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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

On this day: 14 November

ON THIS DAY- On this day in 1954, former President Gamal Abdel Nasser and the Free Officers Movement deposed former President Mohamed Naguib. Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali was born on this day in Cairo, in 1922. Ghali served as UN Secretary General from 1992 to 1996 and was the first Arab and first African to hold the post. He died in 16 February 2016. The US has formally accused two Libyan intelligence officers of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing on this day in 1991. In 1969, the Apollo 12 was launched, landing on the moon five days later. Herman Melville’s magnum opus Moby Dick was published on this day in 1851. Also born on this day are former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1889, French painter Claude Monet in 1840, and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 1954. This time last year we were going through the terms of the IMF bailout package.

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