Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Assassinated This Day 1981

6 Oct


On this day in 1981 the President of Egypt Anwar Sadat was assassinated by fundamentalist army officers during a victory parade in Cairo. Sadat had been the President of Egypt since October 1970. The peace treaty he signed with Israel in 1978 probably sealed his fate. He was a man ahead of his time. Sadat was 62 years old at the time of his death.

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