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Resigns - Notable Historical Events

Charles IIJun 12, 1673

William Pitt SrNov 20, 1755

George WashingtonDec 23, 1783

John HancockJan 29, 1785

John A. MacdonaldNov 5, 1873

Charles TupperJul 8, 1896

Woodrow WilsonNov 1, 1913

Benito MussoliniOct 26, 1922

Ty CobbNov 3, 1926

William Howard TaftFeb 3, 1930

W.E.B. Du BoisJun 26, 1934

PM ChamberlainFeb 20, 1938

Winston ChurchillJul 26, 1945

Getulio VargasOct 29, 1945

David Ben-GurionNov 12, 1953

Louis St. LaurentJun 21, 1957

Syngman RheeApr 27, 1960

Malcolm XMar 8, 1964

robert kennedySep 3, 1964

Vince LombardiFeb 1, 1968

Earl WarrenJun 21, 1968

Charles de GaulleApr 28, 1969

Pete RozelleJun 6, 1969

Leo DurocherOct 1, 1973

Richard NixonAug 9, 1974

Nguyen Van ThieuApr 21, 1975

Prince EdwardJan 12, 1987

Margaret ThatcherNov 1, 1990

Mikhail GorbachevAug 24, 1991

Marty SchottenheimerJan 11, 1999

Boris YeltsinDec 31, 1999

Bill BelichickJan 4, 2000

Jean ChretienDec 12, 2003

Paul MartinJan 24, 2006

Bill CowherJan 5, 2007

Fidel CastroApr 19, 2011

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Resigns - Historical Events
Date Event
887-11-11

Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns

1449-04-25

Anti-pope Felix V resigns

1451-04-19

Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne

1532-05-16

Sir Thomas More resigns as English Lord Chancellor

1564-04-11

Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns

1617-10-31

Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of East-Indies

1619-07-20

Gerardus Vossius resigns as Dutch regent States college leader

1644-05-06

Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil

1644-05-23

Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists

1645-04-02

Robert Devereux resigns as parliament supreme commander

1654-06-06

Queen Christina of Sweden resigns & converts to Catholicism

1659-05-25

Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England. Many pubs in England have since been called "Tumbeldown Dick" in his memory.

1668-09-16

King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France

1668-09-19

Polish king John II Kazimierz resigns/goes to France

1673-06-12

Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral

1690-02-08

Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal

1710-08-07

Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance

1720-02-29

Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns

1730-09-30

Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns

1737-02-20

French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns

1742-02-02

British Walpole government resigns

1744-11-23

English premier John Carteret resigns

1746-02-10

English Pelham government resigns

1755-11-20

English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1766-07-09

British premier Rockingham resigns

1776-05-12

Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns

1783-12-23

General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to Congress

1785-01-29

In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health

1810-07-01

Louis Napoleon resigns as king of the Netherlands

1814-04-09

Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands

1826-01-01

Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies

1840-10-07

Willem I resigns as king of Netherlands

1848-05-17

Gerrit, Count Schimmelpenninck resigns as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Netherlands

1849-09-18

De Kempenae's Dutch government resigns

1853-04-17

Thorbecke government resigns

1856-04-18

Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns

1858-03-18

Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns

1860-02-16

Dutch Rochussen/Van Bosse government resigns

1861-02-23

Dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns

1862-11-17

Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns

1866-05-18

French government of De Putte resigns

1867-10-14

15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan

1868-12-02

1st British government of Disraeli resigns

1873-11-05

Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

1877-11-01

Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns

1879-01-30

French President MacMahon resigns

1879-06-26

Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt

1879-08-20

Government Kappeijne of Coppello resigns

1881-11-05

French government-Ferry resigns

1885-03-21

2nd French government of Ferry resigns

1886-01-27

1st British government of Salisbury resigns

1886-02-13

Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class

1887-12-02

French president Grevy (80) resigns

1889-09-06

King Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda resigns

1891-08-21

Dutch Mackay government resigns

1894-03-03

4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns

1895-01-17

French president Casimir-Perier resigns

1896-01-06

Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony

1896-03-05

Italian premier Crispi resigns

1896-07-08

Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

1897-07-27

Dutch government of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns

1900-06-18

Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy

1902-07-11

British premier Lord Salisbury resigns

1904-04-26

John C Watson leads the first Labour Government of Australian when Alfred Deakin resigns; Watson himself will resign in August

1904-08-18

Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid.

1905-02-01

Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns

1905-06-06

French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request

1905-12-04

British government of Balfour resigns

1906-09-24

Prince George of Greece, convinced that he can no longer serve the cause of Crete, resigns as High Commissioner

1906-10-01

Hugh Jennings resigns as Balt manager to take over at Detroit in 1907

1906-12-05

British government of Balfour resigns

1907-02-11

De Master's Dutch government resigns

1907-04-12

Belgium government of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns

1908-04-05

British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns

1909-07-14

Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns

1912-01-10

Caillaux government in France resigns

1913-11-01

Less than a week after the US nonintervention promose, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns

1918-08-27

Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army

1918-11-06

Supreme commander of the army Gen Cutters resigns

1918-11-22

Grand Duke Frederik II, the last Grand Duke of Baden, resigns

1919-06-20

German government of Scheideman resigns

1922-02-18

Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball

1922-10-26

Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

1922-12-01

Polish state chief marshal Jozef Pilsudski resigns

1923-08-11

Dutch Premier de Geer resigns

1923-10-03

Germany's Stresemann resigns

1923-10-26

Dutch Government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns

1924-01-22

Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns in Great Britain

1924-05-26

German government of Marx resigns

1924-11-04

British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald resigns

1924-11-08

Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt

1925-01-09

German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption

1926-01-04

Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator

1926-05-31

Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup

1926-10-07

Actress Theo Mann-Master resigns from stage

1926-11-03

Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

1926-11-29

Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager

1930-02-03

William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons

1930-12-19

James Weldon Johnson resigns as executive secretary of NAACP

1932-06-03

John McGraw, who came to NY in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants

1932-09-01

NYC Mayor James J "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigns (graft charges)

1932-11-17

German government of von Papen resigns

1934-06-26

W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

1935-03-25

1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns

1935-07-13

Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer

1938-02-20

UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany

1940-12-06

Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia

1942-06-14

French government of Reynaud resigns

1942-11-30

Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system

1943-01-05

William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces

1943-07-28

Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

1944-01-27

Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves

1944-09-01

Bulgaria government of Bagrjanow, resigns

1945-04-05

Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki

1945-07-26

Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

1945-10-29

Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish

1945-10-29

Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil, resigns.

1946-03-20

Belgian government of Spaak resigns

1946-07-10

Belgian government of Acker resigns

1946-11-28

French government of Bidault resigns

1947-03-12

Belgian government of Huysmans resigns

1947-06-02

Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns

1947-10-07

Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series

1948-02-20

Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns

1948-05-05

Belgian government of Spaak resigns

1948-06-07

Communist complete takeover of Czechoslovakia; Pres Bernes resigns

1948-06-21

Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy

1948-07-19

French government of Schuman, resigns

1948-08-07

1st Dutch government of Beel resigns

1948-11-26

Belgian government of Spaak resigns

1950-03-17

Belgian government of Eyskens resigns

1950-06-24

French government of Bidault resigns

1950-10-26

Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

1950-10-29

British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns

1951-01-24

Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns

1952-01-09

Belgian Pholien government resigns

1952-03-01

Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns

1952-04-28

Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.

1952-07-21

Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns

1952-11-10

Trygve Halvdan Lie resigns as 1st secretary-genraal of UN

1952-12-18

Ellis W Ryan resigns as Cleve Indians president

1952-12-22

French government of Pinay, resigns

1953-05-21

French government of Mayer resigns

1953-09-03

French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

1953-10-14

Charley Dressen resigns rather than take 1 year contract as Dodger mgr

1953-10-28

Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees

1953-11-12

David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1954-01-30

Fanfani government of Italy resigns

1954-04-12

Belgian Van Houtte government resigns

1954-07-06

Tunisian government of M'zali, resigns

1954-08-23

President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily

1954-12-07

Japanese government of Joshida resigns

1955-02-08

Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him

1955-04-05

Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him

1955-05-17

Dutch government of Drees resigns

1955-05-29

Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns

1955-07-24

Ali Sastroamidjojo of government resigns in Indonesia

1955-09-19

Argentine president Juan Peron, resigns & flees

1955-11-25

Clement Attlee resigns as leader of the UK Labour Party

1955-11-29

Turkish government of Menderes resigns

1956-03-03

Indonesian government of Harahap resigns

1956-04-17

Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns

1956-05-20

Jordan government of Samir resigns

1956-06-06

David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns.

1956-06-07

Singapore government of Marshall resigns

1956-10-25

White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him

1956-12-01

Indonesian VP Mohammed Hatta resigns

1957-01-09

British premier Anthony Eden resigns

1957-01-10

Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain

1957-03-14

Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns

1957-04-10

Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns

1957-05-06

Italian government of Segni resigns

1957-05-21

French government of Mollet resigns

1957-05-29

Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns

1957-06-09

Anthony Eden resigns as British PM

1957-06-21

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

1957-09-30

French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

1957-12-30

Israeli government of Ben-Gurion, resigns

1958-05-28

French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle

1958-08-15

Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as director of State Bank

1958-11-04

Belgian government of Eyskens resigns

1958-12-04

Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns

1959-01-26

Italy government of Fanfani resigns

1959-02-13

Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns

1959-04-15

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns

1959-07-05

Ben-Gurion's Israeli government resigns

1959-08-18

Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be pres of Continental League

1960-04-27

South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns

1960-07-18

Premier Kishi of Japan resigns

1960-07-19

Italian government Tambroni, resigns

1960-11-02

George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees

1961-01-31

David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1961-03-04

Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as sec-gen of NATO

1961-03-27

Belgium government of Eyskens resigns

1961-04-11

Austrian 4th & last government of Raab resigns

1961-08-25

Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns

1963-06-04

British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal

1963-06-11

Greek government of Karamanlis resigns

1963-06-15

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

1963-08-15

Fulbert Youlou, resigns as Pres of Congo-Brazzaville

1963-10-07

Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary

1963-10-09

British premier Harold MacMillan resigns

1964-02-25

Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns

1964-03-08

Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam

1964-09-03

US attorney general robert kennedy resigns

1964-09-28

Suriname governor A Currie resigns

1964-11-15

Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns

1964-12-06

President Segni of Italy resigns

1965-02-27

Dutch Marijnen government resigns

1965-07-24

Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets

1966-02-10

Harmel government in Belgium resigns

1966-08-29

Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk

1967-05-09

Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam

1967-07-27

Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns

1967-08-04

British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air

1968-02-01

Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

1968-03-15

British Foreign Secretary George Brown resigns

1968-03-22

Jarmila Novotna resigns presidency of Czechoslovakia

1968-06-21

Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1969-01-24

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government'

1969-01-26

Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government

1969-02-13

Suriname government of Pengel resigns

1969-03-15

US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns

1969-04-28

Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

1969-04-28

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.

1969-05-15

Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court

1969-06-05

Dutch Antilles government of Kroon resigns

1969-06-06

Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

1969-06-23

French government of Couve de Murville resigns

1969-07-04

Italian Rumor government resigns

1970-07-06

Italian Rumor government resigns

1970-08-26

Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)

1970-11-23

Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)

1971-03-20

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government

1971-04-27

Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark

1971-09-03

Manlio Brosio resigns as secretary general of NATO

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

1971-12-20

Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns

1972-11-22

Belgium government of Eyskens resigns

1973-03-30

Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam

1973-04-14

Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal

1973-05-24

Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Lords.

1973-07-13

Hector de Campora resigns as pres of Argentina

1973-09-30

Yanks close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk resigns as manager

1973-10-01

Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

1973-10-10

US Vice President Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns

1974-03-15

Brazilian president Garastazu Médici resigns

1974-05-06

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns

1974-06-10

Rumor's government in Italy resigns

1974-08-09

Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president

1975-04-21

Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

1975-09-05

Portugal premier Goncalvez resigns

1975-12-02

Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, republic forms

1976-03-16

British premier Harold Wilson resigns

1976-04-05

Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England

1976-09-01

Wayne L Hays, (Rep-D-Oh), resigns (scandal with Elizabeth Ray)

1976-10-04

Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke

1976-12-20

Israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns

1977-03-22

Indira Gandhi resigns as PM of India

1977-04-08

Israeli premier Rabin resigns

1977-05-24

USSR President Podgorny resigns

1977-09-30

Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns

1977-12-08

Portugal's premier Soares resigns

1978-06-15

Belgian government resigns

1978-06-15

Italy's pres Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair

1978-07-24

Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson

1978-10-11

Belgium government of Tindemans resigns

1978-11-05

Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

1978-11-07

CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past

1979-02-11

Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power

1979-02-12

Bakhtiar resigns as prime minister of Iran after losing support of the military

1979-06-04

South-African pres Vorster resigns due to scandal

1979-06-07

Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns

1979-07-15

Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India

1979-08-15

Andrew Young resigns as US ambassador to the United Nations

1979-08-20

India premier Charan Singh resigns

1979-10-21

Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns

1979-11-05

Iran government of Bazargan resigns

1979-12-05

Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns

1980-04-09

Belgium's Marten's government resigns

1980-04-28

Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns

1980-09-05

Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns

1980-10-07

Belgium 3rd government of Martens resigns

1980-11-13

Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend

1980-11-21

Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns

1980-12-31

Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns

1981-04-02

Belgium's 4th government of Martens resigns

1981-08-01

Poland premier Jagielski resigns

1981-09-09

Vernon E Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League

1981-10-16

2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns

1982-02-05

Suriname pres Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Neth

1982-04-05

Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war

1982-06-17

President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat

1982-06-25

US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz

1982-07-19

Bolivian government resigns

1982-09-03

Jorgensen government in Denmark resigns

1982-10-22

Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels

1983-09-15

Israel premier Begin resigns

1983-09-26

Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns

1984-06-22

Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO

1984-07-17

Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France

1984-07-23

Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude

1984-10-25

West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption

1984-11-26

Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain

1986-01-06

British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns

1986-05-04

President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan

1986-06-17

Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger resigns Antonin Scalia nominated

1986-10-10

Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns

1987-01-12

Britain's Prince Edward resigns from his Royal Marines training

1987-03-19

PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn

1987-03-23

West Germany SPD chairman Willy Brandt resigns

1987-04-07

Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"

1987-10-19

Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time

1987-11-11

Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

1987-12-17

Czechoslovak party leader Gustav Husak resigns

1988-08-05

Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat

1989-05-31

Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns

1989-06-09

Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football

1989-08-14

President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns

1989-10-13

Bob Quinn resigns as NY Yankee VP/GM & replaced by Harding Peterson

1989-10-18

East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns

1989-11-10

Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov resigns

1989-11-24

Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia

1989-11-29

India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns

1989-12-10

President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns

1990-03-10

Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti

1990-07-20

Justice William Brennan resigns from Supreme Court after 36 years

1990-08-03

Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion

1990-11-01

Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

1990-11-26

Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns

1990-11-28

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

1990-11-28

Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major

1990-12-20

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns

1991-05-04

Morris K Udall, (Rep-D-Ariz), resigns due to Parkinson disease

1991-05-08

CIA director William H Webster resigns

1991-05-15

Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns

1991-05-21

Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns

1991-05-22

Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea

1991-06-21

Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia

1991-08-24

Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party

1991-09-18

Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee

1991-12-03

White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns

1991-12-23

NY Daily News publisher Kevin Maxwell resigns

1991-12-25

Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigns as President of USSR in a televised speech

1992-02-22

Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox

1992-03-30

P J Patterson, resigns as 6th PM of Jamaica

1992-04-02

Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns

1992-04-16

Afghan president Najibullah resigns

1992-04-28

Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns

1992-07-20

Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.

1992-09-01

NYC police commisioner Brown resigns

1992-09-07

Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns

1992-12-15

WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR

1993-03-23

Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns

1993-05-20

Ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma (Kuchma) resigns

1993-06-08

Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns

1993-09-09

Ukraine premier Leonid Koetsjma, (Kuchma) resigns

1993-09-21

Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns

1993-10-28

Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns

1993-12-09

Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns

1993-12-15

Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns

1993-12-15

Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense

1994-01-13

Italian government of Ciampi resigns

1994-03-07

Charles Taylor resigns as pres of Liberia

1994-04-06

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Blackmun (Roe v Wade) resigns

1994-04-08

Japans premier Morihiro Hosokawa resigns

1994-04-25

King Azlan Shah of Malaysia resigns

1994-06-25

Japanese premier Tsutomu Hata resigns

1994-07-10

Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns

1994-09-05

Kirgizia government resigns

1994-09-19

Swedish government of Bildt resigns

1994-09-22

Rasmussen government in Denmark, resigns

1994-10-10

Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti

1994-11-17

Irish government of Reynolds resigns

1994-12-09

US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about masturbation

1994-12-22

Italian government of Berlusconi resigns

1994-12-29

Bangladesh government of Zia resigns

1995-02-15

Burundi premier Anatole Kanyenkiko resigns

1995-03-01

Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns

1995-03-09

President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns

1995-03-22

Deputy Gov of Bank of England, Rupert Pennant-Rea, resigns following revelations of his affair with a freelance journalist

1995-09-07

Sen Bob Packwoord (R-Ore) resigns rather than face expulsion

1996-06-11

Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president

1997-11-05

2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year

1998-01-06

Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach

1998-01-08

NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position

1998-05-21

Suharto, the Indonesian dictator who had ruled for 32 years, resigns.

1999-01-11

Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

1999-12-31

Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.

2000-01-04

A day after accepting the head coaching position of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns

2000-10-06

Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.

2001-10-05

Tom Ridge resigns as Governor of Pennsylvania to become President Bush's Homeland Security Advisor.

2002-04-13

Pedro Carmona, interim president of Venezuela, resigns one day after taking office.

2002-12-20

US Senator Trent Lott resigns as majority leader.

2003-03-17

British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.

2003-10-31

Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.

2003-11-23

Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2003-12-12

Jean Chretien formally resigns as the Prime Minister of Canada

2004-02-29

Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.

2004-11-30

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.

2005-02-28

Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.

2005-10-28

Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-president Dick Cheney's chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.

2006-01-24

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

2006-09-29

US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced.

2007-01-05

Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

2007-02-13

Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.

2007-02-21

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.

2008-03-17

New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. David Paterson becomes acting New York State governor.

2008-09-21

President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25.

2008-09-21

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.

2008-12-02

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

2011-04-19

Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

2011-11-12

Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

2012-02-17

The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal

2012-03-25

Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

2012-04-04

Boris Tadić, President of Serbia, resigns

2012-04-11

Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6

2014-02-14

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

2016-04-06

Iceland's PM resigns over Panama Papers revelations

2016-06-28

England manager Hodgson resigns after Euro 2016 exit

2016-07-22

Fox News chief Ailes resigns after sexual harassment claims

2016-12-05

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Resigns After 8 Years

2017-04-11

Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

2017-10-18

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board

2018-02-15

South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns

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