Memory of the day: British army besieges King Farouk in Abdeen Palace



Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 03:09 GMT


Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 03:09 GMT

FILE - King Farouk

FILE - King Farouk

CAIRO – 4 February 2021: On February 4, many important events that changed the world map took place.

Important world events:-

1789 - George Washington is elected President of the United States of America.


1859 - The Sinaiticus manuscript was found in the Monastery of Saint Catherine. It is the oldest copy of the Bible, and it is believed to be one of 50 copies ordered by Emperor Constantine I to be written.


1936 - The production of the first synthetic element radium.


1942 - The British army besieges King Farouk in Abdeen Palace and gives him the choice either to assign the leader of the Wafd Party, Mustafa al-Nahhas, to form the government or to abdicate the throne. The siege ends with King Farouk implementing the conditions of the British.


2004 - The launch of the social networking site Facebook.


2014 - Bill Gates resigns from his position as Chairman of the Microsoft Group.


2018 - The Moroccan national team is crowned the 2018 African Nations Championship for the first time in its history.


Egyptians born on this day:-

1887 - Salama Moussa, Egyptian writer.


1917 - Abdel-Rahman Badawy, Egyptian philosopher.


1925 - Saad Eddin Wahba, Egyptian author.


1928 - Gamal Hemdan, Egyptian geographer.


1936 - Mahmoud Abu Zeid, Egyptian actor.


1939 - Alaa el-Deeb, Egyptian writer and novelist.


1943 - Shwikar Khalifa, Egyptian writer.


1960 - Emad Abdel Halim, Egyptian composer and singer.


1977 - Zeina, Egyptian actress.


Died on this day:-

1990 - Magdy Wahba, Egyptian actor.


2016 - Ragheb Mostafa Ghoulouch, Sheikh and Egyptian reciter.


2020 - Nadia Lotfy, Egyptian actress.









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