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Governor
A governor is a governing official, usually the executive of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state...
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1587
8.18.1587
Virginia Dare, granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
1749
6.29.1749
New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
1810
4.19.1810
Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
1857
7.18.1857
Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
1893
9.19.1893
Women's suffrage: in New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1900
4.30.1900
Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1913
5.14.1913
New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
1940
8.26.1940
Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
1961
5.21.1961
American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.