Egyptian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 305

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 hijacked 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 hotels
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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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2016-01-23 8 museum workers from Egyptian Museum, Cairo referred for prosecution for reattaching Tutankhamun's beard with inappropriate glue

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