Egyptian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 305

  • 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)
  • 1951-10-17 Egyptian army fires on British troops
  • 1951-11-18 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • 1952-03-01 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasha 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 and becomes Premier
  • 1952-11-03 Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel
  • 1953-01-16 Egyptian Premier General 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

Historic Event

1954-04-18 Egyptian Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power and appoints himself Prime Minister

  • 1954-10-07 Hassan el Hodeiby, leader of the Muslim Brothership, arrested in Egypt
  • 1954-10-19 Egypt and Great Britain sign treaty; British troops depart
  • 1954-11-14 Egyptian President Naguib resigns, 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 President Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • 1956-02-27 Female suffrage granted 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 The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt
  • 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 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announces plan to nationalize Suez Canal, initiating the "Suez Crisis"
  • 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 and France join Israeli forces in Egypt and begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • 1956-11-05 Britain and France land airborne forces at Port Said in Egypt, escalating the Suez Crisis
  • 1956-12-03 Britain 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
  • 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 The Coasters peaks at #23
  • 1962-03-09 Egyptian President Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
  • 1964-03-25 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
  • 1964-04-06 Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations

Historic Event

1964-05-09 Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev visits Egypt

  • 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 and 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 Nasser closes the 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 High Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile

Historic Event

1970-09-28 Anwar Sadat replaces the late Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President; elected president in October 1970

  • 1970-10-15 Anwar Sadat elected 3rd President of Egypt, succeeding the late 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 in Minia, Egypt
  • 1972-07-18 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aides
  • 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 protocol for the Sinai II Agreement accord with Egypt, in Jerusalem [1]
  • 1975-10-26 Anwar Sadat becomes the 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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