Sada El Balad : Today in History: May 16 (طباعة)
Today in History: May 16
آخر تحديث: الخميس 16/05/2019 11:05 ص Ahmad El-Assasy
Hassan Khaled، the
Hassan Khaled، the leader of Lebanons Sunni Muslim communit
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.