Egyptian history (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 302

  • 1949-11-07 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament
  • 1950-06-17 Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact
  • 1950-11-16 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • 1951-03-08 Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
  • 1951-10-15 Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty
  • 1951-10-17 Egyptian army fires on British troops
  • 1951-11-18 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • 1952-03-01 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
  • 1952-06-30 Hussein Sirri Pasha forms Egyptian government
  • 1952-07-23 General Neguib seizes power, Monarchy overthrown in Egypt (National Day)
  • 1952-07-26 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
  • 1952-09-07 General Naguib forms Egyptian government/becomes premier
  • 1952-11-03 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • 1953-01-16 Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
  • 1953-06-18 Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
  • 1954-01-13 Military rule in Egypt; 318 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested
  • 1954-02-25 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
  • 1954-04-18 Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power & becomes Prime Minister of Egypt
  • 1954-10-07 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt
  • 1954-10-19 Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
  • 1954-11-14 Egyptian pres Naguib fire, state of emergency declared
  • 1955-09-01 2 Egyptian fighters shot down over Israel
  • 1955-10-28 Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign defense treaty
  • 1956-01-01 Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK
  • 1956-01-16 Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • 1956-02-27 Female suffrage in Egypt
  • 1956-04-18 Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
  • 1956-05-16 Egypt recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1956-06-13 After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
  • 1956-06-18 Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as British leave Suez Canal
  • 1956-06-23 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
  • 1956-07-19 US refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • 1956-07-20 Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
  • 1956-07-26 Egypt seizes the Suez Canal
  • 1956-08-07 British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
  • 1956-10-30 Israel captures Egyptian military post at El-Thamad
  • 1956-10-31 Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • 1956-11-04 Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt
  • 1956-11-05 Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to Egypt nationalizing the Suez Canal
  • 1956-12-03 Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
  • 1956-12-22 Last British & French troops leave Egypt
  • 1956-12-24 Ferdinand de Lesseps statue blown up in Port Said Egypt
  • 1957-02-02 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • 1957-03-08 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
  • 1958-02-01 Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
  • 1958-02-02 Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
  • 1958-02-21 Egypt-Syria as United Arab Republic elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)
  • 1958-02-22 Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
  • 1958-10-15 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • 1958-10-24 USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
  • 1959-03-08 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
  • 1959-10-31 USSR & Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam
  • 1960-01-09 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
  • 1961-06-19 "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)" by Coasters peaks at #23
  • 1962-03-09 Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
  • 1964-03-25 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
  • 1964-04-06 Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations

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1964-05-09 Khrushchev visits Egypt

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1964-07-23 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage
  • 1964-08-14 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
  • 1965-02-24 East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
  • 1965-05-20 Pakistani Boeing 720-B crashes at Cairo Egypt, killing 121
  • 1965-09-24 Saudi Arabian & Egyptian accord over Yemen
  • 1965-11-01 Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)
  • 1967-05-22 Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
  • 1967-06-10 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
  • 1967-10-21 Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat
  • 1968-07-08 Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal
  • 1970-05-04 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • 1970-07-21 Aswan Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile

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1970-09-28 Anwar Sadat replaces Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1970-10-15 Anwar Sadat elected 3rd President of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 1970-10-17 Anwar Sadat sworn in as the 3rd President of Egypt
  • 1971-01-15 Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
  • 1971-03-07 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
  • 1971-04-17 Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)
  • 1971-09-11 Egypt adopts its constitution
  • 1972-04-06 Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
  • 1972-05-15 Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)
  • 1972-07-18 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aids
  • 1972-09-01 Egypt & Libya form federation
  • 1973-10-06 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • 1973-10-14 Egyptian tanks move further into Israel
  • 1973-10-26 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
  • 1973-11-07 US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links
  • 1973-11-15 Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war
  • 1973-12-21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • 1974-01-18 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
  • 1974-02-12 Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement
  • 1974-02-17 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1974-02-28 US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
  • 1974-04-17 Muslim fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis, Egypt
  • 1975-06-05 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)
  • 1975-10-10 Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt
  • 1975-10-26 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit the United States
  • 1976-09-16 Egyptian president Sadat re-elected
  • 1976-12-25 Egyptian SS Patria sinks in Red Sea, about 100 killed
  • 1977-03-12 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel

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1977-04-03 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's 1st meeting with US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat

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