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Today in History India 12 August

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Check out below about Today in History India 12 August in Indian history or August 12 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 12 August in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 12 August

International Elephant Day & International Youth Day

1851 Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine

1865 During an operation at Glasgow Royal infantry today British surgeon Josef Lister, 38, demonstrated a method of preventing infection of an operation wound  

1883 The last of the Quaggas died in Amsterdam zoo Quaggas is the species of Zebra

1948 India won gold medal in hockey in London Olympics

1952 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals and poets were murdered in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union

1960 Communication satellite Echo is launched at Cape Canaveral

1981 The IBM personal computer released

1990 Sue which is the longest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton found to date Discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota

1998 Rajiv Gandhi Khelaratna Award, which is the highest award in sports in India, declared to Sachin Tendulkar

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 12

1887 Erwin Schrodinger, an Australian physicist born Noble prize winner who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of Quantum theory Schrodinger equation provides a way to calculate the wave function of the system and how it changes dynamically in time

1918 First CO of the Royal Air forces 617 squadrons He was born in Shimla, India

1919 Vikram Sarabhai, an Indian socialist and physicist He invented space researches and helped to developed nuclear power in India He is also known as the father of the Indian Space Programme

1924 Mohammad Zia ul Haq, 6th president of Pakistan He was the longest-reigning president of Pakistan from 1978 to 1988

1948 Siddaramaiah, 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka, India

1952 Sitaram Yechuri, Indian Politician He is the leader of communist party (Marxist)

1988 Tyson Fury, a British boxer

1995 Sara Ali Khan, Indian Actress Daughter of Saif Ali khan  

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 12

1827 William Blake, British artist and poet He influenced the visual art of romantic age

1848 George Stephenson, Who invented the steam locomotive ‘Rocket’

1964 Ian Fleming, the man who created secrete agent James Bond 007 Died of a heart attack

1973 Bhausaheb Bandodkar, the first Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu 

1997 Gulshan Kumar, Founder of T-series He was a music director and Bollywood film producer Assassinated by Mumbai underworld

2005 Kadir Magar, Shri lankan politician Assassinated by militants

What happened in India on 12 August

12-August-1602
Abul Fazal, Akbar’s minister, was killed on the instructions of Jahangir.

12-August-1868
Frederick JNT Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy of British-India (1916-21), was born.

12-August-1897
Major Gegeral Himmat Singh, Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Duputy Defence Minister, was born.

12-August-1905
Japan, Britain reach an accord determining spheres of influence in Far East; India to remain with the British.

12-August-1919
Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, the father of Indian space technology and scientist, was born at Ahmedabad.

12-August-1922
Chunilal Kalidas Madiya, famous Gujrati one-act player, play wright story writer and novelist, was born.

12-August-1928
The Olympic Games hosted by Amsterdam fully realized Pierre de Coubertin’s vision: ‘the nations of the world in friendly competition’. After a succession of Olympics dominated by North America and Western Europe, Amsterdam welcomed more than 3,000 competitors.

12-August-1946
Viceroy announces invitation to Congress to form provisional Government.

12-August-1952
Social Welfare Board inaugurated in the Parliament.

12-August-1966
Mihir Sen swam Dadenelis.

12-August-1973
Dayanand Balkrishna Bandodkar, first Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu, died.

12-August-1979
Heavy rains resulted in bursting of a dam thus causing floods in Moorvi and Lilapur in Gujarat, killing over 1,335 people.

12-August-1988
S. R. Bommai elected Karnataka CM.

12-August-1991
Parliament passes the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (prevention) amendment bill.

12-August-1992
72 militants surrendered before Punjab CM Beant Singh.

12-August-1996
Supreme Court stays further proceedings against Narasimha Rao in Chandraswami-Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case.

12-August-1997
Bar Council of India debars full-time law teachers from practising as lawyers.

12-August-1997
Gulshan Kumar of Super Cassette Industries was shot dead by four unidentified persons in north-west Mumbai.

12-August-1998
Uttarancha State plan meets with difficulty owing to differences on inclusion of Udham Singh Nagar and Hardwar district.

12-August-2000
Neelam Jaswant Singh heaves the discus to a National mark (59.53m) in the Travancore National circuit athletics meet in Thiurvananthapuram.

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