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==B.C.==
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* 1000 Iron works in Armenia
 
* 870-590 Urartian Kingdon dominates Armenia
 
* 800 (approx) [[King Ara the Beautiful]], legendary king of Armenia
 
* 782 Founding of [[Erebuni Fortress]], foundation of [[Yerevan]].
 
* 550 Founding of [[Van Town | Van]].
 
* 520 Armenia mentioned as country in Behestun Stone.
 
* 402-401 Retreat of [[Xenophon]] across Armenia.
 
* 401 King Yervand I of Armenia is crowned.  First Armenian dynasty.
 
* 330 Alexander the Great in Armenia
 
* 330-300 Reign of [[King Yervand II]]
 
* 220-201 Reign of [[King Yervand the Last]]
 
* 201 Fall of Yervandian dynasty.
 
* 189-160 Reign of [[King Artashes I]].  Start of Artashesian dynasty.
 
* 170 Founding of Artashat, capital of Armenia.
 
* 160-95 Reigns of [[King Artavasd I]], [[King Tiran I]], and [[King Tigran I]].
 
* 95-55 Armenian Empire reaches greatest size and influence under [[King Tigran the Great]].
 
* 69 Battle of Tigranakert
 
* 68 Battle of Aratsani.  Tigran the Great defeats Roman troops led by Lucculus
 
* 66 Treaty of Artashat between Pompei and Tigran the Great.
 
* 55-34 Reign of [[King Artavasd II]], who wrote plays in Greek.
 
* 53 Performance of ''The Bacchae'' at Artashat.
 
* 35 Invasion of Armenia by Marc Anthony and capture of [[King Artavasd II]].
 
* 34 Roman commander Antonius captures Armenian King Artavazd II (?? conflicts with above)
 
* 30 Romans conquer Armenian Empire.
 
* 30 - 20 Restoration of Kingdom of Armenia under King Artashes II
 
  
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===1 - 499===
 
* 2 Fall of Ardashesian dynasty
 
* @30 Abkar of Edessa, first Christian convert in Armenia
 
* @48-49 Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew introduce Christianity to Armenia
 
* 63-88 Reign of [[King Trdat I]], Arghaguni dynasty established
 
* 66 Construction of Fortress and Temple of [[Garni Temple | Garni]].
 
* 117-140 Reign of [[King Vagharsh I]].  Building of Vagharshapat.
 
* 144-186 Reign of [[King Sohimos]]
 
* 186-198 Reign of [[King Vagharsh II]]
 
* 198-215 Reign of [[King Khosrov I]]
 
* 253 Sassanids of Persia occupy Armenia
 
* 293-330 Reign of [[King Trdat III]] (aka Tiridates III).  The treaty of Nisibin between Rome and Persia and restoration of Armenian Kingdom's independence.
 
* 301 (or more likely ca. 310) Trdat III accepts Christianity for the Armenian people.
 
* 303  Construction of [[Ejmiatsin Cathedral Compound | Ejmiatsin Cathedral]] started.
 
* 325 Council of Nicea, adoption of Nicean Creed.  St. Aristakes (who is St. Gregory the Illuminators son) participates as one of the 318 founders of the Christian Church.
 
* 350-368 Reign of Arshak II, ends with his arrest by Persian King Shapuh II.
 
* 353-372 Catholicos Nerses the Great
 
* 374-378 Reign of Varastad, participant in Olympic Games
 
* 378-397 Reign of Arshag II
 
* 395-405 Creation of [[Armenian Alphabet]] by Mesrob Mashdots
 
* 5th-7th centuries - First golden age of Armenian culture.
 
* 400 Birth of historian Agathangelos
 
* 422-428 Reign of Ardashes III
 
* 425 Bible translated into Armenian
 
* 450-451 Armenian revolt against Zoroastrianism
 
* 451 [[Battle of Avarayr]] (Vartanantz) led by [[Vardan Mamikonian]]
 
* 451 Council of Chalcedon
 
* 482 Movses Khorenatsi, historian
 
* 484 Treaty of Nuarsag between Armenians and Persians
 
* 491 Armenian rejection of Chalcedon decisions
 
 
 
===500 - 999===
 
* 572 Revolt of Armenians against Persians
 
* 591 Second partition of Armenia between Byzantium and Persia
 
* 595 Revolt against Byzantium and Persia
 
* 610-641 Heraclius, first Armenian Emperor of Byzantium
 
* 610-685 Anania of Shirak, astronomer and mathematician
 
* 618-630 Construction of [[Hripsime Church]] and [[Gayane Church]] begun.
 
* 637 Armenian Patriarchate established in [[Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem | Jerusalem]]
 
* 640 First Arab invasion of Armenia
 
* 643-652 Construction of [[Zvartnots Cathedral]]
 
* 653 Byzantine Empire cedes Armenia to Arabs
 
* 774-775 Armenian revolt against Arabs
 
* 785-809 Harun-al-Rashid, Abassid Caliph
 
* 9th-10th centuries
 
* 806 Arabs install Bagratid family to govern Armenia.
 
* 813 Armenian prince Ashot I begins 1,000 years of rule in Georgia by Bagratid Dynasty.
 
* 862-977 Second golden age of Armenian culture, under Ashot I and Ashot III.
 
* 884-890 Reign of Ashot I, Bagratuni dynasty
 
* 890-914 Reign of Smbat I
 
* 914-929 Reign of Ashot II
 
* 916 Cathedral of [[Aghtamar]] constructed
 
* 950-1000 [[Grigor Narekatsi]], mystical poet and theologian
 
* 961 Founding of [[Ani]], capital of Armenia
 
* 970-990 Reign of Smbat II
 
 
 
===1000 - 1499===
 
* 985-1001 Construction of Ani Cathedral
 
* 990-1020 Reign of Gagik I
 
* 11th-14th centuries Byzantine Greeks invade Armenia from west, Seljuk Turks from east.
 
* 1041-1048 Seljuk invasion of Armenia
 
* 1042-1080 Armenian migration to [[Cilicia]]
 
* 1045 Fall of Bagratuni dynasty
 
* 1071 Battle of Manzikert, Seljuk occupation of Armenia
 
* 1080 Rupenian Principality established in Cilicia
 
* 1098-1099 Cilician Armenians assists First Crusade.
 
* 1101-1173 Nerses Shnorhali - poet, clergyman, composer of sharagans.
 
* 1113 Catholicosate established at Aghtamar
 
* 1124, 1174 Revolts of the population of Ani against foreign rule
 
* 1130-1213 Mkhitar Gosh, compiler of Armenian code of laws
 
* 1149 Catholicosate of [[Ejmiatsin]] relocated to Hromgla in [[Cilicia]]
 
* 1153-1198 Nerses Lambronatsi, theologian and diplomat
 
* 1184 Mkhitar Heratsi, clergyman, author of medical encyclopedia
 
* 1189-1192 Third Crusade passes through Cilician Armenia
 
* 1198-1219 Reign of Levon II
 
* 1206-1207  Liberation of Kars
 
* 1219-1250 Reign of Zabel, Queen of Armenia
 
* 1226-1270 Reign of Hetum I
 
* 1230-1300 Frik, Armenian poet, prisoner of Mongols
 
* 1250-1288 Toros Roslin, master artist of illuminated manuscripts
 
* 1253-1256 Hetum I visits Mangu Khan at Karakorum
 
* 1266 Mameluk invasion of Cilicia
 
* 1270-1289 Reign of Levon III
 
* 1271 Marco Polo travels through Armenia
 
* @1280 Medieval universities of Gladzor and Tatev established.
 
* 1289-1305 Reign of Hetum II
 
* 1307 Levon IV killed by Mongols
 
* 1307-1320 Reign of Oshin
 
* 1320-1342 Reign of Levon V
 
* 1345-1363 Reign of Constantine IV
 
* 1374-1375 Levon VI defeated by Mongols
 
* 1375 Cilician Armenia conquered by Mamluk Turks.
 
* 1376-1424 Rule of Prince Constantine in mountainous Cilicia
 
* 1402-1405 Mass migration of Armenians from Cilicia
 
* 1402 Last invasion of Armenia by Timur the Lame (Tamerlane)
 
* 1405-1502 Invasions by Black Sheep and White Sheep Turkomans
 
* 1441 Reestablishment of Holy See at Ejmiatsin
 
* 1453 Fall of Constantinople, end of Byzantine Empire
 
* 1461 Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople established
 
* 1478 Armneian migration to Bruges, Belgium
 
* 1489-1588 Sinan, greatest architect of Ottoman Empire (Armenian or no?)
 
* 15th century - Most of modern Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia become part of Ottoman Empire.
 
 
 
===1500 - 1799===
 
* 1501-1722 Ottoman-Safavid conflicts
 
* 1512 Printing of first Armenian books
 
* 1519 Decree of King Sigismund I that Armenians in Poland by governed under code of laws by [[Mkhitar Gosh]]
 
* 1547-1575 Secret Church meetings to seek ways to help Armenia
 
* 1555 Ottoman-Persian partition of Armenia
 
* 1567 Establishment of Armenian printing press in Constantinople
 
* 1587-1629 Reign of [[Shah Abbas]] in Persia
 
* 1612 Peace traty between Ottoman Empire and Persia
 
* 1619 Testimony of Martin the Armenian in Virginia court case
 
* 1637 Theological seminary established at [[Ejmiatsin]].
 
* 1637-1695 [[Eremia Kiumurjian]], historian, poet, musician
 
* 1648 Major earthquake in Van
 
* 1658-1711 [[Israel Ori]], voyager throughout Europe in search of aid for Armenia
 
* 1666 First printing of Armenian Bible
 
* 1667 Commercial treaty between Russia and Isfahan Armenians
 
* 1676-1749 Mkhitar of Sepastia, founder of Catholic Mkhitarist order
 
* 1677 Secret meeting called by Catholicos Hagop Jughaetsi
 
* 1682-1725 Reign of Peter the Great in Russia
 
* 1695 Printing of Armenian books in Amsterdam
 
* 1709-1784 Zacharia Shehrimanian, well known Armenian merchant of the [[Shehrimanian family]].
 
* 1712-1795 [[Sayat Nova]], renowned Armenian poet troubador
 
* 1722-1730 Exploits of David Beg
 
* 1723-1797 [[Shahamir Shahamirian]], political philosopher
 
* 1759 Arrival of [[Hovsep Emin]] in Armenia
 
* 1778 Establishment of [[Nor Nakhichevan]]
 
* 1784- 1788 Publication of [[Mikael Chamchian]]'s three Volumes work ''History of the Armenians''
 
* 1794 Publication of ''[[Aztarar]]'' in [[Madras]] India
 
 
 
===1800 - 1849===
 
* 1809-1848 [[Khachatur Abovian]], novelist poet, playwright
 
* 1810,1818 Zeitountsi revolts
 
* 1811 [[Mkhitarist]] order of Vienna founded
 
* 1813 Treaty of Gulistan
 
* 1815 Lazarian Institute in Moscow founded
 
* 1816-1817 [[Lord Byron]] at [[San Lazarro]]
 
* 1817-1900 Hovhannes (Ivan) Aivazovsky, seascape painter
 
* 1820-1901 Ghevond Alishan, Mkhitarist scholar
 
* 1820-1907 Mkrtich Khrimian Hairik, Pathriarch and Catholicos
 
* 1821 Establishment of Armenian Academy (Jemaran) in India
 
* 1824 Founding of Nersessian Academy in Tiflis
 
* 1826-1858 Nickolas Balian, architect in Constantinople
 
* 1827 Occupation of [[Yerevan]] by Russian forces
 
* 1828 Treaty of Turkmanchay awards [[Nakhichevan]] and area around Erevan to Russia, strengthening Russian control of Transcaucasus and beginning period of modernization and security.
 
* 1828-1840 Creation of Armenia Oblast in Russian Empire
 
* 1828-1868 Mkrtich Beshiktashian, poet
 
* 1829-1866 Mikayel Nalbandian, patriotic poet
 
* 1830-1892 Kamar Katiba, nationalist poet
 
* 1835-1888 Raffi, renowned novelist
 
* 1836 Murad Raphaelian School opened in Venice
 
* 1836-1898 Tigran Chouhajian, opera composer
 
* 1840-1892 Karekin Srvantsdian, compiler of David of Sassoun legend
 
* 1841-1891 Hakob Paronian, palywright, satirist
 
* 1842-1901 Srpouhi Dussap, feminist writer
 
* 1842-1918 [[Abdul Hamid II]], the bloody Sultan
 
* Publication of ''Pazmaveb'' begun at San Lazzaro
 
* 1846-1909 Ashough Jivan, troubador
 
* 1848 First Armenian Protestant Church in Constantinople
 
* 1848-1921 Mkrtich Portugalian, journalist, political activist
 
 
 
===1850 - 1899===
 
* 1850 First girl school opened in Yerevan
 
* 1851-1872 Petros Durian, romantic poet
 
* 1851-1930 Boghos Nubar Pasha, one of the founders of AGBU
 
* 1856-1946 Henry Morgenthau, US Ambassador to Turkey
 
* 1859-1937 Diana Abkar, Armenian Ambassador to Japan
 
* 1860-1932 Loe, historian
 
* 1861-1915 Krigor Zohrab, essayist
 
* 1861-1930 Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian statesman, helped Genocide victims
 
* 1863 Adoption of Armenian Constitution
 
* 1863-1934 Sybil, novelist, poet
 
* 1863-1945 Mihran Damadian, writer, political leader
 
* 1864-1934 Toros Toromanian, architect
 
* 1865-1927 Andranik Ozanian, leader of Armenian volunteer forces
 
* 1866-1948 Avetis Aharonian, author, political leader
 
* 1869-1923 [[Hovhannes Tumanyan]], poet, author of epics and folk tales
 
* 1869-1935 Komitas Vardapet, compiler of Armenian folk music
 
* 1869-1951 Levon Shant, editor, writer
 
* 1870-1907 Gevorg Chavoush, leader liberation movement
 
* 1871-1928 Alexander Spendarian, classical composer
 
* 1874-1945 Alexander Khatisian, Prime Minister of first Republic of Armenia
 
* 1875-1957 [[Avetik Isahakian]], poet
 
* 1876-1953 Hrachia Ajarian, linguist
 
* 1878 Treaty of San Stefano
 
* 1878 Hagop Serobian, first Armenian in Fresno
 
* 1878 "Armenian question" emerges at Congress of Berlin; disposition of Armenia becomes ongoing European issue.
 
* 1878-1915 [[Siamanto]], poet
 
* 1878-1918 Stepan Shahumian, Bolshevik leader in Baku
 
* 1878-1936 [[Alexander Tamanian]], architect of Yerevan
 
* 1878-1943 Zabel Yessaian, novelsit, educator
 
* 1878-1945 Vahan Tekeyan, poet, political leader
 
* 1879-1919 Aram Manukian, leader of defense of Van
 
* 1879-1950 Armen Tigranian, opera composer
 
* 1880-1972 Martiros Sarian, painter of Armenian life
 
* 1881 First Armenian Protestant Church in The US
 
* 1882-1950 Ruben Ter-Minasian, leader of defense of Sassoun
 
* 1882-1969 Simon Vratsian, Prime Minister of first Republic of Armenia, writer
 
* 1883-1948 Hagop Oshakan, novelist, literary critic
 
* 1884-1915 [[Daniel Varoujan]], lyric poet
 
* 1885 Armenagan party founded
 
* 1886-1908 Misak Medzarents, lyric poet
 
* 1887 Hnchakian party founded
 
* 1890 [[Armenian Revolutionary Federation]] (Dashnaktsutiun) founded
 
* 1890-1945 Franz Werfel, author of ''Forty Days of Musa Dagh''
 
* 1891 First Armenian revolutionary party formed
 
* 1891 First Armenian Apostolic Church in the US
 
* 1895 Massacre of 300,000 Armenian subjects by Ottoman Turks
 
* 1895-1971 Gregory Peter Agajanian, first Armenian Cardinal
 
* 1896 Occupation of the Ottoman Bank
 
* 1897 Khanasor expedition
 
* 1897-1937 [[Yeghishe Charents]], poet
 
* 1899 Publication of ''Hairenik'' begun
 
* 1899-1987 [[Rouben Mamoulian]], pioneer movie director
 
 
 
===1900 - 1920===
 
* 1910-1978 Margaret Mead, anthropologist
 
* 1903-1978 Aram Khachatourian, composer of classical music
 
* 1904-1948 [[Arshile Gorky]], abstract painter
 
* 1906 [[Armenian General Benevolent Union|AGBU]] founded in Cairo
 
* 1908 [[Young Turks]] take over government of [[Ottoman Empire]] with reform agenda, supported by Armenian population.
 
* 1908-1981 [[William Saroyan]], Armenian-American writer
 
* 1908-1996 Victor Hambardzumian, astrophysicist
 
* 1909 Massacres in [[Cilicia]]
 
* 1910 [[Armenian Relief Society]] established
 
* 1911 [[Alan Hovhannes]], composer of classical music
 
* 1914-1980 [[Hovhannes Shiraz]], nationalistic poet
 
* 1915 Defense of [[Musa Dagh]]
 
* 1915-1918 '''[[Armenian Genocide]]''' - 1,500,000 Armenians perish at hands of Turks
 
* 1917 Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia form independent Transcaucasian federation. Tsar Nicholas II abdicates Russian throne; Bolsheviks take power in Russia
 
* AMAA established
 
* 1918 Independent Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian states emerge from defeat of Ottoman Empire in World War I
 
* 1919 [[Woodrow Wilson]] at the Paris Peace Conference
 
* 1920 Red Army invades Azerbaijan and forces Armenia to accept communist-dominated government
 
* 1920 [[Treaty of Sevres]]
 
* 1920 November 29 - Sovietization of Armenia
 
 
 
===1921 - 1987===
 
* 1921 Ramkavar party founded
 
* 1921 Assassination of [[Talaat Pasha]]
 
* 1922 Burning of Smyrna by Turks
 
* 1922 Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic combines Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as single republic within Soviet Union
 
* 1923 [[Treaty of Lausanne]]
 
* 1924-1971 [[Paruyr Sevak]], Eastern Armenian poet
 
* 1930 Transfer of Holy See of Cilicia to Antelias
 
* 1936 Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia become separate republics within Soviet Union.
 
* 1936-37 Purges under political commissar Lavrenti Beria reach their peak in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
 
* 1943 [[Armenian Academy of Sciences]] established in Yerevan
 
* mid 1940s to 1950s A couple of hundred thousand [[Armenian Diaspora|Diasporan Armenians]] repatriated to [[Soviet Armenia]] under Stalins encouragement, especially from the mid-east.
 
* 1948-51 Stalin orders over 100,000 Azerbaijanis moved from Armenian SSR to Azerbaijan SSR.
 
* 1964 First Armenian day school in the US
 
* 1964-1965 [[Anastas Mikoyan]], President of the USSR
 
* 1967 Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument erected in Montebello
 
* 196? [[Tsitsernakaberd]] Genocide Monument built in Yerevan
 
* 1974 Moscow installs regime of [[Karen Demirchian]] in Armenia to end party corruption; regime later removed for corruption
 
* 1983-1991 [[George Deukmejian]], Governor of California
 
* Late 1980s [[Mikhail Gorbachev]] initiates policies of glasnost and perestroika throughout Soviet Union
 
 
 
===1988 - 1991===
 
* 1988 Armenian nationalist movement revived by Karabakh and corruption concerns.
 
* 1988 February 20 - Nagorno-Karabakh government votes to unify that autonomous region of Azerbaijan with Armenia.
 
* 1988 February 27-28 [[Sumgait Pogram]] in Azerbaijan targets Armenians.
 
* 1988 December 7 - Disastrous earthquake in northern Armenia, epicentered in Spitak, levels that town and heavily damages city of Leninakan (now Gyumri).
 
* 1989 Spring - Mass demonstrations in Armenia achieve release of Karabakh Committee arrested by Soviets to quell nationalist movement.
 
* 1989 September -  Azerbaijan begins blockade of Armenian fuel and supply lines over Karabakh issue.
 
* 1989 Fall - Azerbaijani opposition parties lead mass protests against Soviet rule; national sovereignty officially proclaimed.
 
* 1989 November - Nagorno-Karabakh National Council declares unification of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia.
 
* 1990 January - Armenians in Baku attacked by mobs.  Moscow sends troops to Azerbaijan, nominally to stem violence against Armenians over Karabakh.
 
* 1990 Spring -  [[Levon Ter Petrosian]] of Armenian Pannational Movement chosen chairman of Armenian Supreme Soviet.
 
* 1991 January - Georgian forces invade South Ossetia in response to independence movement there; fighting continues all year; Soviet troops invade Azerbaijan, ostensibly to halt anti-Armenian pogroms.
 
* 1991 September 21 - Armenian voters approve national independence.
 
* 1991 October - Azerbaijani referendum declares Azerbaijan independent of Soviet Union; [[Levon Ter Petrosian]] elected president of Armenia.
 
* 1991 December - Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh declare independent state as fighting there continues; [[Soviet Union]] officially dissolved.
 
 
 
===1992 - 1999===
 
* 1992 May 9 - Armenian forces take control over [[Shushi]]
 
* 1992 Spring - Armenian forces occupy Lachin corridor linking Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia.
 
* 1992 June - Abulfaz Elchibey elected president of Azerbaijan and forms first postcommunist government there.
 
* 1992 June - Military coup deposes Elchibey in Azerbaijan; Aliyev returns to power.
 
* 1992 Fall - Multilateral negotiations seek settlement of Karabakh conflict, without result; fighting, blockade, and international negotiation continue into 1994.
 
* 1992 October - Aliyev elected president of Azerbaijan.
 
* 1992 [[Karabakh]] declaration of Independence
 
* 1992 Armenia admitted to the United Nations
 
* 1998 Feb - [[Levon Ter Petrosian]] resigns as president due to unpopular [[Karabakh]] conscessions he wanted to make.  PM [[Robert Kocharian]] takes his place.
 
* 1999 Fall - Parliament entered by former journalist Nairi Hunanian who shoots and kills Prime Minister [[Vasgen Sarkissian]], saying he has drank the blood of the nation, [[Karen Demirjian]] and a 5 others.  Asks the people to come to Parliament and take back the country.  Instead the people stay home and discuss conspiracy theories.
 
 
 
===2000 - present===
 
*[[2001]] - Largescale celebration of 1700th anniversary of Armenia's adoption of Christianity
 
*2001 - [[Pope John Paul II]] visit to Armenia.
 
*[[2003]] - [[Robert Kocharian]] re-elected president.
 
*[[2004]] April - Peaceful anti-government protests met with massive [[Violent government crackdown on opposition in April 2004|violent beatings and arrests]] of protesters.  No apologies made by government, nor arrests of those responsible for the beatings.
 
*[[2005]] August - [[Cilicia Ship]] reaches [[London]]
 
*[[2006]] [[May 3]] - Crash of an Armenian airliner off the Russian Black Sea coast. All 113 people on board the Airbus A-320 were killed in what was the worst air disaster in Armenia’s history.
 
*2006 May 12 - The ouster of then parliament speaker [[Artur Baghdasarian]]’s [[Orinats Yerkir]] party from the governing coalition.
 
*2006 - The official disclosure in June of the international mediators’ most recent plan to resolve the [[Nagorno-Karabakh]] conflict.
 
*2006 [[July 18]]- The announcement of Defense Minister [[Serzh Sarkisian]]’s affiliation with the governing [[Republican Party]] of Armenia (HHK). The move was widely construed as a confirmation of Sarkisian’s intention to contest the next [[president]]ial election due in [[2008]].
 
*2006 - The emergence and rapid expansion throughout the year of a new political party led by [[Gagik Tsarukian]], the most influential of Armenia’s government-connected tycoons. The [[Prosperous Armenia]] party is now tipped to make a strong showing in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
 
*2006 - The year saw more street protests by residents of [[Yerevan]] that were forcibly evicted from their homes as a result of the ongoing massive redevelopment in the city center. The evictions were declared unconstitutional by Armenia’s [[Constitutional Court]].
 
*2006 - A further strengthening of the national currency, the [[dram]], that triggered fresh opposition allegations about exchange rate manipulation. One U.S. dollar is now worth roughly 360 drams. It traded at about 460 drams at the beginning of 2006.
 
*2006 - An apparent rise in anti-Russian sentiment fuelled by continued racially motivated killings of Armenians in Russia.
 
*2006 - The year saw a number of high-profile cultural events such as Armenia’s first-ever participation in the [[Eurovision]] song contest, an open-air concert given by [[Charles Aznavour]] and other famous French singers, and the annual [[Golden Apricot]] film festival in Yerevan.
 
*2006 - The Armenian team’s victory in the 2006 world Chess Olympiad.
 
*[[2007]] April - Defense Minister Serge Sargsyan appointed Prime Minister.
 
 
 
Much of this timeline comes from Hagop & Marilyn Arshagouni's "Armenian History Timeline" brochure - also available as a book with details about the events which can be bought by calling the Ararat Home of Los Angeles at 818-365-300.
 
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[Armenian History]]
 
*[[List of historical anniversaries]]
 
 
 
[[Category:Armenian History]]
 

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