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Today in History

Today in History: February 18

Sunday 18/February/2018 - 03:00 AM
Sada El Balad
Today in Sunday، the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 316 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today’s highlights in history:

2010 – WikiLeaks publishes the first of hundreds of thousands of classified documents disclosed by the soldier now known as Chelsea Manning.

On this date:

1332 – Amda Seyon I، Emperor of Ethiopia begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim provinces.
1978 -- The assassination of Egyptian Culture Minister Youssef Sibai in Cyprus.
1983 - The Nellie Massacre against Muslims in the Indian state of Assam، the massacre claimed the lives of 2،191 people (unofficial figures run at more than 10،000)[4] from 14 villages.
1985 -- Israeli troops withdrew from the Lebanese port city of Sidon after 32 months of occupation
2009 - Egypt releases jailed opposition leader Ayman Nour for his health conditions.

Births:
1559 – Isaac Casaubon، Swiss philologist and scholar (d. 1614)
1871 – Harry Brearley، English inventor (d. 1948)
1914 - Mahmoud Zulfikar، director and Egyptian actor.
1961 - Zaki Fatin Abdel Wahab، Egyptian actor.

Deaths:
1962 - Salah Salem، a member of the Free Officers Movement.
2003 - Acer Harel، one of the founders of the Mossad.
2016 - Alaa Aldib، Egyptian writer and novelist.
2017 - Omar Abdel Rahman، Muslim cleric، spiritual leader of the Islamic Group in Egypt.

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