Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 01:49 GMT
FILE - Salah Zulfikar
CAIRO – 18 January 2021: On January 18, many important events that changed the world map took place.
January 18 marks the feast of the Cross of Eastern Orthodoxy.
1778 - James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands and calls them the Sandwich Islands.
1863 - Ismail Pasha takes over the rule of Egypt after the death of his uncle, Governor Mohammad Said Pasha.
1948 - Imam Mohammad Mamoun al-Shennawi takes over the Sheikhdom of Al-Azhar.
1952 - The Tunisian popular revolution against the French occupation begins, and the French authorities arrest Habib Bourguiba.
1926 - Salah Zulfikar, actor.
1954 - Lotfi Bouchnak, Tunisian singer.
1971 - Josep Guardiola, Spanish football player and coach.
1881 - Auguste Mariette Pasha, French Egyptologist who founded the Egyptian Museum.
1863 - Mohammad Said Pasha, fourth ruler of Egypt from the Alawite Dynasty.
1974 - Hassan el-Baroudi, Egyptian actor.
2018 - Sabry Moussa, Egyptian novelist, journalist and screenwriter.