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Saudi Arabia - Notable Historical Events

George H. W. BushAug 2, 1990

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Saudi Arabia - Historical Events
Date Event
1926-01-08

Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia

1927-05-20

Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)

1932-09-23

Kingdom of Hejaz & Nejd merge into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1939-09-11

Iraq & Saudi Arabia declare war on nazi-Germany

1948-05-18

Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel

1950-06-17

Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia & Syria sign security pact

1955-10-28

Egypt & Saudi Arabia sign defense treaty

1960-12-23

King Saudi of Saudi Arabia takes power

1962-11-06

Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery

1964-11-02

Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia

1970-05-03

Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs

1972-10-27

OPEC approves plan providing for 25 percent government ownership of all Western oil interests operating within Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

1973-10-16

The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent

1973-10-19

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

1974-02-12

Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement

1974-06-04

Saudi Arabia announces that it will increase its participation in Aramco to 60 percent

1974-06-08

US & Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract

1974-09-06

Saudi Arabia increases its oil buy-back price from 93 percent to 94.9 percent of posted price

1975-12-12

Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)

1979-12-13

Saudi Arabia raises marker crude price to $24 per barrel

1980-01-09

63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

1982-06-13

Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69

1983-11-25

Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli

1986-12-26

Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed

1990-08-02

Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia

1990-08-02

US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

1990-08-07

Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia

1990-08-09

12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia

1990-08-11

Egypt & Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion

1990-09-17

Soviet Union & Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties

1990-09-22

Saudi Arabia expels many Jordanian & Yemeni envoys

1990-11-04

US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia

1990-11-22

George Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia

1991-01-22

Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraq and more Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

1991-02-25

US, barracks in Dhahran Saudi Arabia, hit by scud missile, kills 28

1991-03-13

Saudi Arabia and Iran say OPEC oil production cuts will take effect April 1

1995-08-02

Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties so the royal Family

1996-06-25

The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

2001-05-18

Saudi Arabia selects the eight foreign companies to take part in its "Gas Initiative," three core venture gas projects that have an anticipated worth of $25 billion

2001-06-11

Saudi Arabia seizes ownership, effective June 7, of the 1.6-million-barrels-per-day IPSA pipeline that had carried Iraqi crude oil to the Saudi Red Sea port of Mu'jiz prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

2001-06-21

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

2003-11-09

A suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.

2004-02-01

251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

2004-05-29

The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.

2005-08-03

President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

2006-01-12

A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.

2009-11-25

Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.

2011-01-14

Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.

2012-06-19

A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia

2012-06-24

Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time

2012-09-17

13 people are killed in a bus accident in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

2012-09-28

Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort

2012-11-01

22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2013-05-01

16 people are killed in a flash flood in Saudi Arabia

2013-10-18

Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria

2014-02-08

15 people are killed & 130 injured in a hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia

2015-12-12

Polls open in Saudi Arabia, first time women allowed to vote

2015-12-13

First women elected to office in Saudi Arabia

2015-12-24

At least 25 killed in hospital fire in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

2016-01-02

Saudi Arabia executes 47 people in 1 day after terror convictions

2016-01-03

Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran as Mideast protests rage

2016-04-11

Egypt Gives Saudi Arabia 2 Islands in a Show of Gratitude

2016-04-12

Egyptians outraged at plan to transfer Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

2016-11-30

Saudi Arabia asks Opec to cut world oil supply

2017-06-05

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

2017-12-07

Saudi Arabia condemns Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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Saudi Arabia - Notable Birthdays

Osama bin LadenMar 10, 1957

Saudi Arabia - Birthdays
Date Event
1902-01-12

Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)

1902-01-15

Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia)

1924-08-01

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark

1957-03-10

Osama bin Laden, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda

1957-04-14

Bobbi Brown, An American Town/The Commissioner/Survivors/Saudi Arabia/Are We Safe?

1957-05-05

Lisa Eilbacher, Dharan Saudi Arabia, actress (Beverly Hills Cop)

Saudi Arabia - Deaths
Date Event
1953-11-09

Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud, founder of Saudi Arabia, dies at about 73

1999-05-12

Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia 1993-1999 (b. 1910)

2005-08-01

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)

2015-01-23

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark


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