Memory of the day: World celebrates Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14

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Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 03:42 GMT

FILE - Valentine's Day

FILE - Valentine's Day

CAIRO – 14 February 2021: On February 14, many important events that changed the world map took place.

 

Important world events:-
 

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.


 

Egyptians born on this day:-
 

1937 - Soheir el-Babli, Egyptian actress.

 

1955 - Talaat Zain, Egyptian actor and singer.

 

Egyptians who passed away on this day:-
 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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