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