This Week in History
May 13, 2007
- On May 13, 2007 a bomb car exploded in front of Kurdistan Democratic (KDP) headquarter in Makhmoor killing and injuring tens of people.
May 14, 1948
-On 14 May 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization and president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel, to be known as the State of Israel," a state independent upon the termination of the British Mandate for Palestine, 15 May 1948.
May 15, 1932
- On May 15, 1932, the first issue of “Hawar” newspaper was published in Sham by Mir Jaladat Badirkhan.
May 16, 1916
- The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement was concluded on May16, 1916. It was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France, with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East should the Triple Entente succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
May 17, 1992
-On May 17, 1992, The Kurdistan Television Channel, was established in Pirmam town in Erbil.
May 18, 2009
- On May 18, 2009, the fourth Iranian Fair opened in the Kurdish capital city of Erbil which lasted for five days.
May 19, 1992
-On May 19, 1992, the Kurdistan National Assembly was established in the first free and fair elections ever held in the Kurdistan Region or in any part of Iraq.