16 October Special day in India

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16 October special day in India

Today’s Historical Events on October 16

World Anesthesia Day & World Food Day

1757, 16th October: Austrian army captured Germany’s capital Berlin.

1775, 16th October: British troop’s burned down Portland, Maine.

1846, 16th October: Dr. John Warren, an American physician, first used the chemical ether to anesthetize during surgery. 

1868, 16th October: Denmark sold all Nicobar Islands to the British.

1905, 16th October: Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, ordered partition of Bengal.

1919, 16th October: Adolf Hitler delivered his first public address at a meeting of the German Workers’ Party. 

1923, 16th October: The Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy Disney.

1951, 16th October: Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated in Rawalpindi.

1968, 16th October: Yasunari Kawabata became the first Japanese person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

1978, 16th October: Wanda Rutkiewicz became the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1986, 16th October: Reinhold Messner became the first person to climb 14 peaks above 8,000 meters.

1975, 16th October: Rahima Banu, a 2-year-old girl from Bangladesh, became the last patient of Devi (Smallpox).

2005, 16th October: G-20 countries agreed to reform the World Bank and the IMF.

16 October in Indian History – Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on October 16

1670: Banda Singh Bahadur, Sikh general.

1854: Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, and playwright.

1878: Vallathol Narayana Menon, an Indian poet.

1886: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister.

1888: Eugene O’Neill, American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature.

1890: Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader.

1896: Seth Govind Das, Indian independence activist, and a distinguished parliamentarian.

1926: Charles Francis “Chuck” Dolan, American billionaire and the founder of Cablevision. 

1946: Naveen Patnaik, Indian politician, chief minister of Orissa. 

1948: Hema Malini, Indian actress, director, producer, Classical dancer, and choreographer.

1952: Crazy Mohan, Indian actor.

1982: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian actor, director, producer.

2003: Krittika, Princess of Nepal.

16 October in Indian History – Death Anniversaries of famous people on October 16

1772: Ahmad Shāh Durrānī, also known as Ahmad Shah Abdali, the founder of the Durrani Empire and is regarded as the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan.

1793: Marie-Antoinette, the widow of King Louis XVI of France, was killed on a guillotine.

1799: Veerapadiya Kattabomman, Palayakarrar and chieftain from Panchalankurichi in Tamil Nadu, India. 

1951: Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first Prime Minister.

1981: Moshe Dayan, Israeli military leader, and politician.

1983: Harish-Chandra, American mathematician, and physicist.

1994: Ganesh Ghosh, an Indian independence activist, revolutionary, and politician.

2007: Deborah Kerr, English actresses.

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