Central African Republic in History

Historical Events

  • 1960-07-12 Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence
  • 1960-08-13 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
  • 1966-01-01 Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic
  • 1981-09-01 Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
  • 1986-11-21 Central African Republic adopts constitution
  • 1993-09-02 Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
  • 1997-06-23 In the Central African Republic, soldiers fire on foreign peacekeepers in the third major rebellion since May
  • 2012-12-18 The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic
  • 2012-12-23 The Seleka rebel coalition takes over Bambari, the third largest town in the Central African Republic
  • 2013-06-25 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic
  • 2013-09-09 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic
  • 2013-10-09 60 people are killed in clashes between militias and Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic
  • 2015-11-25 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic
  • 2015-11-30 Pope Francis urges peace while visiting controversial mosque in Bangui's PK5 district in Central African Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • 1937-01-25 Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic

Famous Deaths

  • 1959-03-29 Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st president, dies
  • 2003-11-20 David Dacko, first President of the Central African Republic (b. 1930)