1 October 1918: Arab and British troops capture #Damascus, ending 4 centuries of Ottoman rule. #Syria
11 September 1949: #Syria becomes first Arab country to grant women the right to vote in general elections.
25 December 1925: Hassan al-Kharrat, leader of Syrian rebels in #Damascus Ghouta region, is killed in a clash with French forces. #Syria
8 March 1963: #Baath Party seizes power in a military coup. Nazim al-Qudsi, #Syria’s last democratically elected President, is arrested.
12 March 1963: Four days after it seized power in a military coup, #Baath Party bans 16 newspapers, ending the era of free press in #Syria.
25 Jan 1260: #Aleppo falls to Mongols led by Hulagu. Large parts of the city are razed and thousands of its inhabitants massacred. #Syria
10/6/2000 Hafez Assad dies after having ruled Syria with an iron fist for 30 yrs. Constitution amended to allow succession by his son Bashar