Key Dates In Egypt President's Life

Key dates in President Hosni Mubarak's life.

- May 4, 1928 - Born in the Nile Delta village of Kafr el-Moseilha.

- April 1975 - Chosen by President Anwar Sadat to be vice president.

- Oct. 14, 1981 - Sworn in as Egypt's president following Sadat's assassination.

- June 26, 1995 - Survives an assassination attempt while visiting Ethiopia.

- 2003 - Collapses during a speech to parliament, blamed on a combination of cold medication and fasting during Ramadan.

- 2004 - Undergoes a minor back operation in Germany.

- February 2005 - Orders constitutional amendments that pave the way for first-ever multi-candidate elections.

- March 2005 - Hundreds participate in protests to oppose a fifth term for Mubarak or plans to let his son Gamal succeed him.

- May 11, 2005 - Parliament votes to change the constitution to allow contested presidential elections.

- Sept. 27, 2005 - Mubarak is sworn in for a fifth consecutive term after winning the first contested presidential election.

- March 6, 2010 - Undergoes gall bladder surgery in Germany, temporarily handing power to prime minister.

- Nov. 28, 2010 - Parliamentary elections are held. Opposition parties say the vote was marred by fraud.

- Jan. 25, 2011 - Appoints his first vice president, Omar Suleiman, shortly after the Jan. 25 outbreak of protests.

- Jan. 28, 2011 - Mubarak orders the army out on the streets to restore order.

- Jan. 29, 2011 - A wave of looting grips Egypt after police withdrew from Cairo and several cities.

- Feb. 1, 2011 - Promises not to seek re-election but says he will serve out the last months of his term and "die on Egyptian soil."

- Feb. 10, 2011 - Refuses to leave office but hands some powers to VP in state TV appearance that leaves protesters furious.

- Feb. 11, 2011 - Resigns and hands power to the military after protesters flood the streets of Cairo and other cities.


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