(at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state
. In federation
s, a governor may be the title of each appointed or elected politician
who governs a constituent state
In countries, the heads of the constitutive states, provinces, communities and regions may be titled Governor, although this is less common in parliamentary systems such as in some European nations and many of their former colonies, which use titles such as President of the Regional Council in France
and Ministerpräsident in Germany
, where in some states there are governorates as sub-state administrative regions.
1587 Virginia Dare, granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
1749 New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
1810 Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
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.
1893 Women's suffrage: in New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
1900 Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
1913 New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
1940 Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.
1961 American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.