Guinea-Bissau in History

Historical Events

  • 1956-09-09 African Party for Liberation of Guinea-Bissau & Cape Verde forms
  • 1959-08-03 50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau
  • 1973-09-24 Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 1974-08-26 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
  • 1974-09-10 Portugal recognizes independence of Rep of Guinea-Bissau
  • 1975-09-08 Guinee-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 1980-11-14 Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral
  • 1984-05-16 Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
  • 1994-08-11 Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau
  • 1999-05-07 In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
  • 2014-05-21 José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau

Famous Deaths

  • 1973-01-20 Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • 1986-07-21 Paulo Correia, Guinee-Bissaus colonel/putschist, executed
  • 1992-07-01 Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
  • 2009-03-02 João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)
  • 2012-01-09 Malam Bacai Sanhá, President of Guinea-Bissau, dies of diabetes at 64