Today in Lebanon History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 97 of 97

1847-07-29 - Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
1867-01-31 - Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
1905-02-13 - -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
1916-10-07 - Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John HeismanFootball, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman 1920-09-01 - France creates Greater Lebanon
1926-05-23 - Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
1926-05-26 - Lebanon adopts constitution
1941-07-14 - Cease fire of Joan of Arc (ends combat in Lebanon & Syria)
1941-11-26 - Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
1943-11-08 - France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate
1943-11-22 - France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government
1943-12-27 - France transfers most of her powers in Lebanon to Lebanese government
1946-12-31 - French troops leave Lebanon
1948-05-15 - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq & Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel
1950-06-17 - Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact
1953-05-31 - Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government
1958-06-11 - UN Security council sends observers to Lebanon
1958-07-15 - Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
1961-12-31 - Failed coup by Syrian group in Lebanon
1964-08-18 - Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
1966-07-26 - WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1968-12-29 - Israeli commandos destroy 13 Lebanese airplanes
1969-04-24 - Lebanese army in battle with Palestinians
1975-04-13 - Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
1976-01-26 - Israel opens "Good Fence" to Lebanon
1976-09-29 - Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
1976-10-19 - Battle of Aishiya, Lebanon during Lebanese Civil War.
1978-03-15 - -21] operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon
1978-06-13 - Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
1978-09-28 - Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
1979-04-18 - Major Haddad declares South-Lebanon independent
1980-07-07 - The Safra massacre in Lebanon.
1981-04-02 - Heavy battle between Christian militia & Syrian army in East Lebanon
1982-06-04 - Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
1982-06-06 - 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
1982-06-11 - Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
1982-07-19 - David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
1982-08-20 - US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
1982-08-23 - Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
1982-09-01 - Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
1982-09-18 - Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel
1982-09-23 - Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
1982-09-24 - US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
1983-04-18 - A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon
1983-05-16 - Lebanese parliament accept peace accord with Israel
1983-05-17 - Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty
1983-07-21 - US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
1983-09-18 - Lebanese & Syrian army battle
1983-09-26 - Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1983-09-29 - Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon
1983-11-04 - Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
1983-11-24 - PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
1983-12-04 - US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
1983-12-20 - PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
1984-02-02 - Lebanese army fight in Beirut
1984-02-06 - Moslem militiamen take over West Beirut from Lebanese army
1984-02-26 - Last US marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 1984-03-30 - US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force
1985-05-20 - 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners exchanged for 3 Israelis
1985-05-28 - David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
1985-06-09 - American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
1985-06-14 - Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847
1985-12-28 - Warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement
1986-03-08 - 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
1986-07-26 - Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco
1986-11-03 - Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
1986-12-24 - French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
1987-01-20 - Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon
1987-06-18 - Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon
1988-02-17 - Lebanese terrorists kidnap UN truce observer Lt Col William Higgins
1988-02-17 - US Lt Col Williamm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists & later killed
1988-10-03 - Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
1988-10-19 - Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border
1989-11-04 - Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
1989-11-24 - Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1990-04-22 - Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
1990-11-10 - Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
1991-12-02 - Muslim Shites release American held in Lebanon hostage Joseph Cicippio
1993-07-25 - Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
1994-04-18 - Lebanon drops relations with Iran
1996-04-18 - In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.
1997-02-04 - En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.
2000-05-24 - Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
2000-05-25 - Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
2000-06-16 - Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 2001-06-10 - Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint Saint Rafqa
2001-06-21 - A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
2005-02-14 - Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.
2005-02-28 - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.
2005-03-14 - Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
2005-04-26 - Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country.
2005-04-29 - Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
2005-07-26 - Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, is released after spending 11 years in a solitary confinement. His release came after the end of the Syrian occupation to Lebanon.
2005-12-11 - Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed up by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
2006-11-21 - Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
2006-12-10 - One million Lebanese opposition supporters gather in downtown Beirut, calling for the government to resign.
2012-10-19 - 8 people are killed and 78 injured by a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 48 of 48

1785-11-21 - William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)
1828-05-08 - Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898)
1883-01-06 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1889-12-22 - Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
1900-04-03 - Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon
1917-12-06 - Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)
Surgeon William BeaumontSurgeon William Beaumont (1785-11-21) 1921-12-30 - Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon
1923-02-13 - Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
1923-05-04 - Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author
1932-04-10 - Delphine Seyrig, Beirut Lebanon, actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages)
1934-09-07 - Omar Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon
1935-02-18 - Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
1935-11-21 - Fairuz, Lebanese singer
1939-05-31 - Terry Waite, Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage
1944-09-19 - Jean Succar Kuri, Lebanese-born Mexican businessman
1947-10-27 - Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91)
1947-11-10 - Bechir Gemayel, pres Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982)
1948-07-06 - Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
1949-08-07 - Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
1953-02-13 - Sharon Wyatt, Lebanon Tenn, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital)
1956-12-13 - Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer
1960-08-30 - Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbollah
1960-12-28 - Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1964-07-30 - Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
1966-02-26 - Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
1966-11-03 - Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player
1968-04-01 - Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
1970-06-22 - Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
1971-12-06 - Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
1972-06-29 - Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
1972-10-27 - Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
1973-07-15 - John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
1973-10-02 - Dalida Chammai, Miss Lebanon Universe (1997)
1974-06-26 - Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
1974-08-17 - Tony Hajjar, Lebanese musician (At the Drive-In, Sparta)
1976-03-10 - Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
1976-08-14 - Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
1977-02-20 - Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
1977-06-05 - Nourhanne, Lebanese singer
1977-07-20 - Julia Syriani, Miss Universe-Lebanon (1996)
1977-09-23 - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)
1980-01-14 - Ossama Haidar, a Lebanese soccer player
1980-12-05 - Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
1980-12-10 - Massari, Lebanese-born Canadian singer
1983-05-03 - Myriam Fares, Lebanese singer
1983-05-16 - Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
1983-08-18 - Mica Penniman (Mika), Lebanese-born musician
1984-04-29 - Firass Dirani, Lebanese-Australian actor

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 35 of 35

1635-04-13 - Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572)
1898-12-24 - Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI (b. 1828)
1914-03-23 - Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès (Saint Rebecca) Lebanese saint (b. 1832)
1931-04-10 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
1949-07-08 - Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
1952-09-10 - Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
1957-02-05 - Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
1958-05-08 - Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
1964-01-01 - Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
1976-06-16 - Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed
1977-03-15 - Kamal Joemblat, Lebanese politician, murdered
1982-09-14 - Bashir Gemayel, falangist Lebanon's president-elect, assassinated by a bomb
1982-09-27 - Saad Sayd, [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies
1986-06-21 - Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author (b. 1923)
1987-06-01 - Rashid Karami, 10 time premier of Lebanon, dies in bomb attack at 65
1987-08-07 - Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87
1987-12-28 - Charles Malik, Lebanon's 1st delegate to UN, dies at 81
1988-02-28 - Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
1989-04-16 - Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
1989-05-16 - Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered
1989-11-22 - Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
1992-07-22 - Souleiman Franjieh, president Lebanon (1970-76), dies
1994-02-01 - Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
1994-04-13 - Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
2002-01-24 - Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
2003-01-04 - Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
2005-02-14 - Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
2005-06-02 - Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
2005-12-12 - Gebran Tueni, Lebanese politician (b. 1957)
2006-11-21 - Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
2007-06-13 - Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
2008-07-28 - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
2009-01-13 - Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
2009-06-13 - Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)
2010-07-04 - Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Iraqi-born Lebanese Shiite Muslim cleric and Hezbollah mentor (b. 1935)


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