To­day in His­tory

Gulf News - - The Views -

Oc­to­ber 31

1922 - Fas­cist leader Ben­ito Mus­solini be­comes prime min­is­ter of Italy. 1925 - Greek army in­vades Bul­garia.

1952 - US ex­plodes the first hy­dro­gen bomb at the Eluge­lab Atoll.

1984 - Ra­jiv Gandhi is sworn in as In­dian prime min­is­ter af­ter as­sas­si­na­tion of his mother Indira Gandhi.

1998 - Iraq an­nounces that it will no longer al­low UN weapons in­spec­tors to work in the coun­try.

2003 - Prime Min­is­ter Ma­hathir Mo­ham­mad re­signs af­ter 22 years as Malaysia’s leader.

2011 - Pales­tine wins its great­est in­ter­na­tional en­dorse­ment yet, full mem­ber­ship in Unesco.

2016 - Michel Aoun is elected pres­i­dent of Le­banon by par­lia­ment.

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