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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 16 September
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
1620, 16th September – A group of Puritans separatists had set sail from Plymouth today in the Mayflower, bound for the New World and religious freedom
1908, 16th September – In the USA, Buick and Oldsmobile merged under the name General Motors General Motors Corporation was founded
1945, 16th September – The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong came to an end in World War II
1959, 16th September – Charles de Gaulle, French president of the new fifth Republican and former head of the committee of National Liberation in Algiers, offered Algeria an independence referendum
1961, 16th September – Pakistan established its Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission with Abdus Salam as its head
1963, 16th September – Malaysia became independent and a mob of more than 100,000 burned down the British Embassy in celebration
1975, 16th September – Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia
1987, 16th September – 70 countries signed an agreement in Montreal today to curb the threat from industrial gases to the ozone layer
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on September 16
1387 – Henry V, the English king who defeated the French at Agincourt
1853 – Albrecht Kossel, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate ‘a German biochemist and pioneer in the study of genetics’
1888 – WO Bentley, English engineer, and car racer He was the founder of Bentley Motors Limited
1916 – MS Subbulakshmi, the first Indian musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna She also awarded the Ramon Magsaysay award
1923 – Lee Kuan Yew, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore
1925 – B B King, American blues guitarist, and inspiration of a whole generation of a rock musician
1945 – P Chidambaram, an Indian politician, and lawyer He was the former Union Minister of Finance of India
1955 – George Alexander Muthoot, Indian entrepreneur He is Managing Director of Muthoot Groups
1968 – Marc Anthony, American singer, actor, and producer
1971 – Prasoon Joshi, Indian lyricist, poet, and marketer
1992 – Nick Jones, American singer, and actor He married to Indian-American actress Priyanka Chopra
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on September 16
1380 – Charles V, King of France
1701 – James II, King of England
1824 – King Louis XVIII, king of France He attempted to be a moderate constitutional monarch who was thwarted by the ultra-royalists
1925 – Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist, and mathematician He is best known for his pioneering theory that the universe was expanding, governed by a set of equations he developed now known as the Friedmann equations
1932 – Sir Ronald Ross, a British medical doctor He was the first British to won the Nobel Prize He received the award for his work on the transmission of malaria
1984 – Louis Réard, French engineer and fashion designer, created the bikini
2005 – Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic, invented the laser
2010 – Robert Joseph White, an American neurosurgeon He is best known for his head transplants on living monkeys
2017 – Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force He served as the 3rd Chief of the Air Staff from 1964 to 1969, leading the Air Force through the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
What happened in India on 16 September
Kasturba Gandhi was arrested.
M. S. Subalaxmi, famous classical singer and Bharat Ratna awardee, was born.
D. R. Samant, journalist and social reformer, was born at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
Yerramilli Janardan Rao, educationist, was born at Tanuku, (W. Godavari).
Political prisoners Tarkeshwar Dutta and Santosh Mitra were shot by an officer at Hijli detention camp near Kharagpur. They were arrested for attending the Hijli meeting.
Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, popularly known as George Sudarshan, was born in Kottayam, Kerala. He was a physicist of world repute.
R. Ramachandra Rao, cricket test umpire for one test in 1986-87, was born at Tamil Nadu.
Ronald Ross, bacteriologist and member of Indian Medical Service, died in London. He had also received a Nobel Prize.
The Lok Sabha adopted a clause in the Special Marriage Bill providing for divorce by consent.
Leopold C. M. S. Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), died at the age of 81.
Tibetan, Indian and Chinese troops engage in fighting at Natu La pass on the Tibet-Sikkim border.
Abasaheb Mujumdar, great musician, died.
Kesarbai Kerkar, famous classical singer, died in Bombay .
Air India establishes a world record by evacuating more than 1.11 lakh people in eight weeks from Kuwait/Iraq during the Gulf War.
Prime Minister inducts 16 new members into his Council of Ministers and elevates three deputy ministers to the rank of Ministers of State.
First one-day international in Canada played between India and Pakistan at Toronto.
J & K second phase poll for 34 seats.
General Manager of Tata Tea remanded to judicial custody on charges of abetting and aiding ULFA.
Rajeev Balakrishnan sets 100m national mark in the ITC International Athletics meet.
Aparna Popat loses to Kelly Morgan in the first round of the badminton event at the Sydney Olympics.
In an important pronouncement, the Rajasthan High Court declares Jains as a religious minority community and allows teaching institutions set up by them to enjoy minority status under Articles 29 and 30 of the Constitution.