The retrospective history of Libya

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BBC News Timeline: A chronology of key events
BBC News Online, Thursday 21 June 2001. A simple chronology of key events briefly described, from the 7th century B.C. until une 2001.
Britain Neutral in 1969 Coup
North Africa Journal, 11 January 2000. Britain rejected an appeal from its old ally, King Idris of Libya, to intervene when Qadhafi led a military coup against him in 1969. The Foreign Secretary: The sooner we get on terms with the revolutionary government, the greater are the chances of protecting our essential interests in Libya.
Students Observe Anniversary of Revolution
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 8 April 2001. 25th anniversary of the revolution that transformed university and other institutions of higher learning into organs for the promotion of science, education and knowledge on 7 April 1976. The anniversary was organised to remember the day when the country decided to assert its national cultural heritage and Afro-Arab identity.
Sirte II Summit Coincides With Peoples’ Power Festivities
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 1 March 2001. The Sirte II summit on the African Union coincides with the celebration of a special event in Libya’s political calendart: the 24th anniversary of the proclamation in 1977 of the power of the people with the change in Libya’s political status and constitution from a republican regime to that of the Jamahiriya or the State of the masses. The constitution.