Apr. 8, Israel kills 30 children in attack on an Egyptian school

1914 – The United States and Colombia sign treaty to regulate both sides’ rights to Panama Canal Zone.

1957 – Egypt’s Suez maritime canal reopens after being closed during 1956 war.

1970 – Israeli warplanes shell Egypt’s Bahr al-Baqar school, leaving 30 children dead.

1999 – President of Niger Ibrahim Mainassara assassinated.

Born today:

1938 – Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations.

Passes away:

1973 – Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.

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