King George VI – King of England

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. Continue reading

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin: Democratically elected leader of Russia

Russia for the longest time had been a Social Communist country… Continue reading

Emperor of Rome

Gaius Octavius (also known as Octavian) Emperor of Rome, the grandnephew of Julius Caesar. Continue reading

United States get a visit from British Monarchs

As part of a tour following King George VI's Coronation on May 12th, 1939. Continue reading

Three Heads of State to meet online

When the internet was just a baby, 3 Heads of state of 3 countries met online for 10 minute chat, on January 17, 1996. Continue reading

Newly created Nunavut gets a Premier

Nunavut, a semi-autonomous, one of three northern territories of Canada. Continue reading

First Prime Minister of Australia

Once Australia became part of the commonwealth, Edmund Barton, leader of the Australian federal movement became Prime Minister in 1900 and served until 1903. Continue reading

Tung Cheehwa Became Hong Kong’s Leader

Chinese shipping magnate Tung Cheehwa won the Hong Kong election Continue reading

Sveinn Björnsson Elected First President of Iceland

Denmark Minister, Sveinn Björnsson, was elected the first President of Iceland upon Iceland’s Declaration of Independence from Denmark Continue reading

Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s First Executive President

Prime Minister Robert Gabriel Mugabe became Zimbabwe's (formerly Rhodesia) first Executive President on December 31, 1987. Continue reading