On this day in 2012, Fatma Nabil became the first news anchor in Egypt to present wearing a hijab
On this day in 2012, Fatma Nabil became the first anchor in Egypt to present the news while wearing a hijab, after the state television lifted a decades-long ban on veiled female news presenters going on air. She read a mid-day news bulletin broadcast on Sunday wearing a cream-coloured hijab – the first time ever since the channel launched in 1960.
Also on 2 September
In 2013, American author and swimmer Diana Nyad became the first known person to swim the 110 mile strait from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage or swim fins.
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