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Gamal Abdel Nasser, Former Middle East Leader Timeline

Arab leaders convene at a hotel in Cairo in hopes of ending the civil war in Jordan between Palestinians and King Hussein's government. That day King Hussein and Yasser Arafat agreed to a fourteen-point cease fire under Nasser mediation.
The book published in 2004 by The Rosen Publishing Group, New York
The book published in 2004 by The Rosen Publishing Group, New York

Gamal Abdel Nasser, Former Middle Easter Leader.  A book on Middle East Leaders published in 2004 by the Rose Publishing Group First Edition was about the former Middle East Leader, Gamal Abel Nasser.

The book outlined the Timeline of Events for the former Egyptian Leader:

1918  Gamal Abdel Nasser is born January 15 in Beni Morr near Alexandria, Egypt

1924 Gamal Abdel Nasser’s family moves to Khatatba, only forty miles from Egypt’s capitol, Cairo

1927 Gamal Abdel Nasser’s mother dies.  He spends the next three years at primary school in Alexandria.

1934 Gamal Abdel Nasser joins Misr Al Fatat (Young Egypt Party) but quits by year’s end.

The Egyptian Leader, at age thirty-six, Nasser led Egypt's Revolutionary Command Council. Her he is see on August 1, 1954 making a public appearance to gain support for the council.
The Egyptian Leader, at age thirty-six, Nasser led Egypt’s Revolutionary Command Council. Her he is see on August 1, 1954 making a public appearance to gain support for the council.

1936  At eighteen, Gamal Abdel Nasser is accepted into the Royal Military Academy.

1938 Gamal Abdel Nasser graduates from the academy as second lieutenant in Egyptian army.  He is assigned to a small post at
Assuit.  Later, while stationed in Sudan, he meets secretly with eight other officers. They call themselves the
Free Officers and have the goal of overthrowing Egypt’s king and kicking out the British.

1942 Gamal Abdel Nasser rises to captain in the army and is made an instructor.  He now has influence over many officer recruits.
He and the Free Officers begin looking for young officers who have the same ideas about taking over the
government.

Nasser (center) is shown here in 1940 carrying the battalion flag. Even in his early twenties he showed a talent of leadership. During his time in the military, Nasser's passion for and dedication to his country won him the recognition he needed to rise in rank.
Nasser (center) is shown here in 1940 carrying the battalion flag. Even in his early twenties he showed a talent of leadership. During his time in the military, Nasser’s passion for and dedication to his country won him the recognition he needed to rise in rank.

1948 Gamal Abdel Nasser is sent to Palestine to participate in an Arab attack on the newly established state of Israel.

1950 Gamal Abdel Nasser is a major in the army.  His Free Officers creates a committee to better organise the movement.

1951   Wafd Party leaders demand an end to the Egyptian monarchy.  Riots break out.  The Wafd Party is outlawed.  Martial law is instituted.  This leaves the Free Officers in visual charge of the country.

1952   The Free Officers take control of army headquarters and attack Abdin Palace in Cairo.  The Free Officers elect Mohammed Naguib to lead the nation.  King Farouk is deposed and leaves Egypt to spend the rest of his life in exile.

1954   Gamal Abdel Nasser is appointed Prime Minister.  British forces begin to leave the Canal Zone.  On October 26 Nasser survives an assassination attempt masterminded by Naguib and the Muslim Brotherhood.  Naguib is stripped of office and Nasser becomes Egypt’s President.

Nasser's death stoked the world. His funeral procession wound through the streets of Cairo to Manshiet-el Bakry Mosque, his body's final resting final resting place. Millions of Egyptians and Arabs crowded the streets to bid the leader farewell.
Nasser’s death stoked the world. His funeral procession wound through the streets of Cairo to Manshiet-el Bakry Mosque, his body’s final resting final resting place. Millions of Egyptians and Arabs crowded the streets to bid the leader farewell.

1955   Gamal Abdel Nasser forge Non-Alignment Pact with India and Yugoslavia.

1956    Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalises the Suez Canal.  Israel invades Sinai under secret plan with Britain and France.

1958   Gamal Abdel Nasser establishes the United Arab Republic with Syria.

1959   Egypt begins construction on the Aswan High Dam.  It is completed in 1970.

1967   Egypt, Syria and Jordan fight Israel in the Six Day War.  The Arab countries are soundly defeated.  Nasser resigns his presidency in disgrace but the Egyptian people demand he remain in office.

1968   Gamal Abdel Nasserr dies of heart attack at age fifty two on September 28.  Anwar Al-Sadat succeeds him as president.

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