Tue, 18 May 2021 - 11:09 GMT
FILE - Eli Cohen (L)
CAIRO – 18 May 2021: On May 16, many important events took place.
Important world events:
756 - Taking the pledge of allegiance to Abd al-Rahman bin Mu’awiyah bin Hisham bin Abd al-Malik, founder of the Umayyad Caliphate in Andalusia.
1291 - The Mamelukes take control of the city of Acre after expelling the Crusaders from it.
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of France.
1965 - Syria carries out the death sentence for spy Eli Cohen after being convicted of spying for Israel.