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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  August 31

1897 – Thomas Edison patented the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

1920 – Khilafat movement started in India. It was a pan-Islamist political protest campaign launched by Muslims of British India.

1936 – Radio Prague, the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, went on the air.

1947 – Indian Standard Time (IST) was decided. Indian Standard Time is calculated based on 82.5°E longitude in the city of Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. Which is situated approximately on the corresponding longitude reference line.

1956 – The then President of India Rajendra Prasad approved the State Reorganization Bill.

1957 – The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

1962 – Trinidad and Tobago became independent.

1968 – Successfully launched two-stage rounding rocket Rohini-MSV-1 in India.

1970 – Memorial of Swami Vivekananda was inaugurated by contemporaneous President of India V.V. Giri at Kanyakumari.

1971 – David Scott became the seventh person to walk on the Moon.

1983 – India’s satellite INSAT-1B is launched from the US space shuttle Challenger.

1996 – Pandurang Shastri Athavale was honored with Raman Magsaysay Award.

2008 – Government of India settled Amarnath land dispute.


Famous Birthdays   – August 31  

1569 – Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor.

1870 – Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, and educator.

1888 – Kanailal Dutta, Indian revolutionary freedom fighter.

1907 – Ramon Magsaysay, Pilipino captain, engineer, and politician. 7th president of Philipines.

1919 – Amrita Pritam, Indian author, poet, and essay writer.  

1940 – Shivaji Samant, Indian author. Famous for his novel “Mrutyunjay” based on Mahabharata.

1942 – Bubu Imam, Indian environmental activist.

1969 – Javagal Shrinath, Indian Cricketer.

1987 – Kavin Bharati Mittal, Indian entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of Hike Messenger, the world’s sixth-largest mobile messaging application.


Death Anniversaries  – August  31

1422  –  Henry V of England.

1995 –  Sardar Biyant Singh, Former Chief Minister of Punjab, India.

1997  –  Princess Dianna, Princess of Wales.

2002  –  Martin D Kamen, Canadian physicist. He discovered the Carbon-14 element, which allows biologists to look inside the chemistry of living cells.

2012  –  Kashiram Rana, Indian lawyer and politician.

2014  –  Bapu, Indian film director, and screenwriter.

2014  –  Jimi Jamison, a Pop singer from Mississippi.

2020  –  Pranab Mukharjee, Indian politician, 13th President


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