1942 – Inauguration of 1st nuclear reactor in Chicago in the USA under the supervision of Italian scientist Enrico Fermi.
1954 – Establishment of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
1956 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces Eisenhower project.
1971- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qawain and Fujairah were united under the name of United Arab Emirates, the seventh, Ras Al Khaimah joined the Union later.
1979 – U.S. embassy in Tripoli was burned by some 2,000 Libyan demonstrators.
1907- Renowned Palestinian-Lebanese historian Nicola Ziyadeh was born.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
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