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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
Abul Fazal, Akbar’s minister, was killed on the instructions of Jahangir.
Frederick JNT Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy of British-India (1916-21), was born.
Major Gegeral Himmat Singh, Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Duputy Defence Minister, was born.
Japan, Britain reach an accord determining spheres of influence in Far East; India to remain with the British.
Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, the father of Indian space technology and scientist, was born at Ahmedabad.
Chunilal Kalidas Madiya, famous Gujrati one-act player, play wright story writer and novelist, was born.
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.
Viceroy announces invitation to Congress to form provisional Government.
Social Welfare Board inaugurated in the Parliament.
Mihir Sen swam Dadenelis.
Dayanand Balkrishna Bandodkar, first Chief Minister of Goa, Daman and Diu, died.
Heavy rains resulted in bursting of a dam thus causing floods in Moorvi and Lilapur in Gujarat, killing over 1,335 people.
S. R. Bommai elected Karnataka CM.
Parliament passes the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (prevention) amendment bill.
72 militants surrendered before Punjab CM Beant Singh.
Supreme Court stays further proceedings against Narasimha Rao in Chandraswami-Lakhubhai Pathak cheating case.
Bar Council of India debars full-time law teachers from practising as lawyers.
Gulshan Kumar of Super Cassette Industries was shot dead by four unidentified persons in north-west Mumbai.
Uttarancha State plan meets with difficulty owing to differences on inclusion of Udham Singh Nagar and Hardwar district.
Neelam Jaswant Singh heaves the discus to a National mark (59.53m) in the Travancore National circuit athletics meet in Thiurvananthapuram.