Today in History: 16 August Baghdad Railway in Ankara in 1908

Railway to Baghdad
Railway to Baghdad

What happened today in railway history?

Today in History

  • 16 AUGUST 1838 The Balde Port Trade Agreement facilitated the trade and investment of European capitalists in the Ottoman lands.
  • 16 August 1917 The rebels of Sheriff Hussein injured our 4 soldier and our martyr 10. Our 57 soldier has been captured. 326 rail, 6 bridge, 30 telegraph pole, were sabotaged.
  • 16 August 1937 Sivas-Malatya iltisak line was opened.
  • 16 August 1998 Iskenderun-Divrigi (577 km) Electrification Plant was put into service.
  • 16 In August 1908, Ankara-Baghdad railway workers went on strike.

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