Saturday, August 15, 2020

History Of 16 August | On This Day In World

History Of 16 August | On This Day In World

History Of 16 August | On This Day In World

In the history of the World, some other important events recorded on the date of 16 August are as follows: -

➧ 1691: Discovery of Yorksetown, Virginia in America

➧ 1777: America defeats Britain in the Battle of Bennington.

➧ 1787: Turkey declares war against Russia.

➧ 1854: The National Emigration Conference begins in Cleveland.

➧ 1904: Freedom fighter, poetess, storyteller Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was born.

➧ 1906: Twenty thousand people killed in a severe earthquake in the South American country of Chile.

➧ 1924: Netherlands-Turkey sign peace agreement.

➧ 1946: Large-scale riots broke out in Bengal, in which thousands of people lost their lives.

➧ 1954: The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine is published in the United States.

➧ 1960: Cyprus gets liberation from Britain. There, this day is celebrated as Independence Day.

➧ 1966: Operation Diamond was completed when the Israeli intelligence department Mossad acquired the Iraqi Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 aircraft.

➧ 1990: China conducts its first nuclear test.

➧ 2000: Russia's nuclear submarine crashes in the Varents Sea.

➧ 2001: Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a planet outside the solar system.

➧ 2003: Libya claimed responsibility for the Lacervi bombing.

➧ 2008: 125 Indian police officers stationed in Congo were awarded the United Nations Peace Prize.

➧ 2010: For the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi. R. Rahman's theme song was approved.

➧ 2011: The pioneers of the Lokpal movement, Anna Hazare and his associates Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and Manish Sisodia were arrested by the police just before starting the fast.

2012: Ecuador granted diplomatic asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

➧ 2018: The death of former Prime Minister, poet Heart and the powerful speaker Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the age of 93.

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