|1000 B.C. 575 A.D.
||South Arabia kingdoms of Saba, Qataban, Maain,
Hadhramaout, and Ausan flourish.
||Construction of great dam at Marib.
||occupation of South Arabia by Ethiopian for 40 years.
||Sasamid emperor chosros I send troops requesting
clissident to conquer Sabean kingdom.
||Iranian strap in Yemen embraces Islam.
|661 - 750
||Yemen under Umaryad governors.
|750 - 822
||Yemen under Abbaised governors.
||Nau Ziyad dynasty rules most Yemen, instability
through most of 9th & 10th centuries because of
conflict with Zaydis, Ismails, and small Yufirid state.
||Al-Hadi ilal Haqq Yahya, founder of Zaydi imamate in
Yemen is invited to mediate northern tribes.
||Yemen is ruled by Mahdid Dnasty (indigenous Sunni
||Yemen attacked Mumliks of Egypt
||Ottoman rule Yemen (east & southern part) until
nationalist uprising under Zaydi immams forces them to
abandon S. Arabia.
||British begin establish trading centers in Mocha.
||Zaydi Imam Muayyad Mohamed reunites old Himyartie
Kingdom as far east as dhofar, the last time all Yemen
under on rule.
||Lahij and Aden become independent from Zaydi
Immam,and areas to the east beginning to accept British
||British Seize Aden.
||British occupy Lahij.
||British sign formal protection treaty with
||Immam Yahya seize Hodeidah from the Idrist amirs
||Treaty of Sanaa between the British, Immam Yahya,and
king of Saudi.
||Immam Yahya assassinated. Ahmed become the king (his
||Local groups opposed to British rule emerge in Aden.
||British (BP) construct oil refinery in Aden.
||Immam Ahmed dies in his sleep, military coup in
||British withdraw from Aden and NLF takes over and
||The north Yemen head of state Ibrahim Hamdi
assassinated in Sanaa one day before scheduled to
departure for meeting with south Yemen leaders.
||Last border fight between north and south Yemen
||First stage of South Yemen's military & communist
body breaking up
||The two Yemen united
||Newly united Yemen went thru two months civil war
with unsuccessfully attempt of separation by the south