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Today in History

Today in History: June 1

Sada El Balad
Today is Thursday، June 1، the 152nd day of 2017. There are 213 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights:

In 1535، combined forces loyal to Charles V attack and expel the Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis.

In 1671،The Ottoman Empire declares war on Poland.

In 1932، Naguib Sorour، Egyptian poet، was born.

In 1943، a civilian flight from Portugal to England was shot down by Germany during World War II، killing all 17 people aboard، including actor Leslie Howard.

In 1955، Tunisian declares independence.

In 1958، Azza Labib، Egyptian actress was born.

In 1967، that the Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released، as was David Bowie's debut album، eponymously titled "David Bowie."

In 1977، the Soviet Union formally charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason. (Shcharansky was imprisoned، then released in 1986; he's now known by the name Natan Sharansky.)

In 1987، the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rashid Karami after his helicopter was blasted.

In 1997، Betty Shabazz، the widow of Malcolm X، was severely burned in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers، New York، apartment (she died three weeks later). The Chicago Tribune published a make-believe commencement speech by columnist Mary Schmich (shmeech) which urged graduates to، among other things، "wear sunscreen" (the essay ended up being wrongly attributed online to author Kurt Vonnegut).
In 2010، Holding midterm elections for Egypt’s Shura Council.

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