Egypt

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21/07/1798
Napoleon Bonaparte leads the French army to victory over the Egyptians at the Battle of the Pyramids.
01/08/1798
The British fleet commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats the French at the Battle of the Nile.
04/11/1922
British explorer Howard Carter discovers the steps of the Tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.
26/11/1922
British explorers Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon enter the tomb of Tutankhamen
16/02/1923
In the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen is opened, revealing an immense gold decorated shrine.
24/05/1929
Yasir Arafat is born to Palestinian parents in Cairo, Egypt .
23/10/1942
Britain launches a major offensive against German and Italian forces at El Alamein in Egypt.
02/11/1942
British troops led by General Bernard Montgomery break through German defences at El Alamein.
22/11/1943
Franklin D Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo to discuss plans for defeating Japan.
02/11/1951
A further 6,000 British troops are sent to the Suez Canal in an attempt to suppress anti British disturbances in the area.
23/07/1952
King Farouk is forced to abdicate following a military coup led by General Muhammad Naguib. General Muhammad Naguib was soon challenged and replaced by General Gamal Abdal Nasser who felt that reforms were progressing too slowly.
18/06/1953
Following a military coup, Egypt is declared a republic.
25/07/1956
Gamal Abdal Nasser announces that Egypt has nationalised the Suez Canal to provide funding for the Aswan High Dam.
06/11/1956
British and French forces arrive in Suez during fighting between Egyptian and Israeli troops.
23/12/1956
British and French forces withdraw from Port Said and Port Fuad and are replaced by United Nations Emergency Force ending the Suez Crisis.

 

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