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Wednesday 11 January 2023 Manama time, Kingdom of Bahrain
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21 الجدي 1401 هجري شمسي حسب تقويم أم القرى
فصل الشتاء نوء المربعانية 36
نجم الشولة 10

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    • Start of Ramadhan 1444 H: 23-03-2023 (After After 71 days )
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    • Start of Hijri New Year 1445: 19-07-2023 (After After 189 days )
    • Anniversary of the Prophet 's Birthday 1445 H: 27-09-2023 (After After 259 days )

    International days for the coming seven days

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      National days for the coming seven days

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        Happened this day (11 January) *


        - Pre-1600
        - 220 Emperor Xian of Han is forced to abdicate the throne by Cao Cao's son Cao Pi, ending the Han dynasty.
        - 361 Julian enters Constantinople as sole Roman Emperor.
        - 861 Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne, start of the "Anarchy at Samarra".
        - 969 Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.
        - 1041 Michael V, adoptive son of Empress Zoë of Byzantium, is proclaimed emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
        - 1282 Battle of Orewin Bridge: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri near Builth Wells in mid-Wales.
        - 1601–1900
        - 1602 A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. (Commemorated annually by the Fête de l'Escalade.)
        - 1640 The Root and Branch petition, signed by 15,000 Londoners calling for the abolition of the episcopacy, is presented to the Long Parliament.
        - 1675 Antonio de Vea expedition enters San Rafael Lake in western Patagonia.
        - 1688 Glorious Revolution: James II of England, while trying to flee to France, throws the Great Seal of the Realm into the River Thames.
        - 1792 French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
        - 1815 The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.
        - 1816 Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
        - 1868 Paraguayan War: Brazilian troops defeat Paraguayan at the Battle of Avay.
        - 1899 Second Boer War: In the Battle of Magersfontein the Boers commanded by general Piet Cronjé inflict a defeat on the forces of the British Empire commanded by Lord Methuen trying to relieve the Siege of Kimberley.
        - 1901–present
        - 1901 Guglielmo Marconi transmits the first transatlantic radio signal from Poldhu, Cornwall, England to Saint John's, Newfoundland.
        - 1905 A workers' uprising occurs in Kyiv, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire), and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.
        - 1907 The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.
        - 1913 More than two years after it was stolen from the Louvre, Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa is recovered in Florence, Italy. The thief, Vincenzo Peruggia, is immediately arrested.
        - 1917 World War I: British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.
        - 1920 Irish War of Independence: In retaliation for a recent IRA ambush, British forces burn and loot numerous buildings in Cork city. Many civilians report being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces.
        - 1925 Roman Catholic papal encyclical Quas primas introduces the Feast of Christ the King.
        - 1927 Guangzhou Uprising: Communist Red Guards launch an uprising in Guangzhou, China, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.
        - 1931 Statute of Westminster 1931: The British Parliament establishes legislative equality between the UK and the Dominions of the Commonwealth—Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland.
        - 1934 Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the final time.
        - 1936 Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, becomes effective.
        - 1937 Second Italo-Ethiopian War: Italy leaves the League of Nations.
        - 1941 World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.
        - 1941 World War II: Poland declares war on the Empire of Japan.
        - 1941 World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy suffers its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.
        - 1946 The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
        - 1948 Arab–Israeli War: The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, creating a Conciliation Commission to mediate the conflict.
        - 1958 French Upper Volta and French Dahomey gain self-government from France, becoming the Republic of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and the Republic of Dahomey (now Benin), respectively, and joining the French Community.
        - 1960 French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French President Charles de Gaulle.
        - 1962 Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
        - 1964 Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
        - 1972 Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
        - 1978 The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.
        - 1980 The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
        - 1981 El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.
        - 1990 Demonstrations by students and workers across Albania begin, which eventually trigger the fall of communism in Albania.
        - 1990 Several fatal collisions in the 1990 Interstate 75 fog disaster result in a total of 12 deaths and 42 being injured
        - 1993 A block of the Highland Towers condominium complex collapses following a landslide caused by heavy rain and water flowing from a construction site at Ampang district in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 48 of its residents die, including one who died in hospital after being rescued alive, leaving only two survivors.
        - 1994 First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
        - 1994 A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to land the plane safely.
        - 1997 The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.
        - 1998 Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Airbus A310-200 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.
        - 1999 SATA Air Açores Flight 530M crashes into Pico da Esperança on São Jorge Island in the Azores, killing 35.
        - 2001 China joins the World Trade Organization (WTO).
        - 2005 The Buncefield Oil Depot catches fire in Hemel Hempstead, England.
        - 2005 Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese in Cronulla, New South Wales; these are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.
        - 2006 The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.
        - 2006 Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
        - 2007 Insurgency in the Maghreb: Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.
        - 2008 Bernie Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 ;billion Ponzi scheme.
        - 2009 Finnish game developer Rovio Entertainment releases the hit mobile game Angry Birds internationally on iOS.
        - 2012 At least 125 people are killed and up to 200 injured in bombings in the Alawite village of Aqrab, Syria.
        - 2017 New York City Subway bombing: A pipe bomb partially detonates in the New York City Subway, in the Times Square–42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal. Four people are injured, including the perpetrator.
        - 2019 The results of the 2019 Bougainvillean independence referendum are announced. The results are overwhelmingly one-sided. Over 98% of voters vote for Bougainville's independence.
        - 2020 The Food and Drug Administration issues an Emergency Use Authorization on the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the agency.

        * Source Wikipedia