Elected Events in History



2013 Event - After being elected to the UN Security Council, Saudi Arabia reports it will decline its seat because the UN failed to end the Ghouta chemical attack

2013 Event - In New Zealand, David Cunliffe is elected leader of the Labour Party

2013 Event - For the first time since 1996, no candidates were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame

2012 Event - The governing Worker's Party takes control of Brazil's financial capital and largest city when Fernando Haddad is elected mayor of Sao Paulo

2012 Event - The Libyan parliament passes a vote of no confidence for Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Prime Minister of Libya; Abdurrahim El-Keib again takes over the post

2012 Event - In Egypt, protesters throw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State's motorcade during her first visit to the country since President Mohamed Mursi was elected

2012 Event - Sybrand van Haersma Buma becomes the top candidate for 2012's Dutch general election after being elected as the new party leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal

2012 Event - In the second round of the French presidential election Francois Hollande is elected President of France

2012 Event - After three years without an elected head of state, Nicolae Timofti is named President of Moldova

2011 Event - Jordan's Ali bin Al Hussein is elected as Vice President of FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football

2010 Event - Naheed Nenshi, the first Muslim in Canada's history is elected mayor of Calgary in Alberta, Canada

2010 Event - Despite considerable opposition, Christine O'Donnell is elected as the Republican Party candidate for Delaware

2008 Event - Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States

2008 Event - Joe Biden is elected the 47th Vice President of the United States

2008 Event - Fidel Castro resigns as President of Cuba, his brother Raul Castro is unanimously elected

2007 Event - Nancy Pelosi is elected Speaker of the House, by a vote of 233-202

2006 Event - Ban Ki-moon is elected to be U.N. Secretary-General

2006 Event - Han Myung-sook elected Prime Minister of South Korea

2005 Event - Mahmoud Abbas is elected as Palestinian Authority President

2003 Event - Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected the governor of California

2000 Event - Hilary Clinton is the first former First Lady elected to the Senate

1997 Event - Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

1997 Event - Toni Blair elected Prime Minister of U.K.

1996 Event - Earl Weaver and Jim Bunning, elected to Hall of Fame

1996 Event - For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1995 Event - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1994 Event - Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay

1994 Event - Helmut Kohl elected German chancellor (341-340 votes)

1994 Event - Fernando Henrique Cardoso elected president of Brazil

1994 Event - Sylvestre Ntibantunganya elected president of Burundi

1994 Event - Joao B "Nino" Vieira elected President of Guinee-Bissau

1994 Event - Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan

1994 Event - Ernesto Samper elected president of Colombia

1994 Event - Roman Herzog elected president of Germany

1994 Event - Joaquin Balaguer (86) elected president of Dominican Republic

1994 Event - Ernesto Perez Balladares elected president of Panama

1994 Event - Tsutomu Hata elected premier of Japan

1994 Event - Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1994 Event - Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica

1994 Event - Martti Ahtisaari elected president of Finland

1994 Event - Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1993 Event - Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile

1993 Event - Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela

1993 Event - Pakistan minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president

1993 Event - Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of New Jersey

1993 Event - Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem

1993 Event - Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of New York City

1993 Event - Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president

1993 Event - Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia

1993 Event - New York Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame

1993 Event - Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala

1993 Event - Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi

1993 Event - Suleyman Demirel elected president of Turkey

1993 Event - Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel

1993 Event - Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

1992 Event - Carol Moseley Brown elected 1st black female in U.S. Senate

1992 Event - Sixto Duran Ballen elected president of Ecuador

1992 Event - Oscar Luigi Scalfaro elected president of Italy

1992 Event - John Majors, (C) elected Prime Minister of England

1992 Event - Joseph A. Molloy elected New York Yankee general partner

1992 Event - Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Daniel R McCarthy elected New York Yankee managing general partner

1991 Event - Rachmon Nabijev elected President of Tadzjikistan

1991 Event - Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan

1991 Event - Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, and Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

1991 Event - Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Rep

1991 Event - New York Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1991 Event - Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation

1991 Event - Scotty Bowman and Neil Armstrong elected to NHL Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Bill Veeck and Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president

1991 Event - Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin and Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins and Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame

1991 Event - Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try

1991 Event - Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala

1990 Event - Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president

1990 Event - Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected President of Haiti

1990 Event - Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland

1990 Event - Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1990 Event - 1st meeting of East German democratically elected parliament, acknowledges responsibility for Nazi holocaust and asks for forgivenesss

1990 Event - Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada

1990 Event - No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years

1990 Event - 1st elected U.S. black governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)

1990 Event - Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1989 Event - Alexander Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czechoslovakia

1989 Event - Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay

1989 Event - Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon

1989 Death - Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon

1989 Event - David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of New York City

1989 Event - Douglas Wilder elected 1st U.S. black governor (Virginia)

1989 Event - Douglas Wilder elected 1st U.S. black governor (D-Va)

1989 Event - Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon

1989 Event - Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey

1989 Event - Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner

1989 Event - Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland

1989 Event - Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

1989 Event - Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

1989 Event - Red Schoendienst and Al Barlick elected to Hall of Fame

1989 Event - Celtic Kansas City Jones and Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1989 Event - Reagan becomes 1st President elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

1989 Event - Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1988 Event - Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected President of Sri Lanka

1988 Event - Rafael Fernandez Colon elected if President of Puerto Rico

1988 Event - Barbara C Harris of Massachusetts, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop

1988 Event - NL President Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commish

1988 Event - Carlos Salinas de Gortari elected president of Mexico

1988 Event - Iceland's president Vigdis Finnbogadottir elected (90+%)

1988 Event - Francois Mitterrand elected president of France

1988 Event - Sonny Bono elected mayor of Palm Springs California

1988 Event - Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti

1988 Event - Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1987 Event - Premier Mugabe elected president of Zimbabwe

1987 Event - Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea

1987 Event - Mohammad Ali elected to "Ring" magazine's Boxing Hall of Fame

1987 Event - Molly Yard elected new President of National Org for Women

1987 Event - Corazon Aquino is elected president in the Philippines

1987 Event - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1986 Event - Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique

1986 Event - Guy Hunt elected 1st Republican governor of Alabama in 112 years

1986 Event - Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria

1986 Event - Virgilio Barco elected president of Colombia

1986 Event - Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown

1986 Event - Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California

1986 Event - Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, and Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame

1986 Event - Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian president

1986 Event - Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica

1986 Event - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954

1986 Event - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year

1985 Event - Christos Sartzetakis elected president of Greece

1985 Event - Enos Slaughter and Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1985 Event - Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president

1985 Event - Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years

1985 Event - Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1984 Event - U.S.S.R. party leader Chernenko elected president

1984 Event - Pee Wee Reese and Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1984 Event - Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

1984 Event - Luis Aparicio, Harmon Killebrew, and D Drysdale elected to Hall of Fame

1983 Event - Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky

1983 Event - W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia

1983 Event - U.S.S.R. party leader Yuri Andropov elected president

1983 Event - Harold Washington elected 1st black mayor of Chicago

1983 Event - Chaim Herzog elected Israeli president

1983 Event - Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame

1983 Event - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame

1982 Event - Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki

1982 Event - Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of West Germany

1982 Event - Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president

1982 Event - Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico

1982 Event - Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador

1982 Event - Travis Jackson and Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame

1982 Event - Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta

1982 Event - Luis A Monge elected President of Costa Rica

1982 Event - Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland

1982 Event - Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament

1982 Event - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

1981 Event - Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia

1981 Event - Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

1981 Event - Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader

1981 Event - Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt

1981 Event - Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran

1981 Event - Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran

1981 Event - Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament

1981 Event - Johnny Mize and Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1981 Event - L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain

1981 Event - Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway

1981 Event - Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin

1981 Event - Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1981 Event - Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal

1980 Event - Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea

1980 Event - Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru

1980 Event - FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected and public officials for bribes for political favors

1980 Event - Bani Sadr elected president of Iran

1979 Event - Richard Arrington elected mayor of Birmingham

1979 Event - Jane Byrne, elected 1st woman mayor of Chicago, Illinois

1979 Event - Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1978 Event - Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II

1978 Event - Aristides Royo elected president of Panama

1978 Event - Alessandro Pertini elected President of Italy

1978 Event - Yitzhak Navron elected 5th president of Israel

1978 Event - Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1978 Event - Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame

1977 Event - Ernest N. Morial elected mayor of New Orleans

1977 Event - Henry L. Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond

1977 Event - Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame

1977 Event - Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, and Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1977 Event - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

1976 Event - Dr. Patrick J Hillery elected president of Iraq

1976 Event - Willy Burns elected chairman of Social International

1976 Event - Reverend Joseph Evans elected president of United Church of Christ

1976 Event - Portuguese general Antonio Eanes elected president

1976 Event - Roger Connor, Fred Lindstrom and ump Cal Hubbard elected to Hall of Fame

1975 Event - Australian Prime Minister removed by crown (1st elected Prime Minister removed in 200 yrs)

1975 Event - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

1975 Event - Billy Herman, Earl Averill, and Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame

1975 Event - Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1974 Event - Ella Grasso (Ct) elected 1st woman U.S. Governor not related to previous gov

1974 Event - Walter E. Washington, becomes 1st elected mayor of Washington D.C.

1974 Event - Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford become 1st teammates elected to hall of fame on same day

1974 Event - Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, and Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame

1974 Event - New York Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame

1973 Event - Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit

1973 Event - Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta

1973 Event - Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1973 Event - Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected

1973 Event - Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California

1973 Event - Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

1973 Event - Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1973 Event - Mickey Welch, George Kelly and Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame

1973 Event - Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1972 Event - Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1972 Event - Bob Douglas is 1st black elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

1972 Event - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, and Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame

1971 Event - Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected president

1971 Event - Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1971 Event - & Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1971 Event - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate

1971 Event - Dr. Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is

1970 Event - Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile

1970 Event - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

1970 Event - Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt

1970 Event - Kenneth A. Gibson elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey

1970 Event - Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame

1969 Event - Willy Burns elected chancellor of West Germany

1969 Event - Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam

1969 Event - Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote

1969 Event - Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons

1969 Event - Gustav Heinemann elected president of West-Germany

1969 Event - Roy Campanella and Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1968 Event - Gonzalo Barrios elected President of Venezuela

1968 Event - Nixon elected 37th President of U.S., defeating Hubert Humphrey

1968 Event - Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon

1968 Event - Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal

1968 Event - Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference

1968 Event - General Ludvik Svoboda elected president of Czechoslovakia

1968 Event - Goose Goslin and Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1968 Event - Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1967 Event - Robert McNamara elected president of World bank

1967 Event - Carl B. Stokes elected 1st black mayor of a major city-Cleveland, Ohio

1967 Event - Richard G. Hatcher elected mayor of Gary, Indiana

1967 Event - Edward Brooke, born in Washington, D.C, Senator-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, first African American to be elected to the Senate

1967 Event - Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.

1967 Event - Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

1967 Event - Zakir Hussain elected 1st Moslem president of India

1967 Event - Anastasio Somoza elected president of Nicaragua

1967 Event - Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1966 Event - Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor

1966 Event - Edward Brooke, Representative-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, becomes 1st African American elected to Senate

1966 Event - Actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California

1966 Event - Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president

1966 Event - Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

1966 Event - Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic

1966 Event - Leonid Brezhnev elected Secretary-General of Communist Party

1966 Event - Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame

1966 Event - Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister

1965 Event - William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball

1965 Event - Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines

1965 Event - Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament

1965 Birthday - Yahya Jammeh, born in Kanilai, Gambia, politician, President of Gambia, controlled the country as a result of a bloodless military coup, elected September 1996

1965 Event - Franz Jonas elected president of Austria

1965 Event - Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president

1965 Event - Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1964 Event - Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile

1964 Event - Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon

1964 Event - Lal Bahadur Sjastri elected premier of India

1964 Event - 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)

1964 Event - Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan

1963 Event - Massemba-Debate elected President of Congo-Brazzaville

1963 Event - Ben Bella elected 1st president of Algeria

1963 Event - Arturo Illia elected president of Argentina

1963 Event - Cardinal Montini elected Pope Paul VI, 262nd head of RC Church

1963 Event - Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st prime minister of Kenya

1963 Event - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame

1963 Event - Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962 Event - U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of United Nations unanimously

1962 Event - Dutch Catharina Lodders elected Miss World

1962 Event - Edward M. Kennedy 1st elected Senator

1962 Event - Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts

1962 Birthday - Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame, elected 1986

1962 Event - Antonio Segni elected president of Italy

1962 Event - Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962 Event - Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1961 Death - Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies

1961 Event - James R. Hoffa elected chairman of Teamsters

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

1960 Event - Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil

1960 Event - U Nu elected premier of Burma

1960 Event - Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan

1960 Event - Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

1959 Event - Archbishop Makarios elected 1st president of Cyprus

1959 Event - Corinne Rottschaeffer elected Miss World

1959 Event - Heinrich Lubke elected President of West-Germany

1959 Event - Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland

1959 Event - Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China PR

1959 Event - Zack Wheat unanimously elected to baseball Hall of Fame

1958 Event - Romulo Betancourt elected President of Venezuela

1958 Event - Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, elected Pope, taking name John XXIII

1958 Event - Adolfo Lopez Mateos elected President of Mexico

1958 Event - Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

1958 Event - Arturo Frondizi elected president of Argentina

1958 Event - General Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected president of Guatemala

1957 Event - Willy Brandt elected mayor of West Berlin

1957 Event - John Diefenbacker (C) elected Prime Minister of Canada

1957 Event - Adolf Scharf elected president of Austria

1957 Event - NHL Players Association forms (New York City), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president

1956 Event - Marga Klompe becomes 1st Dutch women elected minister

1956 Event - Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt

1956 Event - Hank Greenberg and Joe Cronin are elected to Hall of Fame

1955 Event - G. Gronchi elected president of Italy

1954 Event - Charles C. Diggs, Jr. elected Michigan's 1st black congressman

1954 Event - J. S. Thurmond is 1st senator elected by write-in vote (SC)

1954 Event - General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

1954 Event - CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala

1954 Event - Ngo Dinh Diem elected president of Vietnam

1953 Event - Rene Coty elected President of France

1953 Event - Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor

1953 Birthday - Benazir Bhutto, born in Pakistan, first woman elected prime minister, chair of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)

1953 Event - Albert W. Dent, elected president of National Health Council

1953 Event - Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden elected 2nd United Nations general-secretary

1952 Event - Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel

1952 Event - Yitchak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel

1952 Event - Isaak Ben-Zwi elected President of Israel

1952 Event - Marcos Perez Jimenez elected president of Venezuela

1952 Event - Eisenhower (R) elected 34th President beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

1952 Event - Adolfo Ruiz Cortinez elected president of Mexico

1952 Event - General Carlos Ibanez elected president of Chile

1952 Event - Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1951 Event - NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball

1951 Event - Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council

1951 Event - Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1950 Event - Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected President of Guatemala

1950 Event - Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey

1950 Event - General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

1950 Event - Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland

1949 Event - Georges Bidault elected president of France

1949 Event - Theodor Heuss elected 1st president, Conrad Adenauer 1st Prime Minister of West Germany

1949 Event - Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria

1949 Event - Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel

1948 Event - Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator, 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress

1948 Event - Syngman Rhee elected president of South-Korea

1948 Event - Chaim Weizmann elected 1st president of Israel

1948 Event - Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy

1948 Event - Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

1947 Event - Vincent Aurial elected president of France

1946 Event - Leon Blum elected French premier

1946 Event - Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria

1946 Event - John F. Kennedy elected to House of Representatives

1946 Event - Georges Bidault elected premier of France

1946 Event - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam

1946 Event - Juan Peron elected President of Argentina

1945 Death - Paul Valery, philosopher, writer, poet, elected to Academie francaise, 1925, founder, the College International de Cannes, 1931, dies at 73

1945 Event - No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

1944 Event - Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East

1943 Event - WEB Du Bois elected 1st black member, National Inst of Arts and Letters

1943 Event - Having been Generalissimo since 1928, Chiang Kai-shek elected president

1943 Birthday - John Montagu, born in England, 11th Earl of Sandwich, elected as a hereditary peer in the House of Lords, related to 4th Earl who popularized the sandwich

1942 Event - William L. Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago

1940 Event - Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas elected speaker of House

1940 Birthday - Mary Rose Oakar, born in Cleveland, Ohio, politician, first Democratic woman elected to U.S. Congress, member, U.S. House of Representatives

1939 Event - Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1939 Event - Albert Lebrun elected president of France

1939 Event - Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler and George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame

1939 Event - Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert

1939 Event - Frieda Wunderlich elected 1st woman dean of a U.S. graduate school

1938 Event - Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president

1938 Event - Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame

1938 Event - Frances Moulton elected 1st woman president of a U.S. national bank

1937 Event - Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1936 Event - Anastasio Somoza elected President of Nicaragua

1936 Event - Manuel Azana elected president of Spain

1936 Event - 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson

1936 Event - Horace Stoneham elected president of New York Giants

1936 Event - L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America

1934 Event - Hitler elected Fuhrer (95.7% of German voters)

1934 Event - General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico

1932 Event - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd president for 1st time

1932 Event - Hermann Goering elected chairman (Reichstag)

1932 Death - Samuel Rutherford, lawyer, politician, businessman, jurist, Mayor of Forsyth, Georgia, served in Georgia House of Representatives, elected to 69th U.S. Congress, served for four terms, dies of a heart attack in Washington, D.C.

1932 Event - Hattie W Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)

1931 Event - Paul Doumer elected president of France

1929 Event - Alexander Zaimis elected President of Greece

1929 Event - Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

1928 Event - MW Miklas elected president of Austria

1928 Event - Herbert Hoover (R) elected president

1928 Event - Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua

1927 Event - Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president

1926 Event - Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland

1926 Event - Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president

1926 Event - Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle

1924 Event - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)

1924 Event - Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st U.S. female Governor (Wyoming)

1924 Event - General Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico

1924 Event - Walter Johnson elected AL MVP

1924 Birthday - Darrell Royal, born in Hollis, Oklahoma, football coach, in 20 years as head coach, University of Texas Longhorn never lost a season, elected to College Football Hall of Fame, 1983

1924 Event - Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier

1924 Event - Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC

1924 Event - Alexei Ryko elected as President of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)

1922 Event - Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president

1922 Event - Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI

1921 Event - 1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected

1921 Event - Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected governor of Suwayda

1921 Event - Hadjememaar, Corn de Gelder, elected in Amsterdam

1920 Event - Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

1920 Event - Warren G. Harding elected president

1920 Event - Warren Harding elected 29th president

1920 Event - Alexander Millerand elected president of France

1920 Event - Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia

1920 Event - Paul Deschanel elected president of France

1919 Event - US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament

1919 Birthday - Ella Grasso, born in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, Ella Giovanna Oliva Tambussi, politician, Democratic Party, first woman elected Governor of Connecticut, served 1975 - 1980

1919 Event - Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected president of Germany

1918 Event - SDAP'er Suze Groenweg elected 1st woman in Dutch parliament

1916 Event - Jeannette Rankin, Representative-R-Montana 1917 - 1919 and 1941 - 1943, elected 1st woman Representative

1915 Event - 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho

1914 Event - 1st women elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire UK)

1913 Event - Huerta elected president of Mexico

1913 Event - Raymond Poincare elected president of France

1912 Birthday - Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister

1911 Event - Sun Yat-sen elected 1st President of Republic of China

1911 Event - Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal

1908 Event - William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th President over William Jennings Bryan

1908 Birthday - Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president, 1970-73

1907 Event - Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Inst of Arts and Letters

1906 Event - Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected New York Governor beats William Randolph Hearst

1906 Event - Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Soc of Civil Engineers

1906 Birthday - John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, elected 1962

1903 Event - Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X

1903 Event - Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X

1903 Birthday - Vincent Richards, hall of fame tennis pro, elected 1961

1899 Birthday - Leonie Fuller Adams, U.S. poet, Those not elected

1899 Birthday - Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer, elected 1961

1897 Birthday - Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach, elected 1965

1896 Event - Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

1895 Event - George Washington Murray elected to Congress from South Carolina

1895 Birthday - G B "Duke" Keats, hockey hall of famer, elected 1958

1893 Birthday - Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach, elected 1960

1893 Event - Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time

1892 Event - Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

1892 Event - Grover Cleveland (D) elected president

1888 Event - Socialist leader Domela Nieuwenhuis elected to Dutch 2nd chamber

1887 Event - Susanna Medora Salter elected 1st U.S. woman mayor (Argonia, Kansas)

1886 Event - American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

1886 Event - M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC

1884 Event - John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

1884 Event - William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected"

1883 Birthday - George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee, elected 1961

1881 Birthday - Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player, elected 1963

1880 Event - James A. Garfield (R) elected president

1880 Birthday - Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to U.S. Congress, Rep-Montana

1879 Event - James Shields (D) elected U.S. senator from Missouri after previously serving as U.S. senator from Illinois and Minnesota

1878 Birthday - Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate

1875 Birthday - Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer, elected 1962

1874 Event - Samuel J. Tilden elected governor of New York

1874 Event - James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti

1874 Event - I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature

1873 Event - P B S Pinchback elected to Senate

1872 Event - Francis L Cardoza elected State Treasurer of South Carolina

1871 Birthday - Paul Valery, born in France, philosopher, writer, poet, elected to Academie francaise, 1925, founder, the College International de Cannes, 1931

1870 Event - Democratic governor elected in Tennessee

1870 Event - 1st (4) blacks elected to House of Reps

1870 Birthday - Samuel Rutherford, born in Culloden, Georgia, lawyer, politician, businessman, jurist, Mayor of Forsyth, Georgia, served in Georgia House of Representatives, elected to 69th U.S. Congress, served for four terms

1870 Event - Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis

1868 Event - 1st black elected to Congress (John W Menard, Louisiana)

1868 Event - John Menard of Louisiana is 1st black elected to Congress

1868 Birthday - Bertha Landes, 1st woman elected mayor of a major U.S. city, Seattle

1868 Event - Oscar J. Dunn, is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana

1864 Event - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as president

1861 Event - Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president

1861 Event - Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia

1861 Event - Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens elected president and Vice President of Confederate States of America

1860 Event - Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky, Representative-R-Illinois 1847 - 1849, elected 16th president 1861 - 1865

1858 Event - Baron Lionel de Rothschild is 1st Jew elected to British Parliament

1858 Birthday - Matthew Ricketts, 1st Black man elected to Neb State Legislature

1856 Event - James Buchanan elected U.S. president

1852 Event - Franklin Pierce elected as president of U.S.

1849 Event - Peter Burnett elected 1st governor of California

1848 Event - General Zachary Taylor elected as president of US

1844 Event - James K Polk elected 11th president of US

1840 Event - William H Harrison elected president of US

1839 Event - Charles Darwin elected member of Royal Society

1836 Event - Martin Van Buren elected 8th president

1836 Event - Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of Republic of Texas

1836 Event - Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas

1828 Event - Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US

1826 Death - Thomas Wilson, born in Staunton, Virginia, politician, lawyer, U.S. Representative from Virginia, served as member of Virginia Senate and Virginia House of Delegates, elected to the Twelfth Congress, as a Federalist, dies

1820 Event - James Monroe elected 5th U.S. president

1816 Event - James Monroe (VA), elected 5th president, defeating Federalist Rufus King

1808 Event - James Madison elected U.S. president/George Clinton vice-president

1802 Event - Napoleon elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic

1796 Event - John Adams elected president

1781 Event - John Hanson elected 1st "President of U.S. in Congress assembled"

1775 Event - Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)

1765 Birthday - Thomas Wilson, born in Staunton, Virginia, politician, lawyer, U.S. Representative from Virginia, served as member of Virginia Senate and Virginia House of Delegates, elected to the Twelfth Congress, as a Federalist

1752 Event - Pope Stephen II elected to succeed Zacharias, died 2 days later

1723 Event - Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht

1720 Event - Isaak of Hoornbeek elected Dutch pension advisor

1700 Event - Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI

1696 Event - John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius

1691 Event - Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII

1676 Event - Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI

1670 Event - Pope Clemens X elected

1631 Event - John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts

1623 Event - Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII

1621 Event - Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)

1619 Event - Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor

1613 Event - Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected Russian tsar

1608 Event - John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va

1605 Event - Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V

1592 Event - Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII

1591 Event - Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX

1590 Event - Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII

1566 Event - Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

1566 Event - Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

1555 Event - Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV

1555 Event - Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II

1550 Event - Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III

1534 Event - Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III

1522 Event - Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope

1522 Event - Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)

1519 Event - King Carlos I elected Roman Catholic German emperor Charles V

1503 Event - Pope Julius II elected

1494 Event - Juw Dekama elected potentate of Frisia

1484 Event - Giovanni B Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII

1464 Event - Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II (Paul II)

1456 Event - Prince Louis of Bourbon elected bishop of Liege

1455 Event - Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III

1431 Event - Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV

1417 Event - Oddo Colonna elected as Pope Martinus V

1406 Event - Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII

1404 Event - Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII

1378 Event - Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI

1362 Event - Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V

1352 Event - Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI

1347 Event - Bohemia heir to the throne elected German anti-king Charles IV

1338 Event - Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent

1305 Event - Bordeaux's archbishop Bertrand the Got elected Pope Clement V

1294 Event - Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V

1288 Event - Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV

1281 Event - Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV

1277 Event - Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III

1276 Event - John XXI elected Pope

1276 Event - Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V

1261 Event - Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV

1247 Event - Willem II of Holland elected Roman Catholic German emperor

1243 Event - Sinibaldo dei Fieschi elected as Pope Innocentius IV

1241 Event - Goffredo Castiglioni elected as Pope Coelestinus IV (-Nov 10 1241)

1227 Event - Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX

1198 Event - Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III

1168 Event - Giovanni di Struma elected anti-Pope

1159 Event - Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope

1152 Event - Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king

1145 Event - Bernardo elected Pope Eugene III

1144 Event - Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II

1143 Event - Cardinal Guido elected Pope Coelestinus II

1130 Event - Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II

1130 Event - Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II

1130 Event - Pope Innocent II elected

1125 Event - Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany

1124 Event - Theobald Buccapecus elected Pope Coelestinus II (he refuses)

1119 Event - Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II

1118 Event - Giovanni Caetani elected Pope Gelasius II

1105 Event - Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

1099 Event - Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II

1058 Event - Bishop John "Minchio," [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X

1046 Event - Pope Clement II, Suitger, elected

1045 Event - Giovanni di Sabina elected Pope Sylvester III

1000 Event - Odo of Lagery elected as Pope Urban II, replacing Victor III

999 Event - Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope

973 Event - Pope Benedictus VI elected

965 Event - John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII

963 Event - Leo VIII elected Pope

955 Event - Alberich II, son of Octavianus elected pope

872 Event - John VIII elected as Catholic Pope

816 Event - Pope Stephen IV, V, elected to succeed Leo III

752 Event - Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)

654 Event - Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I

649 Event - Pope Martinus I elected to succeed Theodore I

640 Event - Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)

638 Event - Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected

615 Event - Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV

514 Event - St. Hormisdas elected as Pope succeeding Pope Sympowerus

476 Event - Odoacer elected King of Byzantine

468 Event - St. Simplicius elected to succeed Catholic Pope Hilarius

385 Event - Oldest Pope elected; Siricius-bishop of Tarragona

336 Event - Saint Mark elected Catholic Pope

259 Event - Dionysius elected as bishop of Rome, succeeding Sixtus II













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