Paris in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 555

  • 1794-11-19 Jakobin Club forms in Paris
  • 1795-09-23 Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
  • 1796-05-15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • 1797-03-13 Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris
  • 1797-10-22 Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute descent from a balloon in Paris

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1803-01-12 US Senate approves Thomas Jefferson's nomination of James Monroe and Robert Livingstone to negotiate purchase of New Orleans from France

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • 1803-04-30 Robert Livingston and James Monroe sign Louisiana Purchase Treaty in Paris at a cost of 15 million dollars, doubles the size of the USA

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1804-12-02 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Emperor of France in Paris

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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1804-12-07 Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth's magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1807-01-20 Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris
  • 1814-03-30 Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris after defeating Napoleon.
  • 1814-03-31 Forces allied against Napoleon capture Paris
  • 1814-05-30 Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition - the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent.
  • 1815-03-20 Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
  • 1815-11-20 2nd Treaty of Paris: France & her allies agree France pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending Napoleonic Wars
  • 1815-11-20 Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris

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1816-01-22 Lord Byron completes "Parisina" & "Siege of Corinth"

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 1823-04-24 Eugene Scribes opera "Le Menteur Veridique" premieres in Paris
  • 1824-07-30 Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
  • 1825-10-17 1st French Liszts operette Don Sanche premieres in Paris
  • 1828-08-20 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris
  • 1829-08-03 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris
  • 1829-08-31 Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)
  • 1830-01-28 Opera "Fra Diavolo" premieres in Paris

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1830-02-25 Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris

Author Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
  • 1830-07-27 Revolution breaks out in Paris, opposing laws of Charles X
  • 1830-12-05 Hector Berlioz' "Symphonique Fantastique" premieres in Paris
  • 1831-11-22 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
  • 1832-03-12 The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris.
  • 1832-06-05 Anti-monarchist forces launch an uprising in Paris, starting the unsuccessful June Rebellion
  • 1832-06-06 The barricades fall and the Paris student uprisings of 1832 end.
  • 1833-06-28 Three missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society obtain permission from Chief Moshoeshoe (Moshesh) to found a mission station in Basutoland (now Lesotho)
  • 1835-01-25 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani" premieres in Paris

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1835-04-26 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris

Composer Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin
  • 1836-02-29 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
  • 1836-07-29 Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • 1838-09-10 Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris
  • 1838-11-08 Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" premieres in Paris

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1839-08-19 Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • 1840-02-11 Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment" premieres in Paris
  • 1840-12-02 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita" premieres in Paris
  • 1840-12-15 Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death
  • 1841-06-28 The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle
  • 1842-01-07 Gioacchino Rossini's cantata "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
  • 1842-05-08 Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die
  • 1843-01-04 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" premieres in Paris
  • 1844-02-03 Hector Berlioz' "Carnaval Romain" premieres in Paris
  • 1846-12-06 Opera "La Damnation de Faust" by Hector Berlioz is produced in Paris
  • 1847-11-26 Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice" premieres in Paris
  • 1848-06-22 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • 1848-06-23 Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
  • 1848-06-26 End of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • 1848-11-21 Alfred de Musset's "Andre del Sarto" premieres in Paris
  • 1849-04-16 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le prophète" premieres in Paris
  • 1851-07-29 Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia
  • 1851-10-30 Alfred de Musset's "Bettine" premieres in Paris
  • 1851-11-13 Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
  • 1851-11-22 Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)
  • 1852-02-02 Alexandre Dumas Jr's "La Dame aux Camélias" premieres in Paris
  • 1852-03-26 Decree regarding streets of Paris passed
  • 1855-06-13 Opera "Les Vêpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
  • 1856-03-30 Russia signs the Treaty of Paris, ending the Crimean War
  • 1858-10-21 In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed
  • 1858-10-21 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Orphée aux Enfers" premieres in Paris
  • 1858-12-18 Passy, at Paris: 1st "Samedi soir" i/d villa of lovers Rossini
  • 1859-03-19 Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris
  • 1859-04-04 Opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)
  • 1859-11-12 Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
  • 1862-02-28 Opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres in Paris

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1863-05-15 Salon des Refusés opens in Paris, exhibition of works rejected by official Salon, features Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Henri Fantin-Latour, James Whistler, and Édouard Manet

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
Painter Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet

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1863-09-10 Georges Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
  • 1863-09-29 Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
  • 1864-03-14 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
  • 1864-03-19 Opera "Mireille" premieres in Paris
  • 1865-04-28 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine" premieres in Paris
  • 1866-11-17 Opera "Mignon" is produced in Paris

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1867-03-11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1867-04-01 International Exhibition opens in Paris
  • 1867-04-27 Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
  • 1868-03-09 The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris
  • 1868-05-31 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
  • 1869-05-01 Folies Bergère opens in Paris
  • 1869-11-17 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • 1870-09-19 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)
  • 1870-10-07 Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon
  • 1871-01-28 Paris surrenders to Prussians
  • 1871-03-18 Communards revolt in Paris
  • 1871-03-26 Municipal elections bring revolutionaries to power in Paris to form Commune government
  • 1871-05-21 -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die
  • 1871-05-28 Paris communards revolt put down
  • 1873-05-24 Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" premieres in Paris

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1874-04-15 First 'Impressionist' exhibition opens in Paris, features Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
Painter Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1875-01-05 Charles Garnier's new Opera opens in Paris
  • 1875-03-03 Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" premieres (Paris)
  • 1876-08-10 1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada
  • 1877-04-19 Opera "Les Cloches de Cornerville" is produced (Paris)
  • 1877-04-27 Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced (Paris)
  • 1881-02-10 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman" premieres in Paris
  • 1881-02-13 The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
  • 1882-06-02 Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 271

  • 1899-12-31 Gaston Glass, film executive, born in Paris, France
  • 1900-04-06 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1900-10-13 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1900-11-17 Marcel Dalio, actor (Casablanca), born in Paris, France
  • 1900-11-25 Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
  • 1901-03-19 Jo Mielziner, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France

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1901-11-03 Andre Malraux, [Berger], novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France

Novelist André Malraux
André Malraux
  • 1902-04-03 Henri Garat, actor (Congress Dances), born in Paris, France
  • 1902-04-13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • 1902-12-22 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
  • 1903-02-21 Madeleine Renaud, actress (Helene, Longest Day), born in Paris, France
  • 1903-02-28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1903-05-08 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
  • 1903-08-19 Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)

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1903-09-13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • 1904-06-18 Manuel Rosenthal, composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France
  • 1905-04-02 Serge Lifar, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1905-04-08 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France

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1905-06-21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 1905-08-08 Andre Jolivet, composer (L'Eunuque), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-03-25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1906-04-28 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-06-03 Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1906-06-24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1907-12-08 Tony Aubin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1981)

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1908-01-09 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

  • 1908-08-13 Gene Raymond, American actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-02-03 Simone Weil, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WW II), born in Paris, France
  • 1909-07-14 Annabella, [Suzanne G Charpentier], actress (Dinner at Ritz), born in Paris, France
  • 1910-12-19 Jean Genet, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks), born in Paris, France
  • 1911-01-05 Jean-Pierre Aumont, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001), born in Paris, France
  • 1911-04-27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), born in Paris (d. 1990)

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1911-07-05 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1911-10-14 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975)
  • 1912-05-29 Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • 1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1912-09-13 Reta Shaw, South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
  • 1913-03-18 Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
  • 1913-04-11 Oleg Cassini, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France
  • 1914-07-31 Raymond Aubrac, French resistance leader, born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1914-09-08 Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)
  • 1915-03-15 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • 1915-09-29 Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)

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1915-12-19 Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], chanteuse (Little Sparrow), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf
  • 1916-12-31 Suzy Delair, actress (Utopia, White Paws), born in Paris, France
  • 1917-04-22 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1917-10-20 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (A Cop), born in Paris, France
  • 1917-11-22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • 1918-01-28 Suzanne Flon, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Paris, France
  • 1919-09-09 Jacques Marin, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo), born in Paris, France
  • 1920-01-22 George Breakston, actor/director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • 1920-04-04 Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)
  • 1920-05-16 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1920-09-30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1922-04-13 Jean Topart, actor (Fantastic Planet), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1922-07-02 Pierre Cardin, Italian-born French fashion designer, born in Paris, France
  • 1922-08-22 Micheline Presle, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • 1922-09-16 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1923-09-18 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-20 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • 1924-04-29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-06-06 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1924-08-01 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-10-27 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris, France
  • 1924-11-12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-12-19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1925-04-30 Corinne Calvet, actress (Phantom of Hollywood), born in Paris, France
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1925-09-08 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • 1925-12-27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-03-01 Robert Clary, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-08-05 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1926-10-09 Danièle Delorme, [Gabrielle Girard], actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • 1927-09-07 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1927-11-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1928-01-23 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1928-04-19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • 1929-05-02 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • 1929-12-09 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1929-12-21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1930-04-17 Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-05-22 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • 1930-05-25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1930-08-23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1930-10-15 Phillipe Leroy, actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-10-23 Gerard Blain, actor (Hatari), born in Paris, France
  • 1931-10-25 Annie Giradot, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-01-14 Caterina Valente, singer (Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-02-06 Francois Truffaut, director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-02-19 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-07-11 Alex Hassilev, actor and musician (Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-10-27 Jean-Pierre Cassel, actor (Trout), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-11-28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1933-02-26 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France

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1933-03-15 Philippe de Broca, French film director, born in Paris, France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1933-04-09 Jean-Paul Belmondo, actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France

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1933-08-24 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2004)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1934-04-01 Vladimir Posner, Russian/French/American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • 1934-09-28 Brigitte Bardot, sex kitten (And God Created Women), born in Paris, France

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