On this date in history…

6 October 1973: The Yom Kippur War (also known as The October War) began as Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on the holiest day of the Jewish year.  All this month, in honour of the 35th Anniversary of this conflict, I will be posting a series of relevant articles.

6 october 1981: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, who did much to bring peace between Israel and her Arab neighbour states, was assassinated in Cairo by elements of the Egyptian armed forces who belonged to extremist Muslim radical groups.



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