Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Presidency Timeline - History
The Presidency of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak
Friday, February 11th, 2011 - VOA
May 4, 1928: Hosni Mubarak is born in the Nile Delta village of Kafr el-Moseilha in Egypt.
April 1975: Appointed Vice President of Egypt by President Anwar Sadat.
Oct. 6, 1981: Seated next to President Anwar Sadat as he is shot and killed in a reviewing stand at a military parade in Cairo. Mubarak was injured in the attack.
Oct. 14, 1981: Mubarak is sworn in as the president of Egypt.
April 25, 1982: Israel hands over the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt after occupying it for 15 years.
October 1987: Mubarak wins a second six-year term as president.
October 1993: Wins a third six-year term.
June 26, 1995: Gunmen attack Mubarak's motorcade as he arrives at a summit of the Organization of African Unity in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. He is unhurt and returns to Egypt.
Nov. 17, 1997: Members Egypt's largest Islamist militant group, al-Gama's al-Islamiya kill 58 tourists and four Egyptians at an ancient temple in the southern town of Luxor. Six gunmen and three police officers also die in the attack.
October 1999: Mubarak is elected to his fourth term as president.
December 22, 1999: Egypt agrees to sell natural gas to Israel through what Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak calls the “pipeline of peace.”
March 2005: Hundreds of protesters take to the streets to oppose Mubarak's run for a fifth six-year term.
December 2005: The Muslim Brotherhood increases its seats in parliament after violent elections, which Mubarak wins.
Nov. 19, 2006: Mubarak announces he will retain the responsibilities of his office for the rest of his life.
March 27, 2010: Returns to Egypt after spending three weeks in Germany following gall bladder surgery.
Jan. 25, 2011: Anti-government protests erupt across Egypt.
Jan 28, 2011: Mubarak orders troops and tanks into cities to quell the demonstrations.
Jan. 29, 2011: Mubarak appoints the nation's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as his first vice president.
Feb. 1, 2011: Mubarak promises not to seek re-election but says he will serve out the last few months of his terms and “die on Egyptian soil.”
Feb 5, 2011: The United States and leading European nations call for a smooth transition of power in Egypt.
Feb. 10, 2011: Mubarak announces plan to cede some powers to the vice presidency, but refuses to step aside.
Feb. 11, 2011: President Hosni Mubarak leaves power and travels with his family to his home in southern resort of Sharm el-Sheik.
The Presidency of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Timeline
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