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Libya - Notable Historical Events

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Bill ClintonAug 6, 1996

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Libya - Historical Events
Date Event
1740-12-16

Prussian Libya falls to Silezie

1756-08-29

Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War

1818-10-09

Congress of Aken returns to France from Libya

1911-11-05

Italy attacks Turkish North-Africa (Libya), takes Tripoli & Cyrenaica

1912-10-19

Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control

1922-09-13

136.4°F (58°C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)

1934-12-03

Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya

1940-12-09

British assault on Banghazi Libya: 1st major offensive in North Africa

1940-12-10

British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)

1941-01-21

Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya

1941-01-30

Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya

1941-02-04

British tanks occupy Maus, Libya

1941-02-06

British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya

1941-02-14

German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya

1941-02-22

German assault on El Agheila Libya

1941-03-24

German troops occupy El Agheila Libya

1941-05-15

British attack Halfaya-pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt & Libya

1941-11-22

NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya

1941-12-23

British troops overrun Benghazi Libya

1942-01-28

German troops occupy Benghazi Libya

1942-01-29

German & Italian troops occupy Banghazi, Libya

1942-11-20

British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya

1949-06-01

British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence

1951-12-24

United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN

1962-01-23

Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb

1969-09-08

Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya

1969-12-11

Libya adopts constitution

1970-01-16

Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya

1970-06-11

US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya

1970-07-21

Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property

1971-04-02

Libya concludes 5 weeks of negotiations with Western oil companies in Tripoli

1971-04-17

Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR)

1971-12-05

Libya nationalizes British Petroleum concession

1972-03-04

Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty

1972-09-01

Egypt & Libya form federation

1972-09-20

Libya acquires a 50 percent interest in two ENI oil concessions

1973-06-11

Libya nationalizes Bunker Hunt concession; Nigeria acquires 35 percent participation in Shell-BP concession

1973-09-01

Libya nationalizes 51 percent of nine other oil companies' concessions

1973-10-19

Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States

1973-12-13

MPLA/FNLA accord about combat against Portuguese Libya

1974-01-12

Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"

1974-02-11

Libya nationalizes three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 percent nationalization in September

1977-03-02

Libya amends constitution

1977-11-19

Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

1977-12-05

Egypt breaks dipl relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq & S Yemen

1979-06-03

Ex-president Idi Amin of Uganda flees to Libya

1979-12-02

Crowds attack US embassy at Tripoli Libya

1980-07-23

Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya

1982-03-10

President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

1984-08-13

Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty

1985-08-20

Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers

1985-09-26

Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya

1986-01-07

US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

1986-03-24

US & Libya clash in Gulf of Sidra

1986-04-14

US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya

1986-04-15

US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing

1986-04-15

The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.

1986-08-29

Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya

1989-02-17

Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market

1990-10-11

Libya's Qadhafi says Israel must be eliminated

1992-03-31

UN Security Council voted to ban flights & arms sales to Libya

1992-04-14

UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect

1996-08-06

US President Bill Clinton signs a new bill imposing sanctions on non-US companies which invest over $40 million a year in the energy sectors of Iran or Libya

1997-07-23

The US State Department rules that Turkey's agreement to purchase $23 billion worth of natural gas from Iran does not violate the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act

2001-08-03

US President George Bush signs into law the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) Extension Act of 2001

2002-06-06

Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

2003-09-12

The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

2004-02-26

The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.

2004-04-24

The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

2007-07-24

Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.

2011-10-20

The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.

2012-09-11

The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is stormed, looted and burned down, killing five people, including the US ambassador

2012-09-13

Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya

2013-07-27

1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi, Libya

2015-11-14

US airstrike in Libya kills ISIS leader

2016-02-20

2 Serbians believed among 49 killed in US airstrike in Libya

2016-08-02

US launches air strikes on IS in Libya

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Libya - Notable Birthdays

Septimius SeverusApr 11, 146

Libya - Birthdays
Date Event
146-04-11

Lucius Septimius Severus, Leptis Magna Libya, Roman Emperor (193-211)

1839-09-25

Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya)

1896-06-06

Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya (La marcia su Rome)

1899-01-14

Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)

1952-04-01

Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)

1956-04-04

Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)

1972-05-31

Sara Sidner, CNN Breaking News: Libya Revolution - Rebels Enter Tripoli and Gadhafi Compound

Libya - Deaths
Date Event
1904-01-05

Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64

1940-06-28

Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44

2011-10-20

Muammar Gaddafi, Ruler of Libya (b. 1942)

2011-10-20

Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)


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