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Today in History India 24 August

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Check out below about Today in History India 24 August in Indian history or August 24 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 24 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 24 August

1608, 24th August: The first official representative of British East India Company lands in Surat, India.

1690, 24th August: Kolkata city was established in India.

1875, 24th August: Captain Mathews Web became the first person to swim across English Chanel.

1891, 24th August: Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera.

1950, 24th August: Edith Sampson became the first Black U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

1966, 24th August: Luna I, Non-Human spacecraft, was launched to Moon from Russia.

1966, 24th August: Indian swimmer Mihir Sen Swam across the strait of Gibraltar.

1991, 24th August: Ukraine got independence from Soviet Union.

1995, 24th August: Microsoft published Windows 95 version.

On this Day Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on August 24.

1759 William Wilberforce, British politician and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.

1833 Narmada Shankar Dave, Author and activist, Gujarat, India.

1880 Bahinabai Chaudhari, Illiterate but impactful poet, Maharashtra, India.

1908 Shivaram Hari Rajguru, Indian revolutionary freedom fighter.

1911 Bina Das, Indian revolutionary and nationalist.

1929 Yasser Arafat, former Palestinian President, Noble peace prize recipient.

1944 Sanyukta Panigrahi, Dancer, Odisha, India.

1945 Vince McMahon, American wrestler, and entrepreneur, co-founder of WWE.

On this Day Death Anniversaries of famous people on August 24.

1101 Su Shi, Chinese author and poet.

1889 Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Dutch shoemaker and entrepreneur. Known for his invention of the machine that allowed for the production of up to 700 pairs of shoes per day.

1943 Simone Weil, French philosopher.

1967 Henry J. Kaiser, American businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards and Kaiser Aluminium.

1993 D. B. Devdhar, Indian cricket player.

2000 Kalyanji Virji shah, Indian music composer, an elder brother from the duo of musician Kalyan-Anand.

2014 Richard Attenborough, British actor and film director best known for his Academy Award-winning movie, ‘Gandhi’.

2019 Arun Jaitley, Indian politician and former minister of Law and Justice.

What happened in India on 24 August

24-August-1600
East India Company’s first ship ‘HECTOR’ reached at Surat Port.

24-August-1608
The first English convoy lands at Surat.

24-August-1689
Calcutta city was established.

24-August-1690
This date is celebrated as Calcutta day, as Job Charnock came to Calcutta and settled here.

24-August-1833
Narmadashankar Lalshankar Dave ‘Narmad’, versatile author in Gujarati and social reformer, was born.

24-August-1888
Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, Congress leader in Maharashtra and former Chief Minister of Mumbai, was born at Ratnagiri.

24-August-1889
K. Kelappan, freedom fighter, social reformer, revolutionary, educationist and journalist, was born in Calicut village in district Kerala.

24-August-1908
Shivaram Hari Rajguru (1908 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian revolutionary was born in Khed. He is known mainly for his involvement in the assassination of a British Raj police officer at Lahore and was also member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association, who wanted India to be free from British rule by any means necessary. He was hanged by the British government along with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev Thapar.

24-August-1911
Veena Das, revolutionery freedom fighter, was born at Krishna Nagar, Calcutta. She fought in protest of Simon Commission and also during the 1930’s “Chatgang Ammunition”. She took part in the assassination of Governor Stainley Jackson.

24-August-1916
Adinath Lahiri, famous geologist, was born.

24-August-1925
Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar passed away.

24-August-1946
Viceroy Wavell broadcasts Plan.

24-August-1946
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was appointed head of India’s interim government. He was picked as Vice President of India’s Executive Council by Lord Wavell who was British Viceroy of India. Nehru had conducted a campaign of non-violent resistance against British rule.

24-August-1947
Around ten thousand people were believed to have died in border clashes in Punjab.

24-August-1952
Merger of Socialist Party and Krishak Mazdoor Praja Party announced.

24-August-1959
England win 5-0 series against India.

24-August-1966
Mihir Sen swims the Gibralter channel.

24-August-1968
Radhakamal Mukerjee, famous Indian economist, died.

24-August-1969
M.Hidayatullah retired from the post of acting President. He was the first acting President of India.

24-August-1969
Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1884-1980), became the fourth President of India. He held this office till August 24, 1974. G. S. Pathak took oath as Vice President of India.

24-August-1971
Crowds invade the pitch as India beat England by four wickets for their first-ever cricket victory in London .

24-August-1972
Namakkal Kavignar, Gandhian poet and painter, passed away.

24-August-1974
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed became the fifth President of India. He held this office till February 11, 1977.

24-August-1974
Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1884-1980) retired from the post of President.

24-August-1993
The government put off Religion Bill debate as it was unable to muster two thirds majority.

24-August-1993
Dinkar Balwant Devdhar, veteran cricketer and non-Test batsman of the 30s, died at the age of 101. He was the instructor of Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli.

24-August-1997
Skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani troops, which started on August 15, continue in Kargil, Uri and Kupwara sectors of Jammu & Kashmir. 50 Pakistani soldiers and 5 Indian soldiers were reported dead. High alert was sounded along the Line of Control.

24-August-1997
Union Government decides to eliminate the category of ‘superfine’ variety of rice for procurement.

24-August-1998
Leander Paes was ranked 73 in single’s ranking in tennis. This was his highest single ranking.

24-August-2000
The Calcutta Municipal Corporation celebrated the 310th birth anniversary of the city. A web portal on Calcutta was also launched on this occasion.

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