Today in Burkina Faso History
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Events 1 - 12 of 12
1877-11-27 - Burkina Faso adopts its constitution
1932-09-05 - The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.
1958-12-11 - Upper Volta (now Bourkina Faso) gains autonomy from France
1960-07-11 - Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence
1960-08-05 - Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
1973-01-01 - West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
1978-05-14 - First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.
1978-05-28 - Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoulé Lamizana.
1980-11-25 - Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
1983-08-04 - Revolution in Burkina Faso
1984-08-04 - Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Faso (National Day)
1987-10-15 - Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
1987-10-15 - Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies