Sixteenth of Rajab:

Sixteenth of Rajab:

It happened on this day,,



* Year 14 AH / September 635 AD: Muslims led by Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah, And Khalid bin Walid open the city of Damascus, After a severe siege in which the Romans defended the city, But that did not prevent them from falling and asking for reconciliation, Abu ‘Ubaydah answered them.



* In 583 AH / September 1187 AD Sultan Al-Nasir Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi begins the siege of Jerusalem.



* Year 1300 AH / May 1883 AD: Prince Abdelkader Al-Jazaeri, leader of the Islamic Jihad movement against the French occupation in Algeria, dies.



* Year 1340 AH / March 1922 AD: Sultan Ahmed Fouad Pasha proclaims himself King of Egypt, He is the son of Ismail bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ali Pasha, He ruled Egypt in 1917 as Sultan and then turned Egypt into a kingdom.



* Year 1353 AH / February 1925 AD: The Turkish government led by Ataturk issues a government decision to stop praying at the Hagia Sophia Mosque, He removed his carpets, Arabic inscription paintings and pulpit, And turn it into a tourist museum.

Sixteenth of Rajab:

* Year 1366 AH / June 1947 AD: The United States announces the Marshall Plan to revive the economies of Western Europe after World War II.



* In 1381 AH / December 1961 AD, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announces the nationalization of all foreign property and prevents the entry of French to Egypt after arresting four of them on charges of espionage and conspiracy against him.



* Year 1390 AH / September 1970 AD Jordanian King Hussein bin Talal declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian aircraft by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine led by George Habash.



* Year 1405 AH / April 1985 AD The overthrow of President Gaafar Nimeiri after several days of unrest in Sudan.



* Year 1414 AH / December 1993 AD The conclusion of the Palestinian-Zionist talks in Cairo between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and the representative of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas without settling the obstacles related to security.


Prepared by/a. Mohamed Hamdi Maddokh

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