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Suez - Historical Events
Date Event
1854-11-15

In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.

1859-04-25

Ground broken for Suez Canal

1867-02-17

1st ship passes through Suez Canal

1869-11-17

Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas

1871-12-24

Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at the opening of the Suez canal

1888-03-02

The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

1915-02-03

Turkish & German army reach Suez Canal

1920-09-02

W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez" premieres in London

1951-10-15

Egyptian parliament accept denounces Suez Canal Treaty

1952-01-20

British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

1956-06-13

After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control

1956-06-18

Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as British leave Suez Canal

1956-07-26

Egypt seizes Suez Canal

1956-08-29

French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis

1956-10-31

Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal

1956-11-04

Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt

1956-11-05

Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal

1957-02-17

Suez Canal reopens

1957-03-08

Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships

1957-04-09

Suez Canal cleared for all shipping

1957-04-10

Suez canal reopens for all traffic

1967-06-09

Israeli troops reach Suez Canal

1968-07-08

Israeli-Egyptian artillery duel along Suez Canal

1971-03-07

Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire

1973-10-09

Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal

1973-10-16

Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal

1973-10-26

Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army

1974-02-21

Israeli forces leave western Suez

1975-06-05

Egypt president Anwar Sadat reopens Suez Canal (closed since 1967)

1979-11-25

Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt

2006-01-12

The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

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Suez - Birthdays
Date Event
1805-11-19

Ferdinand de Lesseps, France, diplomat (built Suez Canal)

1911-04-12

Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (d. 1976)

1912-10-09

Seymour Green, Suez 1956

1925-10-04

Jim Spicer, The Other Side of Suez

1968-04-26

Ahmed Elmaghraby, Suez Egypt, US field hockey forward (Olympics-96)

1976-08-15

Matthew Stokes, Suez: A Very British Crisis

Suez - Deaths
Date Event
1947-07-01

Jacques Lory, Suez

1959-10-12

J.L. Sigler, Suez

1976-04-18

Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (b. 1911)

1998-05-07

Seymour Green, Suez 1956

2009-02-15

Matthew Stokes, Suez: A Very British Crisis

2015-03-21

Jim Spicer, The Other Side of Suez


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