Thursday, January 7, 2021

History Of 8 January | On This Day In World

History Of 8 January | On This Day In World

In the history of the World, some other important events recorded on the date of 8 January are as follows: -

1642: Italian physicist astronomer and scholar Galileo Galile died at the age of 78.
1705: George Frederick Handel premieres "Almeira" in Hamburg.
1745: Britain, Austria, Netherlands and anti-Saxony signed Prussian Quadruple Alliance.
1790: The first President of America, George Washington, addressed the country for the first time.
1800: Wild boy Aveyron is discovered in southern France.
1836: London and Greenwich Railway open their first section, the first railway station in London, England.
1842: Delft University of Technology founded "The Royal Academy for the Education of Civil Engineers" by William II of the Netherlands.
1856: Dr. John Veitch discovers 'borax' (hydrated sodium borate).
1884: Keshav Chandra Sen, the nationalist leader of Bengal and the speaker of Brahmas Samaj, died in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1889: Hermann Hollerith received a patent for the invention of the punch card tabulating machine.
1890: Hindi writer Ramachandra Varma was born.
1909: The novelist Ashapurna Devi was born.
1925: Writer Mohan Rakesh was born.
1940: The British government introduced ration cards for butter, bacon, ham and sugar.
1961: A referendum is held in France over Algeria's independence. Algeria recorded only 69 percent of the vote in favor.
1965: The first film of Indian cinema 'Do Bigha Zameen' which won international acclaim, its filmmaker Bimal Roy died.
1984: The first Indian woman pilot Sushma Mukhopadhyay passed away. She was a member of the Bengal Flying Club and became the first female pilot.
2013: Thousands of people forced 130 evacuees from Australia's east coast to evacuate their homes.
2018: The self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland passed its first law against rape.
2020: Iran launches missile strikes at the Iraqi residence of Irbil and Al-Assad bases of some US troops in retaliation for the assassination of General Qasim Solimani.

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