3, 1989. INDIA.
Kashmiri Separatist Campaign
Moslem Kashmiri militants began their campaign for independence from
January 4, 1948. BURMA.
The various groups and regions within British Burma joined together and
proclaimed the union of Burma as an independent republic outside of the
British common wealth.
January 5, 1956. LAOS.
Lao Patriotic Front Founded
The Lao patriotic front (LPF) was established by the Pathet Lao (communist
Lao faction) under the tutelage of Vietnamese communists.
January 5, 2003. LITHUANIA.
Presidential Election Run-off
The presidential election run-off will be held in Lithuania.
January 6, 1963. COLOMBIA.
Eln Begins Its Insurgency
The National Liberation Army (ELN), a leftist guerrilla organization that
has frequently targeted American interests in the energy sector.
January 6, 1989. INDIA.
Indira Gandhi Assassins Hanged
Two of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards were hanged for her
assassination on October 31 1984.
January 7, 2000. EGYPT.
Coptic Christian Christmas
Coptic Christians in Egypt will celebrate Christmas on January 7th of each
year. Copts celebrate seven major holy feasts and seven minor holy feasts.
Christmas (The Nativity of Christ) is considered one of the major feasts
and is preceded by a fast of 43 days. Members of the Coptic Church attend
masses as part of the celebration.
January 7, 1949. ISRAEL.
First Arab-Israeli War Ends
A ceasefire was signed by the major combatants ending the first
January 8, 1959. CUBA.
Fidel Castro Takes Power
President Fulgencio Batista flew to exile in the Dominican Republic and
Castro marched into the capital, Havana, on this date to take power.
January 8, 1992. GREECE.
Pan Am Bomber Convicted
On January 8, 1992, a Greek court convicted Palestinian terrorist Mohammad
Rashid of premeditated murder for planting a bomb on a Pan American
aircraft in August 1982. The bomb exploded as the plane was about to land
at Honolulu, Hawaii, killing one person and injuring several others.
Rashid was arrested in Greece in May 1988 as a result of a tip from the
January 8, 2012. SOUTH
AFRICA. Founding Of The Sanc
The South African National Congress (SANC), forerunner of the African
National Congress (ANC), was formed to fight for black political rights.