Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 04:41 GMT
FILE - Ibrahimi Mosque
CAIRO – 25 February 2021: On February 25, many important events that changed the world map took place.
1950 - Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah formally takes power in Kuwait, and Kuwait still celebrates this day and considers it its national holiday.
1991 - The dissolution of the Warsaw Pact is announced.
1992 - More than 700 Azerbaijani civilians were killed in a massacre by Armenian forces in Karabakh province.
1994 - A massacre took place at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the city of Hebron. It was carried out by a Jewish settler of American origin, Baruch Goldstein. Goldstein shot worshipers while they were performing the dawn prayers on a Friday in the month of Ramadan. In the massacre, 29 worshipers were killed and 150 others were wounded before other worshipers attacked and killed him.
1914 - Najma Ibrahim, Egyptian actress.
1947 - Fardaus Abdel Hamid, Egyptian actress.
1957 - Hanaa Tharwat, Egyptian actress.
1981 - Asser Yassin, Egyptian actor.
1988 - Mamdouh Salem, Former Prime Minister of Egypt.
2008 - Ahmed Aql, Egyptian actor.
2012 - Rajaa Yaqout Saleh, Egyptian writer and academic.