Today in World History (March, 26th)

March 26, 1979, exactly 39 years ago today, two sworn enemies agreed to peace: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed a peace treaty that ended three decades of war.

The peace treaty which was signed by both leaders and conducted in a ceremony at the White House, the official residence of the United States President, did not only end hostilities between the two warring nations, but also established diplomatic and commercial ties between Israel and Egypt.

For their commitment to peace, both leaders won the Nobel Prize. However, peace has a big prize tag attached to it.

The prize? Three years later, a Muslim extremist assassinated the then Egyptian President, Sadat.