Today in Political History

Sub-Topics: International Organisations - Political Movements

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 118

0161-03-07 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire.
1268-10-29 - Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.
1302-01-27 - Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
1345-06-11 - Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
1577-08-17 - Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
1598-04-13 - Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
1635-08-03 - The third of the Tokugawa shoguns, Iemitsu, establishes the system of alternate attendance (sankin kotai) by which the feudal daimyō are required to spend one year at Edo Castle in Tokyo and one year back home at their feudal manor, while their families remained in Tokyo as virtual political hostages. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21, 1635).
Novelist Daniel DefoeNovelist Daniel Defoe 1703-07-31 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
1789-05-12 - Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
1808-10-17 - Political rights of Jews suspended in Duchy of Warsaw
1814-10-01 - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
1814-11-01 - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 1815-06-09 - End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
1843-08-30 - 1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party)
1847-12-05 - Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
1854-10-04 - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
1859-01-24 - Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.
1868-04-07 - Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician.
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1874-11-25 - The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
1877-05-16 - May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
1879-02-28 - "Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
1889-12-14 - American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila
1903-12-30 - American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
1904-03-03 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.
1905-02-25 - The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 1905-11-03 - Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.
1908-07-09 - CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
1914-11-27 - 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)
1916-11-05 - The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.
1919-11-11 - Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
1920-03-23 - Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1921-03-17 - Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
1922-08-01 - Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
1922-12-25 - -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
1923-01-04 - Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin
1924-06-10 - 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
1925-02-27 - Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
1926-10-18 - Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament
1932-10-11 - 1st political telecast (Democratic National Committee) at CBS, NYC
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1934-02-01 - Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
1934-02-06 - Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
1935-04-21 - King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
1939-08-02 - Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers
1941-07-05 - German occupiers disband political parties
1943-04-06 - Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested
1943-11-12 - Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands
1945-03-31 - Sicherheitsdienst murders 10 political prisoners in Zutphen
1947-07-19 - Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
1947-07-20 - 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
1947-07-21 - Indonesia begins 1st political election
1947-08-05 - Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
1948-12-18 - Indonesia begins its 2nd political election
1948-12-19 - 2nd political action of Java/Sumatra
1951-05-15 - The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
1953-01-16 - Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
1954-04-14 - Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
1955-11-09 - UN disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
1956-06-30 - Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 1956-12-06 - Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa
1959-02-20 - The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
1959-03-31 - Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India
1961-12-15 - Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
1964-06-16 - Amnesty granted to 3,000 political prisoners
1966-09-15 - Dutch political party (D'66) forms
1967-03-06 - Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US
1967-04-03 - 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum
1967-04-24 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
1968-03-01 - Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
1968-04-27 - Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands
1970-09-04 - Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
1971-11-05 - Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
1972-03-10 - 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
1972-06-12 - John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
1974-12-28 - Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
1975-09-01 - All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 1975-09-06 - Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open
1976-03-25 - Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties
1977-09-30 - Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
1978-10-13 - Swaziland's new constitution promulgated bans political parties
1979-06-04 - Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons
1979-08-08 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
1980-02-02 - FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 1980-04-20 - Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
1981-10-14 - Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
1982-07-08 - Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1983-01-15 - Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
1983-09-23 - Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins
1986-08-08 - Altaf Hussain's address at Nishtar Park Karachi, announcing the establishment of the MQM political movement.
1988-12-16 - Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud
1989-04-21 - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1989-06-21 - Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
1989-10-15 - South Africa President FW de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu & 4 other political prisoners
1990-02-02 - South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs
1990-02-07 - USSR Communist party agrees to allow opposition political parties
1990-02-11 - Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
1990-04-08 - King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
1990-05-27 - Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
1990-08-31 - East & West Germany sign a treaty to join legal & political systems
1991-02-16 - Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
1991-06-15 - Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 132

0100-07-13 BC - Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)
1565-09-28 - Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
1611-01-07 - James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
1648-12-15 - Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
1724-04-27 - Col. Thomas Gardner, a heroic political figure and soldier (d. 1775)
1725-03-17 - Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
Roman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius CaesarRoman Military Commander and Political Statesman Julius Caesar (0100-07-13 BC) 1733-05-04 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)
1737-01-29 - Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
1756-03-03 - William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)
1769-01-05 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
1774-02-11 - Hans Järta, Swedish political activist (d. 1847)
1780-09-28 - Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
1790-10-22 - Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist
1792-08-26 - Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan political figure (d. 1857)
1802-06-12 - Harriet Martineau, controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist (d. 1876)
Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart MillPhilosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill (1806-05-20) 1806-05-20 - John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian
1808-09-06 - Abd al-Qadir, Algerian political and military leader (d. 1883)
1823-04-03 - William Macy "Boss" Tweed, corrupt political boss (NYC)
1829-12-14 - John Mercer Langston, 1st black to hold US political office
1840-09-27 - Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America
1840-10-30 - William G Sumner, US sociologist/political analyst
1852-08-22 - Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854-09-02 - Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
Political Cartoonist Thomas NastPolitical Cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-09-27) 1858-05-24 - Johan C Braakensiek, political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer)
1858-07-15 - Emmeline Pankhurst, England, found (Women's Social & Political Union)
1859-12-26 - William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)
1864-06-13 - Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
1864-07-23 - Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
1873-01-11 - John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
1873-12-18 - Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
1874-07-03 - Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader
1876-09-01 - Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (d. 1961)
1877-03-17 - Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
1879-11-10 - Patrick Pearse, Irish political activist (d. 1916)
Writer and Political Commentator Walter LippmannWriter and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann (1889-09-23) 1889-09-23 - Walter Lippmann, New York City New York, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion)
1902-09-24 - Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian politician, religious figure, and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989)
1902-10-11 - Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
1904-02-17 - Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
1905-03-14 - Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
1909-04-08 - William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist
1909-10-13 - Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist
1910-08-10 - Angus Campbell, US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
1910-10-11 - Joseph Alsop, political newspaper columnist (Men Around the President)
1912-03-13 - James Friell, political cartoonist
1912-06-29 - John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)
1912-08-01 - Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist
1915-08-14 - B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
1915-10-28 - Richard Michael Fraser, political Administrator
1916-03-13 - Corinne Boggs, political administrator
1916-10-07 - Walt W Rostow, NYC, economist (Politics & Stages of Growth)
1917-06-27 - Ronald George Hayward, political manager
1918-01-07 - Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela (1918-07-18) 1918-07-18 - Nelson Mandela, Qunu South Africa, political prisoner (ANC)/President (1994-1999)/ Nobel (1993)
1918-08-01 - Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist
1918-08-03 - James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
1919-06-23 - Muhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)
1920-05-08 - Maurice Cranston, political scientist
1920-06-07 - Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)
1920-10-18 - Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)
1921-10-29 - William Henry Mauldin, NM, political cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59)
1922-08-01 - Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist
1923-03-20 - Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
1923-03-29 - Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer
1924-06-08 - Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
1925-01-27 - Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
1925-05-30 - Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
1925-10-18 - Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
1926-06-17 - Alan Walters, political economist
1926-10-27 - H.R. Haldeman, American political personality (d. 1993)
1927-04-18 - Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist
1927-05-11 - Mort Sahl, Montreal, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party)
1929-05-03 - Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
1929-07-24 - Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William SafireAmerican Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire (1929-12-17) 1929-12-17 - William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)
1931-03-20 - John Rae, British educator (Conscience & Politics)
1932-02-08 - Jan H Christiaanse, president Dutch political party (CDA)
1932-08-23 - Mark Russell, Buffalo NY, political satirist/pianist (Real People)
1932-10-12 - Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)
1933-07-11 - Olga Havlova, political activist
1934-02-26 - Robert Novak, American political columnist
1934-08-22 - Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
1934-09-14 - Kate Millett, St Paul Minn, feminist/author (Sexual Politics)
1935-02-21 - Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
1935-11-16 - Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption)
1936-03-01 - Marion Farouk-Sluglett, political scientist
1936-06-03 - David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist
1938-11-02 - Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
1939-01-10 - David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
1939-02-18 - Claude Ake, political scientist
1939-06-15 - Ward Connerly, American political figure
1939-08-02 - Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
1941-04-11 - Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
1941-05-04 - George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
1941-09-16 - Richard Perle, American political advisor
1942-03-23 - Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
1943-05-22 - Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1943-12-19 - Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
1944-08-30 - Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
1944-09-21 - Hamilton Jordan, political advisor (Crisis, Last Year of Carter Pres)
1944-10-25 - James Carville, American political stategist and commentator

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 77 of 77

1594-06-03 - John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)
1635-04-25 - Alessandro Tassoni, Ital political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69
1677-09-11 - James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)
1680-09-11 - Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
1799-02-19 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
1806-02-20 - Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)
1824-12-21 - James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
1825-05-19 - Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French political philosopher (b. 1760)
1836-04-07 - William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
1871-05-07 - Louis Papineau, political reformer, dies
1879-01-22 - George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle
1881-01-01 - Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)
1897-12-29 - William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)
1900-12-21 - Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)
Political Cartoonist Thomas NastPolitical Cartoonist Thomas Nast (1902-12-07) 1902-12-07 - Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies aged 62
1910-02-08 - Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
1918-08-03 - Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41
1919-11-15 - Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
1928-06-03 - Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
1930-04-16 - José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
1940-02-28 - Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
1942-10-27 - Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
1943-10-09 - Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
1943-10-09 - Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
1944-03-04 - Fannie Barrier Williams, American educator and political activist (b. 1855)
1944-04-24 - William Stephens, U.S. political figure (b. 1859)
1949-03-14 - John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)
1950-12-15 - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian political leader, Iron Man of India (b. 1875)
1952-08-31 - Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
1957-11-21 - Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (b. 1873)
1961-10-14 - Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
1967-07-08 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
1972-05-06 - Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)
1975-10-02 - Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
1977-03-15 - Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
1977-11-11 - Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (b. 1950)
1980-07-23 - Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
1981-05-01 - Clarence A Bacote, historian/political scientist, dies at 75
1983-10-17 - Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
1991-03-29 - Lee Atwater, political strategists (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
1991-10-02 - Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
1993-06-26 - William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
1994-06-26 - Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist, dies at 65
1995-08-23 - Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist, dies at 66
1996-01-27 - Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
1996-02-25 - Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
1996-03-22 - Ronald George Hayward, political manager, dies at 78
1996-04-29 - Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
1996-04-30 - David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
1996-06-13 - David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
1996-07-01 - Richard Michael Fraser, political administrator, dies at 80
1996-08-22 - William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist, dies at 87
1996-11-07 - Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84
1996-11-07 - Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
1996-11-12 - John Qace Hardbattle, political activist, dies at 51
1997-02-04 - James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
2000-01-01 - Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
2000-06-08 - Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
2001-02-01 - André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
2001-09-11 - Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
2002-08-16 - Abu Nidal, Palestinian political leader (b. 1937)
2002-11-24 - John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)
2003-03-16 - Rachel Corrie, American political activist (b. 1979)
2003-08-29 - Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
2003-10-31 - Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
2003-12-15 - George Fisher, American political cartoonist (b. 1923)
2005-06-03 - Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
2006-03-27 - Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
2006-08-01 - Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
2006-12-14 - Anton Balasingham, chief political strategist of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1938)
2006-12-18 - Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)
2007-01-31 - Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
2007-02-03 - Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
2007-02-28 - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
2007-03-06 - Jean Baudrillard, French cultural theorist, philosopher, political commentator and photographer (b. 1929)
2007-04-26 - Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921)
2008-08-13 - Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)


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