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  • Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (Now Georgia)
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    Joseph Stalin

    Birth

    Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (Now Georgia)
    Wednesday Dec 18, 1878

    Stalin was born in the Georgian town of Gori on 18 December 1878.




  • Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Dec 29, 1878

    Joseph Stalin

    Baptised

    Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Dec 29, 1878

    Stalin was baptised on 29 December.




  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Oct 1, 1899

    Joseph Stalin

    Meteorologist

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Sunday Oct 1, 1899

    In October 1899, Stalin began work as a meteorologist at a Tiflis observatory.




  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Tuesday May 1, 1900

    Joseph Stalin

    May day 1900

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Tuesday May 1, 1900

    Co-organised a secret workers' mass meeting for May Day 1900, at which he successfully encouraged many of the men to take strike action. By this point, the empire's secret police—the Okhrana—were aware of Stalin's activities within Tiflis' revolutionary milieu. They attempted to arrest him in March 1901, but he escaped and went into hiding, living off the donations of friends and sympathizers.




  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Wednesday May 1, 1901

    Joseph Stalin

    May day 1901

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Wednesday May 1, 1901

    Remaining underground, he helped plan a demonstration for May Day 1901, in which 3,000 marchers clashed with the authorities.




  • Tbilisi, Georgia
    Friday Apr 7, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Calling for Georgia to secede from the Soviet Union

    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Friday Apr 7, 1989

    On April 7, 1989, Soviet troops and armored personnel carriers were sent to Tbilisi after more than 100,000 people protested in front of Communist Party headquarters with banners calling for Georgia to secede from the Soviet Union and for Abkhazia to be fully integrated into Georgia.




  • Georgia
    Sunday Apr 9, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Troops attacked the demonstrators in Georgia

    Georgia
    Sunday Apr 9, 1989

    On April 9, 1989, troops attacked the demonstrators; some 20 people were killed and more than 200 wounded. This event radicalized Georgian politics, prompting many to conclude that independence was preferable to continued Soviet rule.


  • Georgia
    Monday Oct 8, 2001

    Second Chechen War

    UNOMIG helicopter was shot down in Georgia

    Georgia
    Monday Oct 8, 2001

    On 8 October 2001, a UNOMIG (United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia) helicopter was shot down in Georgia in Kodori Valley gorge near Abkhazia, amid fighting between Chechens and Abkhazians, killing nine including five UN observers.


  • Georgia
    Tuesday Mar 2, 2004

    Second Chechen War

    Gelayev was killed

    Georgia
    Tuesday Mar 2, 2004

    On 2 March 2004, following a number of cross-border raids from Georgia into Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan, Gelayev (Ruslan Gelayev) was killed in a clash with Russian border guards while trying to get back from Dagestan into Georgia.


  • Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    George W. Bush

    Assassination attempt

    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday May 10, 2005

    On May 10, 2005, Vladimir Arutyunian, a native Georgian who was born to a family of ethnic Armenians, threw a live hand grenade toward a podium where Bush was speaking at Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was seated nearby. It landed in the crowd about 65 feet (20 m) from the podium after hitting a girl, but it did not detonate. Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005, confessed, was convicted and was given a life sentence in January 2006.


  • Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

    Ciro Immobile

    Sevilla debut

    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

    He made his debut for the club on 11 August 2015, coming off the bench to replace Kevin Gameiro in the 80th minute of the 2015 UEFA Super Cup final, against Barcelona, and assisting Yevhen Konoplyanka's temporary equalizer to send the match into extra-time; Barcelona went on to win the match 5–4.


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