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  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sunday Mar 10, 1957

    Bin Laden

    Birth

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sunday Mar 10, 1957

    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.




  • Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 19, 1980

    Plane Accidents

    Saudia Flight 163

    Riyadh, Saudia Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 19, 1980

    Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011, became the world's deadliest aviation accident that did not involve a crash. On August 19, 1980, The crew performed an emergency landing at Riyadh after a fire broke out in an aft baggage compartment. The fire burned through the ceiling of the compartment and into the passenger cabin. While the crew managed to land the plane safely, the captain did not stop immediately and order an evacuation. He taxied off the runway instead, by which time everyone in the cabin had become unconscious due to fumes and unable to open any doors or evacuate. All 301 passengers and crew died of suffocation before rescue ground crews could open any door, after which the aircraft burst into flames and was consumed by fire.




  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jul 31, 1990

    Gulf War

    Discussions

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jul 31, 1990

    Discussions in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, mediated on the Arab League's behalf by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, were held on 31 July and led Mubarak to believe that a peaceful course could be established.




  • Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    Gulf War

    Operation Desert Shield

    Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    Out of fear the Iraqi Army could launch an invasion of Saudi Arabia, US President George H. W. Bush quickly announced that the US would launch a "wholly defensive" mission to prevent Iraq from invading Saudi Arabia, under the codename Operation Desert Shield. The operation began on 7 August 1990, when US troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, due also to the request of its monarch, King Fahd, who had earlier called for US military assistance.




  • Khafji, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jan 29, 1991

    Gulf War

    The Battle of Khafji

    Khafji, Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Jan 29, 1991

    On 29 January, Iraqi forces attacked and occupied the lightly defended Saudi city of Khafji with tanks and infantry. The Battle of Khafji ended two days later when the Iraqis were driven back by the Saudi Arabian National Guard, supported by Qatari forces and US Marines. The allied forces used extensive artillery fire.




  • Saudi Arabia
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Gulf War

    The First coalition force to breach the Saudi Arabian border

    Saudi Arabia
    Friday Feb 15, 1991

    Task Force 1-41 Infantry was a U.S. Army heavy battalion task force from the 2nd Armored Division. It was the spearhead of VII Corps, consisting primarily of the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, and the 4th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment. Task Force 1–41 was the first coalition force to breach the Saudi Arabian border on 15 February 1991, and to conduct ground combat operations in Iraq engaging in direct and indirect fire fights with the enemy on 17 February 1991.




  • Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 23, 1991

    Gulf War

    The Capture of 500 Iraqi soldiers

    Kuwait
    Saturday Feb 23, 1991

    On 23 February, fighting resulted in the capture of 500 Iraqi soldiers.


  • Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Monday Feb 25, 1991

    Gulf War

    Scud missile hit a US Army barracks

    Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Monday Feb 25, 1991

    On 25 February 1991, a Scud missile hit a US Army barracks of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment, out of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, stationed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 soldiers and injuring over 100.


  • Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    First Solo Event

    Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

    On 26 October 2011, the Duchess undertook her first solo event for In Kind Direct, stepping in for the Prince of Wales, who was in Saudi Arabia.


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