Details on Suddam Hussian History
modernization, and Arab socialism, Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to long-term power.
As vice president under the ailing General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and at a time when many groups were considered capable of overthrowing the government, Saddam created security forces through which he tightly controlled conflict between the government and the armed forces. In the early 1970s, Saddam spearheaded Iraq's nationalization of the Western-owned Iraq Petroleum Company, which had long held a monopoly on the country's oil. Through the 1970s, Saddam cemented his authority over the apparatuses of gov ...more
1937- Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was born on 28 April 1937.
1958- Saddam became involved in the failed assassination attempt of General Quassim.
1963- Baath Party successfully overthrew Quassim in 1963.
1963- He married his first wife Sajida Talfah in 1963 in Egypt.
1964- Saddam fled to Cairo but was arrested in 1964 for his role in the assassination attempt.
1967- He escaped prison in 1967.
1968- Abdul Salam Arif was removed from the power.
1968- Saddam became the deputy of the new President Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr and deputy of the Revolutionary Command Council.
1976- Saddam was promoted to the position of general in the Iraqi armed force. ...more