August 9th, Syrian poet Suleiman al-Essa passed away

Today in history Aug 9th:

1942- British forces in India arrests Mahatma Gandhi after launching the Quit India Movement for freedom.

1945- U.S drops an atomic bomb known as ‘Fat Man’ on Japanese city of Nagasaki leaving about 80000 persons dead.

1956- Singapore gains independence from Malaysia.

1971- Friendship and Cooperation treaty signed between India and the Soviet Union.

Born today

1896- Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist famous for his studies of the intellectual growth of children and his influential theories of cognitive development.

Passed away

2008- Mahmoud Darwish, a Palestinian poet.

2013- Suleiman al-Essa, a Syrian poet.


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