1944 - Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir was born 1st of January in the small village of Hosh Bannaga.
Al-Bashir joined the Sudanese Army at a young age and studied at a military academy in Cairo.
He quickly rose through the ranks and became a paratrooper.
1973 - Omar al-Bashir served with the Egyptian Army when it went to war with Israel.
1989 - Al-Bashir took charge of a military coup that overthrew democratically elected Prime Minister Sadeq al-Mahdi.
- Al-Bashir became the Prime Minister of Sudan.
1991 - Al-Bashir imposed Sharia and a harsh new Criminal Act over northern Sudan.
1993 - Appointed president of the country of Sudan.
2002 - Offered a peace talks between the northern and southern leaders of the country.
2004 - Al-Bashir finally agreed to grant autonomy to the south.
2005 - Parade magazine's David Wallechinsky ranked al-Bashir #1 in its list of the world's ten worst dictators.
2006 - Attended the UN General Assembly in New York.
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