Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 01:59 GMT
Greater Cairo Fire - AhmedFahmy
CAIRO – 26 January 2021: On January 26, many important events that changed the world map took place.
1785 - Benjamin Franklin writes a letter to his daughter showing his frustration at choosing an eagle as a symbol of the United States rather than a turkey.
1802 - The US Congress passes a law establishing a library, and this library later becomes the Library of Congress.
1952 - A big fire breaks out in Cairo, during which about 700 stores, a cinema, a casino, a hotel, an office, and a club are gutted in the streets and squares of the city center.
1965 - Hindi becomes the official language of India.
1980 - The establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Egypt begins.
1981 - Egypt regains Sinai and El-Arish, after they were under Israeli control.
1998 - US President Bill Clinton denies during a televised recording having a sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
2020 - Former American basketball player Kobe Bryant dies after his plane crashes in Calabasas, California.
1943 - Soad Hosni, Egyptian actress.
1951 - Mohamed El-Orabi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt.
1956 - Sahar Hamdy, Egyptian actress and dancer.
1960 - Mona Abdel-Mageed, an Egyptian actress working in Kuwait.
1474 - Shehab el-Din el-Hegazy, Egyptian writer.
International Customs Day.