Category Archives: Yemen
Today in History: 21 May 1994
Yemen: The Republic of Yemen is Formed
On this day in 1990 the Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen merge to form the Republic of Yemen. In 1994 the Democratic Republic of Yemen attempted to secede from the Republic of Yemen and war broke out. Yemen is a country torn by civil unrest.
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Today in History: 19 January 1839
Aden: Captured by the British East India Company
On this day on the 19th January 1839, Royal Marines were landed by the British East India Company, to seize territory including Aden (now part of Yemen) that had been ceded to the British in 1838 by Sultan Muhsin bin Fadl. The area was being used by pirates to attack British shipping bound for India. It remained under British control until 1967.