Historical Timeline

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1,500,000 – 1,200,000 BC – The first traces of a man in Azerbaijan. The Guruchay culture.

1, 200,000 – 1,000,000 BC-The beginning of life in Azykh cave 

400,000-350,000 BC - The jaw fragment of azykhanthropos in Azykh.

40,000-35,000 BC – The beginning of the Upper paleolith. The appearance of the Euhominid.

XIII-V Millenium  BC - Mesolithic and Neolithic age - The beginning of the appearance of the Producing agriculture .

 IV-VI Millenium  BC – Aeneolithic Age. The Shomutepe culture. 

End of IV-III Millenium BC – The First Bronze Age. Kura-Araz culture.

Last quarter of III Millenium BC – the first tribe alliances in Azerbaijan. Shumer-Akkad sources of information on Cuthies, Lullubies and Hurries. 

II Millenium  BC– The Nakhchivan culture.

First half of II Millenium BC – The Ary tribes coming to Western Asia was in contact with the hurries on the lakesides of Urumchy

End of II Millenium - The decay of the primitive communal system in Azerbaijan.

End of II Millenium- beginning of I Millenium - Iranian tribes invaded the territory of Azerbaijan.

Second half of IX century BC - Manna state formed in the region on the lakeside of Urmia.  

VIII century BC - The strengthening and expansion of Manna state. The struggle with the Assyrians and the Urartu.

714 BC – The campaign of Sargo II against Urartu.

End of VIII-VII centuries BC - The invasion of the Cimmerians and Scythians and Saxons to the Caucasus and Western Asia.

70s of VI century BC – The formation of of Cimmerian-Scythian-Saxon state in a part of the territory of Azerbaijan.

70s of VII century BC – The formation of Mada state.

About 660 BC – The uprisings against tzar Ahsheria in Manna.

625-585 BC – The reign of Kiaksar.

615 BC – The beginning of the war of the Madas against Assur. 

612 BC – The occupation of Neynavan by the Mada and the Babylons. 

612-605 BC – The end of Assur state. Its division between the states of Mada and New Babylon.

End of VII century BC – beginning of VI century BC – The occupation of Manna, Scythia and Urartu by the Mada.

550 BC – The end of Mada state. The Formation of Akhemenid state of Persia.

522 BC - Qaumatanın çevrilişi.

521 BC – The uprising of the Mada headed by Fravartis 

IV century BC –III century AD  - The culture of Yaloylutepe 

334-330 BC – The end of Akhemenid and conquests of Alexandr of Macedon.

331 BC –The participation of mada, kadusy, sakesins and Albanians in the battle of Gavgamela.  

Last quarter of  IV century BC – The formation of Atropatena State 

III century BC – The formation of Alban state

285-280BC – The expeditions of Heraklid and Patroclus to study the Caspian Sea.

Last quarter of III century BC – The strengthening of Atropatena. King Artabazan.

End of 20s of III century BC- Artabazan recognizes the high power of the Selevky king.

III century BC- The mintage in Albania.

60s of II century BC– Atropatena again leads an independent policy  

I century BC – The strengthening of the positions of the Parthians and Avesta Zoroastrianism in Atropathena. 

I century BC – The struggle of the Albanians against the intervention of Roma

60 BC – The mentioning of the Albanian basilevis Oroys and his brother Koris in the written sources.

Second part of I century BC– The reign of Artabazan in Atropatena.

36 BC – The invasion of the Romans to Atropathena. The heroic Defence of Fraaspa. The crush of troops of Antonio by the tsar of Atropathena Artabazan and the Parthians. 

35 BC – The struggle between the Albanians and the Parthians. Basylevs Zober.

End of I century BC – The end of the parthianian policy of the kings of Atropathena. The rapprochement and alliance with the Romans.  

Beginning of I century AD – The Arshakis captured the power in Atropathena 

Second part of I century - The establishment of the Arshaki dynasty in Albany

70 – The invasion of Alans to Azerbaijan and the neighbouring countries. 

80-90 – The march of the Romans to Albania. 

Second half of III century – The area of occupation of Sasani in the Azerbaijan territory.

313-371 – Urnayr, the monarch of Albania

313 - Adoption of Christianity as a state religion in Albania

Beginning of V century - The formation of a new Albanin alphabet.

422 – The Iran - Byzance agreement for co-defence of Alban passage.

428 – The liquidation of the Armenia statehood by the Sasani.

Middle of V century – Perozabad - Barda city is a new capital of Albania.

450-451 - The movement of the South Caucasus nations against the Sasani.

June 2, 451 – Avarayn battle

457-463 – The rebellion of the Albanians against the Sassanid.

463-487 – The abdication of Vache II from the throne; The respite to Alban Arshaki Dynasty. I Boundary Fixing

481-484 –The next rebellions of South Caucasian nations against Sassanids 

485 –Nvarsak Piece Agreement.  

487 – The restoration of the reign of the Arshaki dynasty of Albania

487-510 –III Momin Vachagan. 

488 –The convocation of the Aguen (Aluen) meeting. 

End of V century - first part of VI century – The Mazdakis movement.  

510 – The end of the reign of Alban Arshaki dynasty

510-628 - II Boundary Fixing in Albania.

First part and middle of VI century – The new marches of Turkish tribes (savirs, avars, bulgars, khazars) into the South Caucasus.  

531-579 - I Khosrof Anushirevan.  

586 –The Byzantian army attacked Albania.  

591 – Iran-Byzantine agreement.  

603 –The settlement of Mihrani in Albania; Alban Catholicos Viron entered upon his duties

603-628 – The Iran – Byzantine war.  

626 –The beginning of a wide attack of Albania by the Khazars

627 – Mehrani Varaz Gregor conferred a title of “The Ruler of Girdiman and Grand Prince of Albania” in Ktesifon.  

629-630 – The Khazars occupied Albania

639-640 – The first unsuccessful invasions of the Arabs to Azerbaijan.

640-642 –Iran troops attacked Albania

640 – The Javanshir concluded “Inviolable Alliance” with the Iberian monarch Atrnerseh

642 – The Battle of Nihavand. 

643 – The Arabs attacked Azerbaijan.The Ardebil battle.

643 – Arab-Azerbaijan Peace Agreement. 

643 – The Caliph Utba ibn Farkad assigned to the post of “amili” in Azerbaijan.  

643 – The occupation of Derbendi-Bab al-Abvabi by the Arabs. Peace agreement. 

644 – The occupation of Mugan by the Arabs. Peace agreement. 

644-645 – The rebellion of the Azerbaijan population against the Arabs.  

644-645 –The next second march of the Arabs to Azerbaijan. A new Peace Agreement. 

644-645 – The marches of Habib ibn Maslaman and Salman ibn Pabian to Albania and its occupation.

652-653 –The unsuccessful invasion of Salman ibn Rabia to Derbend; His assassination. The next secession of the major part of Azerbaijan from Arabian submission

654-655 – The new attack of Habib ibn Maslaman to the Caucasus. The northern part of Azerbaijan fell under dependence of the Caliphate 

654 –The move of the Arab governor-general’ residence from Dvin to Barda; Negotiations of Javanshir with the Byzantine emperor Konstant II

664 – The agreement of Javanshir with the Khazar and his marriage with the Khakan’s daughter. 

667-670 – The meetings and negotiations of Javanshir with the caliph Muaviya. 

680 – Javanshir’s assassination

VII century – The construction of the 15th pass, Khudaferin Bridge.  

II part of VII century – Alban poet Davdek  

680 – The new attacks of the Khazars on Azerbaijan.  

680-669 – The Alban monarch Varaz Tiridat I  

681 – The negotiations of the Alban Catholicos Eliazar and Israil bishop with the khazars.  

688-690 – The Arabs and Byzantians invaded the territory of the South Caucasus and fell under a triple dependence from the Albans.  

691-92, 725-26 –The enlisting of the Azerbaijan population.  

699-704 –Varaz Tiridat I held captive in Constantinople.  

 At the turn of VII-VIIIcenturies– The formation of the Azerbaijan literature in Arabian language.  

Second part of VII century-First part of VIII century. -  Moses Kalankatly and his work “ The Alban history”. 

704 – Partlav (Barda) religious meeting;  Partav (Bərdə) dini məclisi; Subjection of the Alban church to Armenian church.  

705 – The loss of state independency by Albania; Its transformation into the Arabian region of Arrran. 

VIII əsr – The spread of Sufism in Azerbaijan.

707-708 –Arab-khazar wars in the territory of Azerbaaijan.

721-722 –The attacks of Khazar, polovtsian and other Turkic tribes on Azerbaijan.  

30s of VIII century– Successful marches of Mervan ibn Mahammad against the khazars.  

748-752 -The rebellion against Caliphate in Azerbaijan; Rebellion of Musafir ibn Kuseyr.  

750 – The rise to power of the Abbasy dynasty in Caliphate.   

755 - The rebellion of a fire worshipper of Sunbad.  

Middle of VIII century– The onslaught of the South Arab tribes to Azerbaijan; Intensification of hostility between the north and the south Arab tribes settled down here;  

775-785 – The reign of Caliph Al-Mehdi; His new religious instruction;  

778-779 – The first rebellion of Khurramies 

793-794 – The rebellion of Abu Muslim in Beylagan.  

796/97-797/98 – New rebellions of Khurramies in Azerbaijan.  

End of VIII century – The end of the Arab-khazar wars.  

End of VIII century – beginning of IX century– The actual liquidation of the administrative name of “Arminiya”

End of VIII century – beginning of IX century – The dominion of Yazid ibn Mazyad et- Sheybany in Azerbaijan

808-809 – The rebellions of the Khurramis in Azerbaijan, Isfagan, Reyd, Hamadan.  

816 –Javidan and Abu Imran killed each other; Babek is a leader of Khurramis. 

821 – The assassination of Varaz Tiridat II.  

End of 20s of IX century – beginning of 30s – The movement of the Beylagan people (Pavlikians) in Arran. 

830-833 – The movement of the Khurramis wide-spreaded. The occupation of Hamadan.  

835 – Occupation of Arran by the Alban ruler of Sahl ibn Smbat.  

836 –The battle of Hashtadsar  

Winter, 836 – The assassination of Babek’s military leader Tarkhan  

August, 837– The occupation of Bazz fortress and its destruction; Babek’s escape.

September 15, 837 –Babek captured and taken to Barzand  

January-March, 838 – The execution of Babek.  

839-840 – The rebellion with the leadership of Mazyadin in Tabaristan. 

839-40 – The rebellion of Minkichavr al-Fargani against the central power in Azerbaijan. 

842-847 – New rebellions of Khurramis in Isfagan.  

40s of IX century  – The rebellions against Caliphate in the South Caucasus.  

853 – The suppression of the rebellions of Buga al-Kabir; The local rulers captivated and taken to Samira city  

Second part of IX century-beginning of X century– Weakening of Caliphate; Strengthening of separatism in Azerbaijan. 

861 - The seizure of the power by Haysam ibn Xalid of the Mazyadid dynasty in Shirvan, by Yazid ibn Xalid in Layzan.    

869 – The laying down the foundation of an independent Derbent city-state (emirate) by Hashim es-Sulemi.  

886 (887) – The restoration of the Alban state by Gregor Hammam. 

Beginning of 80s of IX century – Caliph’s decrees on giving the income gained from oil and salt fields of Baku to Derbend people.  

End of 80s of IX – The formation of Syunik and Arsakh-Xachin Duchy.

second part of IX century – first part of X century  – The development of scientific and philological idea in Azerbaijan (al-Bardiji, al-Bardai, Mahammad al Bakuvi and the others)

898-941 –The Sajids State 

901-927 – The appointment of the caliph’s governor-general in Azerbaijan by Yusif ibn Abu Saj. 

913-914 – The attacks of the Russians on the Absheron coast and Baku.

914 –Armenian Monarch Smbat I defeated by Yusif 

917 –The occupation of Shirvan by Layzanshah Abu Tahir Yazid who assumed the title of “Shirvanshah”. 

917 –Shamakhi named Yazidiyya in honor of Abu Tahir Yazid. 

930 –Shirvan-Derbent Peace Agreement.

943 –The occupation and destruction of Barda by the Russians. 

960 – Senekerim strengthened his power in Shaki and assumed the title of “Alban monarch”.

971-1075 – The Shaddadids state (Ganja Emirate).

983 – The construction of the fortress walls in Shabran. 

983-1060; 1107-1117 –The state of the Ravvadids. 

1018-1021, 1029 – The marches of the Oghuz tribes to Azerbaijan.

1027 – The construction of the Khudaferin bridge with the eleven spans over the Araz river 

1030 – A new attack of the Russians on Azerbaijan with ships.

1038- The formation of the Oghuz state in Central Asia.

1040 – The battle of Dandanakan 

40s of XI century- The Seljuk marches. 

1045 – The fortification of the fortress walls of Yazidiyya and Ganja. 

1054 – The attack of Sultan Togrul on Tabriz.

1066 – The disorders in Shirvan. 

60-70s years of XI century– The attacks of Alp-Arslan and Melik shah on Azerbaijan.

1078/79 – The construction of “Sinikh gala” Mosque in Baku. 

End of XI century– The annexation of Derbend city-state to the Shirvanshahs state.

XI-XII centuries –The construction of three multispan bridges over the Ganjachay river.

The beginning of XI-XIII century – A period of prosperity of the Azerbaijan school of poetry.

1100 – The rebellion in Beylagan.

1111 – The marriage of Manuchehr III of Shirvanshah with a Georgian princess Tamara. 

1117-1157 – The great Seljuk Sultan Sanjar.

1118 – The formation of Irag Seljuk Sultanate with the capital in Hamadan. Sultan Mahmud entered his duties. 

1120/21 – The attack of the Georgian monarch David IV on Arran. 

1122 – The earthquake in Ganja.

1123/24 – The attacks of the Georgians on Shirvan.

1130-1213 – Mkhitar Gosh.

1133-1152 –Masud declared himself the sultan of Irag. 

1135 –The counteraction of caliph-sultan turned into war; defeat of Caliph’s army.

1136 – Sultan Masud gave Arran as a contribution to atabey Shansaddin Eldeniz. Atabey’s arrival in Barda.

1139 – The earthquake in Ganja; Invasion of the Georgians and taking the city doors as a trouphy.

1142 – The Rebellion of Amir Gutlug against Sultan in Ganja.

1145-1234 – Shihabeddin Shuhraverdi. 

1147 –Khas bey appointed as a monarch of Azerbaijan and Arran by Sultan Masud 

1148 – The construction of the tomb “Red Dome” in Maraga.

1148 –The marches and attacks of the emirs of Irag Sultanate with Shamsaddin Eldeniz against sultan Masud 

Middle of XII century  -“Nor-Getik” by Mkhitar Gosh – The formation of Goshaveng monastery and its school there.

1153 – Sultan Mahammad rose to power. 

1160 – Arslan shah became the sultan of Irag and Shamsaddin Eldeniz conferred the title of “ The great Atabey” 

1161 – The first attack of the Georgians on the territory of Atabey state; The cities of Ani, Dvin, Ganja  underwent the slaughter and  loot.

1163-64 –The counter offensive of Shamsaddin Eldeniz to Georgia .The cities of Ani and Ganja taken back

1166 – The dissolution of Sunik state.  

1168 –The Maraga monarch Arslan Aba signed the treaty on the vassalage from Atabeys. 

1174/75 – The marches of the Russians and Polovtsians to Shirvan.

1174-1186 – Atabey Mahammad Jahan Pehlevan 

1175 – Tabriz and Ruindej fortresses annexed to the possessions of Eldeniz. 

1186 –The construction of the tomb “Momine khatun” (Atabey dome) completed 

1186-1191 – Beginning of epoch of Atabey Gizil Arslan “Mamluk” 

1188 - Red Arslan occupied Hamadan and ascended the sultan throne.

1191 –The murder of Gizil Arslan. 

1191/92 – Ruinous earthquake in Shamakhi. The capital of the Shirvanshah moved to Baku.

1191-1210 – Atabey Abubakir 

1194 - The battle between the joint George-Shirvan and Abubekir army near Shamkir, Beylagan, Ganja. Abubekir’s defeat.

1194 -Ganja occupied by the son of Jahan Pehlevan, Amir Amiran with the support of George-Shirvan alliance and Amir assassinated here. 

XII century – The Construction of “Red bridge” at the territory of Kazakh region.

 Beginning of XII-XIII century –The new revival of Arsakh-Xachyn Duchy.

1206 –The marriage of Atabey Abubekir with Georgian monarch’s daughter; The suspension of the Georgians attacks  

1208 –The extinct of the family of Maraga monarch Ag Sungur al-Ahmadily. The occupation of Maraga by Abubekir.  

1210 – The death of Abubekir. 

1210-1225 –Atabey Ozbek.  

1210-1211 –The greatest and full-scale offensive of the Georgians on the territory of Azerbaijan. The loot of Azerbaijani cities (Marand, Miyana, Zenjan, Gazvin, Abhar, Ardebil, Uchan, Dvin etc.).  

1214-1215 – The march of Ozbek to Xachin. 

1215 – The restoration of Alban state (Arsakh-Xach) by Hasan Jalal.  

1215-1261 – The reign of Hasan Jalal.  

1216 – The beginning of the construction of Gandzasar cloister

1220-1222 – The first marches of the Mongols to Azerbaijan. The occupation of the cities of Azerbaijan. 

1221 – The attacks of the Polovtsians into Azerbaijan.

1221 – The seizure of Shaki and Gabala by the Georgians. 

1225-1231 – Khorezmshah Jalaladdin Mengburnu in Azerbaijan.  

1225 – The dissolution of Atabey State of Azerbaijan.  

1231 – The end of the independence of the Shirvanshah state.  

1231 – The second march of Mongols

1225 – The attacks of the Georgian feudal lords to Ganja

1225-1244 – Shirvanshah Fariburz III 

1227 –Shaki and Gabala taken back from the Georgians. 

1230-1294 - The musicologist Safiaddin Urmavi 

1231 – The assassination of Khorezmshah Jalaladdin

1231 – The rebellion against Jalaladdin under the leadership of Bandar in Ganja

1235 – The occupation of Ganja by the Mongols

1239 – The seizure of Derbent by the Mongols and the full occupation of Azerbaijan

1239-1256 – The reign of deputy of the Supreme Mongol khaganate in Azerbaijan  

1244-1260 – Shirvanshah Akhsitan II 

1252-1334 –The founder of the Sefevi dynasty Sheikh Safiaddin  

1254 – The enlisting of the population by the Mongols. 

1256-1357 – Hulaku state (Elkhanies) in Azerbaijan

1256-1265 – The reign of Hulaku khan  

1259 – The opening of Maraga observatory 

1260-1267 – Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II  

1262, 1265, 1288 – The marches of Golden Horde’s khans to Azerbaijan

1265-1282 – Abaga khan Hulaki  

1267-1294 –Shirvanshah II Garshasb  

1276 – The rebellion against Abaga khan in Arran  

1282-1284 – Ahmad Tekudar Hulaki  

1284-1291 – Argun khan Hulaki  

1291-1295 – Keykhatu khan Hulaki  

1294-1317 – Shirvanshah III Farrukhzad  

1295 – Baydu khan Hulaki  

1295 – Gazankhan turned Mohammedan  

1295-1304 – Gazan khan  

XIII-XIV centuries –The construction of the Mardakan, Nardaran, Ramana, Ark fortresses  

XIII-XV centuries –The construction of of the Shirvanshah complex in Baku.  

Beginning of XIVcenturies – The opening of Higher Madrasa of the university level in Tabriz. 

Beginning of XIV century –The consruction of the Dar ush-shefa building (hospital) in Tabriz.  

Beginning of XIVcentury –The building of Mahmudabad city. 

1304-1316 –Sultan Mahammad Khudabanda (Ulchaytu) Sultan  

1316-1335 – Sultan Abu Said  

1318 –Rabi-Rashidi district looted in Tabriz  

1322 – The building of the Barda tomb

1335 –The march of the Golden horde’s khan Ozbek  

1335-1336 – Arpa khan Hulaku  

1336 – Musa khan Hulaki  

1336-1338 – Mahammad khan Hulaki  

1339-1340 - Satibey khatun Hulaki

40s of XIV century – The dissolution of the Hulaku state  

1340 – The foundation of the Jalair state in Bagdad  

1340-1344 – Suleyman khan Hulaki  

1340-1357 – The supremacy of Chobani feudals in Azerbaijan  

1344-1355 –Anushirevani-Adil Hulaki  

1344, 1346, 1357 – The rebellions against the Chobani feudals in Tabriz  

1345-1372 – Shirvanshah Kavus  

1345-1357 – Hasan khan Hulaki  

1359-1410 - Azerbaijan as a part of Jalair state

1359-1374 – Sheykh Uveys Jalairi  

1364-1367 – The struggle of Shirvanshah Kavus against the Jalairs  

1372-1382 – Sultan Huseyn Jalairi  

1382-1538 – The Darbandy dynasty  

1382-1417 – Shirvanshah İbrahim I  

1382-1410 – Sultan Ahmad Jalair 

1385, 1387, 1394 –The marches of   the khan of the Golden Horde Tokhtamysh  

1386, 1392, 1399 – The marches of Teymur to Azerbaijan 

1387, 1393, 1397, 1400 – The attacks of Teymur to Alinjagala

1387-1401 – A heroic defence ofAlinjagala Əlincəqalanın qəhrəmancasına müdafiəsi

1404 – The Spaniard Klavikho in Tabriz  

1405-1406 – The rebellion against the Teymuris in Azerbaijan  

May-June 1406 –Shirvanshah Ibrahim came to Tabriz  

July 1406 –Jalairi Sultan Ahmad returned to Tabriz 

October 14,1406 – The battle between Garagoyunlu Gara Yusif  and Teymuri Abubekir near Nakhchivan  

April 21,1408 – The victory of Gara Yusif over Teymuri Abubekir near Tabriz  

August 30,1410 – The battle between Gara Yusif and Jalairi Sultan Ahmad near Tabriz  

1410-1420 – The reign of Gara Yusif  

1410-1467 –The Garagoyunlu State  

December 1412- The Battle between Shirvanshah Ibrahim with the Georgian tsar Constantine II  and Gara Yusif  at the riverside of Kura  

1417-1465 – The reign of Shirvanshah I Khalilullah  

July 30 –August 1 ,1421–The Alashkert battle between Alexander and Shahrukh  

1422-1429 and 1431-1435 – The reign of Garagoyunlu Alexander  

1427-1447 – Sheykh Ibrahim (Sheykhshah) Sefevi  

September 17-18, 1429 –The Salmas battle between Alexander and Shahrukh  

1436-1467 – The reign of Javanshah  

1447-1460 – Sheykh Juneyd Safavi  

1453-1457 – The occupation of Iran by Jahanshah  

1453-1478 – The reign of Uzun Hasan (since 1468 in Azerbaaijan)  

1458 –The conquest of Herat by Jahanshah   

1460-1488 – Sheykh Haydar Safavi  

1465-1500 – The reign of Shirvanshah  Farrukh Yasar  

1465 – The construction of “Blue Mosque” in Tabriz. The trip of the envoy of Shirvanshah Hasan bey to Moscow  

1466 –The Russian envoy of Vasiliy Papin came to Shirvan  

November 10,1467- The battle between Uzun Hasan and Jahanshah at the Mush Plain  

1471-1473 – The envoy of Venice Catherino Zeno in Azerbaijan  

1472-1473 – Aggoyunlu-Ottoman wars  

August 1,1473 – The battle of Malatiya  

August 11, 1473– The battle of Otlugbeyli  

January 5 ,1478- The death of Uzun Hasan  

1478-1490 – The reign of Sultan Yagub  

1483 – “Hasht-behisht” palace built in Tabriz  

1483, 1487, 1488 – The marches of Sheykh Haydar to Shirvan and Dagestan  

July 17,1487 – The birth of Ismail Sefevi in Ardebil  

1488-1404 – Sheykh Sultan Ali Sefevi  

1489-1493 – The little Ismail with his mother and brothers under arrest in Istakhr fortress (Persian province)

1490-1492 – The reign of Aggoyunlu Baysungur  

1492-1497 –The reign of Aggoyunlu Rustam padishah         

1494-1499 – Ismail’s staying in Gilan (Lahijan)  

1497 – The reign of Godek Ahmad  

1499 –Aggoyunlu state divided into two parts between Alvand and Murad  

1499-1500 – Ismail’s trip to Arzinjan  

End of 1500 –   Farrukh Yasar defeated by Ismail at Chaban  

Spring of 1501 – The occupation of Baku by Ismail  

Middle of 1501 –Aggoyunlu Alvand defeated by Ismail at Sharur plain  

Autumn of 1501 – Ismail declared shah in Tabriz. The formation of Sefevi state in Azerbaijan  

1501-1524 – The reign of Shah Ismail I  

1502-1524 – The reign of Shirvanshah Ibrahim II (Sheykhshah)  

June21,1503 –Aggoyunlu Sultan Murad defeated by Ismail near Hamadan  

Winter of 1504-1505 – The recognition of Sefevi state by the Turkish sultan Bayazit II sending his envoy  

October21,1508– The occupation of Bagdad by İsmail shah  

1509-1510 – The second march of Shah Ismail to Shirvan  

December 2, 1510–Uzbek Sheybani khan defeated by Ismail near Merv  

1512-1520 –The reign of Sultan Selim   

August,23 of 1514 – The Chaldiran battle  

1515 –The occupation of Diyarbakir by Sultan Selim  

1516-1517 –The marches of the Sefevi to Georgia  

1520-1566 –The reign of Sultan Suleyman Ganuni I  

1521 –The Georgian tsars took the Sefevi vassalage  

May 23 ,1524– The death of Shah Ismail I  

1524-1535 – The reign of Shirvanshah Khalilullah II  

1524-1576 – The reign of shah Tahmasib I  

1534, 1535, 1548, 1554 –The marches of Sultan suleyman I to Azerbaijan  

1538 – The unification of Shirvan to Sefevi state  

1540, 1546, 1551, 1554 –The marches of Sefevi to Georgia  

1544 –India monarch Humayun’s coming to the Sefevi palace and getting military assistance  

1547, 1549, 1554 – The rebellion against Sefevi in Shirvan 

1551 – The annexation of Shaki to Sefevi state  

1552 – The march of Sefevi to Ottoman territory  

May 29,1555 – The Amasiya peace  

1555 – The capital moved from Tabriz to Gazvin  

1560-1634 – Historian Iskender bey Munshi  

1565 – The cancellation of tamga tax by Tahmasib Shah  

1571-1573 – The rebellion of the city poor in Tabriz  

1574-1595 –The reign of Sultan Murad III   

August 22,  1576 –November 24, 1577 – The reign of Shah Ismail II  

Februaary13,1578 -1587 – The reign of Shah Mahammad Khudabendi  

1578-1590 – Sefevi-Ottoman wars  

August 9 , 1578 – The Chyldyr battle 

1578-1581 – The attacks of Crimea tribes on Shirvan and Garabagh  

1540, 1546, 1554 – The marches of Sefevi to Georgia  

1587-1629 – The reign of Shah Abbas  

1590 – Istanbul Peace  

1598 –The capital moved from Gazvin to Isfaghan  

1599-1601 - The trip of Oruj bey Bayat in the composition of Sefevi envoys headed by Huseynali bey  

September 14, 1603 –The beginning of the military operation against the Ottomans by shah Abbas I  

October 21, 1603 – The occupation of Tabriz by Shah Abbas I  

1603-1617 –The reign of Sultan Ahmad I 

1603-1607 –Sefevi-Ottoman war  

Junen 8 , 1604 -  The emancipation of Irevan fortress from the Ottomans  

May of 1605– The march of Chigalaoglu Sinan Pasha to Azerbaijan  

November of 1605 – The victory of Shah Abbas I over Ottoman army near Sufiyan  

1606 –The rise of Jalairi movement in Azerbaijan       

January 9, 1606 –The march of Shah Abbas I to Shamakhi  

July 5,1606 – The liberation of Ganja from the Ottomans  

1606-1607 – The construction of the Shah Abbas Mosque in Ganja  

1606 – The emancipation of the Lory, Tbilisy and Dmanisi fortresses  

1607, January – The rebellion against the Ottomans in Baku  

February-march of 1607 – The rebellions against the Ottomans in Derbend  

June27, 1607– The release of Shamakhy city from the Ottomans  

1610 –The Jalairis of Anadolu left the Sefevi state  

1610-1612 – Ottoman-Sefevi war  

October 17, 1612 –The signing of Sefevi-Ottoman Peace in Istanbul  

October, 1613 – The march of Shah Abbas to Georgia  

1614-1616 – The rebellion under the leadership of Malik Piri (Dali Malik) in Shirvan  

1616-1618 – Ottoman-Sefevi war  

1616 – The English merchants granted the commercial right in Sefevi state  

September 10, 1618–The Ottoman army defeated by shah Abbas I near Sarab at Chinig –bridge  

September 26, 1618 – The signing of Sefevi-Ottoman Peace in Marand  

1618-1623 – The reign of Sultan Osmanly II  

1623-1640 – The reign of Sultan Murad IV  

1624-1626 – Safavi-Ottoman war  

1625, 30 June – The utter dereat of the Georgians by Shah Abbas I in Əlkitchay valley   

1629, 19 January –The death of Shah Abbas I  

1629-1642 – The reign of Sefi shah I 

1629 – The rebellion in Talysh

April 30 , 1630 – The occupation of Irevan by the Ottoman army 

1631-1632 –The attacks of the Cossacks on Baku city.  The rebellion in the vicinity of Gazvin headed by dervish Rza

Summer, 1635 – March of Sultan Murad IV to Azerbaijan

May 17, 1639 –Signing of Sefevi-Ottoman Peace in Gasry-Shirin

1642-1667 –Reign of Shah Abbas II

1667-1694 – Reign of Shah Suleyman

January 4 , 1668 – Earthquake in Shamakhy

Summer, 1668 - Baku looted by the Cossacks under the leadership of Stepan Razin  

1696-1722 –Reign of Shah Sultan Huseyn

1699-1702 – The general enlisting of the subjects in Sefevi state  

1707-1709 –The espionage trip of the Armenian fraudulent politico Israil Ori to Azerbaijan and Iran.  The rebellions in Jar- Balakan region.  

1709-1711 – The rebellions in Shirvan 

1710 –The adoption of the decree by shah on taking back the fugitive peasants   

1713 –A trip of the Sefevi envoy Fazlulla bey to Russia  

1716-1718 – A trip of the envoy of the Russian state A.P.Volynsky to Azerbaijan and Iran  

June-July,1717- The signing of the Russia-Iran Commercial Agreement   

1718-1719 – The first stage of the rebellion under the leadership of Haji Davud in Shirvan  

1720-1721 –The Second stage of the rebellion in Shirvan 

August, 1721 –The occupation of Shamakhy by the mutineers of Shirvan under the leadership of Haji Davud and Surxay khan of Gazigumug  

July, 1722,– The military march of the Russian troops under the leadership of Peter I to Azerbaijan and İran  

August 23, 1722 – The invasion of the Russian troops to Derbend city  

September 5, 1722 –The march of the Russian army stopped and Peter I returned back to Russia  

October, 1722 –The occupation of Isfaghan by the rebellious afghan tribes  

December, 1722 –Haji Davud taken under the patronage of Turkey and declared the khan of Shirvan; occupation of Rasht city by the Russian squadron.  

August, 1723– The occupation of Baku by the Russian squadron 

September, 1723 – The signing of the agreement between the Russin government and the Iranian envoy Ismail bey in Petersburg  

July 12, 1724- The signing of the Ottoman-Russia agreement on the share of the Sefevi inheritance in Istanbul  

June, 1724 – The occupation of Irevan city by the Ottoman troops  

1724 –of the revolt against the Russians planned under the leadership of Dargahgulu bey in Baku revealed

May, 1725-The occupation of Tabriz by the Ottoman troops  

August, 1725 – The occupation of Ganja by the Ottoman troops  

December, 1725- The occupation of Ardebil by the Ottoman troops  

1726-1727 – The occupation of Mushkur, Niyazabad, Javad, Salyan, Astara, Lenkoran, Gizilagaj and Talysh by the Russian troops  

1726-1758 –The reign of Huseynli khan of Guba  

1727-1728 –Haji Davud relieved of his position of khan and Surkhay khan declared the monarch of Shirvan  

1730 – The liberation of Isfaghan from the Afghans by Nadir shah Afshar. The plot of Dargahgulu khan against the Russians unveiled in Baku  

January16, 1732 – The signing of the Peace treaty between the command of Ottoman and Tahmasib II in Girmanshah  

January 21, 1732–The signing of the Russia-İran agreement in Rasht city  

February, 1733 - The signing of the peace treaty between Nadir shah and Ahmad pasha in Baghdad  

August 1734– The occupation of Shamakhi by Nadir shah  

1735 –The death of Haji Davud   

March 10, 1735 –The signing of the agreement between Nadir shah and representative of Russia S.Golitsin in Ganja  

1743 – The rebellion in Shaki  

November 1744 – The march of Nadir shah with an army to Shaki  

June 20, 1747–The assassination of Nadir shah

1747 – The rebellion under the leadership of Sam Mirza III; Aligulu Mirza declared himself the shah under the name of Adil shah. The march of the monaches of Gabala and Arash to the Shaki khanate. Seyid Abbas khan declared himself the Talish khan  

1743-1755 – The reign of Haji Chalabi khan  

1747-1759 – The reign of Mahammadhuseyn khan of Derbend  

1747-1760 – The reign of Shahverdi khan of Ganja Gəncəli  

1747-1762 – The reign of Mirza Mahammad khan of Baku  

1747-1786– The reign of Jamaladdin Mirza bey (Gara khan) in Talish  

1748 – The construction of Bayat fortress. The declaration of Amiraslan khan the monach of Iran  

End of 1748 Adil shah dethroned 

1748-1763 – The reign of Panahali khan of Garabagh  

1751 – The march of Mahammadhasan khan Gachar to Shusha  

1752 –The march of the Georgian tsars Teymuraz and Irakly II to Shaki khanate  

1755 –The conflict between Haji Chalabi and Huseynli khan of Guba  

1755-1779 – The reign of Huseyn khan of Shaki  

1757 – The construction of Panahabad (Shusha) fortress. The unification of Salyan Sulthanate with Guba khanate  

1758-1789 – The reign of Fatali khan of Guba  

1758-1763 – The construction of Asgaran fortress  

1759 – The attack of Fatali khan Afshar of Urmia against Shusha  

1760-1780 – The reign of Mahammadhasan khan of Ganja  

1760 – The march of Mahammadhasan khan gachar to Shusha  

1761 – The march of Kerim khan Zand to Karabakh. The unification of Derbend with Guba khanate  

1763-1786 – The reign of Ahmad khan of Khoy  

1763 – The occupation of New Shamakhy by Mahammad Said khan    

1768 –Shamakhi khanate divided between Guba and Shaki khanates. The unification of Ganja khanate with Guba khanate.  

1768-1784 – The reign of Malikmahammad khan of Baku  

1772 –Shaki city moved to the new territory  

July,1774 – Derbend surrounded by the Russian troops under the leadership of Amir Hamza  

August, 1774- The invasion of the Russian troops to Derbend under the leadership of General de-Medem  

1779 – The arrest of Malikmahammad khan of Baku by Ibrahim khan of Garabagh  

1779-1781 – The reign of Abdulgadir khan of Shaki  

1780-1781 – The marches of Fatali khan of Guba to Garabagh   

1781-1795 – The reign of Mahammadhasan khan of Shaki  

July 24, 1783 –The St.George agreement on the transfer of Kartli-Kakheti state under the auspices of Russia signed  

1783-1804 – Reign of Javad Khan of Ganja

1785 – March of Ahmad Khan of Khoy to Tabriz 

1786-1814 – Reign of Mir Mustafa Khan

1795 – The first march of Agha Mahammad Shah Gajar to the South Caucasus

June-July, 1795 – The besiege of Shusha fortress by Aga Mahammad shah Gajar’s troops

1795-1806 – Reign of Selim khan of Shaki

April, 1796 – March of the Russian troops to Azerbaijan under the command of V.Zubov

1796-1806 – Reign of Ibrahim Khalil khan of Karabakh

1797 - The second march of Agha Mahammad shah Gajar to the South Caucasus

July 4, 1797 – Agha Mahammad Shah assassinated in Shusha

1801 (beginning) – Iran-England Agreement

September 12, 1801 –Tsar’s manifest on the unification of Kartli-Kakhetia state to Russia  

December 26, 1802 – St.George agreement  

March, 1803 – Occupation of Jar-Balakan by Russia

January 4, 1804 – The occupation of Ganja by Russia

July 10, 1804 –The diplomatic relations broken off between Russia and Iran

July, 1804 – Russia-Iran war started

May 14, 1805 - Kurekchay Agreement between the Karabakh khanate and Russia

December 27, 1805 – The Agreement between the Shirvan khanate and Russia

February 8, 1806 – Tsitsianov assassinated near Baku

June, 1806 - Ibrahimkhalil khan assassinated

June, 1806 - The Russian troops evicted from the Shaki khanate

June 22, 1806 – The occupation of Derbent by the Russian army

September, 1806 – The occupation of the Baku and Guba khanates by Russia

October, 1806 – The occupation of the Shaki khanate 

December, 1806 – The Russia-Turkey war started

1809 – The England-Iran agreement

June 15, 1810 – The occupation of Mehri by the Russians

August, 1810 – Iran and Turkey signed the military treaty against Russia

December 21, 1812 – Kotlyarevkiy invaded the Lankaran khanate

October 12, 1813 – Gulustan Peace

1818 – “Regulations” on landlords

1819 – The curfew in Nukha

1820 – The curfew in Shirvan 

1822 – The curfew in the Karabahh khanate

1824 – Foundation of the office of the military district chief in Shusha

1826 – The curfew in Lankaran  

July 19, 1826 – Abbas Mirza invaded North Azerbaijan

July 27, 1826 – Ganja rebellion

September 3, 1826  – Shamkhor battle

September 4, 1826 – The re-occupation of Ganja

September 13, 1826 – Ganja battle 

December 9, 1826 – The re-occupation of Nukha

December 26, 1826 – The Russian troops invaded the Southern Azerbaijan

May 26, 1827– The occupation of Nakhchivan

June 5, 1827 – Javanbulag battle

July 7, 1827 – The occupation of Abbasabad 

September 20, 1827 – The dissolution of Sardarabad 

September 26, 1827 – The siege of Irevan started

October 1, 1827 – The downfall of Irevan fortress

October 2, 1827 – The occupation of Marand 

October of 1827 – The occupation of Khoy

October 13, 1827 – The occupation of Tabriz

1827 – The Khanabad (near Nukha) silk processing plant launched

January 28, 1828 – The occupation of Urmia

February 8, 1828 – The occupation of Ardabil 

February 10, 1828 – The Turkmanchay Agreement

April, 1828 – The Russia-Turkey war started

September 2, 1829 – The Edirne Peace

1830 – The formation of Jar region

1830 – Jar-Balakan rebellion

December, 1830 - The first district school opened in Shusha

June 3, 1831 – New commercial tariff (prohibited tariff)

1831 – Talish rebellion 

January 17, 1832 – The opening of the district school in Baku

February 8, 1833 – The opening of the district school in Ganja

1837 – Guba rebellion

1838 – The peasant revolt in Jar-Balakan

1838 – The peasant revolt in Shaki

1840 – The Administative judicial reform 

January 5, 1841 – The Law on the administration of the public estate in Transcaucasia

1844 – The foundation of Caucasian region ruled by governor-general

1844-1845 – The peasant revolts in Shusha, Nukha and Guba

December 14, 1846– The formation of Shamakhy and Derbent provinces

1848 – The attempt to drill the first oil well in the world with a drilling method in Bibiheybat 

1848 –The first theatrical performance in Shusha

June 1849 – The formation of Irevan province

1849 – The opening of the Muslim schools in Ganja, Shusha, Shamakhy and Baku

1850 – The first theatrical performance in Lankaran

1852 – The use of military control method in Jar-Balakan 

1855 – The Gedabey copper smeltery plant launched

1857 - The first theatrical performance in Shamakhy  

1859 – The foundation of the first mass library in Shamakhy and Shusha

June 29, 1861 – The approval of “Regulations on the centralization of the Southern Caucasian region” 

June, 1863 – The rebellion in Zagatala

January 21, 1864 – The first telegraph line connecting Nakhchivan with Julfa on the border of Iran and being a part of Tbilisi-Irevan-Nakhchivan-Julfa telegraph line launched

1865 – The high primary school consisting of 4 classes in Baku was the basis for the first gymnasium in Azerbaijan

August 25, 1865 – The completion of the construction of the big copper smeltery by Siemens Brothers&Co in Gedabey

1868 – The formation of Yelizavetpol province with the centre in Ganja (Yelizavetpol)

May 14, 1870 – The agrarian reforms implemented

February 17, 1872- The approval of the Regulations on the handover of the depository mineral oil springs of the Caucasus and The Southern Caucasus by auction to special persons 

June 16, 1872 – The approval of the city regulations

August, 1872 – The establishment of the Baku Treasury Chamber

March 23, 1873 –“The vizier of the Lankaran khan” performance of M.F.Akhundov demonstrated in Baku 

1873 – The first oil gush

1874 – The formation of Arash district

1874 – The first woman gymnasium launched in Baku

July 22, 1875 – The publication of the newspaper “Ekinchi” started

1878 – The laying of the first oil pipeline

1879 – The first railway laid by the Nobel Brothers Company

January, 1880 – The railway put into operation in the district of Baku

1882 – The first technical school founded in Zagatala

May of 1883- The railway put into operation between Tbilisi and Baku

July of 1883- The formation of Jabrayil and Javanshir districts

1889-1893 – The licorice processing plant constructed by the subject of England A.Ukgardt and his compatriot I.Bliss in Ujar, Yelizavetpol and Kurdamir 

December 3, 1890 – The adoption of the Regulations on the use of water of the lands of the Southern Caucasus for using water 

1894 – The first oil-exporting syndicate “Union of the Owners of Baku oil works” founded in Russia 

1896 – The construction of Baku-Batumi oil pipeline started  

1896 – The first special horticultural school of Azerbaijan opened in Mardakan. The school founded by Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev.

1897 – “H.Z.Taghiyev” firm, one of the major firms sold to a group of the English G.Gladstan, D.Kiton and J.Mir and others.  

1897 –The establishment of the Balakhani-Sabunchu Policemastership  

1898 – Baku surpassed USA in oil production  

1898 –The school of horticulture in Guba launched

1899 – “Tovuz” construction materials and cement production Joint-Stock Company founded in Yelizavetpol province  

1900 –The Baku-Derbend railway laid.  

1900 – The social-democratic center founded in Baku 

1900 – Don Joint-Stock Land Bank started its activities in Azerbaijan.

November, 1900 – The exploitation of the Baku-Petrovsk railway started

Beginning of 1900 – Cartel agreement between Nobel Brother Company and Rotschield’s Mazut Society 


May 1, 1900 – The Emperor Nicolas II approved “Main regulations of provisions with land of public peasants of Tbilisi, Yelizavetpol, Baku and Irevan provinces”

1901 – The first Muslim school for girls “Tagiyev girls school” opened in Baku

1901 – Estanblishment of RSDWP Baku Commiittee

1901- Nina typography where Baku executive group formed stated its activities

1902 – Congress of rural entrepreneurs held in Tbilisi

Summer, 1902 – Minvod-Petrovski-Derbend line connected with the telegraph line between Baku-Tbilisi railway stations

1903– Split of RSDWP Baku Commiittee on bolsheviks and mensheviks 

RSDFP Bakı təşkilatında bolşeviklərə və menşeviklərə parçalanma

1903 – The construction of Baku Boulevard. Construction of New Europe Hotel by M.Nagiyev 

1903 – The Eastern Russian newspaper, a sole newspaper issued in Azerbaijan Turkish in the Caucasus started publishing in Tbilisi

Summer, 1903 –The socialist revolutionary organization founded in Baku 

1903 – New Tazakend-Bilesuvar telegraph line installed  

Autumn, 1903 – “ Specifics” organization founded in Baku

1904 –The Congress of Agdash and Irevan Cottongrowers held by "The Caucasian Agricultural Society”

October, 1904 – “Hummat” social democratic organization started its activity 

1904  – The first credit institution named Mutual credit society launched 

December, 1904 –Baku workers’ General strike, signing the well-known Constitution (27 December) 

February, 1905 – The foundation of Socialist and Federalist Turk Revolutionary Committee in Ganja 

6-9 February, 1905 – Armenian-Muslim encouters in Baku 

February 26, 1905 – The restoration of the way of regions ruling by general-governor in Caucasus

September 27, 1905 – Saint-Petersburg oil industry businessmen’s conference  

Summer, 1905ı – The foundation of “Geyret” Group in Ganja

August, 1905 – I (constituent) Congress of the All-Russian Muslim Alliance (İttifagi-Muslimin) held in Nijni-Novgorod  

December, 1905 – The foundation of the Cadet Party Baku branch   

August-September, 1905 –The formation of the “Difai” party 

October 28, 1906 – The formation of the Baku borough  

April, 1906 –The publication of “Molla Nasreddin” magazine in Tbilisi   

1907 – The formation of “Musa Nagiyev’s oil industry and trade society 

1907 –Muslim religious society”Seadat” started its activities  

1908 –The laying of the railway connecting Ulukhanli and Julfa stations completed  

1909 – The opening of the second branch of the Saint Petersburg international commercial bank in Balakhani village  

1910 – Congress of the village school teachers in Yelizavetpol province. 

1911 – Iran clearing-loan bank Culfa branch established  

1911 –The installation of Baku-Tbilisi telephone line completed  

October, 1911 – Baku “Muslim Democratic Musavat (Equality) Party’s foundation laid   

1911-The first woman magazine “Ishig” published in Baku  

1912 – The Law on “liquidation of the serfdom of the peasants from the beks and keshkal owners in Dagestan and Zagatala disrticts” was ratified by the state Duma IV  

August 16, 1912 –The branch of Tbilisi commercial bank was opened in Ganja city   

December 20, 1912 – Provincial governor’s project reflecting Stolypin’s agrarian policy with some limitation was ratified and come into effect by the tsar. 

1913 – The opening of the commission agency of Russia-Asia bank in Lankaran which later became its branch

1913 - Astara branch of Iran clearing-loan bank established 

1913 – “New Shibayev oil committee” founded in London.  

1913 – Caspian Shipping Company founded 

1913- Baku-Tbilisi direct telegraphic communication established

July 7, 1913 – The Law on “Liquidation of the serfdom of the peasants from the beys and keshkal owners in Dagestan and Zagatala disrticts” came into effects by the tsar’s order.  

1914-1918 – The hospital built at the cost of M.Nagiyev  

1914 – “M.G.Alibeyov wire-rope and other mechanical production” Joint Stock company established

1914 –The Teachers’ seminary opened in Ganja 

1914 –Baku merchants’ bank established

June 25, 1914 – The mutual agricultural credit company established

1914-1918–World War I 

June 15, 1915 –The Military Industrial Establishment (MIE) founded in Baku

1916 – Baku Teachers seminary started its activity  

1916 – Muslim drama society founded  

March 3, 1917 –Turk Adam- Markaziyyat Party formed  

March 3, 1917 –The civilian authority in Southern Caucasus handed over to newly established Special Transcaucasian Committee 

April 15-20, 1917– Caucasian Muslims’ Congress in Baku 

May 1-8, 1917 – The Commissariat founded in Transcaucasia

January, 1918 - The massacre of Azerbaijanis in Yelizavetpol province 

February 23, 1918 – the formation of Transcaucasian Seim and foundation of Transcaucasian government 

March-April, 1918 - The massacre of Azerbaijanis by Bolshevik-Dashnak forces

May 27, 1918 - The foundation of Azerbaijan National Council. Adoption of Act of Independence of Azerbaijan

May 28, 1918 –The declaration of Azerbaijan Peoples’ Republic

May 28, 1918- The adoption of Act on Independence of Azerbaijan  

June 4, 1918 – Azerbaijan and Ottoman Governments signed the treaty of Peace and Friendship   

June 16, 1918 – National Council and Government of the Azerbaijan Republic moved from Tbilisi to Ganja 

June 26, 1918 – The formation of the Azerbaijan National Army 

June 26, 1918 – The declaration of Azerbaijan (Turkish) language to be the language of the Azerbaijan Republic  

July 31, 1918 – The disorganization of Baku People’s Comissars Council

August 4, 1918 – The first English troops arrived in Baku

September 17, 1918 – Azerbaijan Government started its activities in Baku 

November 9, 1918 – The adoption of Law on the national flag of the Azerbaijan Republic  

December 7, 1918 – The opening of the Parliament of the Azerbaijan Republic 

December 26, 1918 – The Transit agreement signed between Georgia and Azerbaijan 

January 15, 1919 – The formation of Karabakh general governorship

January 15, 1919 – The establishment of Armed Forces Headquarters of the Azerbaijan Republic   

April 5, 1919 – War Office moved to Baku 

June, 1919 – Azerbaijan-Georgia Military Defence Act on co-defence of terrirtorial integrity signed  

August 11, 1919 – The adoption of Law on Azerbaijan citizenship by Republican Parliament  

August 24, 1919 – The English left Baku 

August 28, 1919 – The adoption of Law on foundation of Azerbaijan State Bank    

November 23, 1919 – The Contract on ceasing all the conflicts between Azerbaijani and Armenian supporters and peaceful solution of boundary issues signed in Tbilisi

January 11, 1920 – de-facto recognition of Independence of Azerbaijan by Atlanta Supreme Council in Paris Peace Conference 

February 11-12, 1920 – I Congress of Azerbaijan Communists held in the Workers’ club in Baku 

April 24, 1920 – The Caucasian Regional Committee of the Russian (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party, the Central Committee and the Regional Committee of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party declared military situation 

March 20, 1920 –The Contract signed between Azerbaijan and Iran. The contract provides for de-jure recognition of Azerbaijan by Iran  

March 23, 1920 – The Trade Contract signed between Azerbaijan and Georgia     

April 27-28, 1920 - XI Red Army troops passed the nothern borders of Azerbaijan without official declaration; the ultimatum was presented to the parliament at 11 p.m. of the same day; the Decision signed on the transfer of power to Azerbaijan communists; XI Red Army armoured trains occupied Baku

April 28, 1920 – The first Board of Azerbaijann SSR Council of Peoples Commissars established at the Azerbaijan Interim Revolutionary Committee 

April 28, 1920 – early in May – The Revolutionaty committees formed in districts  

April  30, 1920 – The printing of the first edition of The Communist newspaper, an Organ of Azerbaijan Interim Revolutionary Committee and the Central Committee of Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

April  30, 1920 - XI Red Army troops occupied Shamakhi and Salyan 

3-4 May, 1920 - XI Red Army troops occupied Lankaran and Astara.

May 5, 1920 – The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on the confiscation of all estates owned by khans, beys and landlords, as well as monasteries, churches and mosques and waqfs and their distribution to peasants

May 7, 1920 – The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on the establishment of Azerbaijan SSR Red Army and Red Navy 

May 11, 1920 - XI Red Army troops invaded Zagatala

May 12, 1920 - The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on the establishment of People’s Court

May 12, 1920  - The Azerbaijan Internal Affairs Comissariat’s decree on the cancellation of citizens’ classes, strata, titles  and ranks 

May 12, 1920- XI Red Army troops occupied Shusha.  

May 16, 1920 – N.Narimanov arrived in Baku

May 24, 1920 - The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on the nationalization of oil industry 

May 25-30,  1920 –The  rebellion against the Soviet government in Ganja

May 27, 1920 – The establishment of Azerbaijan Workers’ and Paesants’ Defence Council.

June, 1920 – The Decree on the nationalization of theatres.  The foundation of Azerbaijan State Theatre. 

5-15 June, 1920 – The rebellion against the Soviet government headed by Nuru pasha and Colonel Zeynalov  

June 6, 1920 - The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on the nationalization of Caspian Merchant Fleet  

9-20 June, 1920 – The rebellion against the Soviet Government  in Zagatala.

June 11, 1920 - The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on the nationalization of banks

June 19, 1920 -  Fatali khan Khoyski assassinated by Armenian mercenary killer in Tbilisi.

16-19 July, 1920 – I Congress of Azerbaijan Communist Union of Youth    

July 28, 1920 - XI Red Army’s first Caucasian Regiment invaded Nakhchivan and the Soviet Government declared 

1-7 September, 1920 - I Congress of Eastern Nations in Baku 

September 20, 1920 – The suppression of rebellion against Britain imperialists and shah oppression, started on April 7, 1920 and headed by M.Khiyabani 

September 23, 1920 - The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on the establishment of the Rural Poor Committee

September 30, 1920 – The Agreement on war-economy alliance signed between RSFSR and Azerbaijan SSR in Moscow 

Summer and November 1-10, 1920 – The release of M.A.Rasulzade detained by special department of XI Red Army by I.V.Stalin’s order and his departure from Baku to Moscow accompanied by I.V.Stalin 

December 15, 1920 - The Azerbaijan Revolutionary Committee issued a decree on Organization of Unified State Archive Fund and establishment of the Central State Archives under People’s Edicational Commissariat

January, 1921  - The opening of the Azerbaijan Polytechnic Institute in Baku 

January, 1921  - The Azerbaijan State Archives started its activities 

11-18 February, 1921 – III Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

March 16, 1921 – RSFSR and the Republic of Turkey signed the Treaty of Friendship 

May 19, 1921 – The adoption of the Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR at I all-Azerbaijan Soviet Congress 

July, 1921 – Azerbaijan SSR PCC issued a Decree on the establishment of the first pedagogical institute for men 

August 26, 1921 – Azerbaijan SSR PCC issued a Decree on the establishment of Conservatoire 

September, 1921 –Central Committee of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party and Azerbaijan SSR PCC adopted a Decree of Transformation of the Azerbaijan Oil Committee into Azeroil trust 

October 13, 1921 – The agreement signed in Kars between Azerbaijan, Armenian and Georgian Soviet Socialist Republics and Turkey with the participation of FSFSR 

November, 1921 – The foundation of Higher Pedagogical Institute for women in Baku.

January 17, 1922 – The solemn opening ceremony of Azerbaijan State Drama Theatre.

January 25, 1922 – The opening of I Soviets Congress of Nakhchivan ASSR.

January 27, 1922 - IV Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

March 12, 1922 – The foundation of Federative Union of Transcaucasian Soviet Socialist Republics (FUTSSR)

28 April – 3 May, 1922 - II all-Azerbaijan Soviet Congress.

October 20, 1922 – The Decree of Central Executive Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR on complete equality of rights of Latin alphabet and the old alphabet. 

November 2, 1922 –The first Baku edition of “Molla Nasraddin” satirical magazine with J. Mammadguluzade as an editor printed 

November 7, 1922 – The solemn opening ceremony of monument to the great satirist M.A.Sabir .

December 13, 1922 – The adoption of the Constitution of Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic at I Transcaucasian Soviet Congress; reorganization of Transcaucasian Soviet Socialist Federative Union into Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

December 30, 1922 – I USSR Soviet Congress. Foundation of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 

12-15 March, 1923 - V Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party 

March 18, 1924 – the Resolution of Azerbaijan People’s Commisars Committee and Central Executive Committee on “Elimination of illiteracy of the population of Azerbaijan SSR” 

April, 1923 – The foundation of Ilyich’s bay oil field

May 23, 1923 – The solemn opening ceremony of Azerbaijan Central State Library

June, 1923 – The Azerbaijan Archaeological Committee established.

July 7, 1923 – The foundation of Nagorny Karabakh Autonomous Region.

October 20, 1923 – The Central Executive Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR adopted the Decree on recognition of the new Azerbaijan alphabet as the state alphabet

November 2, 1923 – The foundation of Azerbaijan Research and Investigation Society 

November, 1923 – The first publication of "The Eastern Woman" (current “The Azerbaijan woman”) literary, social, political magazine.

February 3, 1924 – Tramway put into operation in Baku.

February 9, 1924 - The formation of Nakhchivan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Nakhchivan ASSR).

March, 1924 – The Resolution on the registration and protection of ancient monuments adopted by People’s Commissariat for Education

5-9 May, 1924 - VI Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

July 17, 1924 – The formation of Azerbaijan Branch of “Down with illiteracy” Society

October 6, 1924 – The formation of Azerbaijan Agricultural Cooperation Union - "Goybirliyi"

10-16 March, 1925 - IV Azerbaijan Soviet Congress

March 19, 1925 – N.Narimanov died in Moscow

3 February, 1926 –The establishment of the Committee on industrialization of Azerbaijan SSR 

February 25 - March 5, 1926 – I All-USSR Turkological Congress in Baku

July 6, 1926 – The solemn opening ceremony of the first electrical railway in USSR, connecting Baku with Balakhany-Sabunchu districts

July, 1926 – The publication of the first edition of “Dan ulduzu” monthly literary social magazine in Tbilisi in Azerbaijan language 

November 6, 1926 – “This is radio Baku!” words sounded on the air for the first time – regular broadcasting launched in Azerbaijan 

March 18, 1927 - V All-Azerbaijan Soviet Congress 

May, 1927 – All-USSR Central Committee on New Turkic Alphabet founded

12-18 November, 1927 - VIII Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

13-16 January, 1928 - I Congress of Azerbaijan proletarian writers.  Foundation of Azerbaijan  Association of proletarian writers

July 22, 1928 – The Resolution of Central Executive Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR and the Soviet of People’s Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR on obligatory transition to Latin graphic alphabet

December 1928 - I Congress of Azerbaijan ashugs held in Baku

January 1, 1929  - The transition to Latin alphabet in Azerbaijan

6-14 March, 1929 - IX Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

May, 1929 – Agricultural Faculty of Azerbaijan Polytechnic Institute turned to be Azerbaijan Agricultural Institute (AAI)

October 22, 1929 – The foundation of Azerbaijan Scientific and Research Institute under Azerbaijan Central Executive Committee 

February, 1930 - Baku-Batumi oil pipeline of 822 km long put into operation.

March 10, 1930 – Baku Industrial Academy started its activities 

March, 1930 – The foundation of the first Machine Tractor Station (MTS) in the regions of Barda and Gasim Ismailov

31 May - 4 June, 1930 - X Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

June, 1930 – The Azerbaijan Medical Institute founded

August 28, 1930 – the Resolution oof Central Committee Bureau of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party on “Transition to obligatory education in Azerbaijan SSR”

19-25 January, 1931 - XI Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

8-16 February, 1931 - VII All-Azerbaijan Soviet Congress 

March 31,  1931 – 54 employees of Azeroil awaded by Lenin order on the occasion of the execution 

 of the first five-year plan of the Azerbaijan oil industry for 2.5 years 

19-25 January, 1932 - XI Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

September, 1932 – Azerbaijan Department of Transcaucasian branch of USSR Academy of Sciences established 

December 10, 1933 – Mir Jafar Baghirov Abbas elected the First Secretary of the Central Committee of A(B)CP

11-14 January, 1934 - XII Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

13-17 June, 1934 - I Congress of the Azerbaijan Soviet writers

November, 1934 – Restoration of Azerbaijan State University

11-17 January, 1935 - VIII All-Azerbaijan Soviet Congress 

October, 1935 –Azerbaijan Department of Transcaucasian branch of USSR Academy of Sciences renamed in Azerbaijan branch of USSR Academy of Sciences 

March 14, 1937 - adoption of a new Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR at IX Azerbaijan Emergency Soviet Congress 

3-9 June, 1937 - XIII Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party 

September 17, 1937 –Adoption of New Constitution of Nakhchivan ASSR.

11-14 March, 1938 – II Congress of Azerbaijan ashugs.

5-14 April, 1938 – The first decade of Azerbaijan art in Moscow

7-14 June, 1938 - XIV Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

February 25, 1939 - XV Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

September 2, 1939 – The outbreak of World War II 

January 1, 1940 – The transformation of Azerbaijan script to new alphabet based on the Russian script  

12-16 March, 1940  - XVI Congress of the Azerbaijan (Bolsheviks’) Communist Party

May 6, 1940– The opening of the first shift of Samur-Davachi channel.

15-28 May, 1940 - Moskvada Azərbaycan ədəbiyyatı ongünlüyü.

23-25 October, 1940 – the first constituent congress of Azerbaijan Union of Artists.

June 22, 1941 – USSR attacked by fascist Germany

June 28, 1941 –the organization of works in Azerbaijan SSR as required by war

August, 1941 – The recruitment of 402nd Azerbaijan national division 

August, 1941 – The intervention of USSR and Great Britain troops in Iran (Southern Azerbaijan)

October, 1941 – The recruitment of 223rd Azerbaijan national division 

December, 1941 - İsrafıl Mammadov awarded the Honoured Title of the Hero of the Soviet Union 

1941-1945 – The first stage of National Democratic Movement in Southern Azerbaijan  

February-March, 1942– Formation of 416 Azerbaijan national division.

May, 1942– The re-recruitment for 77th Azerbaijan national division.

August-September, 1942– Formation of 271st Azerbaijan national division.

September 9, 1942 - Military situation declared in Azerbaijan SSR.

Autumn 1943 – The election of Azerbaijan Immigrants’ Parliament and Government in Berlin  

January 23, 1945 – Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan SSR founded.

May 9, 1945  - The victory over fascist Germany.

September 2, 1945– The victory over Japan .

1945-1954 –Mingechevir HES constructed and put into operation.

June, 1946– the opening of Tabriz University.

December, 1946 – Disintegration of National Democratic Movement in Southern Azerbaijan

December, 23-March 10, 1947 – the Resolutions of Soviet of Ministers of USSR on the deportation of Azerbaijanis from Armenian SSR  

1948 – The construction in the Caspian Sea of the first oil field scaffold bridge in the world  

June, 1948 – the foundation of Institute of Foreign Languages in Baku 

November 11, 1948–the building of Mingechevir town 

1949 – The Azerbaijan SSR passed to obligatory 7 year Educational system 

1955 – M.Rasulzada died in Ankara

1959 – The Azerbaijan Republic passed to obligatory 8 year Educational system  

1962 – The Baku-Krasnovodsk Ferry-boat route put into operation.

1966 – Passing to obligatiry 10-year educational system.

1967 – 6 stations of the Baku Underground put into operation 

July, 1969 – H.Aliyev elected the First Secretary of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Azerbaijan and nominated as a Politburo member of Central Committee of Communist Party of the Soviet Union  

April, 1978 – Adoption of the New Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR

1982 - H.Aliyev elected a Politburo member of Central Committee of Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the First Deputy of the Concil of Ministers of the USSR 

1983 – Baku-Grozniy oil pipeline put into operation.

1987 - Aliyev’s resignation in Moscow 

November 17, 1988 – Start of the National Liberation Movement in Azerbaijan

December, 1988 – Completion of the mass deportation of the Azerbaijanians from the Western Azerbaijan lands (from Armenia SSR)

December 30, 1989 – Restoration of the historical name of Ganja city

January 20, 1990 – The massacre perpetrated by the Soviet Army in Baku

May 19, 1990 – The President Institution established in the Republic 

February 5, 1991 – Azerbaijan SSR renamed to the Azerbaijan Republic 

September 3, 1991 – H.Aliyev elected the Chairman of the Supreme Mejlis in Nakhchivan AR

September, 1991 – Foundation of the Fictitious “Republic of Nagorny Karabakh”

October 18, 1991 – Adoption of the Constitution Act on the State Independence of the Azerbaijan Republic

November 26, 1991 – Liquidation of NKAR status

November 26, 1991 – Establishment of the National Council

25-26 February, 1992 – Khojali tragedy

17-18 May, 1992 – Lachin passed into the enemy’s hands

June 7, 1992 – The APF Chairman Abulfaz Aliyev (Elchibey) elected the President of Azerbaijan Republic 

October, 1992 – Adoption of Addendum No. 907 to the Freedom Protection Act

November 21, 1992 – Foundation of the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) in Nakhchivan

3-6 April, 1993 - Occupation of Kalbajar 

June 4, 1993 – Ganja mutiny

June 9, 1993 – H.Aliyev’s arrival in Baku 

June 15, 1993 – H.Aliyev elected the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Republic – “Salvation day” 

July 23, 1993 - Occupation of Aghdam

August 18, 1993 - Occupation of Jabrail

21-23August, 1993 - Suppression of the mutiny in the South region 

August 23, 1993 – Occupation of Fizuli

August 31, 1993 – Occupation of Gubadly

September 24, 1993 – Azerbaijan joined CIS

October 3, 1993 – H.Aliyev elected the President of Azerbaijan Republic

October 30, 1993 – Occipation of Zangilan

November 2, 1993 – Appeal of the President H.Aliyev to the People

September 20, 1994 –Signing of the “Contract of the century”

October, 1994 – Attempt to coup d’etat 

March, 1995 – Attempt to coup d’etat 

November 12, 1995 – The Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic adopted through the all-Nation referendum and the first democratic presidential elections held 

December, 1996 – OSCE Summit held in Lisbon 

September, 1998 – International Baku Conference on the restoration of the historic Silk Way

October 11, 1998 – Re-election of Heydar Aliyev as a President of the Azerbaijan Republic

December 1, 1998– The Academy of the Ministry of National Security established by the Order of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Heydar Aliyev 

November, 1999 – OSCE summit held in Istanbul

December 12, 1999 – The first municipal elections held in Azerbaijan

September 7, 2000 – H.Aliyev’s speech at the Summit of the Millenium

November 5, 2000 – The regular elections to Milli Mejlis in the Azerbaijan Republic 

November, 9 2000 – Azerbaijan is a full member of Council of Europe

March, 2001 – The establishment of Azerbaijan Ataturk Centre

26-27 April, 2001 – VII Summit of heads of the Turkic states held in Istanbul 

9-10 November, 2001 – I Congress of World Azerbaijanis in Baku  

January 28, 2002 –The President of USA suspended Appendix No. 907 on conditional limitations of any kind of support including humanitarian aid to Azerbaijan  

May 2, 2002 –The opening of 45th European Freestyle Wrestling Championship in Baku Sport and Concert Complex 

22-23 May, 2002 – The visit of the Pope Iohann II, the head of Vatican state to the Azerbaijan Republic

June 9, 2002 – The opening of monument to Nizami Ganjavi in Saint-Petersburg

August 7, 2002 – The establishment of Nakhchivan Department of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences 

September 18, 2002 – The founda

tion of Baku-Jeyhan major export oil pipeline laid in Sangachal 

September 30, 2002 - The adoption of the Law on the state language in the Azerbaijan Republic 

November 18, 2002 – The Azerbaijan Republic is an associate member of NATO Parliamentary Assemley 

January 27, 2003 – Ilham Aliyev elected Deputy Chairman and Member of Bureau of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) 

August 2, 2003 – Ilham Aliyev elected Prime Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic  

October 15, 2003 – The victory of Ilham Aliyev in the competitive elections for the Presidency of the Azerbaijan Republic 

November 24, 2003 – The Decree of President Ilham Aliyev On Actions to be taken for the faster the socio-economic development in the Azerbaijan Republic

December 12, 2003 – The former President of the Azerbaijan Republic, National Leader Heydar Aliyev died in Clevelend clinics, USA

February 11, 2004 –The Decree of President Ilham Aliyev On the Approval of the State Program on the socio-economic development of the regions of the Azerbaijan Republic

October, 2004 – President Ilham Aliyev participated in II All-Russian Azerbaijanis’ Congress

November, 2004 – The opening of Azerbaijan Consulate in Tabriz 

December, 2004 - Municipal elections in Azerbaijan 

24-26 January, 2005 - The official visit of President Ilham Aliyev to the Islamic Republic of Iran 

November 6, 2005 - The elections of the 3rd convocation for Milli Mejlis of the Azerbaijan Republic   

March 10, 2005 – The black belt operation carried out by the Ministry of National Security of the Azerbaijan   .

March 26, 2005 - the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and the first depury chairman of New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) Ilham Aliyev elected unanimously the chairman of New Azerbaijan Party at III Congress of NAP

May 25, 2005 - Azerbaijan part of Baku-Tbilisi-Jeyhasn oil pipeline put into operation 

August 25, 2005– Azerbaijan Tourism Institute established by the Order of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev  

December 16, 2005 – The Ministry of Emergency Situations established by the Order of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev  

December 16, 2005 – Ministry of Defence Industry established on the base of the State Committee on Special Mechanical Engineering and Conversion by the Order of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev  

December 20, 2005 – The Academy of the Ministry of National Security is named after Heydar Aliyev by the Decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev  

January 30, 2006 – The Ministry of Culture of the Azerbaijan Republic and the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Azerbaijan Republic operating till the stated date dissoluted and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism founded on the base of the Ministry of Culture of the Azerbaijan Republic by the Decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev  

January 30, 2006 – The Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Azerbaijan Republic formed on the base of the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Tourism of the Azerbaijan Republic by the Decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev  

March 31, 2006  -  “Azerbaijan Jekli Community” Public Association established in Sumgayit

May 22, 2006  -  The protest action in the cities of the Southern Azerbaijan against the article teasing the Turks  

February 1, 2007– The Southern Azerbaijan admitted to Unpresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) memebership

8-9 March, 2007–I Forum of the heads of Azerbaijan and Turkish Diaspora Organizations held in Baku and Baku Declaration adopted

June 12, 2007 -  The Academy of the State Border Service of the Azerbaijan Republic founded 

January, 2008– “single window” principle applied for entrepreneurial entities in Azerbaijan

2008, 7 April – The Order on the follow-up actions as to the execution of the State Program on the education of the Azerbaijan youth in the foreign countries for 2007-2015 approved by the Order of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic numbered 2090 dated April 16, 2007, signed. 

2008, May – Azerbaijan for the first time participated in Eurovision Song Contest  

June 2, 2008 - the Academy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Azerbaijan Republic established 

October 15, 2008 - the presidential elections held in the Azerbaijan Republic and President Ilham Aliyev took up the duties of presidency for the second term by winning the elections for the second time.

March 18, 2009 – The Referendum of the Azerbaijan Republic on “The supplements and ammendments to the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic” held

2009, 30 April- The terrorist act in Azerbaijan State Oil Academy 

December 23, 2009—Minicipal elections in Azerbaijan 

December 20, 2009 – “Azadlig prospekti” metro station (“Liberty Avenue”) put into operation 

January 15, 2010  - 9 millionth inhabitant of Azerbaijan born at  5.10 a.m.  

January 20, 2010 - The opening of monumental complex to 20 January in Baku  

November 7, 2010 - The elections of the 4th convocation for Milli Mejlis of the Azerbaijan Republic   

July 14, 2010 – The President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed a Decree as to the application of the Referendum Act of the Azerbaijan Republic on “The supplements and ammendments to the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic”, adopted as a result of the referendum held on March 18, 2009

February 14, 2011– The new TV Channel “Culture” launched at 09:00 p.m. in Azerbaijan

January 21, 2011 - The President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed the Order on “Holding III World Azerbaijanis Congress” 

January 27, 2011- The broad meeting of the Comission on Combating Corruption with Ramiz Mehdiyev, the head of the Administration of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic, as a chairman and anticorruption campaign launched in Azerbaijan  

May 14, 2011 – The Azerbaijan Republic participated in the 56th Eurovision Song Contest for the forth time and was a winner with the song “Running Scared” performed by the duet of Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal

5-6 July, 2011 –III World Azerbaijanis Congress held in Baku

July 20, 2011 - The President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed the Order on the approval of the “Plan of Actions as to the declaration of 2001 the “Year of Tourism in the Azerbaijan Republic”” 

September 8, 2011 - The President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed the Order on the establishment of Organizing Committee for the implementation of the actions for putting forward a candidacy for having the Summer Olympic Games 2020 to be held in Baku. 

23-24 September, 2011 – International festivities dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the State Independency held organizaed by the Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan (ACSDA)

September 25, 2011 – The solemn opening ceremony of Box World Championship in Heydar Aliyev Sport and Concert Complex in Baku.

October 3, 2011  - The opening ceremony of Hilton Baku Hotel in the center of Baku.

October 12, 2011- Azerbaijan-Austrian business forum was held.

October 25, 2011 - the first time in the history Azerbaijan won votes of 155t countries and was elected as the United Nations Security Council non-permanent member.

November 11, 2011 - the Azerbaijan-Hungary business forum was held

November 17, 2011 - the opening ceremony of Gabala International Airport was held 

December 24, 2011 - the ceremony of laying of the cornerstone of "Baku White City" to be build was held 

December 28, 2011– in Bilgah settlement of Baku the five-star "Bilgah Jumeirah Beach Hotel" complex was opened

December 29, 2011 - in connection with the application of intelligent transport management system in Baku the Intellectual Transportation Management Center was opened 

December 30, 2011 - Baku Subway’s "Koroglu" (former "Mashadi Azizbayov") station was opened after reconstruction.

January 1, 2012 – Azerbaijan elected as the UN Security Council non-permanent member began his authorities.

April 02-04, 2012 – the session of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly was arranged in Baku. 

May 3, 2012 – passing of the month-long chairmanship of the UN to Azerbaijan

May 7, 2012 - the opening of 25,000 people capacity place "Baku Crystal Hall" was held.

May 9-13, 2012 - the first international bicycle tour was arranged in Azerbaijan.

May 10, 2012 - The opening ceremony of Heydar Aliyev Center

May 26, 2012– in Baku city "Eurovision" contest finals were held.

May 30, 2012 - Nakhchivan cement plant with largest investment in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic was put into operation.

June 6, 2012- US Secretary of State Mrs Hillary Clinton paid an official visit to Azerbaijan