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Kenya - Notable Historical Events

Mary LeakeyOct 6, 1948

Jomo KenyattaApr 8, 1953

Osama bin LadenNov 20, 1998

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Kenya - Historical Events
Date Event
1899-09-13

Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.

1905-04-01

British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya

1912-08-22

Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)

1920-07-23

British East Africa renamed Kenya & becomes a British crown colony

1948-10-06

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

1952-10-20

Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya

1953-04-08

Jomo Kenyatta convicted of involvement with Mau Mau and sentenced to 7 years in Kenya

1954-04-25

British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)

1963-05-27

Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1963-06-01

Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1963-10-08

Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya

1963-12-12

Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK

1964-06-01

Kenya becomes a republic and Jomo Kenyatta its President

1968-10-23

Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 min 34.9 sec)

1978-05-13

Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m steeplechase (8:05.4)

1978-06-27

Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m, 7:32.1

1978-10-10

Daniel Arap Moi succeeds Kenyatta as president of Kenya

1980-12-31

A Jewish owned hotel in Nairobi Kenya is bombed killing 18

1987-11-01

22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)

1988-04-18

92nd Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:43

1989-05-11

Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds

1989-07-03

Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm

1990-06-13

Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi Kenya

1991-04-15

95th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:11:06

1992-04-20

96th Boston Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya in 2:08:14

1993-02-19

Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA

1993-04-19

97th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas N'deti of Kenya in 2:09:33

1994-03-06

United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy

1994-04-18

98th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:07:15

1994-04-29

Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300

1995-04-17

99th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:09:22

1996-02-18

1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India

1996-02-18

Tendulkar scores 127* in India's Cricket World Cup win over Kenya

1996-02-23

Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve

1996-02-29

Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup

1996-03-06

Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya

1996-04-15

100th Boston Marathon won by Moses Tanui of Kenya in 2:09:15.9

1996-09-28

1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka

1997-04-21

101st Boston Marathon won by Lameck Aguta of Kenya in 2:10:34

1997-11-02

28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1998-11-20

A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1999-02-15

Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.

2000-01-30

Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

2000-10-25

A team led by Brigitte Senut and Martin Pickford discover Orrorin tugenensis, one of the earliest species on the human family tree that lived about 6 million years ago, in the Tugen Hills, Kenya

2005-01-09

The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, commonly known as the Naivasha Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement rebel group in Naivasha, Kenya.

2007-05-05

Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.

2009-01-31

In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.

2012-03-22

Massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya

2012-06-10

A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister

2012-07-01

17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya

2012-12-21

39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya

2013-08-29

41 people are killed and 33 are injured in a bus accident in Kenya

2013-09-21

59 people are killed and 175 wounded in a shopping mall gun battle in Nairobi, Kenya

2016-05-01

Kenya Burns Elephant Ivory Worth $105 Million to Defy Poachers

2017-08-10

3 dead in machete attack on Kenya vote tallying centre on coast

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Kenya - Notable Birthdays

Jomo KenyattaOct 20, 1891

Louis LeakeyAug 7, 1903

Kenya - Birthdays
Date Event
1891-10-20

Jomo Kenyatta, Gatundu Kenya, Kenyan leader and 1st Premier (1963-78)

1903-08-07

Louis Leakey, Kabete Kenya, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal), (d. 1972)

1924-09-02

Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya

1931-11-15

Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya

1936-03-22

Roger Whittaker, Nairobi Kenya, country singer (Durham Town)

1940-01-17

H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)

1943-03-01

Benjamin W Jipcho, Mt Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Oly-silver-1972)

1944-01-19

Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist

1945-01-07

Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya

1945-10-09

Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)

1947-09-08

Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Oly-gold-1968)

1949-01-06

Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1958-02-18

Peter Koech, Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)

1958-10-25

Dipak Patel, cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder)

1960-04-21

Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)

1961-02-21

Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)

1961-04-12

Julius Kariuki, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1988)

1963-05-20

Dipak Chudasama, cricketer (Kenya opening batsman 1996 World Cup)

1963-12-15

Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)

1965-01-28

Kenya Sawada, Street Fighter

1966-10-16

Michael Fouther, Alton & Kenya's Outrageous Wedding

1968-08-22

Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)

1970-10-01

Moses Kiptanui, Kenya, steeplechase (Olympics-silver-96)

1971-01-24

Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss/Kenya Moore/Sevyn Streeter

1971-07-06

Kenya D. Williamson, American actress

1972-01-25

Kenya, A+ Pollux

1972-01-28

Kenya Tillery, The Caveman's Valentine

1972-06-20

Martin Keino, Nyeri Kenya, 1.5k runner

1973-03-11

Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)

1974-08-09

Kenya Barris, America's Next Top Model

1975-02-20

Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner

1976-01-15

Kenya Mori, Reevolution

1976-05-17

Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner

1977-11-01

Kenya Pertile-Levitt, My First Mister

1982-10-20

Anna Rusiecka, Cold Kenya

1982-11-15

Renee Chouinard, Nightmare in Kenya

1982-11-18

Carla Juarez, Alton & Kenya's Outrageous Wedding

1984-01-01

David Rabideau, Alton & Kenya's Outrageous Wedding

1996-01-25

Kacie Lynch, The Good Egg: Kenya

2179-09-04

Nyota Uhura, Nairobi Kenya, communications officer (Star Trek)

Kenya - Weddings
Date Event
2004-12-29

Former X-Files Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya

Kenya - Notable Deaths

Jomo KenyattaAug 22, 1978

Kenya - Deaths
Date Event
1978-08-22

Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

1990-08-21

George Adamson, British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya


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