Extraction of oil begins after it was discovered in 1964.
Oman becomes a founding member of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. The purpose of the GCC is to unite the members and their objectives.
Oman and the US sign a free trade agreement.
Protests begin to rise in the country as a part of the Arab Spring, demanding the creation of more jobs, higher salaries, and political reforms. Protests last less than three months as the Sultan of Oman begins with major changes.