Sadat, Carter, Begin hold hands on the North Lawn of the White House as they sign the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, on March 26, 1979. (AP/Bob Daugherty)
CAIRO – 5 September 2021: On September 5, many important events took place.
Important world events:
635 - The success of the Muslims under the leadership of Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah and Khalid bin Al-Walid in the conquest of the city of Damascus, after a fortified siege and a Roman attempt to defend the city. However, this did not prevent city’s fall and their request for reconciliation, after Khaled bin Al-Walid intensified the siege.
1113 - The assassination of the Seljuk Emir Mawdud bin Al-Tuntkin, governor of Mosul, in the courtyard of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.
1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out, destroying more than 10,000 buildings, including St Paul's Cathedral, and resulting in 16 deaths.
1666 - Czar Peter I imposes a tax on all bearded men except the clergy and peasants in an attempt to imitate the West.
1860 - England, France, Austria, Prussia, and Russia agree on the independence of Syria.
1909 - American explorer Robert Peary reaches the North Pole.
1925 - King Fouad dismisses Abdel Aziz Fahmy from the Ministry of Haqqania because of Ali Abdel Razek's book, which led Tawfiq Doss and Ali Allouba to resign to protest the king’s decision.
1939 - The United States declares its neutrality in World War II.
1960 - Mohammad Ali Clay wins the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rome, rising to worldwide-fame under his real name at the time, Cassius.
1964 - The Alexandria Conference is held at El-Montazah Palace in Alexandria, in the presence of 14 Arab leaders. The conference issued a final statement that included a set of important joint decisions and recommendations.
1978 - The start of the Camp David talks, which continued until September 17, and resulted in the signing of two agreements between Egypt and Israel.
1979 - A summit meeting is held between Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in Cairo.