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  • Tallinn, Estonia, Russian Empire
    Sunday Oct 29, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    The Russian army opened fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn in which about 8 000-10 000 people

    Tallinn, Estonia, Russian Empire
    Sunday Oct 29, 1905

    In the Governorate of Estonia, Estonians called for freedom of the press and assembly, for universal suffrage, and for national autonomy. On 29 October [O.S. 16 October], the Russian army opened fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn in which about 8 000-10 000 people participated, killing 94 and injuring over 200. The October Manifesto was supported in Estonia and the Estonian flag was displayed publicly for the first time.




  • Leningrad, Novgorod and Narva, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Jan 14, 1944

    World War II

    Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive

    Leningrad, Novgorod and Narva, U.S.S.R.
    Friday Jan 14, 1944

    The Leningrad–Novgorod strategic offensive was launched by the Red Army on January 14, 1944. The strategic offensive ended a month later on 1 March, when Stavka ordered the troops of the Leningrad Front to a follow-on operation across the Narva River.




  • Narva, Estonia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1944

    World War II

    Battle of Narva

    Narva, Estonia
    Wednesday Feb 2, 1944

    The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus on 2 February – 10 August 1944. As a result of the tough defense of the German forces the Soviet war effort in the Baltic Sea region was hampered for seven and a half months.




  • Võru, Estonia
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1987

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Showing the national tricolor flag

    Võru, Estonia
    Wednesday Oct 21, 1987

    On October 21, a demonstration dedicated to those who gave their lives in the 1918–1920 Estonian War of Independence took place in Võru, which culminated in a conflict with the militia. For the first time in years, the blue, black, and white national tricolor was publicly displayed.




  • Estonia
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1988

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Estonian laws would take precedence over of the Soviet Union's

    Estonia
    Wednesday Nov 16, 1988

    On November 16, 1988, the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR adopted a declaration of national sovereignty under which Estonian laws would take precedence over those of the Soviet Union.




  • Estonia
    Sunday Mar 25, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Voted to split

    Estonia
    Sunday Mar 25, 1990

    On March 25, 1990, the Estonian Communist Party voted to split from the CPSU after a six-month transition.




  • Estonia
    Friday Mar 30, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Estonia as an independent state

    Estonia
    Friday Mar 30, 1990

    On March 30, 1990, the Estonian Supreme Council declared the Soviet occupation of Estonia since World War II to be illegal and began reestablishing Estonia as an independent state.


  • Estonia
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Estonian Prime Minister

    Estonia
    Tuesday Apr 3, 1990

    On April 3, 1990, Edgar Savisaar of the Popular Front of Estonia was elected chairman of the Council of Ministers (the equivalent of being Prime Minister).


  • Tallinn, Estonia
    Monday Oct 7, 2013

    Garry Kasparov

    Announced his Candidacy for World Chess Federation president

    Tallinn, Estonia
    Monday Oct 7, 2013

    On 7 October 2013, Kasparov announced his candidacy for World Chess Federation president during a reception in Tallinn, Estonia, where the 84th FIDE Congress took place.


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