TODAY IN HISTORY – 23 July 1952

A Coup d’etat took place in Egypt in 1952 (also known as the Egyptian Revolution of 1952) when King Farouk was toppled by the Society of Free Officers, led by General Muhammad Naguib and Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser. King Farouk, whose rule had been criticized for its corruption and failures in the first Arab-Israeli war, was forced to abdicate and relinquish power to Naguib.

Sources:, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons

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