Here's a look at the life of Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt.
Personal: Birth date: May 4, 1928
Birth place: Kafr-el Meselha, Minufiya, Egypt
Birth name: Mohammed Hosni Mubarak
Marriage: Suzanne (Thabet) Mubarak
Children: Gamal, 1963 (son); Alaa, 1961 (son)
Education: National Military Academy (Egypt), 1949; Air Force Academy (Egypt), 1952; Frunze General Staff Academy (USSR), 1964
Timeline: 1952-1959 - Works as a flight instructor at the Egyptian Air Force Academy.
1965-1967 - Commands several Air Force bases.
1967-1972 - Appointed as the Director of the Air Force Academy and Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Force.
1969 - Mubarak is promoted to Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Force.
1972 - Mubarak is promoted to Commander in Chief of the Air Force and Deputy Minister of War.
October 1973 - Promoted to the rank of Air Marshal of the Egyptian Air Force.
October 6, 1973 - The Egyptian Air Force launches a daytime surprise attack on Israeli soldiers occupying the east bank of the Suez Canal. Within 20 minutes, the pilots hit 90% of their targets. This begins the Yom Kippur War, which lasts for several weeks, making Mubarak a national hero.
April 15, 1975 - President Anwar Sadat names Mubarak vice president of Egypt.
1976 -1981 - Mubarak travels extensively as Sadat's emissary. He also assumes control of the day-to-day operations of the government, which frees Sadat to concentrate on foreign policy.
1978 - Appointed as the Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP).
October 6, 1981 - During a Cairo military parade commemorating Egypt's victories in 1973, Sadat is assassinated by a group of Islamic fundamentalists. Mubarak, standing next to Sadat, suffers an injury to his left hand.
October 13, 1981 - Mubarak is elected president of Egypt. And is sworn-in as the country's sixth president the next day.
October 5, 1987 - Mubarak is reelected president.