Abraham Lincoln’s assassination: This woman was the first to be executed by US federal government

On July 07, 1865, four people were hanged including Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the federal government in the United States capital for her role in the assassination of 16th US President Abraham Lincoln Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt was the first woman in US history to get executed. She went to the gallows after she was

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The Bikini turns 75 – story behind world’s smallest suit for woman

Every year on July 5, the world observes International Bikini Day as French designer Louis Réard unveiled the first-ever bikini on this day in 1946. Summer in 1946 was a season of freedom in the French capital as Europe had just emerged from World War II when designer Louis Reard designed the world’s smallest suit for woman and named it

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Saudi Arabia Halts International Hajj For The Second Year – A Brief Look At When Hajj Was Cancelled In History

RIYADH: No foreign traveller will be allowed to perform the annual Islamic pilgrimage as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saturday announced that it will only allow 60,000 local residents who get vaccinated against the novel Covid-19. Authorities much like the previous year expressed concerns over the current situation as the flocks of international pilgrims could be a major cause of

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Researchers claim ‘exact date of demise’ of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), but what do Muslims believe?

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the final messenger of God, left this mortal world on June 08, 632 AD, researchers citing Gregorian calendar calculations claimed. Meanwhile, the date, June 08, 632 AD, said to be the demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is not quoted by any of the Islamic references. As per Islamic history, the death of death claimed by modern-day historians

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‘Canada mourns the unthinkable loss’ as remains of 215 children found at former indigenous school site

OTTAWA: In the gruesome findings, the remains of at least 215 children were found in Canada’s Kamloops Indian Residential School – the former largest residential institution. The discovery of 215 minors, some as young as 3-year-olds, seemed to be a plot of a horror-thriller movie, but it’s real, and it’s one of the rare incidents unearthed in the North American

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500kg World War II bomb detonated in Frankfurt after massive evacuation

FRANKFURT: A bomb disposal team in German’s financial capital Thursday safely detonated an unexploded World War II bomb that had forced the evacuation of at least 25,000 residents. The massive bomb, which is said to be around 1,100-lbs, thought to have been dropped during the Second World War. The corroded bomb was discovered during construction work late Wednesday. Reports in

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On This Day: Scientists discovered Antarctic Ozone Hole

In 1985, British geophysicists Joseph Farman, Brian G. Gardiner, and Jonathan Shanklin of the British Antarctic Survey announced the detection of Antarctic Ozone Hole. In the scientific journal Nature on May 16, 1985, ‘Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction’, British scientists announced the detection of abnormally low levels of ozone over the South Pole. The

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Hajr-e-Aswad and Maqam-e-Ibrahim like you’ve never seen before

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia Wednesday released never-before-seen high definition pictures of the Maqam-e-Ibrahim, the Place of Ibrahim AS, and Hajr-e-Aswad, the Black Stone, of Grand Mosque. According to the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Masjid e Nabwi SAW, the never seen pictures were taken using modern-day technology. Maqam-e-Ibrahim, the stone is a notable mark of

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Suez Canal turns 162: Know the History of one of the world’s most important waterways

CAIRO: On April 25, 1859, the ground was broken for the Egypt’s Suez Canal which later became one of the world’s most strategically and commercially important waterways. April 25 2021 marks the 162nd anniversary of the endeavor – which was sparked by a need to create a short route that would allow ships to avoid having to navigate all the

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Three visitors booked for ‘Dishonouring’ Priest King at Mohenjo Daro

KAHIRPUR: Three unidentified visitors to the famous archaeological site of Sindh have landed in trouble for posting a picture showing a humiliating hand gesture to a life-size replica of Priest-King at a site of Mohenjo Daro. The pitiable act draws public ire as social media was all abuzz. Netizens demanded the authorities to take action against the persons involved in

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