Togo in History

Historical Events


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1885-05-19 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon and Togoland

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • 1922-07-20 Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
  • 1946-12-14 Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN
  • 1960-04-27 Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French administration
  • 1965-12-06 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
  • 1967-01-13 Bloodless coup in Togo led by Lt. Col. Étienne Eyadéma and Kléber Dadjo

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1967-04-14 General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma

Famous Birthdays


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1935-12-26 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, General and President of Togo (1967-2005), born in Kozah, Togo (d. 2005)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma

Famous Deaths

  • 1992-07-29 Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered

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2005-02-05 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, General and President of Togo (1967-2005), dies of heart attack at 69

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma