August 16th, Carmack discovers gold in Klondike River

Damascus, SANA –

1896- George Carmack discovers gold while salmon fishing along the Klondike River in the Yukon in Canada.

1953- Revolution erupts in Iran Led by Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

1960- Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

1972-  Morocco’s King Hassan II escapes assassination attempt.

1959- American Singer Madonna born.

1973- Egyptian Writer Mahmoud Taymour passes away.

R. al-Jazaeri/ M. Eyoun

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