Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 03:42 GMT
FILE - Valentine's Day
CAIRO – 14 February 2021: On February 14, many important events that changed the world map took place.
273 - Saint Valentine dies by beheading.
1804 - Karageorge leads the first Serbian uprising against the Ottoman Empire.
1876 - Alexander Graham Bell registers the patent for the telephone.
1908 - Mohamed Farid is elected leader of the Egyptian National Party, succeeding Mustafa Kamel.
1918 - The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar.
1946 - ENIAC, the first electronic multipurpose electronic computer, is unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania.
1982 - A general strike in the occupied Syrian Golan, rejecting the Israeli Knesset's decision to annex the Golan Heights and impose Israeli laws on it.
1989 - A fatwa is issued against writer Salman Rushdie, because of his novel "The Satanic Verses."
2002 - The State of Bahrain takes the name Kingdom of Bahrain, and the title of ruler changes from Prince to King.
2015 - The Danish capital, Copenhagen, witnesses several attacks that leave three dead, including the suspect, and 5 wounded, during a seminar in the presence of the French ambassador and the owner of the cartoons insulting the Prophet of Islam, Mohammad.
1937 - Soheir el-Babli, Egyptian actress.
1955 - Talaat Zain, Egyptian actor and singer.
1961 - Zakaria Ahmed, Egyptian composer.
1976 - Sayed Naqshbandi, an Egyptian religious chanter.
1979 - Fikry Abaza, Egyptian writer and journalist.
1981 - Shafiq Nour El-Din, Egyptian actor.
2016 - Mohammad el-Mukhtar el-Mahdi, Egyptian Azharian scholar.