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.