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Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...
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48BC
9.28.48 BC
Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
9.28.48 BC
Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
44BC
9.2.44 BC
Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
30BC
8.1.30 BC
Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
8.12.30 BC
Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide, allegedly by means of an asp bite.
365
7.21.365
A tsunami devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The tsunami is caused by an earthquake estimated to be 8.0 on the Richter Scale. 5,000 people perished in Alexandria, and 45,000 more died outside the city.
435
8.3.435
Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.
1218
5.24.1218
The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
1250
4.13.1250
The Seventh Crusade is defeated in Egypt, Louis IX of France is captured.
1260
10.24.1260
Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.
1799
7.15.1799
The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
7.25.1799
At Aboukir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.
8.23.1799
Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power.
1801
3.21.1801
The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis in Egypt.
1805
5.17.1805
Muhammad Ali becomes Wāli of Egypt.
1811
3.1.1811
Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali.
1824
6.21.1824
Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1854
11.15.1854
In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.
1859
2.4.1859
The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
1869
11.17.1869
In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.
1882
7.11.1882
The British Mediterranean fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
1917
1.9.1917
World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
1922
2.28.1922
The United Kingdom ends its protectorate over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
3.15.1922
After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
11.4.1922
In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
1942
10.23.1942
World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: – At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.
11.5.1942
The Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.
1945
2.24.1945
Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
3.22.1945
The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
1948
5.15.1948
Following the demise of the British Mandate of Palestine, Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia invade the territory partitioned for the Arab state by the British Mandate of Palestine thus starting the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
1952
1.26.1952
Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
1954
2.25.1954
Gamal Abdul Nasser is made premier of Egypt.
4.18.1954
Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
1956
1.1.1956
1.16.1956
President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
6.23.1956
Gamal Abdel Nasser is elected president of Egypt.
7.26.1956
Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan High Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation.
10.29.1956
Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
10.31.1956
Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
11.7.1956
Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.