Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba
Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
Pres Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session
1st session of US Senate open to the public
US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase
Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate
Napoleon Bonaparte annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate
Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)
Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
1st VP chosen by Senate, Richard Johnson (Van Buren admin)
Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"
1st continuous filibuster in US Senate began, lasting until March 11
1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto
Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate
Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner
Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate
72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson
Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial
By one vote, US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson
Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate
P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
US Senate proposes female suffrage
US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
US Senate accepts Belgian administration of Congo
US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
US Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890
US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
The French Chamber of Deputies and Senate pass a bill calling for an end to agitation or prosecutions against those involved in the Dreyfus affair, which has divided France since 1894
US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA
Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate
Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate.
United States Senate leaders begin to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
In a message to the Senate, US President Wilson urges the American people to be 'neutral in fact as well as name'
Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, explodes a bomb in the US Senate reception room
After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations
US Senate agrees (82-6) to participate in WW I
Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill
US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
US Senate rejects membership of the International Court of Justice, The Hague
Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent
Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
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
US Senate agrees to join World Court
Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes president of France
Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
1st voice amplification system to be used in US Senate
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words)
Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable
US Senate ratifies UN charter 89-2
Senate approves US participation in UN
Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
US Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions
Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN
US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin
Joseph Welch asks US Senator Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" during Senate-Army hearings
Televised Senate Army McCarthy hearings ends
US Senate admonishes Joseph McCarthy because of his slander campaigns
US Senate censures Joeseph McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute"
Georgia Senate unanimously approves Sen Leon Butts' bill barring blacks from playing baseball with whites
US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
Senate rejects Ike's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Secetary of Commerce
US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting pracrices
Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
NY Senate approves $55M for a baseball stadium at Flushing Meadows
Senate rejects medicare for aged
Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
Bobby Baker resigns as Senate Democratic secretary
Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race
Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
1st US Senate black page, Lawrence W Bradford Jr, 16, appointed by NY Sen Jacob Javits
US House of Representatives and Senate establish Department of Housing & Urban Development
Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
US Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings
John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee
The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.
Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP
US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor for the US Supreme Court
Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday
Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools
US Senate condemns CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors
US Senate confirms Edwin Meese III as attorney general
Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings
US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
Regular TV coverage of US Senate sessions begins
US Senate approves "tax reform"
US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")
US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice
Senate joins House of Reps voting for sweeping tax reforms
Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment
US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982
Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork's Supreme Ct nomination
Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony M Kennedy to US Supreme Court
Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles
Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows
Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate
Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US
US Senate rejects President Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary
US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings
Senate Judiciary Com opens hearing on confirmation of David Souter
Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court
US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court
Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
Senate Committee begins hearings on Clarence Thomas' nomination
NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%
Carol Moseley Brown elected first black woman in US Senate
Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood
Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president
US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage
Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee
Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.
President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.
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.
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.
The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency
The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50—49
The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage
The US Senate passes a bill enabling taxing of online sales
The United States ends its 16-day government shut down and avoids default in a Bi-partisan deal in the Senate
Americans vote in mid-term elections which decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 White House race
The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency
Senate approves new North Korea sanctions
Brazil Senate set to vote on Rousseff impeachment
US Senate set to approve $1.1 billion in Zika virus funding
9/11 bill passes US Senate despite Saudi threats
Marco Rubio Wins Re-election in Florida Senate Race
Tammy Duckworth Unseats Mark Kirk in Illinois Senate Race
Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump wiretap claim
US House repeals Obamacare; bill faces higher hurdles in Senate
Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for documents in Russia investigation
Senate confirms Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as head of FBI
Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate
US government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate
US Senate to continue working to end government shutdown
nothing here now
Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate
George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )
Francis Fox, Canadian politician, member of the Senate
Tillie Fowler, Women and Power in the Senate
Olympia Snowe, The Broken Senate/McCullough/Leader of the Pack
Kevin E. Curry, The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon's Mark Hatfield
Princess Senate Seeiso, daughter of King Letsie III of Lesotho
Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City
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