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10th June in history

Katherine Upton is an American model and actress born on this day in 1992. Did you know that: • John Dollond, English optician and inventor who was granted the first patent for an achromatic lens was born on this day in 1706• Benjamin Franklin tested the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment on this day […]...Read More

9th June in history

Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician born on this day in 1963. Depp became one of the most commercially successful film stars by playing Jack Sparrow in the swashbuckler film series Pirates of the Caribbean. Did you know that: • George Stephenson, English inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railroads […]...Read More

8th June in history

Kanye West is an American rapper, singer, record producer, businessman, politician, and fashion designer born on this day in 1977. Did you know that: • Giovanni Cassini, a French astronomer who discovered the moons of Saturn was born on this day in 1625• Commercially made ice cream was first advertised on this day in 1786• […]...Read More

7th June in history

Born on this day in 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson, known simply as Prince, was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor, and director. Did you know that: • Susan Elizabeth Blow, American educator who invented kindergarten was born on this day in 1843• The first colour network telecast incompatible color was broadcast from a station […]...Read More

6th June in history

Jason Isaacs is an English actor born on this day in 1963. He is known for his roles as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, and Col. Tavington in The Patriot, Capt. Hook in Peter Pan. Did you know that: • Johannes Muller, the astronomer who invented astronomical tables was born on this […]...Read More

5th June in history

Born on this day in 1971, Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, restaurateur, and former rapper. He became the protagonist in two films in the Transformers live-action film franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight. Did you know that: • Thomas Chippendale, an English furniture maker was born on this day […]...Read More

AMU buries a time capsule to commemorate its 100th anniversary

AMU buried a time capsule commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the institution. The documents contained in the time capsule contain the 100-year history of the institution. In the online event on the 72nd Republic Day, Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice President of AMU, said that this is a historic moment because the preservation […]...Read More

Sharjah museums to kick off ‘autism-friendly’ workshops for kids

Committed to making its museums accessible to all community members, Sharjah Museums Authority is organising an array of educational and sensory activities as part of its “Autism-Friendly Museums” initiative. Through its first-of-its-kind scheme in the Gulf region, the activities are specifically designed mindful of sensory abilities to create a learning experiences that meet the needs […]...Read More

Couscous receives UNESCO status for its flavourful, well-steeped history

Couscous, the almost quinoa-like Berber dish consumed with great relish across the Northwest Africa’s Maghreb region, joined the UN list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage Wednesday. Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania were among the countries that submitted the listing to UNESCO, united by their appetite for the Durum grain. “Couscous, present at every social […]...Read More

‘Nuclear’ Chernobyl zone seeks heritage status from UNESCO

‘Chernobyl.’ The name incites haunting memories of the world’s worst nuclear disaster that forced thousands to flee, leaving behind homes and livelihoods in the April of 1986. Ever since, the silent, overgrown Ukrainian town of Pripyat has been frozen in time, memorialised in history and graphic documentaries. But now, over three decades past, seasonal clutches […]...Read More