CAIRO – 24 January 2022: In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on January 24.
661 - Ali bin Abi Talib, the fourth of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, is stabbed with a poisoned sword while performing the Fajr prayer at the hands of Abdul Rahman bin Muljam. He died three days later.
1800 - The signing of the Convention of El-Arish between General Kleber and the Ottomans regarding the evacuation of the French from Egypt.
1924 - Saint Petersburg is renamed Leningrad.
1946 - The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution recommending the peaceful use of nuclear energy after the United States detonated two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1965 - Israeli spy Eli Cohen is arrested in Damascus.