Camp Events in History

2014 Event - The last protest camp has been removed in Hong Kong; activists staged several camps to demand the right to free elections rather than control of candidates and elections by the Chinese government

2013 Event - In Camp Nou, located in Barcelona, Catalonia, over 90,000 people attend the 'Concert per la llibertat' (Concert for freedom) for the independence of Catalonia

2012 Event - A refugee camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo experiences an outbreak of cholera; thousands have fled there due to fighting between government troops and M23 rebels

2011 Event - In western Ethiopia, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees opens new refugee camp for refugees from Sudan and South Sudan

2011 Event - An extremist explodes a car bomb in Oslo, Norway, killing at least seven people; he then opens fire at a Labour Party youth camp in Utoya, Norway, killing 84

2010 Event - Israel requests that Germany arrest Klaas Carel Faber, a Nazi war criminal who killed 20 Jews at Westerbork concentration camp

2010 Event - Buildings across Bangkok are set on fire by red shirt protesters after the military stormed a protest camp in the center of the city

2001 Death - Rosemary De Camp, actress, dies at 90

2000 Death - L. Sprague de Camp, writer, Lest Darkness Fall, dies at 92

2000 Death - Catherine Crook de Camp, writer, The Day of the Dinosaur, dies at 92

2000 Death - Jim Varney, actor, Ernest Goes to Camp, dies at 50

1993 Event - Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible

1993 Event - Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp

1991 Death - Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Netherlands/Indian writer (Camp Diary), dies at 86

1991 Death - Helen Page Camp,

1990 Event - Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp

1989 Event - H. J. Heinz, Van Camp Seafood and Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins

1988 Death - William Camp, dies at 74

1986 Event - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1986 Death - Hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79

1982 Event - Pope John Paul II canonizes Reverend M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint

1982 Event - In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal

1979 Event - Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt

1979 Death - Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns

1978 Birthday - Derrick Delmore, Camp Springs, Maryland, fig skater, 1996 Grand Prix champ

1978 Event - Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord

1978 Event - 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Sadat home from Camp David summit

1978 Event - Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin returns home after Camp David summit

1978 Event - Begin, Sadat and Carter sign Camp David accord

1978 Event - Begin and Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace

1978 Event - Sadat, Begin and Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md

1978 Event - Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp

1976 Event - Christian militia conquer Palestinian camp Tell al-Za'tar, 2000 killed

1976 Birthday - Danielle Garrett, born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, soccer forward 1996 Olympics

1975 Birthday - Stephanie Camp, Rapid City, South Dakota, Miss America-SD 1997

1975 Event - Ford became 1st U.S. President to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz

1974 Birthday - Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, PR, actor, Russkies, Space Camp

1974 Birthday - Leaf Phoenix, PR, actor, Russkies, Space Camp

1973 Death - Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey and Sheila), dies at 48

1972 Death - Kurt Hiller, born in Berlin, Jewish, pacifist, socialist, writer, Oranienburg concentration camp survivor, led the German homosexual rights movement, dies at 87

1971 Event - -80 degrees F (-62 degrees C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (U.S. record)

1970 Birthday - Sam Waters, Camp Springs, Maryland, singer, Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up

1968 Death - Georg von der Vring, German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78

1967 Event - White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)

1966 Death - Ehm Welk, born in Biesenbrow, Germany, writer, journalist, pseudonym, Thomas Trimm, survived Oranienburg concentration camp, founder, folk high schools, dies at 82

1966 Death - Georgia BD Camp Johnson, U.S. poet/playwright, dies at 88

1966 Event - North Vietnamese capture U.S. Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley

1963 Event - Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins

1962 Birthday - Gina Gershon, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, film roles include, 'Cocktail', 'Bound', 'Showgirls', author of children's book, 'Camp Creepy Time'

1962 Birthday - Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver 1996 Olympics

1953 Birthday - Wim G J M van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member, CDA

1953 Birthday - Dave Camp, born in Midland, Michigan, Representative-R-Michigan 1991 -

1951 Event - Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg

1948 Event - Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt

1946 Event - U.S. convicts 58 camp guard of Mauthausen concentration camp to death

1945 Event - Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald liberated by U.S.

1945 Event - Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated

1945 Event - Mauthausen Concentration camp liberated

1945 Event - Concentration camp Munchen-Allag freed

1945 Event - Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp

1945 Event - U.S. liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau Germany

1945 Event - Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated

1945 Event - Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated

1945 Event - British Army liberates Belsen concentration camp

1945 Event - British and Canadian troops liberate Nazi camp of Bergen-Belsen

1945 Event - U.S. troops occupy concentration camp Colditz

1945 Event - Canadian troops liberate Nazi concentration camp Westerbork, Netherlands

1945 Event - U.S. liberates Buchenwald concentration camp

1945 Event - U.S. soldiers liberate Nazi concentration camp "Buchenwald"

1945 Event - Allies liberate 1st Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald, Czechoslovakia

1945 Event - U.S. troops liberate Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany

1945 Event - U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany

1945 Event - Nazi's begin evacuation of camp Buchenwald

1945 Death - Anne Frank, diarist (Diary of Anne Frank), killed in Belsen Camp

1945 Event - Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp

1945 Event - Russia liberates Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)

1945 Event - Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp

1945 Event - Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation

1945 Event - Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp

1944 Birthday - Dian Parkinson, Dianna Lynn Batts, Camp LeJune, North Carolina, Miss USA, 1965

1944 Event - Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp

1944 Event - Last transport out camp Westerbork to Bergen Belsen

1944 Event - 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw," executed at Camp Vught

1944 Event - Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies

1944 Event - Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp

1944 Event - Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek

1944 Death - Bernard M Cohen, attorney, killed at Belsen concentration camp

1944 Event - Theresienstadt Family camp disbands, with 4,000 people gased

1944 Event - 1,000 Jews leave Drancy France for Auschwitz Concentration Camp

1944 Death - Max Jacob, French writer, dies in nazi concentration camp at 67

1944 Event - Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die

1944 Event - Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established

1943 Event - 1st RSHA transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp

1943 Event - 3 allied officers escape out camp Stalag Luft 3

1943 Event - 1st Jewish transport out of Rome reaches camp Birkenau

1943 Event - 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland

1943 Event - Outbreak attempt in Sobibor Concentration Camp

1943 Event - Concentration Camp Vaivara in Estonia opens

1943 Event - Concentration Camp Kauwen in Lithuania opens

1943 Event - 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp

1943 Event - Uprising at Treblinka Concentration Camp (crematorium destroyed)

1943 Birthday - Gary Waldhorn, actor, To the Camp and Back

1943 Event - Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms

1943 Event - 1st transport from Westerbork Netherlands to Sobibor concentration camp

1943 Event - Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid

1943 Event - German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes," 1,200 in Vught Camp

1943 Death - Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies

1943 Event - 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)

1943 Event - 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)

1943 Event - 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught

1942 Event - 1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use

1942 Event - 999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium

1942 Event - 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp

1942 Event - Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka extermination Camp

1942 Event - Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp

1942 Event - 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz

1942 Event - Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp

1942 Death - Jean Van Royen, Secretary-General of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63

1942 Death - Jean F van Royen, German secretary PTT (camp Amersfoort), dies

1942 Event - Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp

1942 Event - 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau

1942 Event - SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp

1942 Event - 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec

1942 Event - 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp

1942 Event - Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported

1942 Event - 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschewitz Concentration Camp

1942 Event - Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews

1941 Event - Destruction Camp Chelmo opens

1941 Event - Concentration camp Birkenau begins being built

1941 Event - Concentration camp Amersfoort opens

1941 Event - "Camp Amersfoort" opened by Germany occupiers

1941 Event - Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp

1941 Event - 6,000 Lithuanian Jews are exterminated at Viszalsyan Camp

1941 Event - Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp

1941 Death - D A van den Bosch, anti-nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies

1941 Event - Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp

1941 Event - IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp

1940 Event - Auschwitz concentration camp opens, 3 million killed there

1940 Event - Rudolf Hess becomes commandant of concentration camp Auschwitz

1940 Event - Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

1940 Event - Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice

1940 Event - -17 degrees F (-27 degrees C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)

1939 Event - Colijn's Dutch government opens camp Westerbork for German Jews

1938 Event - Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria

1938 Event - Concentration camp at Flossenburg goes into use

1937 Event - Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens

1936 Event - Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize

1936 Event - Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens

1935 Event - CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks

1934 Event - Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp

1934 Birthday - Hamilton Camp, London, actor, Andrew-He and She, Meatballs 2

1933 Event - Dachau, 1st concentration camp, completed

1929 Birthday - Rosemary Camp, president, Council for British Archaeology

1928 Event - 51 frogs enter 1st annual "Frog Jumping Jubilee" (Angel's Camp, Cal)

1925 Death - Walter Camp, father of American football, dies at 65

1921 Birthday - Barbara F. Vucanovich, born in Camp Dix, New Jersey, Representative-R-Nevada 1983 - 1997

1920 Birthday - Eldon Rudd, born in Camp Verde, Arizona, Representative-R-Arizona 1977 - 1987

1915 Birthday - John Egerton, born in England, born John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, served with British Expeditionary Force, captured at St. Valery, spent four years in a prisoner of war camp

1912 Birthday - Jura Soyfer, born in Kharkov, Ukraine, writer, political journalist, imprisoned at Dachau concentration camp, wrote the Dachau song with composer Herbert Zipper

1912 Event - Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs. Luther Halsey Gulick

1907 Birthday - L[yon] Sprague de Camp, U.S., sci-fi author, Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei

1906 Birthday - Hermione Baddeley, England, actress, Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life

1905 Birthday - Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Netherlands/Indonesian writer, Camp diary

1904 Birthday - Iron Eyes Cody, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, actor, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp

1901 Event - King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades

1901 Event - Fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony

1901 Event - Emily Hobhouse view lord Kitcheners concentration camp at Bloemfontein

1899 Birthday - Billy Butlin, South Africa, holiday camp promoter,

1899 Event - -47 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)

1899 Event - Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's

1898 Event - Camp Merritt forms in Presidio

1898 Event - Camp Merriman forms at Presidio

1885 Birthday - Kurt Hiller, born in Berlin, Jewish, pacifist, socialist, writer, Oranienburg concentration camp survivor, led the German homosexual rights movement

1884 Birthday - Ehm Welk, born in Biesenbrow, Germany, writer, journalist, pseudonym, Thomas Trimm, survived Oranienburg concentration camp, founder, folk high schools

1879 Event - Zulus attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana South Africa

1879 Event - British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana

1877 Birthday - Georgia B D Camp Johnson, U.S., poet/playwright, Autumn Love Cycle

1876 Birthday - Max Jacob, French writer, Concentration Camp, Le Siege de Jerusalem

1864 Event - Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg VA

1864 Event - Near Andersonville Georgia, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"

1862 Event - Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp

1861 Event - Lexington Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state

1859 Birthday - Walter Camp, Connecticut, father of American football, Yale

1855 Birthday - King Camp Gillette, inventor, safety razor

1846 Event - Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp

1832 Birthday - Charles Camp Doolittle, Major General Union volunteers

1822 Birthday - Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler, Les Buveurs de Cendres

1776 Event - Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission