1875 – Born in Konica, Faik bej Konica, propagandist of the national cause, researcher of national history and the Albanian language, publisher, publicist and Albanian diplomat. This “man of high culture” (Noli), “traveling encyclopedia” (G. Apolineri), excellent essayist, perfect stylist, theoretical and practical founder of Albanian literary criticism, political activist with a western orientation, such as the culture of the people that belonged to him, polyglot, brought a new model to the Albanian mentality. The communist system for fifty years forbade the return of his bones to Albanian soil. Noli and little Lamja (Sejfulla Maleshova) could do nothing. On March 4, 1946, Noli wrote to Lame to influence the Albanian authorities to fulfill Konica’s will. As Malëshova could not do anything, he intervened with the Albanian authorities and unfortunately, for political reasons, did not find understanding. His remains were returned to their homeland one day in May 1995 and were placed in Tirana Park, near the graves of the Frashëri brothers. Thus, was fulfilled the will of Konica, the anathema, the man “who threw mud on Albanian literature”, the “reactionary writer”, as he was shamelessly called, who left the Albanian letters for political motives. Writers and literary critics also took part in this shame, who will never have the strength, through aesthetic criteria, to move it from the top of Albanian culture. There it is permanent. Special – Faik Konica. Faik Konica is one of the most prominent personalities of Albanian culture and literature. Prose writer and poet, publicist and esthetician, literary critic and translator, with his versatile work he enriched and raised to new heights the Albanian word and Albanian literary thought. A man with great knowledge and artistic talent, a fine master of the Albanian language, Konica has entered the history of our national culture not only as a perfect erudite and stylist, but also as a writer with outstanding ideo-artistic values.
1887 – Born in Akçahisar, as Kruja was named by the Ottoman administration, Mustafa Kruja was a teacher, signer of the Declaration of Independence of Albania, patriot, clerk, politician and prime minister, senator of the XXX legislature of the Italian Kingdom during the fascist regime. member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Customs Legislation during his term as Prime Minister. As a scholar of Albanian, the historian and publicist are also known as Shpend Bardhi. Although his intellectual product was not accepted during the communist regime because he was considered a quisling and a traitor, in his studies on the etymology of Albanian, Eqrem Çabej repeatedly quotes him. His convincing anti-communist stance led him to agree with King Zog’s representative in Albania, Abaz Kupin, as well as other factors such as Dine and Gjonmarkaj. He settled in Italy where together with Koliqi he re-founded the Independent National Bloc. When Kupi finds out that he could not afford to live, he summons him to Egypt where on February 25, 1948 he ended agreement with King Zog. Shortly before the fall of the dynasty of Albanian origin in Egypt, he moved to France and then to the United States where he died after an operation in Niagara Falls on December 27, 1958.
1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited is officially established. Rolls-Royce was a luxury British car and later a motorcycle production company founded by the partnership of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. Building on Royce’s reputation, they quickly developed a reputation for superior engineering by producing “the best car in the world”. The company also manufactures jet engines.
1922 – After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of this state. The first Fuad was the ninth ruler of Egypt and the Sudan of the Muhammad Ali dynasty. He became the Sultan of Egypt and Sudan in 1917, succeeding his elder brother Sultan Hussein Kamel. The 1923 constitution gave Fuad great powers. He used his right to dissolve Parliament.
1943 – Born in Toronto, David Cronenberg. Cronenberg is one of the leading creators of what is commonly known as the body horror genre, with his films exploring visceral bodily transformation, infection, technology, and the interplay of the psychological with the physical. Some of his films are Dead Zone, Naked Lunch, Spider, Eastern Promises, Cosmopolis, and more.
1975 – Died at the age of 69, Aristotle Onassis. Onassis was a Greek magnate transporting the world’s largest privately-owned fleet and was one of the richest and most famous men in the world. He was also known for his connection to famed opera singer Maria Callas and his 1968 marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy, widow of US President John F. Kennedy.
1978 – Somalia and Ethiopia sign a ceasefire to end the Ethiopian-Somali War. This conflict, otherwise known as the Ogaden war, would involve the two poor East African states among them. The Ogaden war would last eight months, killing almost 12,000 Ethiopians and Somalis. This would be one of the biggest conflicts in this region.
1991 – The treaty on a final settlement with respect to Germany enters into force, giving full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany. This treaty was negotiated in 1990 between the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic, and the four powers that occupied Germany at the end of World War II, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
2011 – The Syrian Civil War officially begins. The Syrian civil war is a continuing multilateral war in Syria fought between the Syrian Ba’athist Arab Republic led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with local and foreign allies, and various local and foreign forces opposing it. the Syrian government and each other in different combinations. The war is currently the second deadliest of the 21st century.