Friday, August 18, 2017

19 August - Day in History of India and Importance

1600 Akbar captured Ahmednagar.

1757 The first rupee coin was minted in Calcutta by the East India Company.

1946 Cabinet Mission's plan announced an interim government, which was formed by reconstituting the Viceroy's Executive Council.
1977 Earthquake measuring 7.7-8.9 on the Richter Scale hits Indian Ocean. It is believed to be the strongest ever earthquake.
1992 K.R.Narayanan elected the ninth Vice President of India.
1994 - Rupee made fully convertible on current account
1996 Gujarat's expelled BJP leader Shankersingh Waghela formed a new party called 'Rashtriya Janata Party'.

2016 - PV Sindhu wins silver medal for India in Badminton at Rio Olympics


Journey of PV Singhu in Rio Olympics



1887 S. Satyamurti, freedom fighter and social worker - born at Thirumeyyam in the former Pudukottah State.

1916 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, former President of India

1941 - Jaswant Singh Rawat
Awarded Maha Vir Chakra posthumously for the Battle of Nuranang in the present day Arunachal Pradesh during the 1962 India-China war.

Updated 19 August 2017, 26 December 2012

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