On This Day

Islamic History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 278

  • 1983-02-22 Hindus kill 3000 Muslims in Assam, India
  • 1983-05-23 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
  • 1984-02-06 Muslim militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
  • 1984-08-08 Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of a Muslim nation, and the first of her country in the 400m hurdles at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • 1985-06-14 Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847
  • 1985-10-04 Shi'ite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
  • 1985-12-28 Warring Lebanese Muslim & Christian leaders sign peace agreement
  • 1987-01-20 Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon by Islamic militia group

Historic Event

1987-09-16 Pope John Paul II's ends his Los Angeles tour with an interfaith meeting at Dodger Stadium with leaders of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism

Historic Event

1988-12-01 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

Historic Event

1989-01-14 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford, England

  • 1989-02-12 5 Pakistani Muslim rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel
  • 1989-05-12 Retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists
  • 1990-01-19 Turning point in the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Hindus from Indian-administrated Kashmir due to violence from Muslim militants
  • 1990-08-10 The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in North East Sri Lanka by paramilitaries.
  • 1990-12-10 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
  • 1991-01-20 Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
  • 1991-03-31 The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement - Hadas in Kuwait.
  • 1991-08-08 Shi'ite Muslims release British hostage John McCarthy
  • 1991-08-11 Shiite Muslims release US hostage Edward Tracy
  • 1991-11-18 Muslim Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
  • 1991-12-02 Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
  • 1991-12-03 Muslim Shi'ites release US hostage Alan Steen
  • 1991-12-04 Muslim Shi'ites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6½ years)
  • 1992-01-12 Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • 1992-03-17 Islamic Jihad car bombing of Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 29 [1]
  • 1993-04-11 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)
  • 1993-07-02 Muslim fundamentalists in Sivas, Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36
  • 1993-09-24 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord
  • 1993-10-07 Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 12 killed
  • 1993-11-19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • 1993-12-14 Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
  • 1993-12-17 Muslims in Bangladesh call for the murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
  • 1994-06-20 Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
  • 1994-07-24 Bodo kills 37 Muslims in Bashbari NE India
  • 1994-07-29 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • 1994-07-29 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • 1994-08-06 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
  • 1994-09-15 Muslim fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria
  • 1994-11-01 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • 1994-12-24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • 1995-02-25 Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead
  • 1995-07-11 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men are massacred when Bosnian Serbs overrun the UN 'safe haven' of Srebrenica
  • 1995-10-26 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 1995-11-19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
  • 1996-01-02 The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims
  • 1997-04-15 Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.
  • 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).
  • 1999-01-04 Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
  • 2000-01-14 A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
  • 2001-03-05 In Mecca, 35 Muslim pilgrims are crushed to death during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
  • 2002-02-27 Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya
  • 2003-08-11 Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2003-08-29 Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.

Nobel Prize

2003-10-10 Shirin Ebadi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, making her the 1st Iranian Muslim women to receive the prize

  • 2004-03-22 Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards killed in the Gaza Strip by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles
  • 2004-04-02 Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
  • 2004-04-03 Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves
  • 2004-05-02 Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria
  • 2005-10-27 Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2006-01-12 A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims
  • 2007-01-31 Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq
  • 2009-12-28 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.
  • 2010-01-07 Muslim gunmen in Egypt kill nine people after opening fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians
  • 2012-04-15 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack
  • 2012-06-24 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • 2012-09-01 Islamist rebels seize Douentza, Mali
  • 2012-10-12 The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali
  • 2013-01-25 Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
  • 2013-02-13 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
  • 2013-02-22 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali
  • 2013-02-24 10 Chadian soldiers and 28 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Adrar des Ifoghas, Mali
  • 2013-04-21 185 people are killed in a conflict between Islamic extremists and the Nigerian military
  • 2013-04-23 28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq
  • 2013-05-22 British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
  • 2013-07-21 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • 2013-08-20 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus
  • 2013-09-06 20 people are killed by Islamist militants in villages in northeast Nigeria
  • 2013-10-17 59 people are killed in a wave of attacks on Shia Muslims in Iraq
  • 2013-10-22 37 Boko Harem Islamist militants are killed by air and ground strikes in Nigeria
  • 2014-05-01 Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education
  • 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

  • 2014-07-16 Hamas and Islamic Jihad offer Israel a 10-year truce with 10 conditions, which include lifting the blockade and the release of prisoners; it is rejected
  • 2014-07-25 Israeli airstrike kills leader of Islamic Jihad's military wing, Salah Abu Hassanein

Historic Event

2014-11-05 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 New Zealanders on 'terror watchlist'

Historic Event

2014-11-08 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

  • 2014-11-09 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • 2014-11-23 An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
  • 2014-12-13 The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State
  • 2015-03-05 -8th Islamic State militants ransack and destroy ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq

Historic Event

2015-11-23 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans "Khatna", the Islamic ritual practice of genital mutilation of young girls [1]

Historic Event

2015-12-07 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump proposes banning all Muslims from entering the US

  • 2016-01-15 Islamist militants attack a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso killing 28, injuring 56
  • 2016-02-03 US President Barack Obama visits his first US mosque - the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Maryland
  • 2016-02-21 Bombings in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus kill 140 people, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2016-02-24 Oldest Muslim graves in Europe, from the 8th century, identified at a burial site in Nimes, France
  • 2016-05-08 Sadiq Khan (L) is elected Mayor of London, - 1st Muslim mayor of a major Western city
  • 2016-06-12 Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US
  • 2016-06-26 City of Falluja freed from Islamic State control after a month-long campaign by Iraqi forces

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