Oman: History

  1. 1749

    The Al Bu Said dynasty comes to power and continues to rule to this day.

  2. 1964

    Oil reserves are discovered and extraction begins in 1967.

  3. 1970

    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.

  4. 1981

    Oman is a founding member of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.

  5. 2006

    Oman signs a free trade agreement with the United States.

  6. 2010

    A military cooperation agreement with the United States is revised and renewed.


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