News ID: 83583
Publish Date : 05 October 2020 - 21:31

This Day in History

 (October 6)

Today is Tuesday; 15th of the Iranian month of Mehr 1399 solar hijri; corresponding to 18th of the Islamic month of Safar 1442 lunar hijri; and October 6, 2020, of the Christian Gregorian Calendar.
2125 solar years ago, on this day in 105 BC, at the Battle of Arausio, the Cimbri, a German people, inflicted the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus. As a result Roman expansion into west-central Europe was checked for some decades. Roman losses are described as being up to 80,000 troops, as well as another 40,000 auxiliary troops (allies) and servants and camp followers — virtually all of their participants in the battle. In numbers of losses, this battle is regarded as the worst defeat in the history of ancient Rome.
1404 lunar years ago, on this day in 38 AH, Owais Qarani, the devout Muslim from Yemen, attained martyrdom during the War of Siffin in defence of the cause of Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (AS), the 1st Infallible Heir of Prophet Mohammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny). He was a victim of treachery of the Omayyad rebel, Mu’awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan, who had incited civil war amongst Muslims. Born in Qaran, he lived a life of piety and on hearing of the message of Islam, became a Muslim and travelled to Medina to meet the Prophet who was not in town. Owais had to return to Yemen without meeting him since his mother was very sick. When the Prophet heard about this he blessed Owais and prayed for him. After the Prophet’s passing away, Owais gave his pledge of allegiance to Imam Ali (AS) and was an ardent supporter of the cause of the Ahl al-Bayt. When sedition flared, he stood firmly beside the Imam until attained martyrdom near Raqqa in Syria. His tomb was criminally demolished by Takfiri terrorists.
1006 solar years ago, on this day in 1014 AD, Byzantine Emperor Basil II (the Macedonian) earned the title "Slayer of Bulgars” after he cruelly ordered the blinding of 15,000 captive Bulgarian troops. During his 49-year long reign, he suffered a series of defeats at the hands of the Ismaili Shi’a Muslim Fatemid caliphate of Egypt-North Africa in Syria and Anatolia.
481 solar years ago, on this day in 1539 AD, Spanish marauder Hernando de Soto and his army entered the Apalachee capital of Anhaica (present-day Tallahassee, Florida) and forced the approximately 30,000 native Amerindian population to abandon their city which had 250 buildings. Notorious for his ruthlessness, he left Anhaica in ruins in March of 1540 after thoroughly pillaging it.
252 solar years ago, on this day in 1768 AD, in continuation of Russia’s expansionist policies Empress Catherine the Great attacked Poland, prompting the Ottoman Empire to declare war on Russia.
136 lunar years ago, on this day in 1306 AH, the prominent Indian Islamic scholar, Allamah Mir Hamed Hussain Musavi, passed away in Lucknow at the age of 60. He was the son of Mir Mohammad Quli Musavi Kintoori, the author of "Burhan al Sa`adah”, which is a refutation of the 7th Chapter of the seditious book of Shah Abdul-Aziz Dehlavi against the beliefs of the Ahl al-Bayt of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) titled "Tuhfeye- Ithna Ashariyyah”. Well versed in theology, hadith, and other Islamic sciences, Hamed Hussain devoted his entire life to research and writing, for which he travelled around the Islamic world and browsed whole libraries. He authored several books, his magnum opus being the voluminous "Abaqaat al-Anwaar” on merits of the Ahl al-Bayt as mentioned in hadith and by God Almighty in the holy Qur’an. This valuable work which has been printed in Iran is a well-documented and rational refutation of Abdul-Aziz Dehlavi’s highly fabricated book.
128 solar years ago, on this day in 1892 AD, Alfred Tennyson, British Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and one of the most popular English poets, died at the age of 83.
116 lunar years ago, on this day in 1326 AH, the prominent religious scholar of Iraq, Sheikh Baqer Kazemaini, passed away at the age of 68. Born in the holy city of Kazemain near Baghdad he completed his studies in the famous seminary of holy Najaf under prominent ulema, including Iran’s Ayatollah Sheikh Morteza Dezfuli Ansari. He wrote "Mizan al-Haq” and other books.
113 solar years ago, on this day in 1907 AD, Iran’s first parliament (Majlis) was set up after due ratification by Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, following triumph of the Constitutional Revolution. The constitution was drafted a year earlier and signed by the previous king, Muzaffar od-Din Shah Qajar.
92 solar years ago, on this day in 1928 AD, Iranian poet and painter, Sohrab Sepehri, was born in the central city of Kashan. He published his first collection of poems "Marg-e Rang” (Death of Color) in 1951, and soon another collection titled: "Hasht Kitab” (Eight Books). Among his other poetical works mention can be made of "Mosafer” (Traveler). He holds a special status in Iran’s contemporary poetry, given his novel and simple language and usage of delicate and new terms in his poems. He passed away in 1980 and was laid to rest in his hometown, Kashan.
90 years ago, on this day in 1930 AD, Hafez al-Assad, the statesman who as president brought political and economic stability to coup-wracked Syria for three decades, was born in poor Alawite family in Qardaha village of the Kalbiyya tribe.
47 solar years ago, on this day in 1973 AD, the 4th war broke out between Arabs and the illegal Zionist entity Israel. On this day, the Egyptian army caught the Zionist forces off guard in a military operation on the other side of Suez Canal and entered the Israeli-occupied Sinai Peninsula. In the initial days of the war, the Egyptian and Syrian troops dealt heavy blows to the Zionist army and downed a large number of Israeli warplanes. But, with the swift assistance of the US to the usurper state of Israel, Zionist troops advanced against both Syria and Egypt, forcing the acceptance of ceasefire. This war broke the myth of invincibility of the Zionist entity.
40 solar years ago, on this day in 1980 AD, in a blatant anti-Iranian act of support for the tyrannical Ba’th minority regime of Saddam, Jordan put its port of Aqaba on the Gulf of the same name in the Red Sea at the disposal of Iraq during the 8-year war imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran by the US, following blockade of Iraqi ports on the Persian Gulf by the Iranian navy, and Syria’s closure of the Iraqi oil pipeline to the Mediterranean Sea. Jordan also supplied troops to Saddam for war against Iran.
39 solar years ago, on this day in 1981 AD, while reviewing a military parade in Cairo on the anniversary of the 1973 war against the illegal Zionist entity, Egypt’s President Anwar Sadaat was executed in a revolutionary manner by a group of officers of the Islamic group "al-Jihad” led by the 27-year old Lieutenant Khaled Islambouli, for signing of the scandalous Camp David Accord with the usurper state of Israel in 1978.
27 solar years ago, on this day in 1993 AD, the jurisprudent Ayatollah Hussain Mohammadi La’eeni, passed away at the age of 69.
9 solar year ago, on this day in 2011 AD, youthful Bahraini protestor, Ahmad Jaber al-Qattan, was killed in cowardly manner by the US-Saudi-backed forces of the repressive Aal-e Khalifa minority regime. In a desperate bid to avert the inevitable, the Bahraini Shaikh, who for the past decade has been styling himself king, has hired mercenaries from Pakistan, Jordan and other places, to savagely kill, injure and torture Bahrainis, destroy mosques, and desecrate husseiniyyas, in a bid to crush the popular uprising, which has gathered further momentum.
5 solar years ago, on this day in 2015 AD, Major-General Hussain Hamedani, one of the senior leaders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), attained martyrdom in Aleppo at the age of 64, while defending the sanctity of the shrines of the Prophet’s Ahl al-Bayt in Syria.