The Al Bu Said dynasty comes to power and continues to rule to this day.
Oil reserves are discovered and extraction begins in 1967.
Qaboos bin Said ousts his father in a palace coup and launches a development program to build modern infrastructure and develop the country's natural resources.
Oman is a founding member of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.
Oman signs a free trade agreement with the United States.
A military cooperation agreement with the United States is revised and renewed.