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Today in History

Today in History: January 13

Saturday 13/January/2018 - 12:07 AM
Sada El Balad
Today is Saturday، the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 352 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today's highlight in history:

1986- Israel agrees to arbitrate on Taba over disputed sovereignty with Egypt.

On this date:


1915 - Earthquake in central Italy kills 30،000 people.
1959 - Belgium grants reforms in Belgian Congo following disturbances.
1963 - West African Republic of Togo’s President Sylvanus Olympio is murdered.
1967 - Gnassingbe Eyadema seizes power in Togo in a bloodless coup.
1982 - An Air Florida 737 crashes into a bridge after takeoff and falls into the Potomac River، killing 78 people.
1985 - A passenger train derails in Ethiopia، with four of its five coaches plunging into a ravine، killing more than 425 people.
1988 - Taiwanese President Chiang Chingkuo dies of a heart attack.
1995 - A fast-moving passenger train rams into a stationary train in Bangladesh، killing 39 people.
2000 - Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive.
2001 - Earthquake and landslides kill 850 in El Salvador.
2007 - China and Russia veto a US resolution in the UN Security Council calling on Myanmar’s military junta to stop persecution of minority and opposition groups.
2009 - Lebanese musician and poet Mansour Al Rahbani dies at the age of 83 in Beirut.
2012 - Passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia capsizes off the coast of Italy، kills 12 people.
2016 - A suicide bomber blows up outside a polio vaccination centre in Quetta، Pakistan، killing at least 15 people.

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