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  • Egypt
    Friday Oct 14, 996
    Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah

    His inauguration

    Egypt
    Friday Oct 14, 996

    Al-Ḥākim's father had intended the eunuch Barjawan to act as regent until Al-Ḥākim was old enough to rule by himself. Ibn 'Ammar and the Qadi Muhammad ibn Nu'man were to assist in the guardianship of the new caliph. Instead, al-Hasan ibn 'Ammar (the leader of the Kutama) immediately seized the office of wasīta "chief minister" from 'Īsa ibn Nestorius. At the time the office of sifāra "secretary of state" was also combined within that office. Ibn 'Ammar then took the title of Amīn ad-Dawla "the one trusted in the empire". This was the first time that the term "empire" was associated with the Fatimid state.




  • Ottoman Empire (now Egypt)
    Monday Sep 2, 1754
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1754 Cairo Earthquake

    Ottoman Empire (now Egypt)
    Monday Sep 2, 1754

    1754 Cairo earthquake occurred on September 2, 1754, in Ottoman Empire (now Egypt), there were an estimated 40,000 deaths.




  • Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Jul 1, 1798
    Napoleon

    Napoleon landed at Alexandria

    Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Jul 1, 1798

    General Bonaparte and his expedition eluded pursuit by the Royal Navy and landed at Alexandria on 1 July.




  • Shubra Khit, Egypt
    Friday Jul 13, 1798
    Napoleon

    Battle of Shubra Khit

    Shubra Khit, Egypt
    Friday Jul 13, 1798

    Napoleon fought the Battle of Shubra Khit against the Mamluks, Egypt's ruling military caste.




  • Giza, Egypt
    Saturday Jul 21, 1798
    Napoleon

    Battle of the Pyramids

    Giza, Egypt
    Saturday Jul 21, 1798

    Napoleon fought on 21 July, the Battle of the Pyramids.




  • Abu Qir, Egypt
    Thursday Jul 25, 1799
    Napoleon

    Battle of Abu Qir (1799)

    Abu Qir, Egypt
    Thursday Jul 25, 1799

    Back in Egypt on 25 July, Bonaparte defeated an Ottoman amphibious invasion at Abukir.




  • Germany
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1927
    Albrecht Kossel

    Kossel's Death

    Germany
    Tuesday Jul 5, 1927

    Kossel died quietly on 5 July 1927, after a recurring attack of angina pectoris. He is buried in Heidelberg, Germany.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Oct 27, 1929
    Great Depression

    Brief recovery

    U.S.
    Sunday Oct 27, 1929

    The market experienced a brief recovery.


  • Bilbeis, Al Sharqia, Egypt
    Friday Nov 15, 1935
    Magdi Yacoub

    Born

    Bilbeis, Al Sharqia, Egypt
    Friday Nov 15, 1935

    Yacoub was born on 16 November 1935 in Bilbeis, Al Sharqia, Egypt to Coptic family.


  • Egypt and Libya
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940
    Winston Churchill

    Western Desert campaign

    Egypt and Libya
    Tuesday Jun 11, 1940

    Churchill was determined to fight back and ordered the commencement of the Western Desert campaign on 11 June, an immediate response to the Italian declaration of war. This went well at first while the Italian army was the sole opposition and Operation Compass was a noted success.


  • Libya and Egypt
    Monday Sep 9, 1940
    World War II

    Italian invasion of Egypt

    Libya and Egypt
    Monday Sep 9, 1940

    The Italian invasion of Egypt (Operazione E) was an offensive in the Second World War, against British, Commonwealth and Free French forces in Egypt. The invasion by the Italian 10th Army (10ª Armata) ended border skirmishing on the frontier and began the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) proper. The goal of the Italian forces in Libya was to seize the Suez Canal by advancing along the Egyptian coast. After numerous delays, the scope of the offensive was reduced to an advance as far as Sidi Barrani, with attacks on British forces in the area. It lasted from 9 September to 16 September.


  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Wednesday Jul 1, 1942
    World War II

    First Battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Wednesday Jul 1, 1942

    The Axis offensive in Libya (Battle of Gazala) forced an Allied retreat deep inside Egypt until Axis forces were stopped at El Alamein (First Battle of El Alamein), which lasted from 1 to 27 July 1942. The British prevented a second advance by the Axis forces into Egypt. Axis positions near El Alamein, only 66 mi (106 km) from Alexandria, were dangerously close to the ports and cities of Egypt, the base facilities of the Commonwealth forces and the Suez Canal.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Aug 17, 1942
    Winston Churchill

    Churchill returned to Cairo

    Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Aug 17, 1942

    While he was in Cairo in early August, Churchill decided to replace Field Marshal Auchinleck with Field Marshal Alexander as Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East Theatre. Command of the Eighth Army was given to General William Gott but he was killed only three days later and General Montgomery replaced him. Churchill returned to Cairo from Moscow on 17 August and could see for himself that the Alexander/Montgomery combination was already having an effect. He returned to England on the 21st, nine days before Rommel launched his final offensive.


  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Sunday Aug 30, 1942
    World War II

    Battle of Alam el Halfa

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Sunday Aug 30, 1942

    In August 1942, the Allies succeeded in repelling a second attack against El Alamein. The Battle of Alam el Halfa took place between 30 August and 5 September, south of El Alamein.


  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942
    Adolf Hitler

    Second battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    In late 1942, German forces were defeated in the second battle of El Alamein, thwarting Hitler's plans to seize the Suez Canal and the Middle East.


  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942
    World War II

    Second Battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    The Allies commenced an attack of their own in Egypt, dislodging the Axis forces and beginning a drive west across Libya. The Second Battle of El Alamein took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein, the battle lasted from 23 October to 11 November 1942.


  • Egypt
    Wednesday Nov 11, 1942
    Joseph Goebbels

    The Allied victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein

    Egypt
    Wednesday Nov 11, 1942

    The thousand-bomber raid on Cologne (May 1942), the Allied victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Nov 22, 1943
    Korean War

    The Cairo Conference

    Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Nov 22, 1943

    At the Cairo Conference in November 1943, China, the United Kingdom and the United States all decided that "in due course Korea shall become free and independent".


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Nov 22, 1943
    Winston Churchill

    Cairo Conference

    Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Nov 22, 1943

    In November, Churchill and Roosevelt met Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek at the Cairo Conference (Codename Sextant).


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1943
    World War II

    Cairo Conference

    Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Nov 23, 1943

    In November 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met with Chiang Kai-shek in Cairo, from 22 to 26 November.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Dec 4, 1943
    Winston Churchill

    Second Cairo Conference

    Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Dec 4, 1943

    Churchill and Roosevelt held a second Cairo conference with Turkish president Ismet Inönü, but were unable to gain any commitment from Turkey to join the Allies.


  • Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1951
    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Born

    Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Jun 19, 1951

    Ayman al-Zawahiri was born in 1951 in the neighborhood of Maadi, Cairo, in the then Kingdom of Egypt, to Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri and Umayma Azzam.


  • Egypt
    Wednesday Mar 21, 1956
    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day (Egypy)

    Egypt
    Wednesday Mar 21, 1956

    The idea (Mother's Day) was first ridiculed by president Gamal Abdel Nasser but he eventually accepted it and Mother's Day was first celebrated on 21 March 1956.


  • Opera Square, Giza, Egypt
    Sunday Jan 1, 1978
    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    1st Marriage

    Opera Square, Giza, Egypt
    Sunday Jan 1, 1978

    In 1978, al-Zawahiri married his first wife, Azza Ahmed Nowari, a student at Cairo University who was studying philosophy. Their wedding, which was held at the Continental Hotel in Opera Square, was very conservative, with separate areas for both men and women, and no music, photographs, or light-hearted humour.


  • Egypt
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1979
    Iranian Revolution

    Shah and his family left Iran for exile in Egypt

    Egypt
    Tuesday Jan 16, 1979

    On the morning of 16 January 1979, Bakhtiar was officially appointed prime minister. The same day, a tearful Shah and his family left Iran for exile in Egypt, never to return.


  • Giza, Egypt
    Friday Sep 28, 1979
    Frank Sinatra

    Sinatra's Performance in Egypt

    Giza, Egypt
    Friday Sep 28, 1979

    He performed in front of the Egyptian pyramids for Anwar Sadat, which raised more than $500,000 for Sadat's wife's charities.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Oct 6, 1981
    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The assassination of President Anwar Sadat

    Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Oct 6, 1981

    In 1981, Al-Zawahiri was one of hundreds arrested following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Aug 3, 1990
    Gulf War

    The Arab League own resolution

    Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Aug 3, 1990

    On 3 August 1990, the Arab League passed its own resolution, which called for a solution to the conflict from within the league, and warned against outside intervention. Iraq and Libya were the only two Arab League states that opposed the resolution for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait; the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) opposed it as well.


  • Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt
    Monday Jun 15, 1992
    Mohamed Salah

    Birth

    Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt
    Monday Jun 15, 1992

    Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly born in 15 June 1992, in Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt.


  • Egypt
    Thursday Sep 4, 1997
    Ronaldinho

    World Cup U-17

    Egypt
    Thursday Sep 4, 1997

    Ronaldinho was identified as a rising star at the 1997 U-17 World Championship in Egypt, in which he scored two goals on penalty kicks.


  • Deir el-Bahari, Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah, Egypt
    Monday Nov 17, 1997
    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Luxor Massacre

    Deir el-Bahari, Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah, Egypt
    Monday Nov 17, 1997

    While there Zawahiri learned of a "Nonviolence Initiative" being organized in Egypt to end the terror campaign that had killed hundreds and resulting government crackdown that had imprisoned thousands. Zawahiri angrily opposed this "surrender" in letters to the London newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat. Together with members of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, he helped organize a massive attack on tourists at the Temple of Hatshepsut to sabotage the initiative by provoking the government into repression. The attack by six men dressed in police uniforms succeeded in machine-gunning and hacking to death 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians.


  • Europe
    Monday Jun 26, 2006
    Disasters with highest death tolls

    2006 European Heat Wave

    Europe
    Monday Jun 26, 2006

    The 2006 European heat wave was a period of exceptionally hot weather that arrived at the end of June 2006 in certain European countries. The United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and western parts of Russia were most affected. The death toll from this heat wave is estimated to be 3,418 people.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Sep 8, 2006
    Vodafone

    A deal with Telecom Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt
    Friday Sep 8, 2006

    On 8 November 2006, the company announced a deal with Telecom Egypt, resulting in further co-operation in the Egyptian market and increasing its stake in Vodafone Egypt. After the deal, Vodafone Egypt was 55% owned by the group, while the remaining 45% was owned by Telecom Egypt.


  • Nasr City, Cairo
    Monday May 3, 2010
    Mohamed Salah

    Debut

    Nasr City, Cairo
    Monday May 3, 2010

    Salah played his youth football with El Mokawloon. He made his senior team debut in the Egyptian Premier League coming on as a substitute on 3 May 2010 in a 1–1 away draw against El Mansoura. During the 2010–11 season Salah continued earning minutes on the pitch, eventually becoming a regular in the team.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Dec 25, 2010
    Mohamed Salah

    First goal

    Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Dec 25, 2010

    He scored his first goal for them on 25 December 2010 in a 1–1 away draw against Al Ahly.


  • Egypt
    Saturday Sep 3, 2011
    Mohamed Salah

    International debut

    Egypt
    Saturday Sep 3, 2011

    On 3 September 2011, Salah made his debut for the Egypt national football team in the 2–1 away defeat by Sierra Leone.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Sep 12, 2011
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    The First Visit To Egypt by a Prime Minister of Turkey After The Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

    Cairo, Egypt
    Monday Sep 12, 2011

    Erdoğan visited Egypt on 12 September 2011, soon after Turkey had ejected Israeli ambassadors, cutting off all diplomatic relations with Israel because Israel refused to apologize for the Gaza flotilla raid which killed eight Turkish and one Turco-American. This was the first visit to Egypt by a Prime Minister of Turkey after the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.


  • Port Said, Egypt
    Wednesday Feb 1, 2012
    Mohamed Salah

    Port Said Stadium riot

    Port Said, Egypt
    Wednesday Feb 1, 2012

    the Port Said Stadium riot on 1 February 2012, the Egyptian Premier League was suspended.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Jul 25, 2014
    Amazon

    Amazon launches the Amazon Fire

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Jul 25, 2014

    Amazon launches the Amazon Fire.


  • Sinai, Egypt
    Saturday Oct 31, 2015
    Plane Accidents

    Metrojet Flight 9268

    Sinai, Egypt
    Saturday Oct 31, 2015

    An Airbus A321-231, Metrojet Flight 9268, crashed in the Sinai Peninsula after departing Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt, On October 31, 2015, en route to Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg, Russia. All 217 passengers and 7 crewmembers were killed. A branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for bringing down the jet, and a Russian investigation concluded that a bomb was detonated inside the plane at a high altitude.


  • Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Oct 8, 2017
    Mohamed Salah

    World Cup 2018 Qualification

    Alexandria, Egypt
    Sunday Oct 8, 2017

    Salah was the top scorer for Egypt with five goals during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, including both goals in the decisive 2–1 victory over Congo, one of which was a penalty in the last minute to make the Pharaohs reach their first World Cup finals since 1990.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
    Vodafone

    Exiting Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt
    Wednesday Jan 29, 2020

    On 29 January 2020, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and the Vodafone Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of Vodafone's entire 55 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt to STC. With the sale, Vodafone will be exiting Egypt (as a telecom operator) as the rest of the 45 percent stake in Vodafone Egypt is owned by Telecom Egypt. Telecom Egypt has said that it has no plans to sell its stake.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Feb 15, 2020
    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    First case in Africa

    Cairo, Egypt
    Saturday Feb 15, 2020

    Egypt reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the 15th of February. This is the second country in the WHO EMRO region to confirm a case and the first reported case from the African continent. WHO was informed by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.


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