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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  August 23

1839 : United Kingdom captured Hong Kong.

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

1966  : Lunar Orbiter I took a photograph of the Earth from orbit around the moon.

1991  : The World Wide Web opened to the public.

1995  : 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  : Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown.


Famous Birthdays  – 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.


Death Anniversaries – 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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