1940- Italian army bombed Suez Canal.
1949- Soviet Union detonated the first nuclear bomb.
2003- Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq Mohammad Bakir al-Hakim was assassinated.
1958- American singer Micheal Jackson was born.
1987- Naji al-Ali, a Palestinian cartoonist, passes away.
B. Mousa/ M. Ismael