Mosul in History

Iraq: Baghdad - Basra

Historical Events

  • 1098-06-28 Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul
  • 1959-03-08 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
  • 2014-06-11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul

Historic Event

2014-06-29 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq

  • 2014-11-09 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • 2017-03-28 US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq, that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians
  • 2017-06-08 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks
  • 2017-06-29 Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces retake destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State - symbolic site where their leader declared a "caliphate"

Victory in Battle

2017-07-09 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul

  • 2017-07-20 The last fighting occurs in the Iraqi city of Mosul as the city is liberated from ISIS militants
  • 2019-03-21 Overloaded boat sinks in the Tigris river near Mosul, Iraq, drowning nearly 100
  • 2019-06-28 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir

Famous Birthdays

  • 1942-11-20 Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop, born in Mosul, Iraq (d. 2008)
  • 1961-09-12 Kadim Al Sahir, Iraqi singer-songwriter (Ana Wa Laila - Me and Laila), born in Mosul, Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • 1113-10-02 Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies