1869- Cairo Opera House opened in the presence of Khedive Ismail and a number of European kings and Princes.
1916- US declares martial law in Dominican Republic.
1945 – Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed.
1947 – UN Security Council issues Resolution No. 181 on partitioning Palestine.
2003- Seven Spanish intelligence officers killed in Iraq.
1832- American author Louisa May Alcott was born.
1924- Italian composer Giacomo Puccini passes away.
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
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