Today in History
1-1514 – The Battle of Chaldiran ends with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty.
2-1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
3-1990 – Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
4-1989 – Singing Revolution: Two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius–Tallinn road, holding hands.
5-International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
Voice and written by Azhar Niaz
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