Egyptian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

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  • 1977-11-19 Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

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1977-11-20 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1977-12-05 Egypt breaks off diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & South Yemen
  • 1977-12-14 Egyptian & Israeli representatives gather in Cairo for first formal peace conference

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1977-12-25 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Egypt

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat

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1978-02-03 Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat and US President Jimmy Carter discuss the Middle East peace process in Washington, D.C.

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1978-02-20 Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
  • 1978-07-18 Egyptian and Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks
  • 1978-09-05 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter begin Egypt-Isreal peace conference at Camp David
  • 1978-09-16 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1978-09-17 Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Camp David Accords, frameworks for peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel
  • 1978-09-23 100,000 cheering Egyptians welcome Anwar Sadat home from Camp David peace summit
  • 1978-10-12 Representatives of Israel & Egypt open talks in Washington

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1979-01-16 Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • 1979-03-21 Egyptian Parliament unanimously approve peace treaty with Israel
  • 1979-03-22 Israeli parliament approves peace treaty with Egypt

  • 1979-03-26 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat sign the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979-04-02 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin meets Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in Cairo
  • 1979-04-25 Peace treaty between Israel & Egypt goes into effect
  • 1979-05-25 Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
  • 1979-11-25 Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
  • 1980-01-26 Israel & Egypt establish diplomatic relations
  • 1980-02-05 Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
  • 1980-02-26 Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
  • 1980-02-27 Israel & Egypt exchange ambassadors
  • 1980-03-23 Deposed Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi arrives in Egypt

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1981-10-07 Hosni Mubarak becomes acting-president of Egypt

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1981-10-08 US President Ronald Reagan greets predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
  • 1981-10-13 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected President of Egypt
  • 1983-04-07 Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
  • 1983-05-25 Fire in Nassermeer, Egypt, kills 357

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1983-12-22 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1984-09-25 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations
  • 1985-01-02 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
  • 1985-08-20 Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers
  • 1985-10-10 US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

  • 1985-10-11 US intercepts Egyptian Boeing with Achille Lauro terrorists
  • 1985-11-23 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
  • 1985-11-24 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
  • 1986-02-09 Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
  • 1986-02-25 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
  • 1986-09-11 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak receives Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres
  • 1989-02-15 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
  • 1989-02-16 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market
  • 1989-03-18 In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops
  • 1990-06-12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
  • 1990-08-11 Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
  • 1991-01-01 Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
  • 1993-11-25 Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
  • 1994-11-02 Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed
  • 1995-06-26 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed
  • 1995-11-19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
  • 1997-11-17 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • 1999-10-31 EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 2002-02-20 In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.
  • 2002-10-16 Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.

  • 2004-01-03 Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
  • 2005-02-26 Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections, asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76
  • 2005-07-23 Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people
  • 2005-09-07 First presidential election was held in Egypt.
  • 2006-01-12 French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
  • 2010-01-07 Muslim gunmen in Egypt kill nine people after opening fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians
  • 2010-09-08 Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues
  • 2011-01-25 Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins with a series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labor strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities
  • 2011-01-28 Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill the Egyptian's streets against the Hosni Mubarak's regime in demonstrations referred to as the "Friday of Anger"
  • 2011-02-11 Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests (Arab Spring)
  • 2012-02-01 At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said
  • 2012-05-31 Egypt formally ends its 31 year state of emergency
  • 2012-06-24 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • 2012-06-30 Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt
  • 2012-08-29 Operation Eagle, undertaken by the Egyptian Army, results in the deaths of 11 suspected terrorists and the arrest of another 23
  • 2012-09-02 A decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters is lifted from State television in Egypt
  • 2012-11-17 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
  • 2012-12-06 7 people are killed and 770 injured during Egyptian protests
  • 2013-01-15 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
  • 2013-01-16 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt

  • 2013-01-25 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
  • 2013-01-26 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
  • 2013-01-27 In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
  • 2013-02-26 A hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 tourists
  • 2013-07-01 Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi
  • 2013-07-02 16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi
  • 2013-07-03 Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi, is deposed by the military with Adly Mansour appointed interim president
  • 2013-07-08 42 people killed, hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit-in protest in Cairo
  • 2013-07-21 15 Egyptian Army soldiers are killed after their bus crashes into a truck on the Mediterranean Coast Highway
  • 2013-07-27 100 people are killed and 1,500 injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo, Egypt
  • 2013-08-14 638 people are killed in violent clashes between police and protesters across Egypt
  • 2013-08-19 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah
  • 2013-09-03 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula
  • 2013-10-06 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt
  • 2013-11-18 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt

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2014-02-05 US President Obama and journalists globally call for the release of 3 Al Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014-05-28 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt
  • 2014-05-30 Former military chief al-Sisi wins 93 percent of the vote in Egypt's presidential election
  • 2014-07-14 The Egyptian government propose a cease fire in the Israel–Gaza conflict
  • 2014-07-15 Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted
  • 2014-08-10 Israeli and Palestinian officials agree to another 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt
  • 2014-12-02 The World Food Programme suspends critical food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt because of a lack of funds
  • 2015-09-12 12 tourists mistaken for militants, are killed by Egyptian forces in Egypts Western Desert
  • 2015-10-31 Russian airliner crashes killing all 224 on board in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - Russia's worst air disaster

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