Paris in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 538 of 538

  • 1992-07-20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris
  • 1995-05-10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1995-07-25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • 1995-12-14 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
  • 1996-07-17 TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
  • 1997-07-22 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris

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1997-08-31 Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1997-12-12 Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary", goes on trial in Paris
  • 2000-07-25 Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.

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2002-07-24 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony.

  • 2002-11-06 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 2002-12-01 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 2003-08-11 A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.
  • 2004-05-23 Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.
  • 2004-11-21 The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.
  • 2004-11-27 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2005-10-27 Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2009-06-01 Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 2011-02-25 French fashion house Christian Dior suspends its chief designer John Galliano after he is arrested for an anti-semitic verbal attack in Paris
  • 2011-09-08 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • 2013-05-12 Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title
  • 2013-07-12 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris
  • 2014-05-16 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations
  • 2014-12-07 Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution

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2015-01-07 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

  • 2015-05-29 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris

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2015-08-13 US Government formally returns to France Picasso's painting La Coiffeuse, stolen from Paris' National Museum of Modern Art in 2001

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2015-08-21 Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman
  • 2015-11-13 Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. Isis claim responsibility
  • 2015-11-15 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris
  • 2015-11-18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • 2015-11-30 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP21 begins in Paris
  • 2015-12-12 COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels
  • 2016-02-12 Fiji becomes the first country to ratify the UN climate deal (signed Paris, December 2015)
  • 2016-04-22 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
  • 2016-05-19 EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo
  • 2016-06-03 A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve
  • 2016-11-04 Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective

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