1775 American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
1916 Easter Rebellion: The United Kingdom declare martial law in Ireland.
1916 Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
1917 British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
1924 Teheran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice-consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.
1932 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
1949 The Kuomintang regime declares martial law in Taiwan.
1958 President of Pakistan Iskander Mirza, with the support of General Ayub Khan and the army, suspends the 1956 constitution, imposes martial law, and cancels the elections scheduled for January 1959.
1958 Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed in a bloodless coup d'état by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.
1961 American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.
1972 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under martial law.
1972 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law.
1980 General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
1981 General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by ''Solidarity''.
2006 The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.