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Today in History India 13 August

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 13 August

International Left-handers Day

1898 Carl Gustave Vit discovered 433 Eros Asteroid near Earth

1913 First production of Stainless Steel in the United Kingdom by Harry Brearly

1954 Radio Pakistan broadcasted the ‘Qaumi Tarana’, the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time

1960 Central African Republic declared its independence from France

1961 Wall of Berlin started building

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 13

1848 Ramesh Chander Dutt He was a historian, economist, writer, translator, civil servant, and politician from India

1888 John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer who invented Television

1890: Tryambak Bapuji Thombre, an Indian Marathi poet

1898 Acharya Atre, Indian writer, politician, editor, film producer, and poet

1899 Alfred Hitchcock, British Filmmaker English director who moved to Hollywood and directed such classics as Psycho and The Birds 

1926 Fidel Alexandro Castro (American Spanish) was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician He governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then President from 1976 to 2008

1936 Vyjayanti mala Bali, Indian actress, and Politician

1963 Shridevi, Indian actress She was known as the female superstar of Indian cinema

1975 Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer

1983 Sandip Chandra, 9th Grand-master

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 13

1795: Ahilyabai Holkar, the hereditary noble sardar of the Maratha Empire, India

1826 Rene Laennec, French physician The inventor of Stethoscope

1910 Nurse Florence Nightingale, ‘the Lady with the Lamp’ During the Crimean war, she transformed the appalling conditions in military hospitals and founded the Nursing profession

1936 Madam Bhikaji Rustum Kama, Indian revolutionary

1946 H G Wells, author of Time Machine and The shape of things to come Sometimes called Father of science fiction

1988 Gajanan Jagirdar, the first director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

2000 Nazia Hussein, Pakistani pop singer

2015 Om Prakash Manjal, Founder of Hero Company of the bicycle

2018: Somnath Chatterjee, an Indian politician

What happened in India on 13 August

13-August-1638
Durgadas Rathore, social reformer, was born at Salwa.

13-August-1784
East India Company was appointed as the centralised Regulatory Authority through India by Pitt’s India Act, which was accepted in British Parliament in England.

13-August-1795
Ahilyabai Holkar passed away at the age of 70.

13-August-1911
Guha Phulrenu, social worker, was born.

13-August-1913
Khawtin Khuma, politician, was born at Phuldungsei, Tripura.

13-August-1928
Nationalists issue a draft constitution calling for dominion status and a two-chamber parliament.

13-August-1936
Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama, freedom fighter, Indian lady revolutionary and politician, passed away at Bombay.

13-August-1943
Chintamanrao Deshmukh was first Indian to be appointed Governor of Reserve Bank.

13-August-1947
Riots sweep Lahore in Punjab; mobs stone Gandhi’s house.

13-August-1951
First test flight of ‘Hindustan Trainer-2’ (H.T.2) which was indigenously designed and manufactured in India.

13-August-1951
Acharya Kishoridas Vajpayee passed away.

13-August-1953
Durgabai Deshmukh became the founder Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board, which involved several voluntary organisations and workers carrying out programs like education, training and rehabilitation of needy women etc.

13-August-1954
Nehru says dispute over Portuguese colonies in India must be settled peacefully.

13-August-1956
National Highways Act was approved by the Parliament of India.

13-August-1960
Marmik’ weekly magzine published.

13-August-1963
Sisir Kumar Mitra, Physics scientist, died at the age of 73.

13-August-1988
Gajanan Jagirdar, great actor and director in Indian film industry, died.

13-August-1993
All the TDP MLAs suspended from Andhra Pradesh Assembly.

13-August-1993
Rama Rao vows not to return to the house unless the government is ousted.

13-August-1995
Kashmiri separatists behead a kidnapped Norwegian tourist and threatened to kill other hostages unless India freed 15 militants at Srinagar.

13-August-1997
Supreme Court lays down guidelines and norms for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment at work places.

13-August-1997
The contentious women’s reservation bill put on the back burner with PM Gujral saying govt. would not push through such a major social legislation until there was a consensus on it.

13-August-1998
India signs two agreements with the World Bank for concessional credit through the International Development Association for $115.4 million.

13-August-2000
The Government announces the opening up of the national long distance communication segment with no restriction on the number of players.

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