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Today in History

Today in History: January 19

Friday 19/January/2018 - 12:03 AM
Sada El Balad
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Today is Friday، the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 346 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today's highlight in history:

1899 – Anglo-Egyptian Sudan، a condominium of the United Kingdom and Egypt in the eastern Sudan region of northern Africa، is formed.

On this date:

1938 - General Motors begins mass-producing lightweight diesel engines.
1945 - Soviet troops take Krakow، Poland during the Second World War.
1956 - Sudan joins Arab League as ninth member.
1966 - Indira Gandhi is elected the third Prime Minister of India.
1981 - United States and Iran sign an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.
1986 - Yemeni President Ali Nasser Mohammad is ousted in a revolt.
1989 - Soviet Union announces it will unilaterally withdraw some of its short-range nuclear missiles from Europe.
1993 - Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations.
1996 - Chechen sympathizers who hijacked a Turkish ferry surrender، ending a four-day ordeal for more than 240 hostages.
1997 - A powerful car bomb explodes outside a cafe in downtown Algiers، killing at least 20 people hours after attackers massacred 36.
1998 - Peru and Ecuador agree on a timetable for a peace treaty to formally end their 1995 border war.
2002 - Sudanese government signs ceasefire agreement with rebels.
2006 - Nasa launches its New Horizons space probe to study the dwarf planet Pluto.
2007 - China launches a missile to destroy an ageing satellite، sparking space arms race fears.
2016 - A suicide bomber kills at least 10 people in a rush-hour attack on a market in Peshawar، Pakistan.

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