FYI October 16, 2022

On This Day

912 – Abd ar-Rahman III becomes the eighth Emir of Córdoba.[2]
ʿAbd al-Rahmān ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn al-Ḥakam al-Rabdī ibn Hishām ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Dākhil (عبدالرحمن بن محمد بن عبداللہ بن محمد بن عبدالرحمن بن الحكم بن هشام بن عبد الرحمن الداخل)[6] or ʿAbd al-Rahmān III (890 – 961), was the Umayyad Emir of Córdoba from 912 to 929, at which point he founded the Caliphate of Córdoba, serving as its first caliph until his death. Abd al-Rahman won the laqab (sobriquet) al-Nasir li-Dīn Allāh (lit. ’Defender of God’s Faith’) in his early 20s when he supported the Maghrawa Berbers in North Africa against Fatimid expansion and later claimed the title of Caliph for himself.[14] His half-century reign was known for its religious tolerance.



Born On This Day

1351 – Gian Galeazzo Visconti, first Duke of Milan (d. 1402)
Gian Galeazzo Visconti (16 October 1351 – 3 September 1402), was the first duke of Milan (1395)[a] and ruled the late-medieval city just before the dawn of the Renaissance. He also ruled Lombard jointly with his brother Bernabò.[1] He was the founding patron of the Certosa di Pavia, completing the Visconti Castle at Pavia begun by his father and furthering work on the Duomo of Milan. He captured a large territory of Northern Italy and the Po valley. He threatened war with France in relation to the transfer of Genoa to French control as well as issues with his beloved daughter Valentina. When he died of fever in the castello of Melegnano, his children fought with each other and fragmented the territories that he had ruled.




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By Casey Ross, Stat News: Call it data liberation day: Patients can now access all their health records digitally

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