Memory of the day: Egypt’s Zamalek Sports Club is founded under the name Qasr El-Nile Club in 1911



Wed, 05 Jan 2022 - 10:17 GMT


Wed, 05 Jan 2022 - 10:17 GMT

Zamalek football club in 1911 - Zekra

Zamalek football club in 1911 - Zekra

CAIRO – 5 January 2022: In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on January 5.





1477 - The Battle of Nancy takes place and Charles the Bold is killed. Burgundy becomes part of France.





1895 - French officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island, after the Dreyfus Affair.





1896 - An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.





1909 - Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.





1911 - Founding of the Zamalek Sports Club in Cairo under the name "Qasr El-Nil Club".





1919 - The German Nazi Party is founded.





1925 - Nellie Tilley Ross is elected governor of Wyoming, becoming the first woman governor in the United States.





1933 - Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge over the San Francisco Strait begins.





1940 - The first experience of FM radio.





1945 - The Soviet Union recognizes the Soviet government in Poland.





1948 - Warner Bros. produces the first colored documentary film.





1964 - Pope Paul VI meets with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I in Jerusalem in the first meeting that brings together leaders of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches since 1439.





1968 - Alexander Dubcek takes power in Czechoslovakia, beginning of the Prague Spring.





1972 - US President Richard Nixon orders the beginning of development of the Space Shuttle program.





1976 - Cambodia changes its name to "Democratic Kombucha".





1984 - Richard Stallman begins developing GNU.





1991 - Georgian forces attack Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, starting the 1991-1992 South Ossetian War.







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