Paris in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 538

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1919-03-25 Woodrow Wilson's dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1919-03-30 Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris
  • 1919-05-04 Demonstrates organised by students erupt in China, after news from the Paris Peace Conference that the Allies intend to give Shangtung to Japan
  • 1919-05-06 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa

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1919-08-04 Rodin Museum opens in Paris in The hôtel Biron containing works left to the state by the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin
  • 1919-08-25 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • 1920-01-10 Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris
  • 1920-01-16 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris
  • 1920-02-21 Darius Milhaud & Jean Cocteau's ballet, premieres in Paris
  • 1920-11-11 The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
  • 1920-12-12 Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris
  • 1921-08-28 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
  • 1922-01-20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris

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1922-02-02 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1922-08-20 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
  • 1924-05-04 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • 1924-07-20 Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
  • 1924-07-27 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • 1924-12-14 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris
  • 1926-05-25 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
  • 1926-12-16 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

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1927-05-20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • 1927-05-21 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • 1927-12-27 Philip Barry's "Paris Bound" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-07-29 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1928-10-08 Cole Porter & E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-10-09 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris
  • 1928-11-22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)
  • 1928-12-13 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)
  • 1929-03-09 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris
  • 1929-05-21 Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris
  • 1929-07-28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1929-11-08 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • 1930-07-27 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1931-07-26 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • 1931-11-04 Jean Genet's "Judith" premieres in Paris
  • 1932-04-26 Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine" premieres in Paris
  • 1932-07-31 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-02-27 Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris

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1933-06-07 George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1933-07-30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-10-13 JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich" premieres in Paris
  • 1933-12-23 Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
  • 1933-12-24 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • 1935-03-21 Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier" premieres in Paris
  • 1935-11-21 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris
  • 1937-02-16 Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage" premieres in Paris
  • 1937-11-25 World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
  • 1938-01-10 Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage" premieres in Paris
  • 1938-06-19 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup in Paris
  • 1938-11-10 Second day of Kristallnacht: pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria after assassination of a German diplomat in Paris
  • 1939-08-03 Jean Genet's "Ondine" premieres in Paris

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1940-05-16 British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940-05-22 UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city
  • 1940-05-31 Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe Pétain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
  • 1940-06-13 Paris evacuates before German advance
  • 1940-06-14 German forces enter Paris during WWII
  • 1940-06-15 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris

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1940-06-25 Adolf Hitler views Eiffel tower & grave of Napoleon in Paris, France

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-11-11 Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
  • 1941-04-14 1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up
  • 1941-05-14 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested
  • 1941-08-20 Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males
  • 1941-10-02 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
  • 1941-10-03 Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
  • 1941-12-12 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
  • 1942-03-11 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 1942-07-16 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
  • 1942-09-21 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
  • 1942-11-05 Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
  • 1943-05-27 French resistance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris
  • 1944-02-04 Jean Anouilh's "Antigone" premieres in Paris

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1944-05-27 Jean-Paul Sartres' "Huis Clos" premieres in Paris

  • 1944-06-18 Farewell concert of Willem Mengelberg in Paris
  • 1944-07-18 Allies air raid railways at Vaires, Paris
  • 1944-08-18 Paris rail workers strike against Nazi occupiers
  • 1944-08-18 US 15th Army Corps reaches Mantes-Gassicourt near Paris
  • 1944-08-19 Nazis give parts of Paris to Resistance
  • 1944-08-19 Paris police strike against nazi occupiers
  • 1944-08-19 US 15th Army Corps occupies Mantes-Gassicourt at Paris
  • 1944-08-22 Adolf Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
  • 1944-08-23 General George Leclerc's troops advance towards Paris
  • 1944-08-24 General LeClerc's troops open assault on Paris
  • 1944-08-25 General De Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation
  • 1944-08-25 Paris liberated from Nazi occupation (Freedom Tuesday)
  • 1944-08-26 US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
  • 1944-08-29 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
  • 1944-08-31 French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris
  • 1945-12-19 Jean Giraudoux' "La Folle de Chaillot" premieres in Paris
  • 1946-05-01 The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
  • 1946-06-03 1st bikini bathing suit displayed (Paris)
  • 1946-07-05 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show
  • 1946-11-08 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris
  • 1947-10-30 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
  • 1948-04-16 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris

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1948-10-27 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Albert Camus
  • 1949-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy/Ede Kiraly of HUN
  • 1949-02-17 Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
  • 1949-02-17 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
  • 1949-02-17 Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris

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