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Somalia - Notable Historical Events

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Somalia - Historical Events
Date Event
1913-08-08

Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia

1925-10-19

Italian army takes Somalia

1940-08-03

Italian troops invade British Somalia

1941-03-24

British troops defeat British Somalia

1960-06-26

British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain

1960-06-27

British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia

1960-07-01

The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories

1963-03-11

Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

1969-10-21

Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

1977-09-07

Ethiopia drops diplomatic relations with Somalia

1977-10-17

West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers

1977-10-26

The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.

1988-04-03

Somalia & Ethiopia sign accord about Ogaden desert

1991-01-28

Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule

1992-02-14

Cease fire in Somalia begins

1992-12-03

UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia

1992-12-04

Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.

1992-12-09

Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia

1993-10-03

Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.

1994-11-30

Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die

1994-12-02

Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia

1996-08-03

US General William F. Garrison accepts responsibility for outcome of the 1993 raid in Somalia, and retires from military service.

2007-06-03

USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)

2012-04-04

Somalia's National Theatre is struck by a suicide bomber killing ten people including the presidents of the Somali Olympic Committee and Football Federation

2012-09-07

US drone attack kills 8 people in Kismayo, south Somalia

2012-09-20

14 people are killed in a cafe suicide bominbg in Somalia

2013-01-12

A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths

2013-03-18

A car bombing kills 10 people and injures 20 in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-04-14

20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-04-25

The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years

2013-09-07

15 people are killed by a restaurant car bombing by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-10-19

16 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a suicide bombing Beledweyne, Somalia

2013-11-08

11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia

2013-11-11

100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia

2016-06-26

Islamist Militants Storm Hotel in Somalia, Killing at Least 6

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Somalia - Birthdays
Date Event
1955-07-25

Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)

Somalia - Deaths
Date Event
1969-10-15

Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered

1995-01-02

Mohammed Siyad Barre, president of Somalia (1969-91), dies

1995-01-02

Siad Barre, general/president of Somalia (1969-91), dies at 84

1996-08-01

Mohamed Farrah Aidid, Pres (ANS-CUS)/Somalia, dies

2012-03-23

Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, President of Somalia, dies from liver failure at 77


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