1909- Opening of Manhattan Bridge in New York, connecting south-east Manhattan with western Brooklyn.
1945- US President Harry Truman announces the end of World War II.
1946 – Complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Lebanon.
1947 – Haganah Zionist gangs commit massacre against the inhabitants of Palestinian al-Sheikh town , killing about 600 persons , mostly women and children.
1984 – The US withdraws from the UNESCO.
1991 – End of civil war in Salvador.
1898 –Egyptian Singer Um Kalthoum.
Egyptian Historian Jamal Badawi.
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