The Suez Canal was opened for navigation on_______?

A. Nov 17, 1869
B. Oct 12, 1786
C. Jan 01, 1857
D. None of these

Suez Canal was opened for navigation

The Suez Canal we know was opened for navigation on Nov 17, 1869, and while it was nominally owned by the Egyptian government, it was actually operated and controlled by a company dominated by British and French shareholders. That lasted until Gamal Abdul Nasser came around and nationalised the canal, leading to the Suez crisis and igniting an already smouldering Cold War.

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