Education Events in History



2013 Event - A controversial bill passes in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies; the bill regulates the distribution of royalties generated from oil exploration, with 75% of funds directed to education only 25% of the funds going to health

2013 Event - Germany's Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan, resigns after she is stripped of her doctorate degree for plagiarism by the University of Dusseldorf

2012 Event - After a series of self-immolation by Tibetan monks, hundreds of Tibetan monks and students protest against education policies in China's western Qinghai Province

2012 Event - In Haiti, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced plans to pay for a new education fund with a new 'sin' tax on alcohol, cigarettes and gambling

2012 Event - Richard Dawkins, an atheist, ethologist and evolutionary biologist, approves of British education secretary Michael Gove's plan of sending free King James Bibles to every state school

2012 Event - In Montreal, Canada, over 200,000 people march to protest against post-secondary education tuition hikes

2011 Event - In Bogota, Columbia, 200,000 people protest government cuts in education

2011 Event - In Santiago, the Chilean capitol, tens of thousands of students protest for increased education expenditure

2011 Event - In Afghanistan, the Taliban drop their ban on education for females due to a 'cultural change'

2010 Event - University students in England and Wales protest the government's plan to increase tuition fees and make higher education funding cuts

2010 Event - At least 80 schoolgirls attending different Kunduz schools are poisoned this week; an inquiry is launched and the Taliban, opposed to female education, deny any involvement

2010 Event - The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 is passed by the U.S. House of Representatives

1994 Event - Israel and PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare and tourism

1993 Death - Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP Assistant Secretary of Education 1973 - 1975, dies at 77

1993 Death - Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered

1992 Event - Curaeao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education

1987 Death - L. T. Coggeshall, medical scientist and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1956 - 1958, dies at 86

1982 Event - Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education

1981 Death - Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78

1979 Event - President Carter signs legislation creating Department of Education

1979 Event - Congress' final approval to create Department of Education

1975 Event - President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped

1971 Death - Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch Minister of Education/premier (1965-66), dies at 57

1968 Event - "Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin New York City after 28 performances

1968 Event - "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 28 performances

1966 Event - Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

1962 Event - Suit accuses New York City Board of Education uses "racial quotas"

1961 Event - Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education and Labor

1958 Event - National Defense Education Act was signed

1956 Death - Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-4.), dies at 84

1956 Death - Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87

1954 Event - Supreme Court unanimously rules on Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education reversed 1896 "separate but equal" Plessy Vs Ferguson decision

1954 Event - School desegregation law, Brown vs. Board of education

1953 Event - California introduces sales tax, for education

1953 Event - Department of Health, Education and Welfare created

1953 Event - Oveta Culp Hobby becomes 1st at Health, Education, and Welfare

1953 Event - Department of Health, Education and Welfare established

1950 Death - Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60

1947 Birthday - Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education

1947 Birthday - Paul Patterson, born in Britain, composer, professor, Royal Academy of Music, composes for orchestra, ensemble, film, television, education

1945 Birthday - Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education and MP, CDA

1944 Birthday - Samuel J de Beer, South Africa vicar/underminister of Education

1943 Birthday - William Bennett, U.S. Secretary of Education, 1985 - 1988, drug tsar

1941 Event - Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory

1939 Birthday - Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, South Africa minister of Education

1939 Event - NAACP organized Legal Defense and Education Fund

1938 Birthday - William J Bennett, U.S. Secretary of Education, 1985 - 1988

1937 Birthday - Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education

1936 Birthday - Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education, 1979-82

1934 Birthday - John Pardoe, CEO, Sight and Sound Education, Liberal MP

1934 Birthday - David Hancock, secretary, British Department of Education and Science

1933 Birthday - Aad Nuis, Dutch writer/undersecretary of Education, D66

1933 Death - Albert Gyorgy Earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education, dies at 86

1932 Event - Pieter G. Marais, South Africa minister of Education/Development aid

1932 Event - Belgian Chamber rules Dutch language for education of Flanders

1931 Birthday - Nel J Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education, VVD

1930 Birthday - Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture, 1985-

1920 Death - Gerard Leman, Belgian general, war hero, provided King Albert I of Belgium with his military education, commander of the forts surrounding Liege in World War One, captured as a prisoner of War by the Germans and released at the end of the War, dies

1919 Event - Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education

1916 Birthday - Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education

1911 Event - Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point

1911 Event - Hungarian education is only taught in German

1906 Birthday - Jan Vercammen, Flemish author/chief inspector LO, Primary Education

1906 Event - Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail

1905 Birthday - Jack Longland, British director of education, Derbyshire

1902 Birthday - Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education, 1946/54-58

1900 Event - Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber

1900 Event - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts Compulsory education law

1900 Event - Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect

1895 Event - Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education

1890 Birthday - Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education

1889 Death - Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83

1888 Birthday - Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India

1887 Birthday - Helen Parkhurst, U.S. educator, Education on the Dalton plan

1879 Event - Dr. Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education

1876 Event - Suriname begins compulsory education for 7-12 years

1874 Event - New York legislature passes compulsory education law

1871 Birthday - Gerrit Bolkestein, minister of Education, 1939-4-

1870 Event - Compulsory education proclaimed in England

1869 Birthday - Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts, VVD

1867 Event - U.S. Congress creates the Department of Education

1867 Event - Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in South

1867 Death - Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74

1865 Event - Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865

1865 Event - Hawaiian Board of Education formed

1857 Birthday - Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education

1854 Birthday - Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator, Theory of Education

1851 Birthday - Gerard Leman, born in Liege, Belgium, Belgian general, war hero, provided King Albert I of Belgium with his military education, commander of the forts surrounding Liege in World War One, captured as a prisoner of War by the Germans and released at the end of the War

1846 Birthday - Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education

1843 Birthday - Susan Elizabeth Blow, U.S., pioneered kindergarten education

1843 Death - Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65

1838 Birthday - Henry B. Adams, born in Boston, Massachusetts, historian, writer, Education of Henry Adams

1830 Birthday - Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education

1828 Birthday - Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st professor of physical education, Amherst College

1822 Birthday - Ahmed Djevdet Pasha, Turkish minister of Education/Justice

1820 Birthday - Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women

1813 Birthday - Jozsef Eotvos, Hungarian Minister of Education, 1848

1808 Event - African Benevolent Society (education) forms

1806 Birthday - Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education

1804 Birthday - Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education

1800 Birthday - Catherine Beecher, educator, championed higher education for women

1792 Birthday - Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education

1777 Birthday - Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/diplomat

1763 Birthday - Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education

1717 Event - Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs

1642 Event - 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts

362 Event - Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws













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