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Thursday, 26 October 2017

On this day: 26 October

ON THIS DAY- On this day in 1954, former President Gamal Abdel Nasser survived an assassination attempt by a member of the Ikhwan while giving a speech in Alexandria. Not so lucky was South Korean President Park Chung Hee, who in 1979, was assassinated by who Encyclopedia Britannica describes as “his lifelong friend Kim Jae Kyu, the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, who was sentenced to death for his actions.” England’s Football Association was formed on this day in 1863, standardizing football and agreeing to its common rules, and splitting with rugby. Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty on this day in 1994, ending 46 years of war. Winston Churchill became the UK’s Prime Minister for the second time after The Conservative Party won the general election in 1951. US Senator, first lady, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was born on this day in 1947, sharing a birthday with former French President François Mitterrand who was born in 1916. This time last year, the CBE was moving to shield banks from an impending devaluation and interest rate hike and a year earlier, Enterprise readers were reading about Hany El Messeiry resigning as Governor of Alexandria following flash floods.

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