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Jordan History Timeline

BC
  • (2000-1550BC) Area controlled by several kingdoms, Arabic-speaking Nabataeans created kingdom in southeast
  • (63BC) Pompey conquered the region
100 AD - 1800s
  • (106) Jordan became part of the Roman province of Arabia
  • (333) Jordan destroyed by Alexander the Great on his way to Israel won Six-Day Arab-Israeli War, captured Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem; Palestinian refugees fled to Jordan
  • (1970) Black September - Government forces battled Palestinian fighters, thousands injured, 2,000 killed
  • (1971) Jordanian troops wiped out Palestinian guerrillas, brought 1,500 prisoners to Amman
  • (1971) Syria broke off relations with Jordan
  • (1974) King Hussein recognized the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) as sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people
  • (1974) Jordanian women received right to vote
  • (1978) Lisa Halaby, an Israeli rule
  • (1988) Jordan renounced claim on the West Bank, retained role as guardian of Jerusalem's holy places
  • (1988) King Hussein dissolved lower house of Parliament
  • (1989) Economic reforms were enacted, riots over price increases took place in several cities
  • (1990 - 1992) During Gulf War, King Hussein maintained neutrality

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