Today in Madagascar History

Countries Topics: Afghanistan - Albania - Algeria - Andorra - Angola - Argentina - Armenia - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bahamas - Bahrain - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Belize - Benin - Bhutan - Bolivia - More »

Historical Events

Events 1 - 22 of 22

1500-08-10 - Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
1883-05-31 - French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar
1885-12-17 - France declares Madagascar a protectorate
1895-01-15 - French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
1895-09-30 - France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
1896-02-28 - France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
1896-08-06 - France annexes Madagascar
1897-08-14 - The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
1897-08-30 - The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering 1938-11-12 - Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
1942-05-05 - British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar
1942-09-10 - British troops lands on Madagascar
1960-06-25 - Madagascar gains independence from France
1960-06-26 - Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
1963-07-20 - 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
1975-12-21 - Madagascar adopts constitution
1975-12-30 - Constitution of Democratic Republic of Madagascar comes into force
1989-03-12 - Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1989-04-30 - Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
1991-08-11 - 400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed
2001-06-21 - Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Indian Ocean (4m56s)
2012-03-05 - Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

1746-09-20 - Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (d. 1786)
1936-11-04 - Didier Ratsiraka, president of Madagascar

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

1786-05-23 - Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (b. 1746)


Search On this Day in History

Day  Month  Year  Type

Keyword(s)