1912 – Salah al-Din al-Bitar was born in Damascus, Syria.
1929 – Al-Bitar traveled to France to study in the Sorbonne.
1934 – He returned to Syria and became professor of physics and mathematics at the Tajhiz al-Ula.
1939 – Aflaq and al-Bitar began to attract a small following of students.
1941 – They issued leaflets agitating against French rule, using the title al-ihyaa’ al-‘arabi.
1942 – Al-Bitar and Aflaq resigned from their teaching position.
1943 – He co-founded Ba’ath Party.
1945 – He formed the first elected Bureau of the Arab Ba’th Movement.
1947 – He was elected secretary general in the party congress in Damascus.
1952 – Al-Bitar took refuge in neighboring Lebanon, along with Aflaq.
1956-1958 – He became Minister for Foreign Affairs.
1963 – He offered to him the position of prime minister at the head of a coalition.
1966 – Al-Bitar was captured and detained, along with other members of the party’s historic leadership.
1969 – The court condemned him to death in absentia.
1970 – He was pardoned by Hafiz al-Asad.
1980 – He died on the 21st of July, Salah al-Din al-Bitar was shot dead in Paris.