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Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...
Timeline of Events
1952
2.6.1952
Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
10.20.1952
Governor Evelyn Baring declares a state of emergency in Kenya and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising, including Jomo Kenyatta, the future first President of Kenya.
1953
4.8.1953
Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers.
1957
2.18.1957
Kenyan rebel leader Dedan Kimathi is executed by the British colonial government.
1963
6.1.1963
Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).
12.12.1963
Kenya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1964
12.12.1964
Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta becomes the first President of the Republic of Kenya.
1973
3.24.1973
Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles, California.
1998
8.7.1998
The United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
8.20.1998
U.S. embassy bombings: the United States launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
11.20.1998
A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
1999
2.15.1999
Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), is arrested in Kenya.
2009
1.31.2009
In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.