Memory of the day: Great Cairo Fire 1952

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Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 01:59 GMT

Greater Cairo Fire - AhmedFahmy

Greater Cairo Fire - AhmedFahmy

CAIRO – 26 January 2021: On January 26, many important events that changed the world map took place.

 

Important events in world history:-
 

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.


 

Born on this day:-
 

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.


 

Died on this day:-
 

1474 - Shehab el-Din el-Hegazy, Egyptian writer.


 

Other events:-
 

International Customs Day.

 

 

 

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