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Today in History

Today in History: May 26

Saturday 26/May/2018 - 11:34 AM
2017 Minya attack
2017 Minya attack
May 26 is Saturday، the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today's highlights in history:

1900 – Thousand Days' War: The Colombian Conservative Party turns the tide of war in their favor with victory against the Colombian Liberal Party in the Battle of Palonegro.
1908 – At Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia، the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
1918 – The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
1948 - South Africa elects a nationalist government under D. F. Malan with an apartheid policy
1963 Organization of African Unity forms1972 – The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
1973 - Bahrain adopts its constitution
2000 - Hezbollah celebrates Israeli retreat
2017- Gunmen open fire on buses carrying Coptic Christians in Minya Governorate، Egypt، killing at least 28 people and injuring dozens more.
2017- The Egyptian Air Force strikes militant camps in eastern Libya in retaliation to the Minya attack

Births:
1949 – Jeremy Corbyn، British journalist and politician
1976 – Justin Pierre، American singer-songwriter، guitarist، and producer

Deaths:
1883 – Abdelkader El Djezairi، Algerian ruler
2014 – William R. Roy، American physician، journalist، and politician
2014 – William R. Roy، American physician، journalist، and politician

Edited by Rasha Mohamed

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