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Today in History

Today in History: September 14

Sada El Balad
Today is Thursday، Sept. 14، the 257th day of 2017. There are 110 days left in the year.

Today's highlights in history:

2013 – Osama El-Baz، Egyptian soldier and diplomat، had died.

On this date:

1814 - Francis Scott Key writes America’s national anthem، “The Star Spangled Banner.”

1891 - The first penalty kick in the English Football League is taken by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their match against Accrington.

1901 - US President William McKinley dies of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin.

1905 - Great Britain’s Royal Automobile Club holds its first race on the Isle of Man.

1917 - Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.

1918 - Austria-Hungary makes peace offer to Allies in the First World War.

1923 - Miguel Primo de Rivera assumes power in Spain.

1948 - A ground-breaking ceremony takes place in New York at the site of the United Nations world headquarters.

1959 - Soviet space probe Luna 2 becomes the first man-made object to reach the moon.

1960 - Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) is founded.

1996 - Bosnia holds its first post-war election.

1997 - German and US military planes collide off the coast of Namibia killing 33 people.

2000 - Cheng Kejie، a former deputy chairman of China’s parliament، is executed for corruption.

2002 - American Tim Montgomery breaks the 100-metre world record in a time of 9.78 seconds.

2003 - In a referendum، Estonia approves joining the European Union.

2008 - A passenger jet travelling from Moscow to Perm crashes، killing all 88 people on board.

2009 - The rear of a Fokker 100 passenger plane catches fire as it makes an emergency landing at Germany’s Stuttgart airport.

2010 - Australia’s first woman Prime Minister Julia Gillard takes over office with shaky coalition.

2012 - A passenger bus collides with a fuel tanker on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar، Afghanistan، killing 51 people.

2013 - Japan successfully launches a new rocket، its first space telescope.

2015 - Taliban insurgents in military uniform storm an Afghan prison in Gazni، freeing hundreds of inmates.

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