Togo in History

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 1922-07-20 French and British Togoland make separate mandates within the 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 in Sotouboua Togo, kills 125
  • 1967-01-13 Bloodless coup in Togo led by Lt. Col. Étienne Eyadéma and Kléber Dadjo
  • 1979-12-30 Togo adopts constitution
  • 1980-01-13 Togo's constitution becomes effective
  • 2017-09-05 Togo's government shuts down the internet for a week to quell government opposition

Famous Birthdays

Gnassingbé EyadémaGnassingbé Eyadéma (1935-2005)

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

  • 1980-06-16 Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • 1984-02-26 Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer, born in Lomé, Togo
  • 1985-06-20 Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer

Famous Deaths

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

Gnassingbé EyadémaGnassingbé Eyadéma (1935-2005)

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