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History Of Day In English

Historical Events  -  August 19.

295 BC : The first temple to Venus built, the Roman goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.

1600 : Ahmednagar was captured by Akbar the great.

1757 : The first Rupee coin of East India Company was minted in Kolkata.

1909 : The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

1919 : Afghanistan got independence from United Kingdom.

1949 : Bhuvaneshvar became the capital of Odisha.

1979 : Pol Pot, ex-dictator of Cambodia, is sentenced to death for genocides in his absence by the Vietnamese-backed Cambodian government.

1989 : Poland became the first country in Eastern Europe to end one-party rule as Solidarity’s Tadeusz Mazowiecki took office as prime minister.

 

Famous Birthdays– August  19

1871 : Orville wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founder of Wright Company. Best known for his invention of world-first motor-operated Aeroplane with his brother Wilbur Wright.

1883 : Coco Chanel, a French fashion designer who revolutionized women’s clothing.

1887  : Sundar Sastri Satyamurti, Indian freedom fighter and politician.

1907 : Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian and author.

1918 : Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, 9th president of India.

1946 : Bill Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 42nd president of United States.

1950 : Sudha Murti, Indian social worker, and author. Chairperson of the Infosys foundation.

1967  : Satya Nandella, Indian American engineer and business executive. He is the CEO of Microsoft succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014.

 

Death Anniversaries  – August  19

14 AD  : us, the Roman Emperor.

1662 : Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, and physicist who laid the foundation of the modern theory of probability.

1968 : George Gamow was a Russian theoretical physicist best known for his contribution to George Lemaitre’s theory of Big Bang.

1976 : Jan Nisar Akhtar, India poet of Urdu Gazal and Nazm. He was a part of the progressive writers’ movement.

1980 : Otto Frank, German Swiss businessman, father of Anne Frank.

1993 : Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and film director.

1994 : Linus Pauling, American chemist and biologist. Nobel prize laureate.

2000 : Bineshwar Bramha, Indian poet, author and educator.

 

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