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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

21-August-1540
Badauni Abdul Kadir, famous Muslim historian, was born.

21-August-1879
Jahangir Bemanji Petit, famous industrialist, was born.

21-August-1931
Pandit Vishnu Dingambar Paluskar, famous singer and the blind musician of Maharashtra, passed away.

21-August-1955
Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak, noted critic of Gujarati literature, poet and story writer, passed away.

21-August-1972
A law was passed for protecting wild animals, including lions and tigers, from extinction.

21-August-1978
Vinoo Mankad, cricketer, died. He played 44 tests for India and had 2109 runs and took 162 wickets.

21-August-1981
Dattatrey Balkrishna Kalelkar “Kakasaheb”, freedom fighter, passed away at the age of 96.

21-August-1986
Nine-member Cong-MNF coalition ministry headed by MNF President Laldenga sworn-in in Aizawl.

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

21-August-1988
500 killed near the Nepal border in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale.

21-August-1990
Prasar Bharati Bill moved in the Lok Sabha .

21-August-1991
Gopinath Mahant, famous Odissi litterateur and Gyanpeeth awardee, died.

21-August-1995
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.

21-August-1997
Government extends the provision of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to all those societies and trusts which employed 10 or more people.

21-August-1997
Krishan Kant assumes office as tenth Vice President of India.

21-August-2000
Mahatma Gandhi’s daughter-in-law Mrs. Nirmala Gandhi dies in Wardha. She was 91.

21-August-2000
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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