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Lebanon - Notable Historical Events

President ReaganSep 29, 1983

Yasser ArafatDec 20, 1983

John Paul IIJun 10, 2001

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Lebanon - Historical Events
Date Event
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)

1920-09-01

France creates Greater Lebanon

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

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

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

1982-09-01

Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon

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

1983-05-17

Israel & Lebanon sign a peace treaty

1983-07-21

US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge

1983-09-26

Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns

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

1983-12-04

US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon

1983-12-20

PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon

1984-02-26

Last US marines in multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut

1984-03-30

US ends participation in multinational Lebanon peace force

1985-05-28

David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon

1985-06-09

American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon

1986-03-08

4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon

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

1988-10-19

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.

2001-06-10

Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint Saint Rafqa

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.

2012-10-19

8 people are killed and 78 injured by a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon

2013-08-23

50 people are killed in mosque bombings in Tripoli, Lebanon

2013-11-19

23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

2014-02-15

Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock

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Lebanon - Notable Birthdays

William BeaumontNov 21, 1785

Lebanon - Birthdays
Date Event
1785-11-21

William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

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

1921-12-30

Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon

1932-04-10

Delphine Seyrig, Beirut Lebanon, actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages)

1934-09-07

Omar Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon

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)

1953-02-13

Sharon Wyatt, Lebanon Tenn, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital)

1960-12-28

Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

1967-02-21

Andreas Fröhlich, Lebanon

1969-9-25

Andrew Chernakov, Lebanon

1971-07-14

Grégory Buchakjian, Lebanon Summer 2006

1971-12-06

Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)

1973-10-02

Dalida Chammai, Miss Lebanon Universe (1997)

1975-12-11

Gary E. Irwin, Lebanon, Pa.

1977-02-10

Dudu Tassa, Lebanon

1977-07-20

Julia Syriani, Miss Universe-Lebanon (1996)

1980-01-16

Jessi Cayton, Lebanon, Pa.

1980-03-23

Itay Tiran, Lebanon

1980-06-28

Yoav Donat, Lebanon

1984-01-11

Oshri Cohen, Lebanon

1986-03-03

Michael Moshonov, Lebanon

Lebanon - Weddings
Date Event
2007-03-30

"Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee

Lebanon - Deaths
Date Event
1635-04-13

Fakhr-al-Din II, Druze Prince of Lebanon (b. 1572)

1949-07-08

Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon

1964-01-01

Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)

1976-06-16

Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed

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

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

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

1994-04-13

Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64


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