republic of Tanganyika & Zanzibar renamed The United Republic of Tanzania

1965-04-20

People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid

1965-04-24

Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic

1965-04-28

US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966

1965-07-26

Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)

1965-09-03

Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic

1965-12-22

Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up

1966-01-01

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

1966-06-01

Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic

1966-07-06

Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president

1966-11-28

Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared

1966-11-28

Dominican Republic adopts constitution

1967-09-08

Uganda abolishes traditional tribal kingdoms, becomes a republic

1967-10-27

NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen

1967-11-30

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

1968-01-08

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, travelles to Dublin to meet with Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister, to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

1968-10-02

Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)

1968-11-11

Maldives (in Indian Ocean) becomes a republic

1969-08-05

The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin

1969-12-31

Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi

1970-01-15

Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria

1970-02-23

Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)

1970-03-02

Rhodesia becomes independent republic

1970-04-24

Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth

1970-10-09

Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

1970-10-13

A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1970-12-01

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

1970-12-28

Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution

1971-04-14

President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China

1971-04-17

People's Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman

1971-04-19

Sierra Leone becomes a republic (Natl Day)

1971-07-06

A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

1971-09-16

A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Republic of Ireland

1971-09-27

Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England

1971-10-27

Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Zaire

1971-11-23

China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council

1971-11-25

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth

1971-11-30

The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

1972-05-20

Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified

1972-05-22

Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified

1972-05-26

In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended.

1972-09-29

Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations

1972-11-02

Goverment of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution

1972-11-05

Vice-President of Sinn Féin Maire Drumm is arrested in the Republic of Ireland

1972-11-24

Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'

1972-12-01

2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1972-12-28

2 people are killed in a Loyalist bomb attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland

1972-12-29

President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland

1972-12-31

Martin McGuinness is arrested and held under the new Republic of Ireland legislation

1973-01-20

A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)

1973-06-01

Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"

1973-07-29

Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy

1974-01-12

Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"

1974-04-01

Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

1974-05-17

The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)explode four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and wounded a further 300(This is the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")

1974-06-19

Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) suspends constitution

1974-09-03

US & German Democratic Republic establish diplomatic relations

1974-10-07

German Democratic Republic amends constitution

1974-12-13

Malta becomes a republic

1975-06-25

After a prolonged liberation struggle against Portuguese colonial rulers, Mozambique becomes independent as People Republic of Mozambique.

1975-11-28

Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed

1975-12-02

Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, republic forms

1975-12-02

Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)

1975-12-30

Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force

1976-02-19

Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.

1976-10-26

Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic

1977-03-03

Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms

1977-06-29

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

1978-10-31

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

1979-01-01

US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations

1979-02-08

Denis Sassou-Nguesso became the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.

1979-04-01

Iran proclaimed an Islamic Republic following fall of Shah

1979-04-08

People's Republic of China joins IOC

1981-09-01

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

1982-04-23

Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America

1982-11-18

Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World

1983-11-15

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed

1984-08-04

Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)

1984-09-12

Ethiopia forms socialist republic

1985-11-27

Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland

1986-10-12

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China

1986-10-21

Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US

1986-11-21

Central African Republic adopts constitution

1987-10-06

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

1988-06-12

The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.

1988-07-29

FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion

1989-04-19

Republic Day in Sierra Leone

1989-10-23

Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended

1990-05-16

Dominican Republic President Joaquín Ricardo Balaguer re-elected

1990-05-22

North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

1990-05-29

Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1990-07-01

German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency

1990-10-27

Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic's first president.

1991-12-16

Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

1992-01-01

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.

1992-03-12

Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

1992-04-07

Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.

1992-04-15

The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

1992-04-27

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

1992-05-13

Li Hongzhi gave the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.

1992-08-24

Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.

1993-01-01

Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia

1993-01-07

The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

1993-03-27

Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.

1993-09-02

Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed

1994-05-16

Joaquín Balaguer (86) elected President of Dominican Republic

1995-02-15

Population of People's Republic of China hits 1.2 billion

1995-09-28

"Batman Forever" released Czech Republic

1996-01-17

The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.

1996-09-02

A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.

1996-11-23

The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.

1997-01-01

The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.

1997-01-03

The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $27.7 billion USD to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys.

1997-05-02

Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders

1997-06-23

In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May

1997-07-01

Britain hands Hong Kong and the New Territories - ceded in 1841 - to the People's Republic of China.

1997-07-08

NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join

1997-08-16

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

1997-10-25

After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.

1997-11-16

After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

1997-12-24

The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1998-10-11

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

1998-11-26

Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

1999-02-24

A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.

1999-03-12

Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.

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.

1999-05-25

The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

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.

1999-07-20

Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.

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

1999-11-06

Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.

1999-11-19

Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.

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.

2001-04-11

The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.

2001-08-01

An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia.

2001-08-21

NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

2001-11-12

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2001-12-11

The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.

2001-12-27

The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

2002-01-17

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

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.

2002-12-13

Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.

2003-02-04

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

2003-03-15

Hu Jintao takes over presidency for the People's Republic of China.

2003-06-01

The People's Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.

2004-03-29

The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

2004-05-01

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.

2004-08-24

89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

2005-03-26

The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China. Around 200,000 to 300,000 attend the walk.

2005-11-17

Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.

2005-12-04

94th Davis Cup: Croatia beats Slovak Republic in Bratislava (3-2)

2005-12-05

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

2006-05-21

The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.

2006-06-28

The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.

2006-07-01

The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People's Republic of China.

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.

2006-09-30

the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.

2006-11-12

The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.

2006-11-27

Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.

2007-04-29

Republic Protests in Turkey.

2007-05-13

Republic Protests in Turkey.

2007-12-17

Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States

2007-12-19

The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.

2007-12-21

The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.

2007-12-28

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

2008-05-28

The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

2009-01-01

The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.

2009-07-05

Ethnic rioting broke out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China

2009-12-06

98th Davis Cup: Spain beats Czech Republic in Barcelona (5-0)

2010-07-02

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

2012-01-14

Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote

2012-03-04

Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo

2012-03-18

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

2012-08-21

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

2012-11-18

101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)

2012-12-18

The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic

2012-12-23

The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic

2013-01-26

Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic's presidential election

2013-02-17

5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic

2013-03-14

Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China

2013-06-25

37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic

2013-09-09

60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic

2013-10-09

60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic

2013-11-17

102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)

2014-01-29

Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

2014-02-27

Republic of Crimea announces a referendum & ousts its regional government

2014-03-17

The Republic of Crimea is declared

2014-04-23

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

2016-02-21

Central African Republic elects former PM Touadera as president

2016-12-27

New York to Paris flight diverts to Republic of Ireland to use toilets

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Republic - Notable Birthdays

Julius IIDec 5, 1443

Zhou EnlaiMar 5, 1898

Sammy SosaNov 12, 1968

Republic - Birthdays
Date Event
384-09-09

Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423)

1417-02-23

Pope Paul II [Pietro Barbo], Venice, Republic of Venice, Pope (1464-71)

1436-11-16

Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)

1443-12-05

Pope Julius II, Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Pope (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, (d. 1513)

1748-03-08

William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic

1788-04-14

David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)

1797-04-14

Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Republic (1871-77)

1813-08-15

Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (d. 1891)

1819-05-27

Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)

1819-09-17

Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president (Republic South Africa)

1825-10-10

Paulus Kruger, Pres of South African Republic (1883), Boer leader

1841-01-30

Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)

1857-08-01

Alfred J. West, The New Republic

1864-09-22

Louis Van Deyssel, writer (Small Republic, One Love)

1871-02-04

Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)

1876-07-02

Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)

1876-08-29

Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)

1880-01-10

Manuel Azaña y Diaz, PM/pres of 2nd Spanish republic (1936-39)

1886-02-20

Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)

1891-06-20

John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)

1898-03-05

Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)

1907-09-01

Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic

1909-06-30

Juan Bosch, poet/pres of Dominican Republic (1962-63)

1911-02-12

Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)

1915-01-24

Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)

1917-05-03

Kiro Gligorov, Macedonia, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999 (d. 2012)

1920-12-09

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic

1923-05-10

Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)

1926-11-03

Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania

1928-07-20

Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)

1932-05-17

Ozzie Virgil, The Republic of Baseball: The Dominican Giants of the American Game

1932-07-17

Wojciech Kilar, Lwów, Second Polish Republic, composer (The Pianist), (d. 2013)

1934-01-06

Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus

1934-04-11

Mark Strand, American poet/editor/translator (Another Republic)

1934-12-24

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

1936-05-13

Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)

1937-01-25

Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic

1939-04-18

Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran

1944-04-15

Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), (d. 1996)

1944-05-21

Mary Robinson, pres of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )

1947-05-18

John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)

1948-04-13

Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy

1948-08-24

Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force

1950-07-13

Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)

1950-10-04

Tom Spackman, Star Wars: The Old Republic

1952-05-04

Guoqiang Tang, The Founding of a Republic

1952-06-18

Liz Marks, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

1952-08-04

Kristoffer Tabori, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

1953-12-26

Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic

1954-05-12

Ricky Portera, Banana republic

1954-06-14

Jianxin Huang, The Founding of a Republic

1955-01-22

Kwang-su Park, The Black Republic

1956-06-25

Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)

1960-03-23

Rafael Ferrer, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

1961-12-24

Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic

1964-12-03

Toi Cook, Banana Republic

1967-08-17

Jack Aurora, Star Wars: The Old Republic

1968-11-12

Sammy Sosa, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)

1971-03-20

Manny Alexander, Dominican Republic, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)

1971-09-06

Sandra Natasha Abreu, Miss Universe-Dominican Republic (1996)

1972-01-08

Sean McKeever, Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan

1972-08-01

Martin Damm, Czech Republic, tennis star

1974-10-29

Renata Hornofova, Miss Universe-Czech Republic (1996)

1974-12-09

Oliver Pearce, Welcome to Republic City

1975-01-25

Angie Gregory, The Republic of Rick

1977-03-17

Iveta Jankularova, Miss Universe-Slovak Republic (1996)

1977-05-14

Cesarina Mejia, Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997)

1977-12-28

Aaron Pushkar, The New Republic

1978-01-08

Petra Minarova, Miss Czech Republic Universe (1997)

1978-03-24

Tomás Ujfalusi, Group A: Turkey vs. Czech Republic

1978-06-09

Lucia Povraznikova, Miss Slovak republic Universe (1997)

1979-12-09

Hao Chen, The Founding of a Republic

1980-02-01

Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player

1981-03-14

Jan Polák, Group A: Turkey vs. Czech Republic

1982-08-26

Paul Keeler, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

1983-04-29

Semih Senturk, Group A: Turkey vs. Czech Republic

1985-07-26

Jeoff Hanser, The New Republic

1986-04-04

Aiden McGeady, Republic of Ireland and Celtic footballer,

1986-06-03

Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater

1987-01-30

Arda Turan, Group A: Turkey vs. Czech Republic

1987-07-12

Özcan Özdemir, The Ottoman Republic

1988-03-12

Daryn Rasch, The New Republic

1989-07-04

Joe Stewart, The Republic

Republic - Notable Weddings

Oskar SchindlerMar 6, 1928

Michael JacksonMay 26, 1994

Nicolas SarkozyFeb 2, 2008

Martin BrodeurJun 17, 2008

Republic - Weddings
Date Event
1928-03-06

Industrialist Oskar Schindler (19) weds Emilie Schindler (20) in Svitavy, Czech Republic

1978-01-24

Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

1994-05-26

Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic

1997-01-04

Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic

2002-01-05

Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

2005-07-09

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic

2005-12-03

NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic

2008-02-02

23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

2008-06-17

Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic

2013-02-16

"Devious Maids" actress Dania Ramirez (33) weds director Bev Land on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Republic - Notable Divorces

Mike TysonFeb 14, 1989

Republic - Divorces
Date Event
1989-02-14

Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Republic - Notable Deaths

Zhou EnlaiJan 8, 1976

Republic - Deaths
Date Event
423-08-15

Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies

472-10-02

Olybrius, emperor of Westromeinse republic (472), dies

876-09-08

Lodewijk de Duitser, king of East French Republic (833-76), dies at 72

1806-04-09

William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic dies at 58

1842-09-15

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

1881-03-24

Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69

1910-10-17

Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91

1911-11-19

Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered

1930-05-17

Herbert David Croly, US founder (New Republic), dies at 61

1937-01-10

Alfred J. West, The New Republic

1938-05-23

Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70

1949-06-26

Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)

1956-01-03

Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)

1959-03-29

Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st president, dies

1966-04-12

Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed

1976-01-08

Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)

1996-04-21

Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), dies at 52

2001-01-16

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

2002-07-14

Joaquín Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)

2003-10-23

Soong May-ling, wife of the President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek (b. 1897)

2003-11-20

David Dacko, first President of the Central African Republic (b. 1930)

2004-02-26

Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)

2005-01-17

Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)

2007-07-10

Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)

2009-03-08

Zbigniew Religa, Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland (b. 1938)

2009-05-23

Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of the Republic of Korea (b. 1946)

2009-12-29

Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)

2010-08-17

Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and eighth President of the Italian Republic (b. 1928)

2012-01-01

Kiro Gligorov, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999

2012-07-06

Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85

2016-06-16

Former Republic of Ireland player Tony Byrne dies aged 70


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