Rome in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 189 of 189

  • 1898-01-01 d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
  • 1898-11-22 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
  • 1898-11-24 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1900-01-14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1900-08-27 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
  • 1900-12-17 Pope Leo XIII closes the 'Holy Door' of St Peter's in Rome, ending the Jubilee Year of 1900
  • 1906-11-18 Anarchists bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

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1907-01-06 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

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1911-12-03 Willis Carrier presents his influencial "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Engineer Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier
  • 1912-03-14 King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy injured in an assassination attempt
  • 1917-04-12 Domenico Scarlatti & Jeab Cocteaus ballet premieres in Rome
  • 1922-02-21 Airship "Rome" explodes at Hampton Roads, Virginia; 34 die

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1922-09-28 Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1922-10-27 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'
  • 1926-04-07 Mussolini is shot 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, only hitting him in the nose
  • 1929-02-11 Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
  • 1934-03-17 Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)
  • 1934-06-10 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in footballs 2nd World Cup in Rome
  • 1936-03-23 Italy, Austria & Hungary sign Pact of Rome
  • 1939-05-07 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
  • 1939-11-17 The Rome-Rio de Janeiro air connection is created.
  • 1943-07-19 500 allied air forces raid Rome during WW II
  • 1943-07-26 Otto Skorzeny's commando group arrives in Rome
  • 1943-09-09 15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome
  • 1943-09-10 German troops occupied Rome & took over the protection of Vatican City
  • 1943-10-16 Anti Jewish riot in Rome
  • 1943-10-16 Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz
  • 1943-10-23 First Jewish transport out of Rome reaches camp Birkenau
  • 1943-11-05 Vatican in Rome bombed by unknown source
  • 1944-03-23 Bomb assassination against Southern Tirol congregation in Rome, 33 die
  • 1944-03-24 In occupied Rome, Nazis execute more than 300 civilians
  • 1944-03-25 Germany troop executes 335 residents of Rome
  • 1944-06-03 Nazis pull out of Rome
  • 1944-06-04 5th Army enters & liberates Rome from Mussolini's Fascist armies
  • 1944-06-05 Allies march into Rome
  • 1946-01-12 Edouardo de Filippo's "Questi Fantasmi!" premieres in Rome
  • 1946-04-18 Rome/Auerbach/Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" premieres in NYC
  • 1947-04-02 Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta" premieres in Rome
  • 1952-04-21 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • 1953-08-16 Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
  • 1957-03-25 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)
  • 1960-08-25 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • 1960-09-11 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 1961-06-30 NASA Explorer Micrometeoroid research mission fails to reach Earth orbit

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1963-07-01 US President JFK arrives in Rome

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963-09-29 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome
  • 1964-08-06 Prometheus, the world's oldest tree, is cut down in Nevada US
  • 1964-09-13 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
  • 1967-09-29 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • 1968-03-15 Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri
  • 1968-06-08 UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome
  • 1969-10-11 -28] Rome: 2nd bishop synod
  • 1970-02-28 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-09-30 -11/6] Rome: 3rd bishop synod
  • 1972-03-01 Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth"

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1972-05-21 Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.

Painter Michelangelo
  • 1972-11-30 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome, Italy)
  • 1974-09-27 -10/26] Rome: 4th bishop synod
  • 1977-05-25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome
  • 1977-08-15 Herbert Kappler, head of Nazi police and security services in Rome during WWII, escapes from prison hospital in Rome
  • 1980-06-22 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Belgium 2-1 in Rome
  • 1981-07-22 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome, Italy court to life

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1982-06-07 US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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1985-12-27 Terrorists kill 20 and wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome and Vienna airports. President Reagan blames Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986-03-11 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC
  • 1986-04-13 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
  • 1986-09-30 Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.
  • 1987-07-22 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
  • 1987-08-28 2nd World Championships in Athletics open at Rome, Italy
  • 1987-08-29 Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins
  • 1987-09-06 2nd World Championships in Athletics close at Rome, Italy
  • 1988-10-17 31 reported dead as Ugandan jetliner crashes in fog near Rome
  • 1990-07-08 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome
  • 1991-05-04 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • 1992-10-04 The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
  • 1993-07-27 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed
  • 1993-11-21 Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome
  • 1996-05-22 4th UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus beats Ajax (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • 1997-03-07 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
  • 1999-07-22 Woodstock 99 music festival begins Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till 25th) attended by 200,000. Ended due to violence.
  • 2004-02-21 The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
  • 2004-10-29 In Rome, 25 European heads of state sign a Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe
  • 2009-05-27 17th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 2-0 at Rome

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2011-10-30 "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres at the Rome Film Festival

  • 2016-06-20 Rome elects its first female Mayor Virginia Raggi (Five Star Movement) and its youngest at 37
  • 2016-08-24 6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy, north east of Rome, killing 268, injuring 400

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