This Week in History
May 6, 1967
- On May 6, 1967 the first issue of “Brayati” daily Newspaper was published in Iraq.
May 7, 1918
-On May 7, 1918, the Kurdish city of Kirkuk was occupied by the English Army forces.
-The famous Kurdish poet, Qanie, was born in May 7, 1945.
May 8, 1945
- On May 8, 1945, the Second World War officially ended. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries.
- The Kurdish traditional singer, Salah Dawda, passed away in May 8, 2009.
May 9, 1994
- Nilsson Mandela was elected as the President of South Africa in May 9, 2009. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.
May 10, 1946
- On May 10, 1946, Mahabad Republic voice started its programs for the first time.
May 11, 1890
-On May 11, 2010, The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Gordon Brown resigned from his post and he was replaced by David Cameron.
May 12, 1999
-On May 5, 1999, the leader of Kurdistan Islamic Movement, Sheikh Othman Abdulaziz passed away.