World Bulletin / News Desk
|54||Nero succeeds his great uncle Claudius, who was murdered by his wife, as the new emperor of Rome.|
|1307||Members of the Knights of Templar are arrested throughout France, imprisoned and tortured by the order of King Philip the Fair of France.|
|1399||Henry IV of England is crowned.|
|1670||Virginia passes a law that blacks arriving in the colonies as Christians cannot be used as slaves.|
|1775||The Continental Congress authorizes construction of two warships, thus instituting an American naval force.|
|1776||Benedict Arnold is defeated at Lake Champlain.|
|1792||President George Washington lays the cornerstone for the White House.|
|1812||At the Battle of Queenston Heights, a Canadian and British army defeats the American who have tried to invade Canada.|
|1849||The California state constitution, which prohibits slavery, is signed in Monterey.|
|1903||Boston defeats Pittsburgh in baseball's first World Series.|
|1904||Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams is published.|
|1942||In the first of four attacks, two Japanese battleships sail down the slot and shell Henderson field on Guadalcanal, in an unsuccessful effort to destroy the American Cactus Air Force.|
|1943||Italy declares war on Germany.|
|1944||Troops of the advancing Soviet Army occupy Riga, capital of Latvia.|
|1946||The Fourth Republic begins in France; will continue to 1958.|
|1958||First appearance of Paddington Bear, now a beloved icon of children's literature.|
|1967||First game of the fledgling American Basketball Association; Oakland Oaks beat Anaheim Amigos 134-129 in Oakland, Cal.|
|1972||Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes Mountains, near the Argentina-Chile border; only 16 survivors (out of 45 people aboard) are rescued on Dec. 23.|
|1976||Dr. F.A. Murphy at Center for Disease Control obtains the first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle.|
|1983||The Space Shuttle Challenger, carrying seven, the largest crew to date, lands safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.|
|1990||The Lebanese Civil War ends when a Syrian attack removes Gen. Michel Aoun from power.|
|2010||After being underground for a record 69 days, all 33 miners trapped in a Copiapo, Chile, mine are rescued.|
It's been 86 years since the death of Omar al-Mukhtar, who led Libya’s mujahedeen against British, French, Italian invaders
Ez-Zitouna Mosque is a major mosque in Tunis, Tunisia.
Once the sealed-off home of military personnel, the island of Sazan, off Vlora, is becoming a major attraction for Albanians and foreigners alike.
July 19 is the 200th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 165 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday than on Friday or Saturday, and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday
Turkey sends deputy PM to join solemn commemoration of 1995 genocide
Palestinians are marking 50 years since the 1967 occupation of their remaining lands this week.
Egyptian political and religious leader who founded of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and played a central role in Egyptian political and social affairs. 68 years before, on February 12, 1949 Banna was shot by two assassins and deliberately left to bleed to death.
The Nakba Day is commemorated on the 15th May which is the date that precedes following the Israeli invasion and the displacement of the Palestinians of their land
Abu Zayd al-Balkhi was a 9th century Muslim polymath, whose writings touched on subjects as varied as geography, medicine, philosophy, theology, politics, poetry, etc.
From the 8th century until the 15th century Islam has spread rapidly amongst the Chinese by the actions of the Muslims
The great architect Sinan not only built the famous Suleymaniya mosque in Istanbul, but also left hidden messages for future architects working on repairs.