Jordan

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14/11/1935
King Hussein is born.
11/08/1952
King Hussein is declared King after his father King Tamal is declared unfit by the Jordanian parliament due to mental illness.
14/11/1953
King Hussein is formally crowned as King on his 18th birthday.
12/09/1970
Three hijacked planes that are being held on an airfield in Jordan are blown up.
17/09/1970
King Hussein launches an attack on Palestinian guerillas in Jordan.
27/09/1970
King Hussein and Yasir Arafat sign a ceasefire agreement ending 10 days of bitter fighting in Jordan.
26/10/1994
Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein sign a peace agreement ending 46 years of war between Israel and Jordan. US president Bill Clinton was present to witness the signing.
07/02/1999
King Hussein of Jordan dies of cancer aged 63.

 

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