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Charles IJan 6, 1649

Charles IIApr 25, 1660

John DickinsonJul 2, 1776

Benjamin HarrisonNov 6, 1888

Franco Jul 9, 1947

Gerald R FordNov 27, 1973

Robert E. LeeJul 22, 1975

Boris YeltsinMar 26, 1989

Barack ObamaNov 10, 2012

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Votes - Historical Events
Date Event
1649-01-06

The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"

1660-04-25

English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II

1687-09-26

The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

1776-07-02

At the Continental Congress, John Dickinson abstains from the votes that declare independence

1788-12-23

Maryland votes to cede a 10 sqaure mile area for District of Columbia

1801-01-01

The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

1845-07-04

Texas Congress votes for annexation to US

1846-01-05

The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

1854-01-30

1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast

1861-02-09

Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War)

1861-03-16

Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War)

1861-04-29

Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War)

1861-06-08

American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.

1872-07-18

The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly.

1872-11-05

American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant

1886-06-08

First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common

1888-11-06

Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

1893-09-01

Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41

1905-12-09

French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state

1911-04-13

The US House of Representatives votes to institute direct elections of senators to Congress, a step towards direct democracy

1911-08-10

The Great Britain, the House of Commons votes on a salary - of £400 annually - for its members

1912-12-06

China votes for universal human rights

1916-02-08

NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25 cent seats

1916-02-09

NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)

1918-11-26

The Podgorica Assembly votes for "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.

1919-12-10

NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers

1920-01-19

US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations

1920-02-12

NL votes 6-2 for 1 commissioner AL votes 6-2 to keep group commission

1920-12-17

AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it

1921-05-30

Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany

1921-12-20

AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7

1922-10-27

Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws

1926-07-20

A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests.

1930-10-10

AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP

1933-03-05

Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)

1934-12-11

NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)

1935-10-17

Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics

1939-03-02

Massachusetts Legislature votes to ratify the US Bill of Rights - 147 years late

1941-05-07

British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3)

1946-09-01

Greece votes for monarchy

1946-12-14

UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in NYC

1947-07-09

Spain votes for Franco monarchy

1948-11-17

Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry

1949-10-04

American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out

1949-12-12

AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball

1949-12-13

AL votes down proposal to revive spitball

1949-12-13

Knesset votes to transfer Israel's capital to Jerusalem

1950-03-12

Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III

1950-08-29

International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952

1951-09-20

Swiss males votes against female suffrage

1953-07-20

The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.

1957-12-06

AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)

1958-09-28

Guinea votes for independence from France

1958-10-14

The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.

1960-07-18

Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises

1960-10-16

NL votes to admit Houston & NY to league

1961-11-26

Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball

1962-07-01

Algeria votes for independence from France

1963-01-26

Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone

1963-07-26

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.

1963-10-18

IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics

1966-12-12

US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta

1967-03-19

French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France

1967-09-10

Gibraltar votes 12,138 to 44 to remain British & not Spanish

1967-10-18

AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams

1969-04-23

The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement

1969-12-16

British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty

1969-12-18

House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)

1970-06-24

US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

1971-02-07

Switzerland votes in women's suffrage

1971-10-25

UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China

1971-10-26

UN votes to replace Taiwan with China

1972-02-17

British Parliament votes to join European Common Market

1972-09-25

Norway votes to join European common market

1972-10-02

Danish population votes for membership of the European Common Market

1973-11-27

Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP

1973-12-06

NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington DC (doesn't happen)

1974-07-27

House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment

1974-07-30

House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up

1975-07-22

US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

1976-01-12

UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org

1978-01-08

Israeli government votes to `strengthen' settlements in occupied Sinai

1978-03-07

Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb

1978-04-18

Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999

1979-03-22

NHL votes to accept 4 WHA teams (Oilers, Jets, Nordiques & Whalers)

1979-11-26

Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years

1980-02-05

Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel

1980-04-01

Baseball Players' Association votes to cancel 92 remaining exhibition games

1981-02-25

Exec Board of Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29

1981-02-25

Exec Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved

1981-09-18

Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

1982-07-23

Intl Whaling Comn votes for total ban on coml whaling (starting 1985)

1983-09-14

US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner

1983-10-10

Israel's Knesset votes 60-53 to endorse Yitzhak Shamir as PM

1985-03-19

Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile

1986-08-05

US Senate votes for SDI-project ("Star Wars")

1988-02-24

Supreme Ct votes 8-0 Jerry Falwell cannot collect for Hustler parody

1988-08-04

Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II

1988-09-27

Senate votes for major federal tax code changes

1988-12-02

UN votes 151-2 (Isr & US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Brit abstains

1989-03-26

1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

1990-02-25

Nicaraguans votes out Sandinistas

1990-05-04

Latvia's parliament votes 138-0 (1 abstention) for Independence

1990-06-21

US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass

1990-08-06

UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq

1990-09-17

Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep NY Post publishing

1990-10-02

US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter's appointment to Supreme Court

1991-02-10

Lithuania votes for independence from USSR

1991-03-02

UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq

1991-03-03

Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18

1991-03-31

Georgian SSR votes on whether to remain in the Soviet Union

1991-04-09

Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR

1991-07-31

Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft

1991-09-08

Macedonia votes for independence from Yugoslavia

1991-09-21

Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union

1992-03-05

Ethic committee votes to reveal congressmen who bounced checks

1992-05-30

UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting

1992-06-26

NYC's MTA votes to ban cigarette ads on Jan 1, 1993

1992-09-16

FCC votes to allow competition for local phone service

1992-09-17

House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates

1992-09-19

UN Security Council votes 12-0 (3 abstentions) to dump Yugoslavia

1992-09-20

France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty

1992-12-03

UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia

1993-04-21

Brazil votes against a monarchy

1993-04-23

Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia

1993-09-07

Brazil votes over importing monarchy

1993-11-14

Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state

1994-03-13

33.3% of Austria votes for ultra-right Freedom Party

1994-07-31

UN votes 12-0 (2 abstentions) to authorize use of force against Haiti

1994-09-29

House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress

1994-11-15

Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)

1994-11-28

Norway votes against joining European Union

1995-09-06

Senate Ethics committee votes 6-0 to ask for expulsion of Bob Packwood

1995-10-30

Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada

1995-11-24

Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)

1995-12-13

US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations

1997-07-09

Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband

1997-09-11

After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

1999-10-26

Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.

2002-11-14

The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

2003-03-24

The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.

2004-01-01

In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, was "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007.

2005-06-06

The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

2005-09-30

The Parliament of Catalonia passes with 120 plus votes and 15 against, the Project of New Catalan Statute of Autonomy, proclaiming in its article 1, "Catalonia is a nation".

2006-03-16

The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.

2007-03-07

British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected. (yet to be implemented - 2014)

2012-03-21

Greek Parliament votes in favour of an international bailout deal

2012-11-06

US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State

2012-11-10

The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeate Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes

2012-11-29

The UN votes to approve Palestine's status change from an observer to an observer state

2013-01-20

Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum

2013-02-05

UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage

2013-05-20

The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers

2014-02-22

Ukrainian parliament votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from his position

2014-07-14

The Church of England votes in favor of allowing women to become bishops

2014-09-18

Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom

2015-10-29

EU Parliament votes to protect Edward Snowden

2016-05-09

Trump-like mayor favoured as Philippines votes for new president

2016-06-23

Britain votes on EU membership after tight and bitter campaign

2016-06-24

Oil prices dive as Britain votes to leave EU

2016-06-24

Sterling plunges to 31-year low, biggest ever fall, as UK votes Brexit

2016-06-24

Britain votes to leave European Union

2016-09-04

Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

2016-11-09

California votes to legalize pot

2017-01-14

US House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

2017-03-29

Scotland Votes to Demand a Post-'Brexit' Independence Referendum

2018-01-30

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

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Votes - Birthdays
Date Event
1857-08-09

Harriet May Mills, Votes for Women

1872-04-04

Mary Ware Dennett, Votes for Women

1886-08-06

Inez Millholland, Votes for Women

1930-9-28

Peter Holden, The Great Man Votes

Votes - Deaths
Date Event
1916-11-25

Inez Millholland, Votes for Women

1935-05-16

Harriet May Mills, Votes for Women


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