Â 1922 â€“ Transjordan formed
- The Council of the League of Nations (Former UN) recognizes Transjordan.
- Becomes state under British supervision.
- King Abdullah I of the Hashemite royal house appointed Emir of Transjordan.
1946 â€“ Jordanian independence
- The United Nations recognizes Jordan.
- Becomes independent sovereign kingdom.
- King Abdullah I declared first monarch of Jordan.
1948 â€“ First Arab-Israeli war
- State of Israel created in British-mandate Palestine.
- A coalition of Arab states, including Jordan, declare war on newly formed Israel.
- King Abdullah I led the Arab Legion in the war.
- Thousands of Palestinians flee Arab-Israeli fighting to West Bank and Jordan.
1950 â€“ Jordan annexes West Bank
- Following the first Arab-Israeli war the Arab coalition and Israel are assigned different parts of Israel and Palestinian territories.
1951 â€“ King Abdullah assassinated
- Palestinian gunman angry at apparent collusion with Israel in the carve-up of Palestinian territories.
- Hussein is proclaimed king of Jordan.
1957 â€“ British troops complete withdrawal from Jordan.
1967 â€“ Six-Day War
- Following the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem and the West Bank after the Six-Day War, a major influx of refugees pour into Jordan.
1970 â€“ Black September
- Major clashes break out between government forces and Palestinian guerrillas resulting in thousands of casualties in a civil war remembered as Black September.
1972 â€“ Attempted military coup thwarted
1974 â€“ King Hussein recognizes PLO as sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.
1986 â€“ Hussein severs political ties with PLO and orders its main offices to shut down.
1988 Ââ€“ Hussein publicly backs Palestinian intifada
1989 â€“ First general election since 1967
- Contested only by independent candidates because of ban on political parties.
1994 â€“ Jordan signs peace treaty with Israel, ending 67-year official state of war with the country.
1996 â€“ Food price riots after subsidies removed
- Following plan supervised by the International Monetary Fund.
1997– Parliamentary elections boycotted by several leading figures, associations, and political parties.
1998 â€“ King Hussein treated for lymphatic cancer in US.
1999 â€“ King Hussein dies
- Over 50 heads of state attend his funeral.
- His eldest son Crown Prince Abdullah succeeds to the throne, becomes new monarch of Jordan.
August â€“ Spat with Al Jazeera
- Jordan says the Qatar-based TV channel insulted its royal family.
- Shuts down its office in Amman.
- Recalls its ambassador in Qatar.
September â€“ Jordan and Israel agree on plan to save Dead Sea
- Plan is to pipe water from Red Sea to shrinking Dead sea.
- Two nationsâ€™ biggest joint venture to date, costing $800m.
June â€“ First parliamentary elections under King Abdullah II
- Independent candidates loyal to the king win two-thirds of the seats.
October â€“ PM resigns
- A new cabinet is appointed following resignation of PM Ali Abu al-Ragheb.
- Faisal al-Fayez is appointed PM.
- King appoints three female ministers.
2004 â€“ Eight Islamic militants sentenced to death for killing US government official in 2002.
Â March â€“ Jordan returns ambassador to Israel
- Amman recalled its envoy in 2000 after the outbreak of the Intifada.
August â€“ Three missiles are fired from port of Aqaba.
- Two miss a US naval vessel, a third lands in Israel.
- Jordanian soldier killed.
November â€“ Sixty people are killed in suicide bombings.
- Bombs go off almost simultaneously at three different international hotels in Amman.
- Al-Qaeda in Iraq claims responsibility.
- Almost all victims are Jordanian.
July â€“ First local elections since 1999.
- Main opposition party, Islamic Action Front, withdraws after accusations of vote-rigging.
November â€“ Parliamentary elections
- Strengthens position of tribal leaders and pro-government candidates.
- Nader Dahabi appointed PM.
July â€“ Military tribunal sentences Al-Qaeda militant to death.
- For the killing of US Diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman.
November â€“ King Abdullah dissolves parliament and reshuffles cabinet to push through economic reform.
May â€“ New electoral law introduced â€“ pro-reform campaigners say does little to make system more representational.
November – Parliamentary elections
- Boycotted by opposition Islamic Action Front.
- Riots break out after pro-government candidates win big majority.
2011 â€“ Arab Spring protests
- King Abdullah is faced with mass protests across the Arab world.
- Though not anywhere close to the scale of Egypt or Tunisia, protests do occur in Jordan â€“ sometimes on a rather large scale. However, most call for political reform â€“ not for the abdication of the King.
- Abdullah does not react violently, rather reshuffles his government several times to appease protesters â€“ promises reform.
October â€“ King Abdullah calls early parliamentary elections
- Abdullah Ensour, former minister and vocal advocate of democratic reform, is appointed PM.
November â€“ Clashes erupt between protesters and supporters of the king.
- Following mass demonstrations against the lifting of fuel subsidies.
- Calls for an end of the monarchy are heard.
- Three people are killed.
January â€“ Pro-government candidates win in parliamentary elections
- Abdullah Ensour reinstated as PM.
September â€“ Jordan is one of four Arab nations to, together with the US, take part in air strikes against IS in Syria.
November â€“ Authorities arrest head of Islamic Action Front.
December â€“ Jordan executes eleven men convicted of murder, ending moratorium on death sentence.
February â€“ IS publishes a video of Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh being burned alive.
- Jordan is outraged. Responds by stepping up its airstrikes and executing prisoners.
March â€“ Jordan takes part in Saudi-led air strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen.