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Events 1 - 42 of 42
2492-08-11 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
0763-06-15 BC - Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
0215-04-23 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
0068-10-06 BC - Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
0451-05-26 - The Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Armenians are defeated militarily but are guaranteed freedom to openly practice Christianity.
0552-07-10 - Origin of Armenian calendar
1071-08-26 - Battle of Manzikert, Byzantine Armenia (modern Malazgirt, Turkey). Fought between Byzantine Empire and Seljuq Turks.
1827-10-01 - The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
1854-02-02 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"
1873-01-06 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
1894-11-16 - 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
1896-08-26 - Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople
1906-04-15 - The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
1915-04-14 - The Turks invade Armenia.
1915-04-24 - Massacre of Armenians by Turks starts (Armenian Martyrs Day)
1915-05-12 - Croatians plunder Armenia, killing 250
1916-02-16 - Russian troops conquer Erzurum Armenia
1916-07-02 - Russian offensive in Armenia
1918-05-26 - Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
1919-05-28 - Armenia declares it's Independence
1920-12-03 - Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
1921-01-03 - Turkey makes peace with Armenia
1922-09-11 - The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
1936-12-05 - Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
1958-09-02 - U.S. Air Force C-130A-II is shot down by fighters over Yerevan, Armenia when it strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission. All crew lost.
1978-08-14 - French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
1983-07-15 - 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
1988-02-28 - Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
1988-07-14 - 200,000 demonstrate in Soviet Armenia for incorporation of Nagorno-Karabak
1988-12-07 - 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia (>25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
1989-01-12 - 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
1990-08-23 - Armenia declares independence
1991-09-21 - Armenia votes on whether to remain in Soviet Union
1992-02-25 - Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
1992-05-09 - Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
1993-12-26 - Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed
1999-10-27 - Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.
2003-07-07 - The United Communist Party of Armenia is formed.
2007-01-19 - Armenian Journalist Hrant Dink assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogün Samast.
2008-03-02 - Riots in Yerevan, Armenia concerning the Armenian presidential election, 2008 come to a fatal end, with police forces clashing with civilians in their peaceful protest, resulting in 8 deaths.
2009-10-10 - After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
2012-09-09 - Armenia win the 40th FIDE Chess Olympiad
Birthdays 1 - 24 of 24
1859-11-19 - Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
1869-09-26 - Komitas, Armenian composer (d. 1935)
1883-02-01 - Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)
1887-01-13 - George Gurdjieff, Armenian-Greek mystic (d. 1949)
1895-11-16 - Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
1895-11-25 - Anastas I Mikoyan, Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet
1903-05-24 - Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
1904-04-15 - Arshile Gorky, Armenian Artist (d. 1948)
1924-01-09 - Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
1924-05-22 - Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
1928-07-04 - Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
1930-07-04 - Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Armenian actor
1941-10-02 - Zareh Baronian, Armenian theologian
1951-06-12 - Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
1953-05-19 - Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer
1954-09-15 - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (d. 2007)
1959-03-05 - Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
1967-08-21 - Serj Tankian, Armenian-born singer (System of a Down)
1971-12-07 - Vladimir Akopian, Armenian chess player
1973-06-03 - Sargis Sargsian, Yerevan Armenia, tennis star (1995 NCAA)
1974-04-11 - Ashot Danielyan, Armenian weightlifter
1974-04-22 - Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born bassist (System of a Down)
1982-07-09 - Alecko Eskandarian, Armenian-American footballer
1987-01-19 - Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
Deaths 1 - 19 of 19
0440-02-17 - St. Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian theologian and linguist
0440-02-19 - Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, theologian and linguist (b. 361/362)
0820-12-25 - Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered
0948-06-15 - Romanus I Lecapenus, Armenian emperor of Byzantium (919-44), dies
1219-05-05 - King Leo II of Armenia (b. 1150)
1285-07-28 - Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
1320-07-20 - King Oshin of Armenia (b. 1282)
1341-08-28 - King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309)
1922-05-29 - Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39
1935-10-22 - Komitas, Armenian composer (b. 1869)
1936-09-03 - Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impressario (b. 1876 or 1877)
1949-10-29 - G. I. Gurdjieff, Armenian mystic (b. 1872)
1993-12-29 - Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930)
2002-07-13 - Yousuf Karsh, Turkish-born Armenian photographer (b. 1908)
2003-09-30 - Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)
2007-01-19 - Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (b. 1954)
2007-03-25 - Andranik Margaryan, Armenian politician (b. 1951)
2007-09-11 - Ian Porterfield, Manager of Armenia National Football Club (b. 1946)
2012-03-28 - Alexander Arutiunian, Armenian composer, dies at 91