||Britain declares Uganda its protectorate.
||Idi Amin Dada born.
|9 Oct 1962
||Uganda achieves its independence.
|25 Jan 1971
||In a coup, Idi Amin Dada overthrows Ugandan President Apollo Milton Obote.
||Uganda invades the neighboring country of Tanzania. The invading army is repulsed, and Tanzania counter-invades.
|11 Apr 1979
||Idi Amin Dada is overthrown by the invading Tanzanian army, supported by exiled Ugandan dissidents. He relocates to Libya and Iraq, eventually settling in Saudi Arabia, where he lives on a monthly stipend of $1500 provided by the government.
||Obote regains power after disputed elections.
||Obote is overthrown by the military and exiled to Zambia.
|17 Aug 2003
||Idi Amin Dada dies.