June 7, Vatican becomes an independent city-state


1914- First ship cruises Panama Canal.

1929- Vatican becomes an independent city-state.
1981 – Israeli warplanes bomb and destroy Iraq’s Osirak research facility near Baghdad.

2006 – US F-16 Vaating Falcon fighters bomb cache of Abu Musaab al-Zarqawi, leaving him dead.

Born Today:

1952 – Turkish Novelist and Nobel-Laureate Orhan Pamuk.
Passed Away:

2010 – Libyan politician, diplomat, writer Wahbi El-Bouri.

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