Today in History India 19 August

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 19 August

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295 BC, 19th August: The first temple to Venus built, the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and fertility

1600, 19th August: Ahmednagar was captured by Akbar the great

1757, 19th August: The first Rupee coin of East India Company was minted in Kolkata

1909, 19th August: The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1919, 19th August: Afghanistan got independence from United Kingdom

1949, 19th August: Bhuvaneshvar became the capital of Odisha

1979, 19th August: Pol Pot, ex-dictator of Cambodia, is sentenced to death for genocides in his absence by the Vietnamese-backed Cambodian government

1989, 19th August: Poland became the first country in Eastern Europe to end one-party rule as Solidarity’s Tadeusz Mazowiecki took office as prime minister

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 19

1871 Orville wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founder of Wright Company Best known for his invention of world-first motor-operated Aeroplane with his brother Wilbur Wright

1883 Coco Chanel, a French fashion designer who revolutionized women’s clothing

1887 Sundar Sastri Satyamurti, Indian freedom fighter and politician

1907 Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian and author

1918 Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma, 9th president of India

1946 Bill Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 42nd president of United States

1950 Sudha Murti, Indian social worker, and author Chairperson of the Infosys foundation

1967 Satya Nandella, Indian American engineer and business executive He is the CEO of Microsoft succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 19

14 AD Augustus, the Roman Emperor

1662 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, and physicist who laid the foundation of the modern theory of probability

1968 George Gamow was a Russian theoretical physicist best known for his contribution to George Lemaitre’s theory of Big Bang

1976 Jan Nisar Akhtar, India poet of Urdu Gazal and Nazm He was a part of the progressive writers’ movement

1980 Otto Frank, German Swiss businessman, father of Anne Frank

1993 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and film director

1994 Linus Pauling, American chemist and biologist Nobel prize laureate

2000 Bineshwar Bramha, Indian poet, author and educator

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