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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 17 August
1936, 17th August: British parliament accepts registration of birth, marriage and death
1945, 17th August: Indinesia gained independence from Netherland
1947, 17th August: Radcliffe line, border between India and Pakistan was revealed
1953, 17th August: First meeting of Narcotic Anonymous took place in south California
1988, 17th August: President of Pakistan Mohammad Zia ul Haq and U S ambassador Arnold Rafel were killed in a plane crash
1999, 17th August: A massive earthquake hit northwestern Turkey, killing more than 14000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands without homes and essential services
2005, 17th August: American swimmer Michael Phelps became the first person to win eight gold medals at one Olympic game
On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 17
1778 Muhammad Shah, Mughal Emperor of India
1866 Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI Indian sixth Nizam of Hyderabad
1926 Jiang Zemin, Chinese engineer and politician, former general secretary of the communist party of china, 5th president of china
1932 V S Naipaul, Trinidadian writer and novelist
1941 Y Venugopal Reddy, Former Governor of Reserve bank of India
1943 Robert de Niro, American Actor Star of many films including The Godfather, The Deer hunter, Ragging Bull, and Cape Fear
1944 Larry Ellison, American businessman, co-founder of Oracle Corporation
1963 S Shankar One of the highest paid film director of Indian Cinema
On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 17
1304 Emperor Go-Fukasuka of Japan
1850 Jose de San Martin, An Argentine military commander who ruled all over southern America Considered a national hero in Peru and Argentina
1909 Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian Revolutionary
1935 Charlotte Perkins Gilman Utopian feminist and civil rights leader
1988 Mohammad Zia ul Haq, former president of Pakistan
2006 Shamsur Rehman, Bengali Poet
2020: Pandit Jasraj, an Indian classical vocalist, belonging to the Mewati gharana
What happened in India on 17 August
William Carey, the first English missionary to India, was born. He taught at the newly founded Fort William College at Calcutta from 1801 till his death and helped found the Serampore Press, which made the Bible accessible to over 300 million people.
Indian Governor General Warren Hastings duel with Francis to settle personal and official quarrels. Francis was wounded but survived.
Romesh Chunder Dutt, great political leader, writer and social worker, was born.
Sir Ram Nath Chopra, noted professor of Pharmacology, was born.
Madanlal Dhingra, famous revolutionary, was hanged at Paintanville Jail for assassinating Wyle and Lal Kaka.
Y.R. Lokurkar, senior journalist, was born.
Amritlal Naagar was born.
V.S. Naipaul, great Indian writer, was born.
Murasoli Shanmuga Sundram Maran was born in Thirukkuvalai village in Thiruvarur (Tamil Nadu).
Indian Viceroy Viscount Wavell rejects Gandhi’s request to discuss war support in return for Indian independence.
The first British troop leaves for England after Indian independence.
Sir John Hubert Marshal, excavator of Mohan-Jo-Daro and Takshashila, died.
The first microwave link, which was set up without foreign assistance, was commissioned between Asansol, Dhanbad and Ranchi.
Rajiv Gandhi announces Punjab state elections in India.
In the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ case, the Supreme Court rules that “singing National Anthem is not obligatory”.
20 members of the Janata Dal led by Ajit Singh break away from the parent body seeking separate seats in the Lok Sabha.
Opposition ends Parliament boycott.
CBI seizes another Rs. 65 lakhs from Sukh Ram’s residence.
Leander-Mahesh duo wins International ATP doubles in Connecticut.
I K Gujral, Prime Minister, said that Queen Elizabeth should not go to Amritsar, scene of Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, during her visit to India in October.
The Government issues a notification banning the use of quinacrine, a controversial female contraceptive and sterilization agent.
National Human Rights Commission recommends compulsory registration of marriages in a bid to check child marriages.