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Today in History India 16 August

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 16 August

1913, 16th August: Tohuku Imperial University of Japan became the first university in Japan to admit female students

1946, 16th August: the All Hyderabad Trade Union Congress was founded in Sikandarabad, India

1946, 16th August: More than 4000 people were killed 72 hours in Riots in Kolkata, India

1960, 16th August: The new Republic of Cyprus came into being today

1962, 16th August: Eight years after the remaining French Indian territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official

1991, 16th August: Indian Airlines Flight 257, a Boeing 737-200, crashes during the approach to Imphal airport, killing all 69 people on board

1994, 16th August: Taslima Nasrin, A Bangladeshi Author, Honoured with Kurt Kurt Tucholsky Award in Sweden

2010, 16th August: China became the Second largest economy of the world

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 16

1904 Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, an Indian poet 

1913 Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli politician, Prime minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate

1958 Madonna, American pop singer and actress who has had a string of hits with  record such as ‘Like a virgin’, ‘Material Girl’, and ‘Justice my love’

1957 RR Patil, Indian advocate and politician

1968 Arvind Kejarival, Indian politician and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi

1970 Saif Ali khan, Indian actor

1970 Manisha Koerala, Indian Nepali Actress

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 16

1705 Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist

1886 Ramkrishna, Indian Hindu saint, Guru of Swami Vivekananda

1888 John Pemberton, American Pharmacist, and Chemist He invented Coca-Cola

1977 Elvis Presley, King of Rock n’ Roll

1997 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, a Pakistani singer who was considered one of the prominent figures in modern Qawwali music

2000 Renu Saluja, an Indian film editor

2003 Idi Amin, Political leader who became the third president of Uganda

2018 Atal Bihari Vajpeyi, Indian politician and former Prime minister of India

What happened in India on 16 August

Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa dies at the age of 50. His real name was Gadadhar Ghatterji. An Indian mystic, leader and saint, he preached unity of religions. Swami Vivekanand was his disciple.

Shripad Ramchandra Tikekar, journalist and critic, was born.

Raunaq Singh, great industrialist and philanthropist, was born at Daska.

Narayan Athavle, famous Marathi litterateur and journalist, was born.

Britain instituted new electoral plan for India: to allow limited untouchables and giving them separate representation.

Mahatma Gandhi goes on fast for being denied to continue the anti-untouchability propaganda.

Hindus and Muslims riot in Calcutta. 90 people lost their lives and other 900 were hurt. The Muslim League observed a “Direct Action Day” and announced its withdrawal of support from all plans.

Pather Panchali’ won the top five awards, including feature length motion picture, and got a honorary mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Indian troops cross Kashmir line, seizes two Pakistani outposts.

A.Shankar was appointed as the Narcotics Commissioner of India. He headed this office till 31st March 1977.

Communal riots continue; death toll in Uttar Pradesh City hits 130.

Indian Airliner Boeing 737 crashes in Manipur’s Churachandpur district killing all 69 aboard.

C. Achuta Menon, former CM of Kerala, passed away.

Government agrees to present the revised ATR on JPC report on Scam; Parliament crisis defused.

CBI raids house of former minister Sukh Ram and finds cash and jewellery to the tune of Rs. 3 crore.

Bodo extremists kill 13 villagers in Nalbari district in Assam.

Krishan Kant, Andhra Pradesh’s Governor, elected as the Vice President of India.

Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, Union Power Minister, goes into a coma after multiple organ failure.

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