UAE and Pakistan set to boost ties
1993 - His Highness Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, praised the strong and historic relations between the UAE and Pakistan. Shaikh Maktoum, who arrived in Islamabad on a three-day official visit to Pakistan, made the comments during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Pakistan premier hailed the flourishing relations between the two countries in the economic and cultural fields and paid tribute to UAE President His Highness Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his continuous support to Pakistan’s development drive.
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1915 - The first wireless telegraph message is sent from a moving train to a railway station.
1947 - Arabs and Jews reject British proposal on dividing Palestine.
1962 - Coal mine explosion in Saarbruecken, Germany, kills 298 miners.
1964 - Rock ‘n’ roll’s British invasion begins when the Beatles arrive in New York for their first American tour.
1967 - Sixty-two people die when bushfires ravage Hobart area of Tasmania, Australia.
1969 - Nigerian planes bomb and strafe crowded market in village in rebellious Biafra, killing more than 200 people.
1971 - Apollo 14 astronauts speed towards splashdown in Pacific Ocean after their visit to the moon.
1974 - Britain grants independence to small Caribbean island of Grenada.
1984 - Space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart go on first untethered spacewalk.
1986 - Haiti’s president for life Jean-Claude Duvalier goes into exile.
1991 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide is sworn in as Haiti’s first democratically elected President.
1992 - Treaty on European Union is signed.
1999 - King Hussain dies of cancer after nearly half a century on the throne of Jordan.
2001 - Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to power in Haiti.
2002 - The Mexican government releases General Jose Francisco Gallardo.
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