History Hop Tags - Republican

Republican - Notable Historical Events

OctavianOct 23, -42

Thomas JeffersonFeb 25, 1804

Abraham LincolnJun 16, 1858

Thomas NastNov 7, 1874

Benjamin HarrisonJun 25, 1888

William McKinleyJun 19, 1900

Theodore RooseveltJun 21, 1904

Herbert HooverJun 14, 1928

Thomas DeweyJun 24, 1948

Harry TrumanNov 2, 1948

Richard NixonJul 27, 1960

Gerald FordJul 8, 1975

Ronald ReaganNov 20, 1975

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Republican - Historical Events
Date Event
42

Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.

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1793-03-18

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

1793-06-24

1st republican constitution in France adopted

1793-11-26

Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France

1804-02-25

Thomas Jefferson nominated for US President at Democratic-Republican caucus

1805-12-31

End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism

1854-02-04

Alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party," Ripon, Wisc

1854-02-22

1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)

1854-02-28

Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc

1854-07-06

1st Republican state convention (Jackson, Mich)

1856-02-22

1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)

1856-06-17

Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia

1858-06-16

Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate

1860-05-16

-18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate

1860-05-18

Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

1864-06-07

Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party

1866-07-30

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

1868-05-20

Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant

1872-06-05

Republican National Convention meets (Phila)

1874-11-07

1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

1884-06-05

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

1884-06-24

John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

1884-09-10

Congressman John R Lynch presides over Republican National Convention

1884-11-01

The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)

1888-06-25

Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

1891-01-31

The first attempt of a Portuguese republican revolution breakes out in the northern city of Porto.

1892-06-07

Republican convention in Minneapolis begins

1900-06-19

In the USA, the Republican Party nominate President William McKinley for re-election, but choose a new candidate for Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt

1900-11-06

Republican President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrats' William Jennings Bryan in the US elections

1904-06-21

The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

1908-02-01

King Carlos I of Portugal and his hier, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathisers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.

1908-06-16

The Republican Party convenes in Chicago where President Roosevelt picks William H. Taft as his successor

1912-06-18

The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

1914-09-09

Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war

1916-06-07

Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

1924-12-16

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

1925-09-29

Greek republican constitution enforced

1928-06-14

Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

1934-02-16

Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.

1936-11-20

Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange is killed by a republican execution squad.

1937-07-05

Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain

1937-08-24

Republican offensive near Belchite, Spain

1948-06-24

Republican Natl Convention in Phila nominates NY gov Thomas Dewey

1948-11-02

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

1952-07-11

Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

1953-12-03

Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in the Republican Party

1956-12-12

Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.

1957-01-01

An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.

1960-07-27

US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

1960-07-28

Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate

1964-01-27

Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid

1966-05-21

A loyalist group calling itself the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) issued a statement declaring war on the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

1968-04-27

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade

1968-08-08

Republican convention in Miami Beach nominates Richard Nixon for president

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

1970-05-28

Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

1970-06-22

Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry

1970-06-26

Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army

1970-07-02

Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury

1970-07-03

The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters

1970-08-11

Two Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

1970-09-04

An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast

1970-11-16

Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

1971-01-10

Members of the Irish Republican Army carry out a 'punishment attack' by tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Catholic areas of Belfast

1971-02-06

The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'

1971-02-09

5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army

1971-02-15

A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland

1971-02-26

Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army while on a mobile patrol in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, North Ireland

1971-03-08

Gun battle between Official Irish Republican Army and Provisional IRA leave 1 man was killed; the feud between the two wings of the IRA had been developing since the split in 1970

1971-03-09

Three off-duty Scottish soldiers are killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army; 4000 shipyard workers take to the streets to demand internment in response

1971-03-10

Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army

1971-03-12

Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army

1971-04-10

The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army

1971-05-15

Irish Republican Army member William 'Billy' Reid is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast

1971-05-22

A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast

1971-05-25

The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers

1971-07-06

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

1971-07-11

The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people

1971-08-08

A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast

1971-09-01

The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people

1971-09-02

There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party

1971-09-23

2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion

1971-10-23

Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast

1971-10-24

A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast

1971-10-25

A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast

1971-10-31

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode a bomb at the Post Office Tower in London

1971-11-18

A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast

1971-11-22

A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh

1971-11-24

A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone

1971-11-27

Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh

1971-12-07

An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-12-18

Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.

1971-12-30

A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.

1972-01-03

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, which injures over 60 people

1972-01-27

The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of amunition

1972-02-22

The Official Irish Republican Army explodes a bomb at Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the Parachute Regiment, killing seven people

1972-02-25

Attempted assassination of Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility)

1972-02-29

Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party

1972-03-09

Four members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion at a house in Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast

1972-03-20

Donegall Street bombing: the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonate its first car bomb on Donegall Street in Belfast; four civilians, two RUC officers and a UDR soldier killed while 148 people were wounded

1972-04-07

Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast

1972-04-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-four bombs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland

1972-04-15

A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home

1972-04-16

Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry

1972-05-10

An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store

1972-05-17

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) fires on workers leaving the Mackies engineering works in west Belfast (Although the factory was sited in a Catholic area it had an almost entirely Protestant workforce)

1972-05-21

The Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) kidnap and shoot dead William Best (19), a member of the Royal Irish Rangers

1972-05-22

Over 400 women in Derry attack the offices of Official Sinn Féin in Derry, North Ireland, following the shooting of William Best by the Official Irish Republican Army

1972-05-26

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) plant a bomb in Oxford Street, Belfast, killing a 64 year old woman

1972-05-28

Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast

1972-06-02

Two British Army soldiers die in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh

1972-06-11

Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-14

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

1972-06-18

3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down

1972-06-19

A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast

1972-06-22

The Irish Republican Army announce that it would call a ceasefire from 26 June 1972 provided that there is a "reciprocal response" from the security forces

1972-06-24

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry

1972-06-26

The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) begin a "bi-lateral truce" as at midnight

1972-06-26

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day

1972-06-30

Ulster Defence Association (UDA) begin to organise its own 'no-go' areas (this is a response to the continuation of Republican 'no-go' areas and fears about concessions to the IRA)

1972-07-13

A series of gun-battles and shootings erupt across Belfast between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and British Army soldiers

1972-07-18

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army

1972-07-21

Bloody Friday: within the space of seventy-five minutes, the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-two bombs in Belfast; six civilians, two British Army soldiers and one UDA volunteer were killed, 130 injured

1972-07-31

Operation Motorman: the British Army use 12,000 soldiers supported by tanks and bulldozers to re-take the "no-go areas" controlled by the Provisional Irish Republican Army

1972-08-21

Republican convention opens in Miami Beach

1972-08-23

Republican convention (Miami Beach, Fla) renominates VP Agnew but not unanimous-1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley)

1972-10-10

3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast

1972-10-16

2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone

1972-11-19

Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin

1973-01-14

2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army

1973-02-04

British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland

1973-03-08

The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

1973-05-17

Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army booby-trap bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone

1973-06-12

Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry

1973-10-31

Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter

1974-02-04

Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus as it traveled along the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, England carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members; nine British Army soldiers and three civilians are killed

1974-04-20

'The Troubles', a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. claims its 1000th victim

1974-06-17

The Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage

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

1974-11-25

Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21

1974-12-08

Irish Republican Socialist Party forms

1974-12-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath

1975-02-10

The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces

1975-02-20

A feud begains between the Official Irish Republican Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the two groups assassinate a number of each other's volunteers until the feud ends in June 1975

1975-07-08

US President Gerald Ford announced he'll seek Republican nomination for presidency

1975-07-17

Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce

1975-08-13

Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed

1975-09-01

5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh

1975-11-20

Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

1975-11-22

Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland

1975-12-06

Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England

1976-01-05

Kingsmill massacre: in retaliation for the Reavey and O'Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill, County Armagh

1976-01-23

The Provisional Irish Republican Army truce of February 1975 is officially brought to an end

1976-05-15

The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill 3 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers in County Fermanagh and 1 in County Down

1976-06-05

After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland

1976-07-30

4 Protestant civilians were shot dead at a pub off Milltown Road, Belfast; the attack was claimed by the Republican Action Force

1976-08-10

A Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer is shot dead by the British Army as he drove along a road in Belfast; his car then went out of control and killed 3 children, sparking a series of "peace rallies" throughout the month by a group that became known as 'Peace People'

1976-08-19

President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention

1977-07-03

The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.

1978-02-17

La Mon restaurant bombing: 11 civilians and 1 RUC officer are killed and 30 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army incendiary bomb at the La Mon Restaurant near Belfast

1978-06-17

The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill an RUC officer and kidnap another near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

1978-06-21

The British Army shoot dead 3 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a passing Ulster Volunteer Force member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast; it is claimed that the PIRA volunteers were about to launch a bomb attack

1978-09-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people

1978-09-21

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed

1979-03-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinate Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag

1979-03-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland

1979-04-17

Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point

1979-08-27

Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers were killed when the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passed Narrow Water Castle near Warrenpoint

1980-01-17

Dunmurry train explosion: a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb prematurely detonates on a passenger train near Belfast, killing three and injuring five (including the bombers)

1980-06-10

8 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners escape from Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast using handguns smuggled into prison

1980-07-17

Ronald Reagan formally accepts Republican nomination for US president

1981-01-21

Norman Stronge and his son James (both former Ulster Unionist Members of Parliament) are assassinated by the Irish Republican Army at their home Tynan Abbey, which is then burnt down

1981-03-01

Republican prisoners in the Maze began a second hunger strike; among the prisoners is Bobby Sands

1981-05-19

5 British Army soldiers are killed when their armoured vehicle is ripped apart by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb near Bessbrook, County Armagh

1981-07-17

Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another

1982-04-20

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured

1982-07-20

Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London

1984-04-06

Members of Cameroon's Republican Guard unsuccessfully attempt to overthrow the government headed by Paul Biya.

1984-08-19

Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for President

1984-08-22

Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush

1986-06-24

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

1987-01-19

Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874

1988-02-05

Arizona House of Reps vote to impeach Republican Gov Evan Mecham

1988-08-18

Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

1990-11-06

Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected

1992-04-11

Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3

1993-04-05

Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad

1994-08-31

The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.

1996-02-09

The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.

1996-08-10

Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican VP running mate

2001-05-24

The Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent.

2001-06-05

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

2001-10-23

The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.

2003-05-12

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

2005-07-28

The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

2012-04-10

Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination making Mitt Romney the overwhelming favourite

2012-08-28

Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate

2016-02-02

Ted Cruz Wins Republican Caucuses in Iowa

2016-03-05

Ted Cruz tops Trump in Kansas Republican caucuses

2016-03-29

Secret Service says 'no' to guns at Republican convention

2016-03-30

Trump drops pledge to back Republican presidential nominee other than himself

2017-07-20

Republican Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumour

2018-01-30

House panel votes to release Republican memo alleging anti-Trump bias

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Republican - Notable Birthdays

VirgilOct 15, -70

Chester A. ArthurOct 5, 1829

Thomas E. DeweyMar 24, 1902

Republican - Birthdays
Date Event
70

Virgil, (Publius Vergilius Maro) Andes, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republican poet (Aeneid), (d. 19 BC)

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1750-07-28

Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)

1792-04-04

Thaddeus Stevens, US Radical Republican congressional leader (Rep-R)

1811-09-28

Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician

1813-12-10

Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)

1829-10-05

Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)

1833-01-26

Cornelius Bliss, Republican National Committee of 1900

1842-12-18

Nathan Bay Scott, Republican National Committee of 1900

1892-03-28

Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)

1902-01-02

Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)

1902-03-24

Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948

1907-12-16

Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman

1918-10-19

Robert S. Strauss, A Firing Line Special: The Republican Presidential Candidates

1919-10-26

Edward Brooke, Fear of a Black Republican

1930-12-10

Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican Natl chairman

1932-05-07

Pete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico

1935-08-31

Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican

1936-03-17

Robert Daniel, Richmond, Virginia, republican Congressman for Virginia (1972-1983), (d. 2012)

1936-04-05

John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)

1948-01-30

Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member

1948-12-09

Steve Handelsman, NBC News Decision 92 Republican Convention

1951-02-27

Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)

1956-02-22

Hugh Hewitt, Republican Presidential Debate

1956-09-02

Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member

1961-09-13

Peter Roskam, Republican Congressman from Illinois

1968-12-28

Daren Palacio, I'm Voting Republican

1969-03-12

Jake Tapper, Republican Presidential Debate

1970-03-28

Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician

1971-06-15

Dana Bash, Republican Presidential Debate

Republican - Notable Weddings

AugustusJan 17, -38

President ClintonNov 26, 1993

Republican - Weddings
Date Event
38

Roman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor, marries Livia Drusilla.

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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

1996-12-07

Former Tennessee Republican Senator Howard Baker (71) weds retired Kansas GOP Senator Nancy Kassebaum (64) in Washington, D.C.

Republican - Deaths
Date Event
1908-02-01

Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44

1911-10-09

Cornelius Bliss, Republican National Committee of 1900

1922-07-07

Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)

1924-01-02

Nathan Bay Scott, Republican National Committee of 1900

1927-02-06

Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)

1942-09-02

Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)

1944-10-08

Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52

1953-07-31

Robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63

1988-01-15

Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83

2007-11-03

Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)

2008-01-09

William Quinn, Irish Republican Army soldier (b. 1950)

2012-06-11

Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81

2014-03-19

Robert S. Strauss, A Firing Line Special: The Republican Presidential Candidates

2015-01-03

Edward Brooke, Fear of a Black Republican


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