The History of Medina

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Historical Events

  • 0622-07-16 Muslim Era begins - Muhammad begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hijra)
  • 0622-09-20 Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)
  • 0644-11-03 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina
  • 1229-12-31 James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (Palma) consummating Christian conquest of the island of Majorca

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1925-12-12 Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • 2014-02-08 15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Famous Birthdays

  • 0702-04-20 Jafar al-Sadiq, Muslim scholar and scientist, born in Medina, Umayyad Empire (d. 765)
  • 0745-11-10 Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam, born in Al-Abwa, Medina (d. 799)
  • 0812-04-12 Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam, born in Medina, Abbasid Empire (d. 835)
  • 0828-09-08 Ali al-Hadi, 10th Shia Imam, born in Medina, Abbasid Empire (d. 868)
  • 0846-12-06 Hasan al-Askari, 11th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam, born in Medina, Abbasid Empire (d. 874)

Person of interestJamal Khashoggi

1958-10-13 Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian progressive journalist, author, and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), born in Medina, Saudi Arabia (d. 2018)

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • 1977-06-11 Ryan Dunn, American actor and TV personality (Homewrecker), born in Medina, Ohio (d. 2011)