Political History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-01-11 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics

Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate Ross Perot
Entrepreneur and Presidential Candidate
Ross Perot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-04-05 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
  • 1995-06-04 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden theater, NYC, after 347 performances
  • 1997-05-06 The Bank of England is given independence from political control, the most significant change in the bank's 300-year history
  • 1999-02-03 In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
  • 1999-04-08 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • 1999-11-19 In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
  • 1999-12-02 The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive
  • 2001-07-24 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
  • 2001-12-22 Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.
  • 2002-02-22 Angolan revolutionary politician and military leader of UNITA, Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush in the province of Moxico
  • 2003-10-17 Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.
  • 2004-02-21 The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome
  • 2005-11-01 First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
  • 2007-04-27 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

2008-08-27 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Birthdays

  • 1947-04-23 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish political activist, born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • 1948-07-21 Garry Trudeau, American political cartoonist (Doonesbury), born in New York City
  • 1949-08-07 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader, born in Moukhtara, Lebanon
  • 1950-03-13 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1950-11-01 Tony Hymphris, political activist
  • 1952-04-27 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-12-23 William Kristol, American political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-08-19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • 1955-11-05 Karan Thapar, Indian journalist, political analyst and commentator, born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 1955-12-27 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)

Person of interestBill Maher

1956-01-20 Bill Maher, American comedian & political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 1957-07-10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war and political activist, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1958-03-22 Laurie David, American political activist
  • 1958-05-12 Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
  • 1958-12-20 Steve Sailer, American political commentator
  • 1960-03-13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist, born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
  • 1960-04-28 Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • 1961-09-08 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist, born in Wollongong, Australia
  • 1961-12-08 Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • 1962-08-19 Tammy Bruce, American political commentator
  • 1962-11-02 David Brock, American political commentator (Media Matters for America), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-07-13 Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
  • 1969-11-12 Ian Bremmer, American political scientist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1970-10-20 Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author
  • 1973-04-01 Rachel Maddow, American radio and TV personality and political analyst (MSNBC), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1976-10-02 Jason Dodson, American political consultant and teacher of esotericism
  • 1980-12-17 Eli Pariser, American political activist (MoveOn.org)
  • 1985-10-23 James Kotecki, American political blogger

Famous Deaths