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Afghanistan - Notable Historical Events

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Afghanistan - Historical Events
Date Event
1841-11-02

Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan

1879-10-12

British troops occupy Kabul, Afghanistan

1893-11-12

The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan - the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.

1907-08-31

Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet

1919-05-03

Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain

1919-08-08

Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence

1919-08-19

Afghanistan declares independence from UK

1921-05-27

After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty

1926-04-22

Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security

1926-10-16

Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed

1929-10-08

Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi

1931-06-24

USSR & Afghanistan sign neutrality treaty

1956-06-09

Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed

1959-05-10

Soviet forces arrive in Afghanistan

1965-01-01

The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.

1971-06-09

Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan

1973-07-17

Military coup in Afghanistan; King Mohammad Zahir Shah flees

1978-04-27

Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup

1979-02-14

In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.

1979-09-16

Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin

1979-12-25

USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan

1979-12-26

Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

1979-12-27

Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, Pres Hafizullah Amin overthrown

1980-02-22

Afghanistan declares martial law

1980-09-25

The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.

1982-11-02

Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die

1983-05-23

Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air

1984-04-20

Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan

1986-05-04

President Babrak Karmal resigns as party leader of Afghanistan

1986-11-20

Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees

1987-11-30

Afghanistan Constitution adopted

1988-04-07

Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan

1988-04-14

USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty

1988-05-15

USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan

1988-08-08

Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war

1989-01-30

The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.

1991-02-01

Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die

1992-06-28

Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan

1996-09-27

In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

1998-02-04

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.

1998-05-30

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.

1998-07-20

Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1998-11-20

A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

2001-02-26

The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.

2001-09-09

Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan.

2001-10-07

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

2001-11-11

Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.

2001-11-12

2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.

2001-11-14

War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.

2001-12-22

Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.

2002-03-01

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.

2002-03-02

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

2002-03-04

Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

2002-03-19

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.

2002-04-17

Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.

2003-08-11

NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

2004-01-26

President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.

2006-04-22

Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War.

2011-04-01

After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

2011-08-06

A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.

2011-11-26

2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

2012-03-11

US soldier kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan

2012-03-16

Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan

2012-05-07

NATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province

2012-05-27

A NATO airstrike kills a family of eight, including six children, in Afghanistan

2012-06-11

Five people are killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan

2012-06-11

Two earthquakes in Afghanistan trigger landslides that kill more than 80 people

2012-07-08

Roadside car bomb kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province

2012-07-14

Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan

2012-08-14

46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan

2012-08-18

NATO air strikes kill at least 13 militants in Afghanistan

2012-08-26

17 villagers in Afghanistan's Kajaki district are beheaded by an unknown organization

2012-09-01

Two suicide bombings kill 12 people and wound 50 in a NATO base in Afghanistan's Sayed Abad district

2012-09-03

New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan

2012-09-08

6 people are killed by a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan

2012-09-10

16 people are killed by a suicide bombing n Kunduz, Afghanistan

2012-09-16

8 female civilians are killed by a NATO airstrike in Laghman, Afghanistan

2012-09-19

9 people are killed and 20 wounded by a car bombing in Peshawar, Afghanistan

2012-10-01

3 NATO soldiers and 16 Afghan police are killed by a suicide bombing in Khost, Afghanistan

2012-10-26

41 people are killed and 50 injured by a suicide bombing of a mosque in Maymana, Afghanistan

2012-12-17

10 girls collecting firewood are killed by a mine blast in east Afghanistan

2013-01-26

10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan

2013-01-27

20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan

2013-02-13

10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan

2013-03-09

19 people are killed in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan

2013-03-13

10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan

2013-04-03

46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan

2013-04-24

33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan

2013-04-26

30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan

2013-04-29

7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan

2013-05-04

5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan

2013-06-03

20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan

2013-08-03

9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

2013-08-05

160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan

2013-08-08

14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

2013-09-15

27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan

2013-10-27

18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan

2014-01-17

21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

2014-09-29

Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan

2014-11-23

A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan

2016-09-04

Afghanistan bus inferno kills dozens

2017-02-06

Afghan Official: Avalanches in Afghanistan Kill at Least 107

2017-04-14

US unleashes 'mother of all bombs' for first time in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan - Birthdays
Date Event
1006-05-04

Khajeh Abdullah Ansari, The Persian Sufi (d. 1088), Herat, Khorasan (now Afghanistan)

1795-04-05

Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39)

1892-06-01

Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)

1909-07-18

Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)

1914-01-04

Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)

1929-01-06

Babrak Karmal, Afghanistan pourquoi?

1943-05-31

Douglas Kellner, Afghanistan: Land in Crisis

1943-9-25

Robert Gates, The Soldiers' Secretary/Afghanistan's Top Spy/Sovereign Citizens

1955-07-14

Brent Bozell, Afghanistan: Land in Crisis

1957-12-24

Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan

1959-01-01

Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)

1970-11-18

Megyn Kelly, Journey to Afghanistan

1977-04-13

Jeff Stearns, Fire Over Afghanistan

1980-03-19

John F. Gamble, Afghanistan: Part One

Afghanistan - Deaths
Date Event
1901-10-01

Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan

1933-11-08

Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan, assassin by Abdul Khallig

1978-04-27

Mohammed Daud, premier/president of Afghanistan, murdered

1979-02-14

Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered

1979-09-16

Nur Mohammed Taraki, president of Afghanistan (1978-79), killed

1979-12-27

Hafizullah Amin, president of Afghanistan (1979), murdered

1996-09-27

Najibullah, Pres of Afghanistan Democratic Party (1986-90), executed

1996-12-01

Babrak Karmal, Afghanistan pourquoi?

1996-12-03

Babrak Karmal, PM of Afghanistan (1980-81), dies

2006-08-20

Cpl Bryan Budd VC, British soldier (Afghanistan) (b. 1977)

2007-07-23

Mohammed Zahir Shah, King of Afghanistan (b. 1914)

2011-09-20

Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. (b. 1940)


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