1792 ''La Marseillaise'' (French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
1880 First performance of ''O Canada'', the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
1883 The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, ''Himno Nacional''.
1954 The Government of Pakistan approves Qaumi Tarana, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed Ghulamali Chagla, as the national anthem.
1954 Radio Pakistan broadcasts the National Anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
1977 Minister of Internal Affairs Allan Highet announces that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem "God Save the Queen" and the poem "God Defend New Zealand", written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion.
1980 ''O Canada'' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
1984 ''Advance Australia Fair'' is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
1999 The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.