Today in Republic of the Congo History
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Events 1 - 15 of 15
1905-08-29 - Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville
1940-08-28 - French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle
1960-08-15 - Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
1963-08-15 - Fulbert Youlou, resigns as Pres of Congo-Brazzaville
1963-12-20 - Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville
1969-12-31 - Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi
1979-02-08 - Denis Sassou-Nguesso became the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
1993-07-16 - President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
1994-08-12 - Panic in church of Brazzaville: 142 killed
1997-10-25 - After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
1998-10-11 - A Congo Airlines Boeing 727 is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 40 people.
2002-01-17 - Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
2005-12-05 - The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2010-07-02 - Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people
2012-08-21 - 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
1928-07-20 - Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa,Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)
Deaths 1 - 3 of 3
1977-03-18 - Marien Ngouabi, president of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered
2001-01-16 - Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
2012-07-06 - Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85