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1934 – The Night of the Long Knives

30 June

Adolf Hitler’s violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, begins on this day in 1934. Continue reading “1934 – The Night of the Long Knives”

1905 – Battleship Potemkin.

27 June

During the Russo-Japanese War, sailors start a mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin.

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1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda’s president

25 January

Idi Amin Dada (c. 1923-28 – 16 August 2003) was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. Continue reading “1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda’s president”

2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

12 December

Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000), is the United States Supreme Court decision that resolved the dispute surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Three days earlier, the Court had preliminarily halted the Florida recount that was occurring.  Continue reading “2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore”

1041 – Michael V succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire

10 December

Michael V (1015 – 24 August 1042) was Byzantine emperor for four months in 1041–1042, the nephew and successor of Michael IV and the adoptive son of his wife, the Empress Zoe. He was popularly called “the Caulker” (Kalaphates) in accordance with his father’s original occupation. Continue reading “1041 – Michael V succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire”

1648 – “Pride’s Purge”, a military coup d’état ends the Long Parliament

6 December

Pride’s Purge was an event that took place in December 1648, during the Second English Civil War, when troops under the command of Colonel Thomas Pride forcibly removed from the Long Parliament all those who were not supporters of the Grandees in the New Model Army and the Independents. It is arguably the only military coup d’état in English history. Continue reading “1648 – “Pride’s Purge”, a military coup d’état ends the Long Parliament”

1898 – The Wilmington Insurrection is the only instance of a coup d’état in American history

November

The Wilmington coup d’état of 1898, began in Wilmington, North Carolina on 10 Nov, 1898 and continued for several days. It is considered a turning point in post-Reconstruction North Carolina politics. The event is credited as ushering in an era of severe racial segregation and disenfranchisement of African-Americans throughout the Southeastern United States. Continue reading “1898 – The Wilmington Insurrection is the only instance of a coup d’état in American history”

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