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Today in History

Today in History: February 15

Thursday 15/February/2018 - 12:13 AM
Sada El Balad
Today is Thursday، the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 319 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today's highlights in history:

1964 Muhammad Ali becomes the world’s heavyweight boxing champion.

1690 – Constantin Cantemir، Prince of Moldavia، and the Holy Roman Empire sign a secret treaty in Sibiu، stipulating that Moldavia would support the actions led by the House of Habsburg against the Ottoman Empire.

1933 US President-elect Franklin Roosevelt escapes an assassination attempt in Miami.

1989 The last Soviet troops withdraw from Afghanistan after a 10-year occupation.

2017 India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit.

Births:

1892 – Roy Rene، Australian comedian (d. 1954)

1907 – Jean Langlais، French organist and composer (d. 1991)

1942 - Abdullah Musharraf، Egyptian actor.

1954 – Matt Groening، American animator، producer، and screenwriter

1990 - Kholoud Issa، a Syria -Tunisia actress.

Deaths:

1947 - Mustafa Abdel Razek، Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and member of the Arabic Language Academy in Cairo.

2000 - Shafiq Galal، Egyptian singer.

2007 - Faten Farid، Egyptian singer and actress.

2012 - Hatem Zulfikar، Egyptian actor.

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