Damascus, SANA- Today in History Sept.12th:
1683- The failure of the last attempts of the Ottomans to invade the Austrian capital of Vienna.
1944- Signing “London Protocol” which divided Berlin into four sectors.
1953- Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first secretary- general of the Communist Party.
1962- US President John F. Kennedy announces that an American spacecraft will land on the moon by the end of the decade.
1970- First flight of Concorde airplane from Toulouse, France to Heathrow Airport in London.
2005- Hong Kong Disneyland opened.
2009- The Tea Party organizes “Taxpayer March on Washington”.
1492- Ruler of Florence Lorenzo de Medici.
1897- French chemist and Nobel Prize laureate Irene Joliot-Curie.
1683- King of Portugal Afonso VI.
1947- Lebanese author Adib al-Rihani.
National Day of Cape Verde