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Events 1 - 45 of 45
0301-09-03 - San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.
1582-10-15 - Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
1899-05-18 - World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1927-05-02 - Intl Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
1928-08-27 - Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war
US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg 1942-01-01 - US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
1945-04-24 - Delegates of 46 countries gather in SF (to discuss UN)
1945-04-25 - 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF
1945-06-26 - UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF
1947-10-30 - 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
1949-12-31 - 18 countries recognize Republic Indonesia
1951-09-08 - Japan signs peace treaty with 48 countries (SF)
1958-01-13 - 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
1959-12-01 - 12 nations sign treaty for scientific peaceful use of Antarctica
1960-09-14 - Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forms
1960-09-20 - UN General Assembly admit 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations)
1961-09-01 - 1st conference of neutral countries held in Belgrade
1964-05-04 - 70 GATT-countries confer in Geneva
1965-05-13 - Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
1967-08-08 - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
1967-11-27 - Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price
1968-07-01 - US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
1971-10-21 - William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan
1972-04-10 - US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
1972-06-23 - 45 countries leave the Sterling Area, allowing their currencies to fluctuate independently of the British Pound.
1973-12-23 - 6 Persian Gulf nations double their oil prices
1974-03-18 - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1974-11-17 - Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) forms
1976-03-23 - International Bill of Rights goes into effect (35 nations ratifying)
1984-01-07 - Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
1984-12-08 - Europe & 64 developing countries sign Lome III treaty
1985-02-04 - 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
1986-09-22 - 35 countries signs disarmament accord in Stockholm
1989-01-11 - 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
1989-03-02 - 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
1991-02-11 - UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Org forms in Hague Neth
1992-02-06 - The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.
1992-04-01 - World's 7 wealthiest nations agree on $24B aid for former USSR
1995-05-11 - In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.
1995-09-04 - The Fourth World Conference on Women opens in Beijing with over 4,750 delegates from 181 countries in attendance.
1998-01-12 - Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
1998-05-28 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
1999-04-30 - Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.
1999-05-21 - All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history
2006-06-19 - Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.