Today is Friday، the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 220 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today's highlights in history: 1914 – The House of Commons of the United Kingdom passes the Home Rule Bill for devolution in Ireland. 1938 – Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people. 1953 – Nuclear weapons testing: At the Nevada Test Site، the United States conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test. 1963 – In Addis Ababa، Ethiopia، the Organisation of African Unity is established. 1978 – The first bomb of a series of bombings orchestrated by the Unabomber detonates at Northwestern University resulting in minor injuries. 1981 – In Riyadh، the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain، Kuwait، Oman، Qatar، Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 1982 – Falklands War: HMS Coventry is sunk by Argentine Air Force A-4 Skyhawks. 1985 – Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge، which kills approximately 10،000 people. 1997 – A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koroma. 2000 – Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from Lebanese territory (except for the disputed Shebaa farms zone) 22 years after its invasion in 1978. 2009 – North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test، Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community. 2013 – Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh، India. 2013 – A gas cylinder explodes on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat، killing at least 18 people. 2018 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable.
Births: 1334 – Emperor Sukō of Japan 1944 – Charlie Harper، English singer-songwriter and producer 1944 – Charlie Harper، English singer-songwriter and producer
Deaths: 2014 – Wojciech Jaruzelski، Polish general and politician، 1st President of Poland 2012 – William Hanley، American author and screenwriter