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Today in History

Today in History: June 2

Friday 02/June/2017 - 04:45 AM
Sada El Balad
Today is Friday، June 2، the 153rd day of 2017. There are 212 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight:


In 1863، during the Civil War، Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman wrote a letter to his wife، Ellen، in which he commented، "Vox populi، vox humbug" (The voice of the people is the voice of humbug).

in 1932، King Fu'ad inaugurates Almaza airport amid a large public ceremony in which the first 3 Egyptian pilots boarded the first Egyptian aircraft.

In 2010، Secret documents on Egypt's nuclear power plant are released by WikiLeaks

in 2012، Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that forced him from power (Mubarak was later acquitted، and freed in March 2017). Character actress Kathryn Joosten، best known as the crotchety، nosey Karen McCluskey on "Desperate Housewives،" died in Westlake Village، California، at age 72. Richard Dawson، 79، a British-born entertainer who made his mark in the 1960s television sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and who later became a popular TV game show host، died in Los Angeles.


Births

1930 - Ahmed Tawfiq، Egyptian actor and film director.

1957 - Ahmed Fuad Selim، Egyptian actor.

1664 - Sultan Mustafa II، Ottoman Sultan.

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