Today in the History of Algeria

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 139

1631-06-20 - The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
1815-06-17 - Stephen Decatur conquerors Algerian frigate Mashouda
1815-06-30 - US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
1830-06-12 - Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
1830-07-05 - France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
1831-03-10 - The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria.
1846-10-10 - Alexis de Tocqueville writes about "Algerian problem"
1867-01-31 - Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
1881-04-25 - French troops occupy Algeria & Tunisia
1901-07-20 - Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
1914-08-04 - German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
1940-07-03 - British Royal Navy sinks French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, to prevent Germany seizing it.
1940-07-04 - British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
1942-10-22 - 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
1942-10-22 - US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria
1942-11-10 - US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
1942-11-14 - Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
1943-02-10 - "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
1945-03-31 - 3rd Algerian division crosses the Rhine
1954-09-09 - Earthquake strikes Orleansville Algeria: 1,400 killed
1954-09-10 - 12 second shock kills 1,460 in Orleansville Algeria
1954-10-31 - Algerian Revolution against French begins
1954-11-01 - The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
1954-11-24 - France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1955-08-20 - Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria
1956-02-09 - R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria
1956-03-27 - French commandos land in Algeria
1956-04-01 - Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380
1956-04-11 - French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria
1956-05-07 - Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300
1956-05-10 - French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
1956-07-05 - France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
1957-05-29 - Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
1957-06-16 - French offensive in Algeria
1957-09-30 - French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria
1958-05-13 - French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
1958-05-17 - Emergency crisis proclaimed in Algeria
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle 1958-06-06 - Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
1958-09-20 - Ferhat Abbas forms Algerian government in exile (Cairo)
1958-10-23 - De Gaulle offers Algerians defiance "peace of the brave"
1959-01-13 - French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death
1959-04-12 - France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
1959-09-16 - French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
1960-01-24 - Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
1960-02-13 - France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1960-04-01 - France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria
1961-04-21 - French army revolts in Algeria
1961-04-22 - Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
1961-04-25 - France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961-04-26 - French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
1961-10-17 - Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians
1961-11-07 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1962-01-23 - Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
1962-02-05 - French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
1962-02-18 - France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
1962-03-18 - Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1962-04-08 - Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
1962-05-01 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1962-05-02 - OAS strikes in Algeria
1962-06-30 - French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
1962-06-30 - Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
1962-07-01 - Algeria votes for independence from France
1962-07-03 - Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)
1962-07-05 - 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
1962-07-05 - Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
1962-07-06 - Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
1962-07-15 - Algeria becomes member of Arab League
1962-09-20 - Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
1962-09-29 - Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
1962-10-08 - Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
1962-10-09 - Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
1963-03-18 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963-03-30 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963-09-08 - Algerian population accepts constitution
1963-09-15 - Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria
1963-10-14 - Algeria & Morocco border conflict
1963-10-20 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1963-10-30 - Morocco & Algeria sign cease fire
1964-06-15 - Last French troops leave Algeria
1964-07-23 - Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
1964-11-28 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1965-02-27 - France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1965-05-30 - France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
1965-06-19 - Algerian coup under colonel Houari Boumedienne, pres Ben Bella fired
1965-10-01 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1965-12-13 - Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
1966-02-16 - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1967-06-30 - Moise Tsjombe kidnapped to Algeria
1968-07-02 - An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
1976-01-27 - Morocco-Algeria battles in West Sahara
1976-03-07 - Morocco & Mauretania break diplomatic relations with Algeria
1976-11-22 - Algeria Constitution goes into effect
1977-12-05 - Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen
1979-02-07 - Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds pres Boumedienne in Algeria
1979-07-04 - Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed
1980-04-20 - Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
1980-09-17 - Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
1980-10-10 - 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
1983-07-05 - France invades Algeria
1989-02-17 - Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 44 of 44

1655-02-07 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)
1669-06-24 - Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)
1808-09-06 - Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)
1845-04-05 - Jules M Cambon, French gov-gen of Algeria/ambassador
1867-01-21 - Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
1892-06-30 - Pierre Blanchar, Philippeville Algeria, actor (Magnificent Sinner)
1898-10-15 - Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (d. 1951)
1899-06-10 - Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
1899-10-24 - Ferhat Abbas, Algerian pharmacist/MP chairman (1962-63)
1900-03-24 - June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
1908-05-05 - Jacques Massu, French general (Algeria)
1913-03-04 - Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
1913-07-27 - Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)
Author Albert CamusAuthor Albert Camus (1913-11-07) 1913-11-07 - Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)
1914-05-04 - Emmanuel Robles, Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)
1917-04-04 - Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)
1918-12-25 - Ahmed Ben Bella, Maghnia, Algeria, politician, first President of Algeria, (d. 2012)
1919-06-23 - Muhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)
1921-01-01 - Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)
1927-08-23 - Houari Boumedienne, president of Algeria (1965-78)
1932-05-10 - Francoise Fabian, Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year)
1932-08-23 - Houari Boumedienne, President of Algeria (d. 1978)
1933-03-30 - Jean-Claude Brialy, Aumale Algeria, actor (Circle of Love, Cousins)
1936-08-01 - Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
1936-08-04 - Assia Djebar, Algerian writer and filmmaker
1937-03-02 - Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
1938-12-11 - Enrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer
1948-09-10 - Tony Gatlif, Algerian-born director
1950-01-24 - Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
1959-05-14 - Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
1960-02-29 - Khaled, Algerian raï musician
1965-02-05 - Tarik Benhabiles, Algeria, tennis star
1968-07-10 - Hassisba Boulmerka, Algeria, 1500m (Olympics-gold-92)
1968-10-08 - Ali Benarbia, former Algerian footballer
1969-03-05 - Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
1970-02-28 - Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1975-05-14 - Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer
1976-03-27 - Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer
1977-05-27 - Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
1981-01-14 - Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football
1982-10-07 - Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
1983-04-18 - Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
1985-02-22 - Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer
1986-03-18 - Abdennour Cherif El Ouazzani, Algerian footballer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 40 of 40

1709-09-04 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
1815-06-17 - Hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle
1883-05-24 - Abdel Kadir, Algerian leader (b. 1808)
1883-05-26 - Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian leader, scholar and national hero (b.1808)
1935-09-19 - Jules M Cambron, French gov-gen to Algeria/ambassador, dies
1959-10-18 - Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (b. 1898)
1978-12-27 - Houari Boumédienne, President of Algeria (b. 1932)
1984-07-03 - Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85
1986-12-06 - Malik Oussekine, Algerian/French student, killed by police at 22
1992-06-29 - Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated at 73
1993-03-16 - Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered
1993-03-17 - Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered
1993-06-15 - Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered
1993-06-22 - M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
1993-08-22 - Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
1993-10-10 - Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
1993-10-14 - Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
1993-10-18 - Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
1993-12-06 - Rouaz Lakhdar, Algerian supreme court justice, murdered
1993-12-16 - Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46
1993-12-27 - Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
1994-02-19 - Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
1994-03-14 - Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered
1994-03-26 - Constantine Koukouchkine, Russ diplomat. murdered in Algeria at 41
1994-08-23 - Rabah Stambouli, Algerian sociologist/politician, murdered at 65
1994-09-29 - Cheb Hasni, Algerian singer, murdered at 26
1994-12-03 - Said Mekbel, Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57
1995-02-12 - Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
1995-02-13 - Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
1995-02-13 - Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
1995-02-15 - Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist/rebel, dies at 77
1995-02-15 - Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
1995-02-22 - Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of Pres Boudiaf, dies
1995-03-20 - Rachida Hammadi, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 32
1996-09-22 - Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, PM of Algeria (1979-84), dies
2003-02-04 - Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920)
2010-08-14 - Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
2012-02-13 - Mohamed Lamari, Chief of Staff of the Algerian Army, dies from a heart attack at 72
2012-04-11 - Ahmed Ben Bella, First president of Algeria, dies at 93
2012-10-06 - Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83


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