1937 - Born on the 28th of April in Al Awja.
1957 - He joined Ba'ath Socialist Party.
1968-1979 - He was the acting vice-president of Iraq.
- de facto leader of Iraq following heart attack of Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr)
1979-2003 - He became the president of Iraq.
1980 - Declared war on Iran.
1990 - Directed Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
1991 - Defeated in Gulf War and forced to withdraw from Kuwait.
1992 - Allegedly ordered assassination attempt on George Bush.
2003 - He was defeated and disappeared during Operation Iraqi Freedom , but subsequently found and arrested by coalition forces.
2006 - He was executed in an Iraqi army base in Kadhimiya on the 30th of December.
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