Today in Georgia History
Sub-Topics: South Ossetia
Events 1 - 20 of 20
1185-08-15 - The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1907-03-24 - The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
1920-01-16 - Georgia declares independence
1921-02-12 - Soviet troops invade Georgia (theirs, not ours)
1921-02-21 - Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution.
1921-02-25 - Georgian SSR proclaimed
1930-04-17 - Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
1936-12-05 - Armenian SSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Georgian SSR, Kazakh SSR & Kirghiz SSR becomes constituent republics of Soviet Union
1990-09-20 - South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
1991-03-31 - Georgian SSR votes on whether to remain in the Soviet Union
1991-03-31 - Soviet Rep of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves
1991-04-29 - Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
1992-02-23 - The Socialist Labour Party is founded in Georgia.
1993-09-22 - A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
1994-08-13 - Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed
1998-02-09 - Failed assassination attempt on Georgian Pres Eduard Shevardnadze
2003-11-22 - In Tbilisi, Georgia, opponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.
2003-11-23 - Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.
2006-11-12 - The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
2012-08-29 - Georgian hostage crisis results in 3 police officers and 10 militants being killed
Birthdays 1 - 22 of 22
1757-07-20 - Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (d. 1811)
1868-01-15 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
1893-05-03 - Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (d. 1975)
1893-07-07 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[NS=7/19]
1893-07-19 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[OS=7/7]
1898-03-14 - Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
1928-11-18 - Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer
1931-11-21 - Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)
1933-01-04 - Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
1936-08-21 - Radish Tordia, painter of Figurative Art from Georgia
1939-03-31 - Zviad Gamsakhurdia, first President of Georgia (d. 1993)
1939-05-26 - Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader
1967-12-21 - Mikhail Saakashvili, Soviet-born President of Georgia
1968-01-05 - Leila Meskhi, Tbilisi Georgia SSR, tennis star (1995 Hobart)
1969-07-13 - Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
1971-04-15 - Guivi Sissaouri, Tbilisi Georgia, Canada freestyle wrestler (Oly-s-96)
1973-10-14 - Lasha Zhvania, Georgian politician
1979-06-10 - Jake Tsakalidis, Georgian-Greek basketball player
1979-07-02 - Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
1981-10-06 - Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
1984-09-16 - Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer
1990-01-07 - Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater
Deaths 1 - 16 of 16
1027-08-16 - Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)
1125-01-24 - David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
1289-03-12 - King Demetre II of Georgia (b. 1259)
1629-10-03 - Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian military leader (b. 1570)
1811-04-07 - Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)
1846-11-06 - Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general
1868-11-19 - Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)
1975-07-17 - Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (b. 1893)
1985-11-05 - Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
1993-12-31 - Zviad Gamsachurdia, pres of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54
1994-03-06 - Tengis Abuladze, Georgia SSR MP (Penalty), dies at 71
1994-12-03 - Giorgi Chanturia, Pres of Georgia, assassinated
2003-03-04 - Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian bank robber (b. 1926)
2005-02-03 - Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)
2010-02-12 - Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
2011-05-03 - Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)