Chad in History

Historical Events

  • 1903-12-29 French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
  • 1940-08-26 Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
  • 1958-11-28 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
  • 1959-01-01 Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • 1960-01-30 African National Party is founded in Chad
  • 1960-07-12 Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence
  • 1960-08-11 Chad declares Independence from France
  • 1960-08-13 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
  • 1968-04-02 Chad creates Union of Central African States
  • 1975-04-13 Chad military coup by General Odingar
  • 1977-01-31 Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
  • 1977-04-01 Attempt for Muslim state in Chad fails
  • 1980-11-04 Libyan invasion in Chad
  • 1980-12-15 Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena
  • 1983-07-12 Chad government troops reconquer Abéché
  • 1986-02-16 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
  • 1986-02-17 Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
  • 1987-01-02 Troops of Chad President Habré conquer Fada oasis
  • 1989-12-22 Chad adopts its Constitution
  • 1990-12-01 Hissène Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon
  • 1993-04-05 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
  • 2005-12-23 Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.
  • 2006-03-20 Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.
  • 2016-05-30 Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African chambers, 1st ex-head of state convicted of the charge

Famous Birthdays

  • 1942-09-13 Hissène Habré, dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau

Famous Deaths

  • 1973-10-21 Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered