France 1815 to 2003


 
The Gaullist Revolution, 1958-69
 
 

 


 
 

Timeline

 
 

 

1958
4-7 June De Gaulle visits Algiers
28 September De Gaulle wins referendum on the
constitution
28 December Creation of new franc

1959
8 January De Gaulle assumes presidency
16 September De Gaulle's speech on self-determination
in Algeria

1960
24 January-1 February Barricades week

1961
22-5 April Generals' putsch in Algiers
17 October Violent
repression of Algerians in Paris

1962
1 July Algeria wins independence

1963
14 January De Gaulle vetoes Britain's candidature
for the EEC

1965
5-19 December Presidential election

1966
4 March France withdraws from the command
structure of NATO

1967
5-12 March Legislative elections

1968
22 March Student occupation at Nanterre
3 May Clashes between students and police in the
Latin Quarter
10-11 May Night of the barricades
20 May 10 million on strike
23-30 June Legislative elections

1969
27 April Victory for the no campaign in the referendum
28 April De Gaulle resigns