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06/12/1897 Anthony Eden (Prime Minster of Great Britain) British Political and Social Leaders New York Times
07/06/1946 George W. Bush (Connecticut-born 43rd President of the United States) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders George W. Bush The American Presidency Terrorism Iraq War Middle East History
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06/10/2000 Hafez Assad (President of Syria) Syrian Political and Social Leaders
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07/14/1099 Christian Knights from Europe Capture Jerusalem After a 7-Week of Siege and Begin Massacring the City's Muslim and Jewish Populations Jerusalem Religion Islam Juadiasm The Crusades Middle East History History Channel
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07/06/1917 Arab Forces Led by T.E. Lawrence Capture the Port of Aqaba from the Turks Turkey British Military Figures World War I Middle East History New York Times
06/29/1946 British Authorities Arrest More Than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an Effort to Control Terrorism Great Britain Judaism Middle East History Terrorism New York Times
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
06/23/1956 99.95% of Egyptian Voters Elect Gamal Abdel Nasser as the First President of the Republic of Egypt Egyptian Political and Social Leaders Elections Middle East History History Channel
06/28/1958 France Releases 30 Islamic Political Prisoners in Algeria Algeria France Islam Middle East History BBC
07/14/1958 A Military Coup Overthrows the Iraqi Monarchy Iraqi Government Middle East History BBC
06/10/1967 The Six-Day War Ends as Israel and Syria Agree to a United Nations-Mediated Cease-fire Israel Syria New York Times BBC
06/11/1967 United Nations-brokered Cease Fire Takes Effect Between Israel and Syria United Nations Israel Syria History Channel
06/13/1967 United Nations Security Council Rejects Soviet Demands for a Resolution Condemning Israel's Aggression in the Six-Day War United Nations Soviet Union Israel Middle East History BBC
06/09/1970 King Hussein of Jordan Escapes an Assassination Attempt as His Motorcade Drives Near His Summer Palace King Hussein of Jordan BBC
06/25/1970 The United States Launches New Plan for Peace in the Middle East Middle East History BBC
09/17/1970 Civil War Breaks Out in Jordan Jordan Middle East History War BBC
06/20/1976 Westerners Are Evacuated from Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon Middle East History BBC
07/04/1976 Israeli Commandos Rescue Almost All Hostages Held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda Uganda Israel Air Disasters Terrorism Middle East History BBC
06/13/1978 Israeli Troops Complete Their Withdrawal from Southern Lebanon Lebanon Israel Middle East History BBC
06/19/1980 Three Gunmen Attacked the British Embassy in Baghdad Iraq Great Britain Middle East History Terrorism BBC
09/17/1982 Lebanese Christians Avenge Assassination of President=elect by Killing More Than 1,000 Palestinian Refugees in Beirut Lebanon Middle East History Death BBC
09/30/1985 39 American Hostages Are Freed in Beirut After Being Held for 17 Days on a Hijacked TWA Jetliner Lebanon Air Disasters Islam Mideast History Terrorism BBC
07/03/1988 U.S. Navy Cruiser Vincennes Mistakenly Shoots Down an Iranian Passenger Jet, Killing All 290 Persons Aboard Iran Air Disasters Death Middle East History History Channel BBC
07/14/1991 British Troops Protecting Iraqi Kurds Begin to Pull Out of the Region Iraq Gulf War Middle East History BBC
06/26/1993 U.S. President Bill Clinton Orders Missile Strikes in Baghdad in Retaliation for Iraqi Plot to Assassinate Former President George Bush Iraq President Bill Clinton President George Bush Middle East History History Channel
06/15/1994 Israel and the Vatican Establish Full Diplomatic Relations Israel Catholicism New York Times
07/01/1994 PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat Drives from Egypt into Gaza, Returning to Palestinian Land After 27 Years in Exile Yasser Arafat Middle East History BBC
06/25/1996 A Truck Bomb Kills 19 Americans and Injures Hundreds at a U.S. Military Complex in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Middle East History Terrorism Death New York Times
Historic Events from 2000 to Present
06/18/2002 A Palestinian Detonates a Nail-Studded Bomb in a Jerusalem Bus, Killing 19 Passengers and Himself Israel Transportation Middle East History Terrorism Death New York Times
06/28/2004 The U.S. Hands Sovereignty Back to Iraq in a Baghdad Ceremony iraq Iraq War Middle East History BBC
06/25/2005 Ultra-Conservative Mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Wins Landslide Victory in Iran's Presidential Poll Iranian Political and Social Leaders Elections Middle East History BBC

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