Today is Friday، the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of the year
Today's highlight in history:
1956 - A tripartite summit was held in Dammam، Saudi Arabia، attended by King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud، President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser and President of Syria Shukri Al Quwatli.
On this date:
1761 - Britain’s King George III and his wife، Charlotte، are crowned in Westminster Abbey. 1792 - French Republic is proclaimed and revolutionary calendar goes into effect. 1927 - Slavery is abolished in Sierra Leone in Africa. 1949 - The Soviet Union explodes its first atomic bomb. 1953 - The world’s first four-level freeway interchange opens in Los Angeles، California 1955 - Hurricane Janet، the most violent Caribbean hurricane of the season، kills 600. 1960 - A US Marine Corps DC-6 plane en route from Japan to the Philippines crashes in the ocean 290km south of Okinawa. All 29 passengers are killed. 1965 - A ceasefire is declared in the war between India and Pakistan، but both sides subsequently violate it. 1980 - Iraqi tanks enter Iran، marking the beginning of the Iran-Iraq War as a full-scale conflict. 1988 - UAE and Egypt sign an agreement setting up a joint cooperation committee. 1989 - Ten people are killed when an IRA bomb rips through barracks in south-east London. 1993 - Abkhazian rebels in Georgia shoot down second passenger plane in two days، killing 80. 1994 - Former diplomat Jaafar Abdul Rahman is formally installed as Malaysia’s new king. 1997 - A bloody slaughter in the Algiers suburb of Baraki overnight leaves 200 people dead. 1998 - Saudi Arabia expels the Afghan charge d’affaires and recalls its representative from Kabul. 2005 - Two bicycle bombs explode minutes apart in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore، killing at least six people. 2008 - South Africa’s ruling African National Congress names Kgalema Motlanthe as head of state. 2011 - Former Indian cricket captain Mansour Ali Khan Pataudi dies at the age of 70. 2013 - Twin suicide bomb blasts at a church in Kohati Gate area of Peshawar kill more than 75. 2015 - Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi flies to Aden after six months in exile in Saudi Arabia.