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Today in History India 23 August

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Check out below about Today in History India 23 August in Indian history or August 23 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 23 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 23 August

International Day For The Remembrance Of The Slave Trade And Its Abolition

1839, 23rd August: United Kingdom captured Hong Kong

1933, 23rd August: Mahatma Gandhi was released from Poona jail after his hunger strike (against the Government’s attitude to Untouchables) almost kills him

1966, 23rd August: Lunar Orbiter I took a photograph of the Earth from orbit around the moon

1991, 23rd August: The World Wide Web opened to the public

1995, 23rd August: Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu ushers in the cell phone revolution in India by making the first call to Union Telecom Minister Sukh Ram

2011, 23rd August: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 23

1754 Louis XVI, French monarch responsible for the revolution and the last king of France

1850 Radha Gobinda Kar, eminent physician, and philanthropist of Bengal

1944 Saira Banu, Indian actress

1947 Willey Russell, English playwright from Liverpool

1951 Queen Noor, Queen of Jordan

1973 Vani Kapoor, Indian actress, and model

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 23

93 AD Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general, renowned for his conquest in Britain

1892 Deodoro da Fonseca, Brazilian field marshal, and politician, 1st President of Brazil

1926 Rudolf Valentino, screen actor, the idol of millions

1982 Stanford Moore, American biochemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

1994 Arti Saha, first Indian female swimmer who swam across English Chanel

1997 – John Kendrew, English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate

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