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Events 1 - 38 of 38
1926-01-08 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1927-05-20 - Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)
1932-09-23 - Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1939-09-11 - Iraq & Saudi Arabia declare war on nazi-Germany
1948-05-18 - Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
1950-06-17 - Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact
1962-11-06 - Saudi Arabia proclaims abolishing slavery
1964-11-02 - Faisal succeeds Saudi as king of Saudi Arabia
1974-06-08 - US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
1975-12-12 - Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
1980-01-09 - 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
1980-08-19 - Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
1982-06-13 - Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1983-11-25 - Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1986-12-26 - Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
1990-08-02 - Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
1990-08-07 - Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
1990-08-09 - 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1990-08-11 - Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion
1990-09-17 - Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties
1990-09-22 - Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys
1990-11-04 - Sec of State James Baker visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
US President George H. W. Bush 1990-11-22 - George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
1991-02-25 - US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28
1996-06-25 - The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.
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.
2003-11-09 - A suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.
2004-02-01 - 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
2004-05-29 - The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.
2005-08-03 - President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.
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.
2009-11-25 - Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.
2011-01-14 - Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
2012-06-19 - A man in Saudi Arabia is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery
2012-06-24 - Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
2012-09-17 - 13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
2012-09-28 - Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort
2012-11-01 - 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5
1902-01-12 - Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
1902-01-15 - Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia)
1957-05-05 - Lisa Eilbacher, Dharan Saudi Arabia, actress (Beverly Hills Cop)
1972-08-02 - Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
1973-09-08 - Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer
Deaths 1 - 3 of 3
1953-11-09 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud, founder of Saudi Arabia, dies at about 73
1999-05-12 - Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)
2005-08-01 - King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)