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Today in History India 21 August

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Check out below about Today in History India 21 August in Indian history or August 21 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 21 August in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

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What happened in India today | Today’s Historical Events on 21 August

1888, 21st August: The first successful adding machine in the United States was patented by William Seward Burroughs

1911, 21st August: The Mona Lisa painting was stolen by Vincenzo Perugia, a Louvre employee

1959, 21st August: Hawaii became the 50th State of the USA

1972, 21st August: The Wildlife Protection Act was passed in India

1976, 21st August: 25-year-old Mary Langdon joins the East Sussex fire brigade to become Britain’s first female fireman

1991, 21st August: Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union

1993, 21st August: NASA lost contact with the Mars Observer Spacecraft

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 21

1746 William IV of the United Kingdom

1907 P Jeevanandham, Indian Lawyer and politician

1934 Sudhakar Rao Naik, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

1949 Ahmed Patel, an Indian politician and Member of Parliament

1963 Mohammad VI, King of Morocco 

1973 Sergey Brin, a Russian American Computer scientist, and internet entrepreneur Co-founder of Google

1986 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 21

1947 Ettore Bugatti, an Italian French engineer, and businessman Founder of Bugatti

1978 Vinu Mankad, an Indian cricket player

1989 American fashion journalist Diana Vreeland

1995 Subrahmanyam Chandrashekhar, Indian American astronomer

2004 Sachidananda Routray, an Indian poet, novelist and short-story writer

2005 Robert Moog, American electronic engineer

2006 Bismillah Khan, Indian musician Shehnai player

What happened in India on 21 August

Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born.

Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born.

Pandit Vishnu Dingambar Paluskar, famous singer and the blind musician of Maharashtra, passed away.

Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak, noted critic of Gujarati literature, poet and story writer, passed away.

A law was passed for protecting wild animals, including lions and tigers, from extinction.

Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.

Dattatrey Balkrishna Kalelkar “Kakasaheb”, freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 96.

Nine-member Cong-MNF coalition ministry headed by MNF President Laldenga sworn-in in Aizawl.

Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma elected the Vice President of India (1987 – 1992).

500 killed near the Nepal border in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale.

Prasar Bharati Bill moved in the Lok Sabha .

Gopinath Mahant, famous Odissi litterateur and Gyanpeeth awardee, died.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, noted physics scientist, died at the age of 84. He was one of the world’s leading astro-physicists for his contributions to the study of stars. Chandrasekhar had received the highest award in Science–the Noble Prize in Physics in 1983.

Government extends the provision of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to all those societies and trusts which employed 10 or more people.

Krishan Kant assumes office as tenth Vice President of India.

Mahatma Gandhi’s daughter-in-law Mrs. Nirmala Gandhi dies in Wardha. She was 91.

Uma Bharti, the sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party’s national executive comittee.

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