Damascus, SANA- Today in history:
1971 – Establishment of the United Arab Republic which encompasses Syria, Egypt and Libya.
1985- Discovery of the wreck Titanic on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean for over 73 years before its wreckage.
2004 – Chechen terrorists take as hostage more than 1200 students in a school in Beslan in Russia.
1877- British Chemist and Nobel-Laureate Francis Aston.
1970 – French writer and Nobel-Laureate Francois Mauriac.
Uzbekistan’s Independence Day.
Knowledge Day in Russia.
H. Zain/ Barry