Bahrain in History

Historical Events

  • 1950-06-12 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • 1965-03-05 March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • 1971-08-14 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
  • 1971-08-15 Bahrain gains independence from Britain
  • 1973-05-26 Bahrain adopts its constitution
  • 1973-12-06 Bahrain's constitution goes into effect
  • 2000-08-23 A Gulf Air Airbus A320 crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.
  • 2008-04-08 The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines completes, in Bahrain.
  • 2011-02-14 The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.
  • 2013-04-21 Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix

Famous Birthdays

  • 1933-06-03 Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (d. 1999)
  • 1950-01-28 Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
  • 1969-02-13 Ahlam, Bahraini singer
  • 1991-02-12 Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • 1999-03-06 Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (b. 1933)