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  • 2019
    • A single currency for the euro zone

    • 01 January 1999
    • 01 January 2019
    • The euro is launched in the 11 euro zone countries of the European Union. This marks the beginning of a transitional period between national currencies and the euro, with prices displayed in both currencies. Bank card and cheque payments can be made in euros.
    • The victory of the Cuban revolutionaries, led by Fidel Castro, who overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista and seized power with the support of the population. Castro is shown as he arrives in Havana.
    • Fidel Castro arrives in Havana
    • 08 January 1959
    • 08 January 2019
    • Je t'aime..moi non plus, by Gainsbourg and Birkin

    • 01 February 1969
    • 01 February 2019
    • Je t’aime… moi non plus is a song written and composed by Serge Gainsbourg, and recorded by Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1969. Criticised as scandalous and obscene in several countries, the record proved a huge commercial success.
    • Yasser Arafat was appointed President of the PLO, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation
    • Yasser Arafat, President of the PLO
    • 04 February 1969
    • 04 February 2019
    • Death of Stanley Kubrick

    • 07 March 1999
    • 07 March 2019
    • Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), was an American film director, script-writer and producer. His 13 films and 46-year career make him a major film-maker of the 20th century.
    • Brexit is short for “British exit”, and reflects the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU. In the referendum held on 23 June 2016, there was a majority of 51.9% for “Leave”. The UK is preparing to leave the European Union – and its departure may be completed by the end of March 2019.
    • Brexit
    • 29 March 2019
    • Outbreak of ethnic massacres in Rwanda

    • 06 April 1994
    • 06 April 2019
    • The Rwandan genocide began on 6 April 1994 and lasted 100 days. Using machetes, Hutu militia massacred over 500,000 people, mainly Tutsis.
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    • The first multiracial elections to be held in South Africa brought the ANC to power. Nelson Mandela was elected President of the Republic, with Frederik de Klerk as Vice-President. The country’s flag was changed to symbolise the end of Apartheid.
    • Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa
    • 27 April 1994
    • 27 April 2019
    • Opening of the Channel Tunnel

    • 06 May 1994
    • 06 May 2019
    • Queen Elisabeth II and President François Mitterrand opened three galleries linking Calais and Folkestone.
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    • Quentin Tarentino, the American outsider, was awarded the Golden Palm at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival for “Pulp Fiction”. He was declared the winner of the official competition, one of world cinema’s most prestigious awards, by the jury chaired by Clint Eastwood. Tarantino’s cult film has proven hugely successful all over the world.
    • Eastwood’s jury awards Cannes Golden Palm to "Pulp Fiction"
    • 12 May 1994
    • 12 May 2019
    • Steffi Graff takes Roland Garros title

    • 05 June 1999
    • 05 June 2019
    • In a nail-biting final, the German champion won her sixth French Open tennis title on the Centre Court at Roland Garros by defeating Switzerland’s Martina Hingis.
    • In his documentary “Home”, photographer and film-maker Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes stock of the state of the Earth. The aerial footage shows the intense pressure mankind is putting on the environment all over the globe.
    • French release of “Home”, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    • 05 June 2009
    • 05 June 2019
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    • 15 December 1999
    • 15 December 2018
    • The 35-hour week bill is passed by the French parliament

    • The 35-hour week bill is passed by the French parliament.
    • 18 December 1948
    • 18 December 2018
    • Birth of Laurent Voulzy

    • Laurent Voulzy (1948) is a French singer-songwriter. In 1974, he met Alain Souchon who he has worked with on a great many occasions.
    • 18 December 1994
    • 18 December 2018
    • Discovery of the Chauvet cave

    • Jean-Marie Chauvet, Éliette Brunel and Christian Hillaire stumble upon a prehistoric cave in the Estre cirque in Ardèche (South of France) on 18th Dec 1994. The cave is decorated with wall paintings and strewn with animal bones.
    • 18 December 1999
    • 18 December 2018
    • Death of Robert Bresson

    • Robert Bresson (1901-1999), was a French film maker whose entire film works were rewarded with the René Clair Award in 1995.
    • 21 February 1956
    • 21 December 2018
    • Martin Luther King ends bus boycott

    • The boycott was started by Rosa Parks on 5 December 1955. It led to the Supreme Court ruling, on 21 December 1955, that the laws of the State of Alabama on compulsory racial segregation in buses were anti-constitutional.
    • 21 December 1958
    • 21 December 2018
    • First presidential election of the Fifth Republic

    • Charles de Gaulle becomes President of the French Republic with 78.51% of the votes.
    • 22 December 1989
    • 22 December 2018
    • Death of Samuel Beckett

    • The Irish writer and playwright Samuel Beckett died in Paris on 22 December 1989.
    • 22 December 1989
    • 22 December 2018
    • Revolution in Romania

    • Revolution broke out in Romania on 22 December 1989, and the Ceausescu couple were arrested while fleeing, and executed.
    • 26 December 1929
    • 26 December 2018
    • Birth of Régine

    • Régine was a successful French singer, who now owns discothèques the world over.
    • 26 December 2004
    • 26 December 2018
    • A huge tsunami destroys the coasts of the Indian Ocean

    • On 26th Dec 2004, an earthquake, measuring 9 on the Richter scale, causes a tsunami to hit the coasts of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and the Maldives causing hundreds of thousands of victims and considerable damage.
    • 27 December 1925
    • 27 December 2018
    • Birth of Michel Piccoli

    • Michel Piccoli (1925) is a French stage and screen actor, who has also produced, directed and written films. He began his career on the stage before turning to film, working with some of the finest French and international directors. He was Claude Sautet's favourite actor.
    • 27 December 1948
    • 27 December 2018
    • Birth of Gérard Depardieu

    • With over 170 films under his belt, he is probably one of France's most important actors, both in terms of subject matter and range of roles. His robust appetite also takes in his passion for business: he is a winegrower in Anjou.
    • 27 December 1999
    • 27 December 2018
    • The Perfect Storm in France

    • Lothar is the name given to the storm that devastated the forests of France, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark on 26th Dec 1999, causing unpercedented damage with winds reaching speeds of up to 259 km/h.
    • 28 December 1938
    • 28 December 2018
    • Premières of "Hôtel du Nord” and “La Bête humain”

    • The première of Marcel Carné's “Hôtel du Nord” and Jean Renoir's “La Bête humaine” were shown.
    • 01 January 1949
    • 01 January 2019
    • Creation of the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens

    • Since 1949 the RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) has operated part of the Paris region’s public transport system. Today it runs 14 metro lines (2 of which are driverless), 2 regional express lines, 7 tramway lines and some 350 bus routes.
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