Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: September 10

On September 10, 1783, what was initially thought to be a cold suffered by John Burgoyne, Viceroy of the Confederation of North America, develops into pneumonia.

On September 10, 1939, the Arab Revolt suffered a major setback when the army of the Arab leader Abdul el Sallah was defeated by the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of el Khibir. The defeated Arabs were forced to flee to the Mediterranean coast and the inland mountains.

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