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303        St. Devota (b.~2893), a Corsican martyr, died. Sainte-Devote was killed during the persecutions of Diocletian and Maximian. Monaco celebrates her feast day on Jan 27. In 1820 she was named a principal patron saint of Corsica.
    (SSFC, 1/27/13, p.N3)

1297        Jan 7, Francois Grimaldi (Francois the Crafty) of Genoa disguised himself as a monk and appeared at the fortress on the Rock of Monaco. Once inside he called his reinforcements and seized the place.
    (SFC, 1/8/97, p.C1)(Econ, 12/24/05, p.84)

1856        Monaco opened its first casino.
    (Econ, 8/13/16, p.38)

1863        Prince Charles III built the casino of Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo Casino was built and officially named the Sea Bathing & Circle of Foreigners Co.
    (SFC, 1/8/97, p.C1)(WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R34)

1884        Claude Monet painted “Corniche of Monaco."
    (WSJ, 8/26/97, p.A1)

1902        Feb 18, The opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premiered in Monte Carlo.
    (MC, 2/18/02)

1903        Prince Albert I of Monaco initiated the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), an effort to chart the Earth’s seabed. By 2017 only a fifth of the task was completed.
    (http://www.gebco.net/about_us/project_history/)(Econ, 10/29/16, p.70)

1912        Jan 22, Second Monte-Carlo auto race began.
    (HN, 1/22/99)

1913        Mar 4, Gabriel Fauré's opera "Penelope" premiered in Monte Carlo.
    (SC, 3/4/02)

1917        Mar 28, Puccini's "La Rondine," premiered in Monte Carlo.
    (MC, 3/28/02)

1918        A treaty with France established that Monaco would become an autonomous French state should the Grimaldis die.
    (SFC, 2/5/01, p.A10)

1932        Apr 12, Emmanuel Chabrier's and Balanchine's ballet premiered in Monte Carlo.
    (MC, 4/12/02)

1932        Apr 14, Bizet's, Massine's and Miro's "Jeux d'Enfants," premiered in Monte Carlo.
    (MC, 4/14/02)

1949        May 9, In Monaco Prince Rainier (26) succeeded his grandfather, Prince Louis II.
    (SFEC, 3/28/99, p.T3)

1949        Jul 6, The principality of Monaco joined UNESCO.

1949        Nov 19, Prince Ranier III was crowned 30th Monarch of Monaco, six months after he succeeded his grandfather, Prince Louis the Second. Rainier III came to power and saw the future in banking, real estate and a more diverse economy with industries such as pharmaceuticals and plastics.
    (SFC, 1/8/97, p.C1)(HN, 11/19/98)(AP, 11/19/00)

1956        Apr 18, Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in a civil ceremony. A church wedding took place the next day.
    (AP, 4/18/97)

1957        Jan 23, Princess Caroline of Monaco, was born.
    (HN, 1/23/99)

1957        No one in Monaco paid income taxes except French citizens who arrived after this year.
    (SFC, 1/8/97, p.C1)

1963        French residents of Monaco became liable for French taxes.
    (Econ, 12/24/05, p.85)

1982        Sep 14, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before. Her daughter Stephanie survived the crash. Kelly rose to prominence in film with 1952's 'High Noon', and she worked with Alfred Hitchcock in several films including 'Rear Window'. Her movie career was a brief six years where she did win an Oscar for 'The Country Girl'. In 1956 she retired from film following her marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
    (AP, 9/14/97)(AP, 10/10/02)

1991        The first Monaco Yacht Show was held. It featured 1,147 yachts over 30 meters. By 2016 the number increased to 4,473.
    (Econ, 10/8/16, p.63)

1996        In Monte Carlo Princess Stephanie filed for divorce from her husband and former bodyguard, Daniel Ducruet.
    (SFC, 9/17/96, p.A12)

1997        Jan 7, The 700th anniversary of the House of Grimaldi.
    (SFC, 1/8/97, p.C1)

1999        Jan 23, Princess Caroline married Prince Ernst of Hanover.
    (SFEC, 1/24/99, p.A18)

1999        Dec 3, In Monaco billionaire banker Edmund Safra (67), founder of the Republic National Bank of New York, was suffocated to death in a fire set by intruders at his home in Monte Carlo. His American nurse, Ted Maher (41), was jealous of other servants and later admitted that he had set the fire and fabricated the intruder story to gain attention. Maher was convicted in 2002 and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Maher escaped but was soon captured.
    (SFC, 12/4/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 12/2/02, p.A1)(SSFC, 9/11/05, Par p.2)

2002        Dec 2, A Monaco court convicted Ted Maher in the 1999 arson death of Edmund Safra. Maher was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    (WSJ, 12/2/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr, Monaco amended its Constitution to restrict succession to children whose parents are married.
    (SFC, 7/7/05, p.A20)

2003        Monaco’s Prince Albert fathered a boy with Nicole Coste, a French-Togolese former flight attendant, whom he met in 1997. Albert admitted paternity in 2005.
    (SFC, 7/7/05, p.A20)

2005        Mar 7, Prince Ranier III (81) was hospitalized with a chest infection.
    (SSFC, 3/27/05, p.A2)

2005        Apr 6, Prince Rainier III (b.1923) of Monaco died at age 81, nearly a month after he was hospitalized with a lung infection. His fairy-tale marriage to Hollywood star Grace Kelly brought elegance and glamour to one of Europe's oldest dynasties.
    (AP, 4/6/05)(SFC, 4/6/05, p.A8)

2005        Jul 6, Monaco’s Prince Albert admitted that he had fathered a boy with a French-Togolese women in 2003.
    (SFC, 7/7/05, p.A20)

2005        Jul 12, Prince Albert II (47) was formally instated as ruler of Monaco.
    (AP, 7/12/05)

2005        Nov 19, Prince Albert II formally ascended to Monaco's throne in ceremonies that mixed royal pomp with an emotional remembrance for his late father, Rainier III.
    (AP, 11/19/05)

2006        Jun 1, In a published interview Monaco's Prince Albert II acknowledged he is the father of a second illegitimate child, a 14-year-old girl living in California.
    (AP, 6/1/06)

2007        Feb 1, Gian Carlo Menotti (b.1911), Italian composer and Pulitzer Prize winner, died in Monaco. His operas included “The Medium" (1946) and “Amahl and the Night Visitors" (1951).
    (SFC, 2/2/07, p.B7)

2008        Oct 6, A panel of scientists met in Monaco for the 2nd international UNESCO symposium on The Ocean in a High-CO2 World. On Jan 30, 2009, they issued the Monaco Declaration, which summed up their deliberations, and reported that acidity of ocean surface waters has increased 30% since the 17th century.
    (SFC, 1/31/09, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/bdtj3p)

2009        Apr 16, Hotel service in Monaco was limited and casino roulette wheels were expected to stop spinning as employees in the wealthy Mediterranean principality went on strike to protest job cuts.
    (AP, 4/16/09)

2009        Monaco’s population was about 33,000.

2011        Jul 1, Monaco's reigning prince, Albert II, wed Charlene Wittstock of South Africa in a long-awaited civil ceremony that transformed the one-time Olympic swimmer into the Princess of Monaco.
    (AP, 7/2/11)

2013        The population Monaco was about 36,000. Its per capital income was over 150,000 and the unemployment rate stood at zero. Many big projects were connected to the Societe des Bains de Mer de Monaco, which was 69% owned by Prince Albert II (55).
    (SSFC, 12/15/13, p.A22)

2015        Mar 2, The principality of Monaco signed an accord with Italy aimed at ending banking secrecy, days after Switzerland and Liechtenstein inked similar pledges to exchange financial information with Rome.
    (AP, 3/2/15)

2015        Aug 27, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps — seven decades after police rounded up scores of people from the seaside principality, including those who had sought refuge from the Holocaust in what they thought was a safe and neutral land.
    (AP, 8/27/15)

2018        Nov 10, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, a formal suspect in an investigation into corruption and influence-peddling in Monaco, returned to Moscow. Earlier this week, police in Monaco had detained the billionaire, who also owns soccer club AS Monaco, for questioning as part of the probe.
    (Reuters, 11/10/18)

2018        Monaco clinched a deal with Chinese tech company Huawei to develop its 5G telecommunications network.
    (AP, 3/24/19)

2019        Mar 24, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Monaco. This was the first state visit by a Chinese president to the principality. The palace said Monaco is seeking to boost its trade and economic cooperation with China.
    (AP, 3/24/19)

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