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Sudan - Historical Events
Date Event
1876-04-11

Sir Charles Gordon ends religious tolerance in Sudan

1879-08-23

Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo

1881-06-19

Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan

1883-11-05

Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army

1884-03-13

Siege of Khartoum Sudan begins

1885-01-17

Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan

1885-01-19

Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed

1890-04-06

French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan

1890-04-27

French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan

1891-01-01

French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed

1891-02-18

Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan

1891-02-24

French troops under capt Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan

1896-09-21

General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola Sudan

1898-07-12

Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda Sudan

1898-09-01

Lord Kitchener's troops attack Omdurman, Sudan

1898-09-02

Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain

1898-09-18

Lord Kitchener's ships reach Fashoda, Sudan

1898-09-29

French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught

1899-01-19

Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms

1901-11-26

Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

1924-11-22

Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan

1932-09-05

The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.

1941-01-19

British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan

1954-03-01

Rebellion during visit of pres Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die

1956-01-01

Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK

1956-03-23

Sudan becomes independent

1959-04-04

Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)

1960-09-22

Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France

1964-11-15

Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns

1971-07-19

Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees

1973-04-12

Sudan adopts constitution

1983-05-16

Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.

1985-04-06

Sudan suspends constitution after coup under general Swarreddahab

1985-10-10

Sudan adopts interim constitution

1986-08-16

Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed

1989-06-30

Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup

1991-01-20

Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.

1993-10-16

General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president

1994-02-04

20 die in armed assault on mosque in Khartoum, Sudan

1994-08-14

Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum Sudan

1994-08-15

Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

2003-07-08

Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 116 people on board, crashes in Sudan; the only survivor is a two-year-old boy who subsequently dies as a result of his injuries.

2005-01-09

The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, commonly known as the Naivasha Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement rebel group in Naivasha, Kenya.

2005-12-23

Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead.

2006-05-05

The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army

2011-07-09

South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.

2012-03-12

100 people are killed in ethnic clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan

2012-08-19

32 people are killed after a plane crash in Talodi, Sudan

2012-11-01

Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan

2013-02-23

51 people are killed and 62 are injured in conflict between rival tribes in Darfur, Sudan

2013-03-28

143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan

2013-04-08

163 people are killed and 50,000 are displaced after tribal violence erupts in Darfur, Sudan

2013-04-09

12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan

2013-05-02

60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan

2013-07-30

134 people are killed in tribal conflicts in Darfyr, Sudan

2013-10-20

78 people are killed by cattle raiders in Jonglei, Sudan

2015-11-04

South Sudan plane crash kills 15; baby among 3 survivors

2016-07-14

Obama Sends 47 US Troops to South Sudan Amid Heavy Fighting

2016-07-14

US sends 47 troops to South Sudan to protect Americans

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Sudan - Birthdays
Date Event
1858-09-09

Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)

1861-06-19

Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WW I)

1863-12-22

Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)

1900-10-26

Ibrahim Abbud, general/premier Sudan (1958-64)

1930-01-01

Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)

1946-12-21

Nate Wright, Translating Genocide: Three Students Journey to Sudan

1987-10-29

Burak Sagyasar, Sudan Bikmis Baliklar

1989-11-28

J.D. Martin, Lifestories: The Lost Boys of Sudan

Sudan - Deaths
Date Event
1885-01-26

Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51

1899-11-24

Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies

1916-06-05

Horatio H Kitchener, British General (Sudan), drowns at 65

1924-11-19

Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered

1928-01-30

Douglas Haig, Brit fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66

1934-01-13

Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70

1943-03-23

Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72

1951-09-07

Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31

1973-03-02

Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated

2005-07-30

John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)

2018-03-20

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies at age 45


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