The Al Khalifa family succeeds in capturing Bahrain from a Persian garrison.
The Al Khalifa family signs a treaty with the British Empire, making the island a British Protectorate.
Oil is discovered and drilling begins the next 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 declares itself independent after not being able to agree upon a union with the other eight states.
Bahrain joins the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The King Fahd causeway is opened, connecting Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.
After a referendum the year earlier, Bahrain becomes a constitutional monarchy with a parliament and independent judiciary.
Bahrain and the United States sign a free trade agreement.