Political History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 116 of 116

  • 1993-01-11 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
  • 1994-04-05 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances
  • 1995-06-04 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 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 political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
  • 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

Birthdays 101 - 129 of 129

  • 1946-05-30 Candy Lightner, American political activist/founder (MADD), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1947-04-23 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Irish political activist [or 1940]
  • 1948-07-21 Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
  • 1949-08-07 Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
  • 1950-03-13 Charles Krauthammer, American political commentator
  • 1950-11-01 Tony Hymphris, political activist
  • 1952-04-27 Larry Elder, American political commentator
  • 1952-12-23 William Kristol, American political commentator
  • 1953-08-19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • 1955-11-05 Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator
  • 1955-12-27 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-01-20 Bill Maher, American comedian and 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/political activist
  • 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
  • 1960-04-28 Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • 1961-09-08 Paul Zanetti, Australian political cartoonist
  • 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
  • 1970-10-20 Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author
  • 1973-04-01 Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
  • 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