Today in History: Attempted Assassination of Rauf Denktaş in Cyprus

Rauf Denktas
Rauf Denktas

September 18 is the 261th (262th in leap years) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days left until the end of the year is 104.

Railways

  • September 18, 1918 Tulukenem fell, the rebels occupied the railway in the direction of Der.

Olaylar 

  • 1739 – The Ottoman Empire and the Austrian Archduchy signed the Treaty of Belgrade.
  • 1837 – At 259 Broadway in New York, later called “Tiffany & Co.” An item shop called “Tiffany, Young & Ellis” was opened.
  • 1851 – in the United States New York Times newspaper was published.
  • 1890 – Ertuğrul Frigate sank in Japan, only 69 sailors were saved from the accident.
  • 1921 – After the Battle of Sakarya was won, Mustafa Kemal Pasha returned to Ankara.
  • 1922 – Liberation of Erdek and Biga.
  • 1923 - The Indian National Congress launches a campaign of civil disobedience.
  • 1932 – Turkish Adhan: Adhan was recited in Turkish.
  • 1934 - The Soviet Union joins the League of Nations.
  • 1937 – The Nyon Treaty was accepted in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The treaty included joint measures to be taken by Mediterranean countries against piracy activities in the Mediterranean.
  • 1956 – During the archaeological excavations carried out in Ephesus since 1926, the world-famous Artemis statue was unearthed in the section called “Prytaneion”.
  • 1961 – Yassıada prisoners were transferred to Kayseri Prison.
  • 1962 – An assassination attempt was made on Rauf Denktaş in Cyprus.
  • 1970 – Student leaders Deniz Gezmiş and Cihan Alptekin, who had been imprisoned for 8 months, were released.
  • 1971 – Miss Turkey Filiz Vural was selected as Miss Europe.
  • 1974 – CHP-MSP coalition broke down. Bülent Ecevit resigned from the Prime Ministry.
  • 1980 – The Soyuz 38 spacecraft is launched into space by the Soviet Union and Cuba from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • 1981 - The death penalty was abolished in France.
  • 1997 – 89 countries ratified the landmine ban treaty. The United States refused to sign the text.
  • 2000 - The Israeli Government announced that it had stopped the peace talks with Palestine.
  • 2005 – Parliamentary elections were held in Afghanistan for the first time since 1969.
  • 2007 – President Abdullah Gül made his first foreign visit to the TRNC.

births 

  • 53 – Trajan, Roman Emperor (d. 117)
  • 1091 – Andronikos Komnenos, Byzantine prince and military leader (d. 1130)
  • 1709 – Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (died 1784)
  • 1733 – George Read, American lawyer and politician (d. 1798)
  • 1752 – Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (d. 1883)
  • 1765 - Pope XVI. Gregorius, pope (d. 2) who served from February 1831, 1 to June 1846, 1846
  • 1779 - Joseph Story was an American lawyer and jurist. (d. 1845)
  • 1786 – VIII. Christian, King of Denmark and Norway (d. 1848)
  • 1819 – Léon Foucault, French physicist (known for the Foucault pendulum and gyroscope instruments) (d. 1868)
  • 1830 – Frederick Matthew Darley, sixth High Judge of New South Wales (d. 1910)
  • 1838 – Anton Mauve, Dutch realist painter (d. 1888)
  • 1854 – Fausto Zonaro, Italian painter (d. 1929)
  • 1885 – Kemani Serkis Efendi, Armenian-born Turkish composer and lyricist (d. 1944)
  • 1885 – Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (d. 1948)
  • 1900 – Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritian politician (d. 1985)
  • 1901 – Harold Clurman, American theater critic and director (d. 1980)
  • 1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)
  • 1907 – Edwin McMillan, American nuclear physicist (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning British cinematographer, director (d. 2009)
  • 1917 – June Foray, American actress (d. 2017)
  • 1921 – Nermin Abadan Unat, Turkish academician, writer, sociologist, political and communication scientist
  • 1942 – Şenez Erzik, Turkish sportsman and UEFA 1st Vice President
  • 1946 – Ayberk Atilla, Turkish theater, cinema and TV series actor (d. 2017)
  • 1946 – Gailard Sartain, American comedian, actor, and voice actor
  • 1947 – Drew Gilpin Faust, American historian, first female president of Harvard University
  • 1949 – Peter Shilton, English international football player
  • 1950 - Anna Deavere Smith, American actress, playwright, and professor
  • 1951 – Ben Carson, American retired neurosurgeon and former United States presidential candidate
  • 1953 – Grażyna Szapołowska, Polish actress
  • 1954 – Dennis Johnson, Former American professional basketball player (d. 2007)
  • 1954 – Steven Pinker, Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, and popular author
  • 1954 – Sabriye Kara, Turkish theater, cinema and TV series actress
  • 1954 – Tommy Tuberville, politician running as junior US senator from Alabama since 2021
  • 1958 – John Aldridge, Irish former international footballer, manager
  • 1959 – Mark Romanek, Grammy-winning American music video director
  • 1961 – James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1962 – John Mann, Canadian folk rock artist, songwriter, and actor (d. 2019)
  • 1964 – Marco Masini, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1964 - Holly Robinson Peete is an American actress, singer, and host.
  • 1968 – Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player
  • 1969 – Nezha Bidouane, Moroccan athlete
  • 1969 - Cappadonna, American rapper
  • 1970 – Aisha Tyler, American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director
  • 1971 - Lance Armstrong, American former road bike racer
  • 1971 - Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
  • 1971 – Jada Smith, American actress, singer-songwriter, producer, director, writer, businesswoman, voice actor
  • 1973 – Mário Jardel is a Brazilian former football player who also holds Portuguese citizenship
  • 1973 – Aitor Karanka, Spanish former international football player
  • 1973 – James Marsden, American actor, singer, and former Versace model
  • 1973 - Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur and second space tourist
  • 1974 – Sol Campbell is an English former international footballer.
  • 1974 – Xzibit, American singer, actress, and presenter
  • 1975 – Gökçe Yanardag, Turkish presenter, film and TV series actor
  • 1975 - Jason Sudeikis, American actor
  • 1976 – Ronaldo, Brazilian football player
  • 1978 – Augustine Simo, Cameroonian national football player
  • 1979 - Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish former football player
  • 1980 – Ahmed Al-Bahri, Saudi Arabian football player
  • 1980 – Levent Dörter, Turkish singer
  • 1981 – Beyti Engin, Turkish theater actress and voice actor
  • 1982 – Han Ye-Seul, American-born South Korean actress
  • 1982 – Alfredo Talavera, Mexican goalkeeper
  • 1985 - Dizzee Rascal is an English rapper.
  • 1989 – Serge Ibaka is a Spanish basketball player of Congolese descent.
  • 1990 – Lewis Holtby, German national football player
  • 1994 – Yuki Yamanouchi, Japanese football player
  • 1995 – Alpkan Örnek, Turkish swimmer
  • 1998 - Christian Pulisic is an American football player.
  • 1999 – Melisa Döngel, Turkish actress

Weapon 

  • 96 – Domitian, Roman Emperor (b. 51)
  • 411 – III. Constantine, Roman general who declared himself Western Roman Emperor in 407 and was killed shortly after abdicating in 411
  • 887 – Pietro Candiano I, 16th Duke of Venice (b. 842)
  • 1180 – VII. Louis, King of France (b. 1120)
  • 1598 – Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a daimyo, samurai, general, and politician from the Sengoku period (b. 1537)
  • 1783 – Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1707)
  • 1812 – Izzet Mehmed Pasha from Safranbolu, Ottoman Grand Vizier (b. 1743)
  • 1872 – XV. Karl reigned as King of Sweden and Norway from 1859 until his death in 1872 (b. 1826)
  • 1896 – Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist (b. 1819)
  • 1905 – George MacDonald, Scottish author, poet, and Christian universalist preacher (b. 1824)
  • 1909 – Auguste Choisy, French engineer and architectural historian (b. 1841)
  • 1924 – Francis Bradley, English idealist philosopher (b. 1846)
  • 1937 – Ali Haydar Yuluğ, Turkish bureaucrat (b. 1878)
  • 1942 – Ćiro Truhelka, Croatian archaeologist and historian (b. 1865)
  • 1943 – Ahmet Nebil Yurter, Turkish politician and clergyman (b. 1876)
  • 1961 – Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist, statesman, and UN Secretary-General (plane crash) (b. 1905)
  • 1964 – Sean O'Casey, Irish writer (b. 1880)
  • 1967 – John Cockcroft, English physicist (b. 1897)
  • 1970 – Jimi Hendrix, American musician (b. 1942)
  • 1970 – José Pedro Céa, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1900)
  • 1976 – Celal Kargılı, Turkish politician and journalist (b. 1935)
  • 1980 – Katherine Anne Porter, American journalist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist (b. 1890)
  • 1987 – Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (b. 1894)
  • 1990 – Mine Mutlu, Turkish actress and voice artist (b. 1948)
  • 1992 – İbrahim Ethem Menderes, Turkish politician (b. 1899)
  • 1993 – Nida Tüfekçi, Turkish Folk Music artist (b. 1929)
  • 1997 – Orhan Çağman, Turkish theater actor (b. 1925)
  • 2002 – Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2002 – Mauro Ramos, Brazilian former international football player
  • 2010 – Rıdvan Yenişen, Turkish bureaucrat (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Santiago Carrillo, Spanish politician (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – Marta Heflin, American actress (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Ken Norton, American boxer (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Richard C. Sarafian, American television and film director (b. 2013)
  • 2015 – Mario Benjamin Menéndez, Argentine commander (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Marcin Wrona, Polish screenwriter and director (b. 1973)
  • 2017 – Chuck Low, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2017 – Jean Plaskie, Belgian former international football player (b. 1941)
  • 2017 – Mark Otis Selby, American rock-blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (b. 1960)
  • 2017 – Kenji Watanabe, Japanese swimmer (b. 1969)
  • 2018 – Marceline Loridan-Ivens, French writer and film director (b. 1928)
  • 2018 – Jean Piat, French actor and writer (b. 1924)
  • 2018 – Robert Venturi, American architect and architectural theorist (b. 1925)
  • 2019 – Graeme Gibson, Canadian novelist and encyclopedia writer (b. 1934)
  • 2019 – Tony Mills, English rock singer and musician (b. 1962)
  • 2019 – Shyam Ramsay, Indian film director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2020 – Asit Bandopadhyay, Bengali playwright, screenwriter and actor (b. 1936)
  • 2020 – Stephen F. Cohen, American Russian scientist (b. 1938)
  • 2020 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1933)

Holidays and special occasions 

  • Azerbaijan Music Day
Rail Industry Show Armin sohbet

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