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Today in History

Today in History: May 16

Thursday 16/May/2019 - 11:05 AM
Hassan Khaled، the
Hassan Khaled، the leader of Lebanons Sunni Muslim communit
Ahmad El-Assasy
May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 229 days remain until the end of the year. 

Today`s highlights in history: 
1989-Hassan Khaled، the leader of Lebanon's Sunni Muslim community died.
1924 – Dawda Jawara، 1st President of the Gambia was born.
1863-At the Battle of Champion's Hill، Union General Ulysess S. Grant repulses the Confederates، driving them into Vicksburg.
1868-President Andrew Johnson is acquitted during Senate impeachment، by one vote، cast by Edmund G. Ross.
1879-The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and England sets up the Afghan state.
1920-Joan of Arc is canonized in Rome.
1928-The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood.
1943-A specially trained and equipped Royal Air Force squadron destroys two river dams in Germany.
1951-Chinese Communist Forces launch second phase of the Chinese Spring Offensive in the Korean War and gain up to 20 miles of territory.
1960-A Big Four summit in Paris collapses because of the American U-2 spy plane affair.
1963-After 22 Earth orbits، Gordon Cooper returns to Earth، ending the last mission of Project Mercury.

Birth
1924 – Dawda Jawara، 1st President of the Gambia.

Death
1989-Hassan Khaled، the leader of Lebanon's Sunni Muslim community.

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