August 8, Algerian writer Wasini al-A’raj born

1786 _  The arrival of the traveler Jean Palma to the top of the Alps.

1815 _ Napoleon Bonaparte leaves France to his exile in Saint Helena.

1955 _ Holding the first conference of its kind in Geneva, Switzerland, on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.

1964 – Turkish planes raid on the island of Cyprus.

1966 _ Algeria nationalized its mines four years after independence.

1974 _ US President Richard Nixon announces his resignation following the Watergate scandal.

1955 _ Algerian writer Wasini al-A’raj born.


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