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.
1957 Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
1960 Senegal independence day.
1960 Independence of Mali and Senegal.
1960 Communist Party of Independence and Work is banned in Senegal.
1960 Senegal breaks from the Mali federation, declaring its independence.
1960 The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
1960 Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
1974 Senegalese marxist group ''Reenu-Rew'' founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
1976 The Senegalese political party ''PAI-Rénovation'' is legally recognized. PAI-Rénovation thus becomes the third legal party in the country.
1981 Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi.
1982 Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
1982 The Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1993 All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
2002 The overcrowded Senegalese ferry ''MV Joola'' capsizes off the coast of Gambia killing more than 1,000.