Today in Iraq History

Iraq: Baghdad - Basra - Mosul

Related Topics: Gulf War

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 235

0763-06-15 BC - Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
1915-09-28 - Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia
1915-09-29 - British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamia
1920-10-01 - Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.
1925-08-07 - League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
1927-12-14 - Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1929-08-11 - Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
1930-07-01 - Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
1931-03-26 - Iraq & Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty
1931-04-22 - Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty
1932-10-03 - Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
1933-08-07 - The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
1935-01-14 - Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use
1939-04-04 - Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq
1939-09-11 - Iraq & Saudi Arabia declare war on nazi-Germany
1941-04-01 - Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq
1941-04-03 - Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq
1941-04-17 - British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1941-06-01 - British troops occupy Bagdad, Iraq
1947-10-26 - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
1948-05-15 - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq & Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel
1948-05-28 - Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
1951-08-13 - Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953-05-02 - Feisal II installed as king of Iraq
1955-02-18 - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
1955-02-24 - Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed
1955-04-04 - British government signs military treaty with Iraq
1956-07-16 - King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
1958-02-14 - Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms
1958-03-03 - Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq
1958-05-13 - Jordan & Iraq form Arab Federation
1958-07-14 - General Abdul K Kassem forms a military government in Iraq overthrowing the monarchy
1958-07-17 - King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation
1958-08-02 - Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months
1959-03-08 - Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1959-03-16 - Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty
1959-03-24 - Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
1959-05-30 - Iraq terminates milt assistance pact with US due to neutrality
1959-08-17 - USSR & Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor
1960-03-26 - Iraq executes 30 after attack on Pres Kassem
1960-09-14 - Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia & Venezuela form Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
1961-06-24 - Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait
1961-06-25 - Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)
1963-02-08 - 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
1964-08-14 - Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
1967-06-10 - Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help
1968-02-26 - Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
1968-07-17 - Revolt in Iraq
1968-09-22 - Iraq adopts constitution
1970-03-11 - Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1970-07-16 - Iraq's constitution goes into effect
1972-04-09 - USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
1973-11-25 - 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
1974-02-10 - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1975-01-19 - 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975-03-06 - Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
1975-03-18 - Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1976-12-03 - Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland
1977-12-05 - Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen
1978-07-31 - Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
1978-08-01 - Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini 1978-09-09 - Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army
1978-10-06 - Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person
1979-07-16 - Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1979-08-08 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents
1980-04-01 - Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz
1980-09-17 - Iraq under Saddam Hussein signs accord with Algeria
1980-09-22 - Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein 1980-09-24 - Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
1980-09-30 - Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
1980-10-24 - Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
1980-11-09 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
1981-02-01 - French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
1981-06-07 - Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility
1982-03-22 - Iran offensive against Iraq
1982-05-24 - Liberation of Khorramshahr, Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War.
1982-08-14 - Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
1984-02-15 - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq
1984-02-24 - Iraq resumes air attack on Iran
1984-03-02 - Iran offensive against Iraq fails
1984-03-05 - US accuse Iraq of using poison gas
1984-11-26 - US & Iraq re-establish diplomatic relations
1986-02-11 - Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
1986-02-25 - Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao
1986-12-24 - Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab
1986-12-26 - Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
1987-05-17 - USS Stark hit by Iraqi missiles, 37 sailors die
1988-03-01 - Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
1988-03-17 - Iran says Iraq uses poison gas
1988-08-08 - Cease fire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
1988-08-19 - Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
1988-08-25 - Iran & Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
1989-01-13 - Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
1989-02-16 - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market
1990-04-11 - Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.
1990-07-17 - Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq
1990-07-24 - US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
1990-07-25 - US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
1990-08-01 - Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait
1990-08-02 - Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 23 of 23

1806-11-24 - Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
1883-03-23 - Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria
1912-07-01 - Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
1914-05-04 - Abdel Karim Kassem, general/premier/dictator of Iraq (1958-63)
1923-05-14 - Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
1934-11-27 - Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
1935-05-02 - Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein (1937-04-28) 1937-04-28 - Saddam Hussein, [At-Takriti], Al-Awja, President of Iraq (1979-2003)
1942-11-20 - Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)
1946-08-16 - Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
1948-09-17 - Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
1952-11-07 - David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq
1958-03-11 - Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
1959-04-30 - Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden)
1961-07-15 - Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
1961-09-12 - Kathem Al Saher, Iraqi singer
1964-03-21 - Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi international football star
1964-06-18 - Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)
1970-03-09 - Melissa Rathburn-Nealy, US soldier (Iraqi POW)
1978-01-21 - Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
1980-08-10 - Kaysar Ridha, Iraqi-American reality TV contestant
1981-04-05 - Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
1984-06-06 - Noor Sabri, Iraqi footballplayer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 31 of 31

1933-09-08 - Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria, dies at 50
1937-08-11 - Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies
1949-02-14 - Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
1958-07-14 - Abdoel Illah, crown prince of Iraq, murdered
1958-07-14 - Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), assassinated at Baghdad
1958-07-14 - Noeri el-Said, premier of Iraq, murdered
1958-07-15 - Nuries-Said, Iraqi soldier/statesman, assassinated, dies
1958-12-13 - Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed
1958-12-13 - Barhanuddin Bashajan, Iraqi minister of Foreign affairs, executed
1958-12-13 - Rafiq Aref, Iraqi chief-staff Arabs Statenbond, executed
1959-03-08 - Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered
1959-10-07 - PM Kassem of Iraq, assassinated
1963-02-08 - Abdul Karim Kassem, PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
1966-04-13 - Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician (b. 1921)
1978-07-09 - Abdul Razak al-Naif, premier of Iraq, murdered
1982-10-04 - Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier, dies
1992-08-08 - Abul Qassim Khoei, Iraqi great-ayatollah/leader of Sjiieten, dies
1993-09-21 - Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Best Thing in Life), dies at 34
1997-05-25 - Muhammad Fadhel, PM of Iraq (1953-54), dies
1999-02-19 - Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
2003-08-29 - Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)
2003-09-25 - Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician (b. 1953)
2004-05-17 - Ezzedine Salim, leader of Iraqi Governing Council (b. 1943)
2004-10-07 - Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
2006-09-29 - Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Iraqi President Saddam HusseinIraqi President Saddam Hussein (2006-12-30) 2006-12-30 - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69
2007-01-15 - Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
2007-01-29 - Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim, Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
2007-03-20 - Taha Yassin Ramadan, Iraqi politician (b. 1938)
2010-01-25 - Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)
2010-07-04 - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)


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