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) 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.