Great Britain and the Otoman Empire sign a treaty recognizing the independence of Bahrain, however, the nation remains under British administration.
The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) discovers oil and production begins the following year.
The Hawar Islands, between Qatar and Bahrain, become part of Bahrain.
Britain announces that it will end its treaty relationships with nine states in the Persian Gulf by 1971.
Bahrain gains formal independence from Britain.
Bahrain joins the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Bahrain and the United States sign a free trade pact.