Today in Baghdad History
Events 1 - 37 of 37
1055-12-19 - Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad
1258-02-13 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.
1401-07-09 - Mongol monarch Timur Lenk destroys Baghdad
1534-12-04 - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1899-12-23 - Tentative Turkish & German treaty on construction of Baghdad railway
1903-03-05 - Definitive treaty for construction of Baghdad railway drawn
1917-03-11 - World War I: Baghdad falls to the Anglo-Indian forces commanded by General Stanley Maude.
1941-05-22 - British troops attack Baghdad
1941-05-30 - English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
1953-08-16 - Shah of Persia & princess Soraya flee to Baghdad & Rome
1955-02-18 - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
1955-02-24 - Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed
1955-09-23 - Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1955-10-11 - Persia signs Pact of Baghdad
1956-01-14 - Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
1959-03-24 - Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
1969-01-27 - 14 spies hung in Baghdad
1991-02-13 - US air raid on the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad kills more than 408 civilians
1993-06-26 - US Tomahawk-rockets hit Iraqi secret service, Baghdad
1993-06-26 - The U.S. launches a missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
1998-02-20 - UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 2003-04-07 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
2003-04-09 - Baghdad falls to U.S. forces resulting in widespread looting
2003-04-14 - U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985.
2005-08-31 - A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
2005-10-19 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.
2006-03-22 - Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
2007-02-03 - A Baghdad market bombing kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.
2008-12-14 - President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and almost got struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.
2009-08-19 - A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
2009-10-25 - The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
2009-12-08 - Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.
2012-06-04 - Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
2012-06-16 - 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
2012-06-22 - Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
2012-07-31 - Two car bombs kill 21 people in Baghdad, Iraq
43rd US President George W. Bush 2012-10-28 - 15 people are killed and 33 injured by a series of Baghdad car bombings
Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7
1612-07-27 - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40)/conquered Baghdad
1887-12-23 - Eric Blore, London England, actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1888-12-23 - Eric Blore, English/US actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad)
1895-10-27 - John Boles, Greenville TX, singer/actor (Babes in Baghdad)
1936-12-07 - Martha Layne Collins, Baghdad Ky, (Gov-D-Ky)
1945-01-16 - Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
1948-09-17 - Patricia Kluge, Baghdad Iraq, wife of Billionaire John Kluge
Deaths 1 - 9 of 9
0833-10-10 - al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (b. 786)
1063-09-04 - Toghrül, Turkish conqueror of Persia and Baghdad
1258-02-20 - Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
1520-09-22 - Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53
1640-02-09 - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27
1958-07-14 - Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58), assassinated at Baghdad
1961-02-02 - Anna May Wong, actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56
1963-02-08 - Abdul Karim Kassem, PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
2006-12-30 - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69