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Last week marked the anniversary of Baghdad's construction in 145 Hijri (762 A.D.) by the second Abbasid Caliph, Abu Ja'far Al-mansur.
During the last 13 centuries, Baghdad was occupied 20 times making the U.S. the 21st foreign occupier. Other notable occupy-ees include the Hulagu Khan, Tamerlane the Magnificent, the Safavids, the Ottomans, and the Brits!
Baghdad could not be reached for comment, but will be celebrating with homemade fireworks, an increased security surge and cake! Here's to 1245 more, big guy!Last week marked the anniversary of Baghdad's construction in 145 Hijri (762... more