Memory of the day: Syria executes spy Eli Cohen in 1965


Tue, 18 May 2021 - 11:09 GMT

FILE - Eli Cohen (L)

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.









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