1914 – Born on March 10th in Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland. Ernst Brugger, a former President of Switzerland who reached a European free trade deal for his country.
1969 – He served on Zurich’s state government with the centrist Radical Party before being elected to the country’s ruling seven-member coalition cabinet, the Federal Council.
1970 – As economy minister, he concluded a free trade agreement between Switzerland and the European Economic Community.
1973 – He was elected as vice president.
1974 – He became President of Switzerland (the Swiss presidency rotates each year among the seven cabinet members).
1978 – He resigned from the Swiss government on January 31st.
1998 – Died on June 20th in Grüningen, Zürich, Switzerland.