Today in Senegal History
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Events 1 - 31 of 31
1758-12-31 - British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal
1816-07-19 - Survivors of French frigate Medusa rescued off Senegal after 17 days
1857-07-18 - Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
1883-04-12 - French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal
1935-06-30 - The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.
1935-11-24 - The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
1948-10-27 - Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
1957-02-23 - The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.
1958-11-25 - Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1959-04-04 - Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
1960-04-04 - Senegal declares independence from France
1960-06-20 - Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
1960-08-20 - Senegal breaks from Mali federation, declaring independence
1960-09-05 - The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
1963-03-03 - Senegal adopts constitution
1966-04-01 - 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)
1970-04-24 - Senegal adopts constitution
1973-01-01 - West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
1974-12-28 - Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
1975-07-09 - The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.
1977-07-03 - The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
1980-01-01 - Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal
1980-10-31 - Senegal routes troops to Gambia due to Libyan threat
1980-12-31 - Senegal president Leopold Senghor resigns
1981-08-03 - Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
1981-12-12 - Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
1982-02-01 - Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
1982-07-08 - Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1989-09-30 - Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
2002-09-26 - The overcrowded Senegalese ferry MV Joola capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.
2012-03-26 - Macky Sall elected as President of Senegal
Birthdays 1 - 16 of 16
1906-10-09 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
1906-12-11 - Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)
1921-03-20 - Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Senegal, director general (UNESCO)
1923-03-08 - Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
1935-09-07 - Abdou Diouf, president of Senegal (1981- )
1958-08-22 - Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1959-10-01 - Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking the tree)
1973-09-10 - Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
1976-03-24 - Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
1977-02-10 - Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
1977-05-10 - Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
1978-01-28 - Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
1978-02-26 - Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Senegalese footballer
1981-01-15 - El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
1981-05-15 - Patrice Evra, French-Senegalese footballer
1981-11-22 - Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
Deaths 1 - 5 of 5
1887-12-09 - Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese marabout and military leader
1898-07-11 - Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
1898-07-12 - Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
1986-02-07 - Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
2001-12-20 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, first President of Senegal (b. 1906)