Today in NATO History
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Events 1 - 61 of 61
1949-03-18 - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1949-03-30 - Riot breaks out in Austurvöllur square in Reykjavík, when Iceland joined NATO.
1949-10-06 - Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
1950-11-19 - US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe
1950-12-19 - Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander
1952-04-28 - Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.
1953-10-23 - German FR applies to NATO
1954-03-31 - USSR offers to join NATO
1954-05-07 - US, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1954-10-23 - German FR joins NATO
1955-05-06 - West Germany joins NATO
33rd US President Harry Truman 1955-05-09 - German Federal Republic joins NATO
1956-12-14 - Paul-Henri Spaak appointed secretary-general of NATO
1957-03-20 - Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
1961-01-31 - NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
1961-03-04 - Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as sec-gen of NATO
1961-04-21 - Dirk U Suffocated chosen as sec-gen of NATO
1961-07-25 - In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1962-10-08 - Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.
1964-05-12 - Manlio Brosio chosen as sec-gen of NATO
1967-12-23 - Brussels: NATO-Council accept "Flexible Response"-strategy
1971-06-04 - J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
1971-09-03 - Manlio Brosio resigns as sect-gen of NATO
1971-10-01 - Joseph Luns becomes secretary-general of NATO
1974-09-16 - US General Haig becomes NATO-supreme commander in Europe
1979-06-25 - Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium
US President John F. Kennedy 1981-12-02 - Spanish government requests membership in NATO
1981-12-07 - Spain becomes a member of the NATO
1982-05-30 - Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
1984-06-22 - Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO
1984-11-14 - NASA launches NATO-3D
1985-04-21 - Bomb attacks in NATO/AEG-Telefunken building in Brussels
1995-08-29 - NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces.
1995-12-20 - NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
1997-05-27 - Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO
1997-07-08 - NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join
1999-03-12 - Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
1999-03-24 - Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
1999-04-14 - NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
1999-04-29 - Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
1999-05-07 - Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin 1999-06-10 - Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
1999-06-12 - Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
2001-08-21 - NATO decides to send a peace-keeping force to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
2001-09-12 - Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for only the second time (the other being in Bosnia) in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
2001-10-02 - The NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.
2002-05-28 - NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2002-11-21 - NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
2003-02-10 - France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
2003-08-11 - NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
2004-03-29 - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
2004-06-28 - The 17th NATO Summit starts in Istanbul.
2009-04-01 - Croatia and Albania joined NATO
2011-11-26 - 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
2012-03-16 - Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan
2012-05-07 - NATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province
2012-05-27 - A NATO airstrike kills a family of eight, including six children, in Afghanistan
2012-08-18 - NATO air strikes kill at least 13 militants in Afghanistan
2012-09-01 - Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATo base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district
2012-09-16 - 8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan
2012-10-01 - 3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan
Birthdays 1 - 6 of 6
1899-01-02 - Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium, premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
1906-12-30 - Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe
1907-03-24 - Lauris Norstad, US gen (NATO commander)/CEO (Owens-Corning Fiberglass)
1926-07-15 - John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
1936-09-25 - Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO
1982-09-03 - Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model
Deaths 1 - 3 of 3
1979-12-24 - Dirk Uipko Stikker, Dutch CEO (Heineken)/sect-gen NATO, dies at 82
1988-09-12 - Lauris Morstad, NATO commander/CEO Corning Fiberglass, dies at 71
1994-08-13 - Manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59