US President Bill Clinton brings Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin together for that historic handshake after the signing of the accord at the White House. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Handshake seals Oslo peace pact

1993 - Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands on the White House lawn as some 3,000 witnesses looked on in wonder, hope and tears at a moment in history. Agreed in Oslo, Norway, and subsequently signed at a public ceremony in Washington, the pact called for the withdrawal of the Israeli occupation army from parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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1943 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China.

1948 - Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate, and the first to serve in both houses of Congress.

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