This Week in History

14 July, 1957: First female parliamentarian in the Arab world, an Egyptian named Rawya Ateya, is elected to office.

15 July, 1606: Dutch painter Rembrandt is born.

16 July, 1981: Mahathir bin Mohamad takes office for the first time.

17 July, 1955: Disneyland opens its doors for the first time.

18 July, 1817: English author Jane Austen dies.

19 July, 1903: The first Tour de France comes to an end.

20 July, 1973: American actor and martial artist Bruce Lee dies.