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Gamal Abdel Nasser

President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser

Full Name: Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein
Profession: President of Egypt


Born: January 15, 1918
Birthplace: Bakos, Alexandria, Egypt

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 28, 1970 (aged 52)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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Historical Events

  • 1954-04-18 Egyptian Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser seizes power and appoints himself Prime Minister
  • 1954-10-29 Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser disbands the Muslim Brotherhood
  • 1956-01-16 Egyptian President Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • 1956-06-23 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected President of Egypt
  • 1956-07-26 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announces plan to nationalize Suez Canal, initiating the "Suez Crisis"
  • 1962-03-09 Egyptian President Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
  • 1967-05-22 Egyptian President Nasser closes the Straits of Tiran to Israel
  • 1970-09-28 Anwar Sadat replaces the late Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President
  • 1970-10-15 Anwar Sadat elected 3rd President of Egypt, succeeding the late Gamal Abdel Nasser

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