Today In History- March 8

Today In History- March 8

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Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal.

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Suez Canal reopens despite Israeli opposition.

  • Cairo, Egypt

On Mar. 8, 1957, Egypt formally reopened the Suez Canal.  In 1956, the Egyptian President nationalized the canal, and was met with opposition from several nations, including Israel.  The UN was very influential in averting conflict in the region.

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