Today in Baghdad History

Iraq: Basra - Mosul

Historical Events

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 TamerlaneTurkic 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. BushUS 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 HusseinIraqi 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. Bush43rd 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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 HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein (2006-12-30) 2006-12-30 - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

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