1830 French invasion of Algeria
1830 France invades Algeria.
1962 Algeria becomes independent from France.
1962 Algeria joins the United Nations.
1979 Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
1997 Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed.
1997 The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
1997 About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.
1997 Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; a total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
1997 Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
1997 Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
1997 Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria; 53 killed.
1997 Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.
1997 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
1997 The Sid El-Antri massacre (or Sidi Lamri) in Algeria kills 50-100 people.
1997 In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.
1998 Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
1998 Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.
1998 Oued Bouaicha massacre in Algeria: 52 people are killed with axes and knives, 32 of them babies under the age of 2.
1998 Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
2003 An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.