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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  

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