Today in Baghdad History
Events 1 - 60 of 60
1055-12-19 - Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad
1258-02-13 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
1401-07-09 - Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000
1534-12-04 - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1863-04-21 - Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith, enters gardens of Rivden, near Baghdad. Makes the declaration of aha'u'llah during 12 days spent there
1899-12-23 - Tentative Turkish & German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
1902-03-18 - Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane 1903-03-05 - Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn up
1907-08-03 - Emperor Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
1917-03-11 - British forces occupy Baghdad, the capital of Mesopotamia, after Turkish forces evacuated
1925-07-16 - The first parliament in Iraq opened by King Feisal in Baghdad
1941-05-22 - British troops attack Baghdad
1941-05-30 - British Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
1953-08-16 - Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
1955-02-18 - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
1955-02-24 - Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed
1955-09-23 - Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1955-10-11 - Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
1956-01-14 - Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
1959-03-24 - Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
1969-01-27 - 14 spies hanged in Baghdad
1980-11-20 - United Nations Gulf War mediator Olof Palme makes first unsuccessful peace shuttle between Tehran and Baghdad
1986-08-12 - Iran fires missile at refinery near Baghdad; Iraq raids Iranian terminal at Sirri Island severely disrupting Iranian exports
US President George H. W. Bush 1990-11-30 - US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein
1991-02-13 - US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
1993-06-26 - The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
1998-02-20 - UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
2003-04-07 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
2003-04-09 - Baghdad falls to U.S. forces ending the invasion of Iraqi but resulting in widespread looting
2003-04-14 - U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 2005-08-31 - A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
2005-10-19 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
2006-03-22 - Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
2007-02-03 - A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
2008-12-14 - President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.
2009-08-19 - A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
2009-10-25 - The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
43rd US President George W. Bush 2009-12-08 - Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.
2012-06-04 - Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
2012-06-16 - 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
2012-06-22 - Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
2012-07-31 - Two car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq
2012-10-28 - 15 people are killed and 33 injured by a series of Baghdad car bombings
2013-01-22 - A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
2013-02-17 - 37 people are killed and 130 are injured in a series of Baghdad car bombings
2013-02-28 - 28 people are killed and 60 are injured after a series of bombings across Baghdad, Iraq
2013-03-14 - 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-04-18 - 27 people are killed and 65 are injured in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-06-18 - 31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad
2013-07-05 - 15 people are killed by a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-08-06 - 25 people are killed and 60 are wounded by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-08-23 - 26 people are killed and 55 are injured by a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-09-13 - 30 people are killed by a mosque bombing attack in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-09-15 - 21 people are killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad and Shia provinces, Iraq
2013-09-27 - 7 people are killed in mosque bombings in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-09-30 - 54 people are killed by a series of car bombs in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-10-20 - 37 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-11-06 - 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2013-11-25 - 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
2014-01-30 - 24 hostages are killed after 6 suicide bombers temporarily take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad
Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8
1612-07-27 - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40)/conquered Baghdad
1887-12-23 - Eric Blore, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad), born in London, England
1888-12-23 - Eric Blore, English/US actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1895-10-27 - John Boles, Greenville TX, singer/actor (Babes in Baghdad)
1936-12-07 - Martha Layne Collins, Baghdad Ky, (Gov-D-Ky)
1944-10-30 - Ahmed Chalabi, Iragi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), born in Kadhimiya, Baghdad (d. 2015)
1945-01-16 - Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
1948-09-17 - Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
Deaths 1 - 9 of 9
0833-10-10 - al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (b. 786)
1063-09-04 - Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
1258-02-20 - Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
1520-09-22 - Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53
1640-02-09 - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27
1958-07-14 - Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), assassinated at Baghdad
1961-02-02 - Anna May Wong, actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56
1963-02-08 - Abdul Karim Kassem, PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (2006-12-30) 2006-12-30 - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69