Because NATO's Article 6 covers only member states' islands in the North Atlantic north of the Tropic of Cancer, plus French Algeria. An attack on the U.S. state of Hawaii would not trigger the treaty, but an attack on the other 49 would. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
In 1954, the French was soundly defeated by the Vietnamese at Dien Bien Phu. That was the first time a non-European colony defeated a modern Western occupier in a pitched battle. The victory then fuelled the independence movements in other colonies, like Algeria bangkokpost.com/world/408…
Today I learned about the Disgrace of GijΓ³n. In 1982 Germany and Austria threw their FIFA match to prevent Algeria from qualifying for the next round, advancing themselves en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Today I learned of Mauro Prosperi who survived for 9 days alone in the Saharan Desert on a diet of urine and bats after becoming disoriented and travelling nearly 200 miles in the wrong direction during an endurance event. He was found in Algeria despite the race taking part in Morocco adventure.howstuffworks.c…
In January 2009, an Al-Qaeda training camp in Algeria was reportedly wiped out by the plague. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The clementine is a random cross between mandarin oranges and sweet oranges discovered at an orphanage in Algeria. Father Marie-Clement Rodiers found the new fruit growing in his orphanage’s garden in the late 19th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Ottoman pirates from Morocco and Algeria had a series of raids on Iceland between 20th June and 19th July 1627. They captured an estimated 400-800 prisoners to sell into slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
After France surrended in June 1940, the Royal Navy sailed down to Algeria to seize the bulk of the French navy. When the French refused to surrender control of the ships, the Royal Navy open fired, destroying the fleet and killing 1300 French sailors ww2today.com/3rd-july-194…
When France colonized Madagascar, Queen Ranavalona III was exiled to Algeria, where she lived a modest life and volunteered for the Red Cross during World War I. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
In Algeria, women make up 70% of the country's lawyers and 60% of its judges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
The pretext for the French invasion and subsequent 132 year occupation/colonization of Algeria, was their diplomat getting hit with a flyswatter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The pirate Hayreddin "Red beard" Barbarossa (1478-1546) was exiled from so many countries that he ended up starting his own country (Regency of Algiers) with the blessing of The Ottoman Empire which became present day Algeria, Tunisia and parts of Morocco. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
That after the fall of France, British ships attacked and Sank French ships in Algeria, killing 1300 sailors. Because they feared the ships falling into German hands. War sucks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating bbc.com/news/world-africa…
Africa got its name from Africa Proconsularis, a Roman province that comprised modern day Tunisia and parts of Algeria and Lybia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
Today I learned about the Emir Abdelkader, an Algerian military leader who fought against French soldiers after they invaded Algeria. He had a regard for human rights, and saved thousands of Christians from being massacred in 1860. Ironically, he was given France's highest military honor for this action. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emi…
There are 72 different government space agencies, including Algeria, Bolivia, Thailand, and Uruguay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Today I learned about Mauro Prosperi, a former Olympian and contestant in one of the longest ultra-marathons on the planet (251km). In 1994 he was set 299km off-course by a sandstorm and was found 11 days later in Algeria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Magician Jean EugΓ¨ne Robert-Houdin went to French controlled Algeria in 1856 to show the power of French magic. He lifted a metal box in front of a crowd, then had a warrior that he had made "as weak as a woman" try. Turning on electromagnets in the ground, he made the metal box unliftable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Today I learned about the Thalit Massacre, a massacre that took place in a village in Algeria in which 52 out of the 53 inhabitants had their throats cut by Islamic guerrillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
In 1795, nearly one sixth of the entire U.S. federal budget was sent to Algeria as a ransom for 115 American sailors captured by pirates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
In Algeria, the largest country in Africa and 35th in world population, women make up 70% of the country's lawyers and 60% of its judges, as well as dominating the field of medicine. Increasingly, women are contributing more to household income than men. 60% of university students are women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
In 2009, 40 Al Qaeda militants in a training camp in Algeria were killed by the Bubonic Plague telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Today I learned of Moe Berg, a baseball player turned assassin/spy during WWII and carried out missions in Germany, Japan, Italy, England, Algeria and Yugoslavia and even masqueraded as a Nazi officer to get into a munitions plant. nypost.com/2018/06/16/thi…
In Algeria, women make up 60% of judges and 70% of lawyers nytimes.com/2007/05/26/wo…
In Arab Algeria, Women make up 70% of Algeria’s lawyers and 60% of its judges. Women dominate medicine. Increasingly, women contribute more to household income than men. 60% of university students are women. nytimes.com/2007/05/26/wo…
A NJ man involved in a murder in 1962, was sent to prison, escaped, hijacked a plane, took a large ransom and flew to Algeria. He was caught in Portugal as a fugitive 40 years later where they refused to extradite him to the US, stating he was now a Portuguese citizen. He's still a free a man en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Catherine Kerkow hijacked an airplane from Los Angeles to Algeria in 1972. Last seen in France in 1975, she has yet to be caught. fbi.gov/wanted/dt/catheri…
The final group matches in FIFA World Cup have been played simultaneously since 1986, after West Germany defeated Austria 1-0 by colluding to eliminate debutants Algeria on goal difference in 1982. The match subsequently came to be known as 'Disgrace of GijΓ³n'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
There are huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa, especially in Libya, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, but most of it is very difficult to reach. As of 2012, the number of Africans without access to safe drinking water was more than 300 million. reuters.com/article/us-af…
Algeria's national anthem was first written in blood inside a prison cell wall by an Algerian revolutionary while imprisoned by the French colonial regime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kas…
Due to a popular myth that Gibraltar would stay under British rule as long as the monkeys were there, Churchill shipped a ton of them over from Morocco and Algeria in 1942 when their population dwindled down to just 7. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
When French soldiers and administrators left Algeria after more than a century of colonial rule, they took with them maps of Algeria's maps of underground sewers, gas pipes and electricity lines which they still refuse to hand back reuters.com/article/2012/…
There is a ski resort in Algeria - ChrΓ©a Ski Resort unofficialnetworks.com/20…
Today I learned of a magician with the name of Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, who was asked by Louis-Napoleon to suppress a possible rebellion in French-controlled Algeria using his magic tricks and he succeed in doing so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Over a million Europeans were captured, sold as slaves in North Africa. The practice was finally terminated with the French conquest of Algeria in 1830. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Pirates from Morocco and Algeria raided Iceland in the 17th century, and captured an estimated 400–800 prisoners to sell into slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Women in Algeria make up 70% of the country's lawyers and 60% of its judges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
Today I learned of the Battle of Mers-el-KΓ©bir during the Second World War. After the fall of France in 1940, to avoid them falling into German control, the British attacked the French fleet in port in Algeria, killing nearly 1300 men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
In 1986 Wole Soyinka became the first black African to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Previously, Claude Simon and Albert Camus, born in French Madagascar and French-held Algeria, were Africans who won the prize en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Liechtenstein and Switzerland gave women the right to vote after many muslim countries like Pakistan, Tunisia or Algeria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Houdini based his name on a 19th century French magician called Robert-Houdin who in 1856 was asked by Louis-Napoleon to pacify the tribes in French Algeriaβ€”he invited rebels to shoot at him with a marked bullet, which he caught between his teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Napoleon II used a magician to help suppress a rebellion in Algeria by proving French magic was superior to Algerian magic. Robert-Houdin gained the fear and allegiance of the Algerians by catching bullets in his teeth and draining a man's strength by making objects immovable with magnets. partners.nytimes.com/libr…
Algeria is the world's 10th largest country cia.gov/library/publicati…
If the Algerian team had beaten Germany in their last World Cup game, they would have gone on to play France on the exact date of the French invasion of Algeria's capital on July 4, 1830. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alg…
In 1961, a natural gas well in Algeria exploded, igniting the gas. The plume of fire reached over 200m into the air, burning 16 million cubic meters of gas per day for almost six months before it was capped. Workers nicknamed it "The Devil's Cigarette Lighter". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev…
In 1827, the last Ottoman ruler of Algeria, Hussein Dey, struck the French Consul in the face with a fly-whisk during a dispute over unpaid French debts to Algeria. This insult became a pretext for the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…

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