Umm Kulthum Parallel Timelines

World Events

Korea gains independence

1876

Anglo-Zulu War

1879

Mahdist War

1881

First Sino-Japanese War

1894

Ethiopia defeats Italy in the First Italo-Ethiopian War

1896

Boxer Rebellion

1899

Russo-Japanese War

1904

World War I

1914

October Revolution

1917

Treaty of Versailles is signed

1919

Lenin dies; Stalin assumes power in the Soviet Union

1924

Japan invades Manchuria

1931

Spanish Civil War

1936

Nanking Massacre

1937

2nd Sino-Japanese War

1937

World War II

1939

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

D-Day

June 6, 1944

Korean War

1950

Vietnam War

1955

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Fall of Berlin Wall

1989

Reunification of Germany

1990

Egyptian Events

Suez Canal built

1859

British troops take control of Egypt

1882

Col. 'Urabi Revolt

1882

Denshawai Incident

1907

WAFD Movement

1919

Fuad I becomes King of Egypt

1922

Egypt gains its independence

1922

Muslim Brotherhood founded by Hassan al-Banna

1928

Farouk succeeds his father as King of Egypt

1936

Hassan al-Banna of the Muslim Brotherhood is assassinated

February 12, 1949

At least 20 people are killed in anti-British riots in Cairo

1952

Farouk abdicates in favor of his infant son Ahmed Fuad II

1952

Coup by the Free Officers' Revolt

July 23, 1952

Coup leader Muhammad Najib becomes president

1953

Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes prime minister

1954

Nasser becomes president

1956

Nasser nationalises the Suez Canal

1956

Syria withdraws from the union with Egypt

1961

Six-Day War

1967

Nasser's death

September 28, 1970

Camp David Accords for peace with Israel are signed

1978

Hosni Mubarak approved as new president

1981

Anti-Mubarak protests start

2010

President Mubarak steps down

2011

First free presidential poll

2012

The military ousts President Morsi

2013

Umm Kulthum's Life

Umm Kulthum's birth

December 30, 1898

Umm Kulthum's family moves to Cairo

1923

Umm Kulthum signs with Gramaphone Records; hires a professional takht

1926

Umm Kulthum tours throughout the Middle East

1932

Umm Kulthum starts broadcasting her concerts over the radio

1934

Umm Kulthum stars in her first film

1936

Umm Kulthum becomes her own manager

1938

Umm Kulthum is knighted

1944

Umm Kulthum performs in Paris

1967

Kidney failure ends Umm Kulthum's career

1973

Umm Kulthum's death

February 3, 1975