Paris in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 540

  • 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.
  • 1832-06-06 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" is produced (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 Peace 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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1863-09-10 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 (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
  • 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
  • 1882-12-11 Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
  • 1883-03-20 Unity treaty of Paris signed: protects industrial property
  • 1883-04-14 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres in Paris
  • 1884-01-19 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris
  • 1884-07-04 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 266

  • 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, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
  • 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, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 1935-06-27 Laurent Terzieff, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Paris, France
  • 1936-05-16 Philippe de Montebello, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut), born in Paris, France
  • 1936-06-15 Claude Brasseur, actor (Josepha, Pardon Mon Affair), born in Paris, France
  • 1937-01-12 Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • 1938-02-27 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France

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