History Modern History Of Iraq

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Can others add to this list? It is good to have time lines of events to see how situations come about. I thought with all the world focus on Iraq right now, that it was good to see a short history of how it all started. Please add dates and comments.

    07/08/1925 - League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied

    14/12/1927 - Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain

    11/08/1929 - Persia and Iraq sign friendship treaty

    01/07/1930 - Great-Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq

    26/03/1931 - Iraq and Trans-Jordan sign peace treaty

    22/04/1931 - Egypt and Iraq sign peace treaty

    03/10/1932 - Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations

    14/01/1935 - Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use

    04/04/1939 - Faisal II ascends to throne of Iraq

    11/09/1939 - Iraq and Saudi Arabia declare war on #@!&%-Germany

    01/04/1941 - Pro-German Rashid Ali al-Ghailani grabs power in Iraq

    03/04/1941 - Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq

    17/04/1941 - British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to *****

    01/06/1941 - British troops occupy Bagdad Iraq

    15/05/1948 - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel

    28/05/1948 - Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement

    13/08/1951 - Great-Britain and Iraq sign new oil contract

    02/05/1953 - Feisal II installed as king of Iraq

    18/02/1955 - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey and Iraq a defense alliance

    24/02/1955 - Pact of Baghdad between Iraq and Turkey signed

    04/04/1955 - British govt signs military treaty with Iraq

    16/07/1956 - King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England

    14/02/1958 - Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan forms

    03/03/1958 - Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq

    13/05/1958 - Jordan and Iraq form Arab Federation

    14/07/1958 - Col Saddam Hussein and Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy

    14/07/1958 - General Abdul K Kassem forms a military govt in Iraq

    17/07/1958 - King Hussein declares himself head of Jordan/Iraqi federation

    02/08/1958 - Jordan and Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months

    08/03/1959 - Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq

    16/03/1959 - Iraq and USSR sign economic/technical treaty

    24/03/1959 - Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact

    30/05/1959 - Iraq terminates milt assistance pact with US due to neutrality

    17/08/1959 - USSR and Iraq signs contract for building Iraqi nuclear reactor

    26/03/1960 - Iraq executes 30 after attack on Pres Kassem

    14/09/1960 - Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi-Arabia and Venezuela form OPEC

    24/06/1961 - Iraq demands dominion over Kuwait

    25/06/1961 - Iraq announces that Kuwait is a part of Iraq (Kuwait disagrees)

    08/02/1963 - 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)

    14/08/1964 - Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market

    10/06/1967 - Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt end "6-Day War" with UN help

    26/02/1968 - Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People Communist) final transmission

    17/07/1968 - Revolt in Iraq

    22/09/1968 - Iraq adopts constitution

    11/03/1970 - Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation

    16/07/1970 - Iraq's constitution goes into effect

    09/04/1972 - USSR and Iraq sign friendship treaty

    10/02/1974 - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out

    18/03/1975 - Kurds end fight against Iraqi army

    03/12/1976 - Dr Patrick J Hillery elected president of Iraq

    05/12/1977 - Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and S Yemen

    09/09/1978 - Iraqi Ayatollah Khomeini calls for uprising in Irani army

    06/10/1978 - Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

    16/07/1979 - Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein

    08/08/1979 - Iraqi president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents

    01/04/1980 - Failed assassination attempt on Iraqi vice-premier Tariq Aziz

    17/09/1980 - Iraq (Saddam Hussein) signs accord with Algeria

    22/09/1980 - Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute; war begins

    22/09/1980 - Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway

    24/09/1980 - Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan

    30/09/1980 - Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

    24/10/1980 - Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

    09/11/1980 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

    01/02/1981 - French govt accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq

    07/06/1981 - Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility

    22/03/1982 - Iran offensive against Iraq

    14/08/1982 - Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq

    15/02/1984 - 500,000 Iranian soldiers move into Iraq

    24/02/1984 - Iraq resumes air attack on Iran

    02/03/1984 - Iran offensive against Iraq fails

    05/03/1984 - US accuse Iraq of using poison gas

    26/11/1984 - US and Iraq regain diplomatic relations

    15/08/1985 - Iraqi air raid on Iran oil-island Kharg

    11/02/1986 - Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq

    25/02/1986 - Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao

    24/12/1986 - Iran offensive against Iraqi islands of Shatt al-Arab

    26/12/1986 - Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed

    01/03/1988 - Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran

    17/03/1988 - Iran says Iraq uses poison gas

    19/08/1988 - Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)

    21/08/1988 - Cease fire between Iran and Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war

    25/08/1988 - Iran and Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war

    13/01/1989 - Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq

    16/02/1989 - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and North Yemen form common market

    17/07/1990 - Hussein's Revolutionary Day speech claims Kuwait stole oil from Iraq

    24/07/1990 - US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait

    25/07/1990 - US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute

    01/08/1990 - Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait

    02/08/1990 - Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia

    03/08/1990 - Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion

    04/08/1990 - European community proposes a boycott of Iraq

    06/08/1990 - UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba and Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq

    08/08/1990 - Iraq annexes Kuwait as its 19th province

    11/08/1990 - Egypt and Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion

    12/08/1990 - Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories

    16/08/1990 - Iraq orders 4000 Britons and 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq

    20/08/1990 - Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields)

    24/08/1990 - Iraqi troops surround US and other embassies in Kuwait City

    25/08/1990 - UN security council authorizes military action against Iraq

    09/09/1990 - Bush and Gorbachev meet in Helsinki and urge Iraq to leave Kuwait

    10/09/1990 - Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq

    16/09/1990 - Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush

    25/09/1990 - UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq

    01/10/1990 - Pres Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait

    20/10/1990 - Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)

    23/10/1990 - Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages

    04/11/1990 - Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"


    26/11/1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

    29/11/1990 - UN Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq

    30/11/1990 - Bush proposes US-Iraq meeting to avoid war

    01/12/1990 - Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks

    04/12/1990 - Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages

    07/12/1990 - Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages

    12/12/1990 - US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks

    22/12/1990 - Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait

    24/12/1990 - Saddam says Israel will be Iraq's 1st target

    31/12/1990 - Iraq begins a military draft of 17 year olds

    01/01/1991 - Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak

    04/01/1991 - Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th

    11/01/1991 - Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq

    12/01/1991 - US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

    15/01/1991 - UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)

    16/01/1991 - US and 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)

    17/01/1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq

    17/01/1991 - Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel

    18/01/1991 - Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel

    20/01/1991 - US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles

    23/01/1991 - World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait

    13/02/1991 - US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334

    21/02/1991 - USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable

    22/02/1991 - Bush and US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal

    23/02/1991 - US insists Iraq publicly announce it is leaving Kuwait by 12 PM EST

    24/02/1991 - US and allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops

    27/02/1991 - US led allied 6 week war with Iraq ends

    27/02/1991 - Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated and Kuwait is liberated

    28/02/1991 - US and allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire

    02/03/1991 - UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq

    03/03/1991 - Iraqi generals and Gen Schwarzkopf meet to discuss cease fire

    04/03/1991 - Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British and 1 Italian POW

    05/03/1991 - Iraq repealed its annexation of Kuwait

    06/03/1991 - Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, Pres Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"

    07/03/1991 - Iraq continues to explode oil fields in Kuwait

    08/03/1991 - Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists and 2 American soldiers it captured

    14/03/1991 - Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave

    21/03/1991 - UN Security Council panel decided to lift the food embargo on Iraq

    05/04/1991 - US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq

    11/04/1991 - UN Security Council issues formal cease fire with Iraq declaration

    15/07/1991 - US troops leave northern Iraq

    28/09/1991 - UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq

    26/06/1993 - US Tomahawk-rockets hit Iraqi secret service, Baghdad

    14/04/1994 - US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die

    26/07/1994 - Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed

    27/02/1995 - Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)

    12/12/1996 - Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)

    13/11/1997 - UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq

    15/02/2003 - An estimated eleven million people around the world take to the streets to protest against the looming war with Iraq

    14/03/2003 - Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions

    20/03/2003 - Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support