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Today in History

Today in History: January 14

Sunday 14/January/2018 - 10:54 AM
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Today is Monday، the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar، there are 351 days remaining until the end of the year.


Today's highlights in history:

2011 – Former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees his country to Saudi Arabia after a series of street demonstrations against his regime and corrupt policies, asking for freedom, rights and democracy, considered as the anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and the birth of the Arab Spring.



On this date:

809 - England and Spain form alliance against Napoleon Bonaparte.
1814 - Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in Treaty of Kiel.
1867 - Peru declares war on Spain.
1907 - Earthquake in Jamaica destroys Kingston and takes 1،000 lives.
1966 - Indonesia closes its mission at United Nations.
1974 - World Football League is founded.
1975 - USSR breaks trade agreement with US.
1990 - A blaze sweeps through a discotheque in Saragossa، Spain، killing 43 people.
1991 - Palestine Liberation Organisation security chief Abu Iyad is gunned down in Tunis.
1992 - Israel opens peace talks with Jordan and resumes bargaining with Palestinians.
2000 - A UN tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in prison for killing of more than 100 Bosnian Muslims.
2002 - Raed Al Karmi، leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades، is killed in West Bank.
2005 - European space probe lands on Saturn’s moon Titan.
2011 - Tunisian President Zine Al Abidine Bin Ali steps down.
2016 - British actor Alan Rickman، 69، one of the great Hollywood villains، dies of cancer.

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