HISTORY
21 November 2021: This day in history

164 BC: During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah

1818: Russia’s Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1906: China prohibits the opium trade

1970: General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup

1971: Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by the Mukti Bahini, Bengali guerrillas, defeat the army of Pakistan

2017: Robert Mugabe’s resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe’s parliaments during impeachment proceedings

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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