19 August (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 19 August
- Maximilian became the first Austrian prince in 1493.
- French King Henry IV captured the city of Rhone in 1591 in northern France.
- Mughal emperor Akbar conquered Ahmednagar in 1600.
- Austria defeated the Turks in 1691 in the Battle of Karánsebes.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj escapes from the imprisonment of Aurangzeb by hiding in a basket of fruit from Agra to 1666.
- The first one coin coined in 1757 by the East India Company
- Spain and France signed the UK coalition in 1796.
- US warship defeated Britain’s warship gunner in 1812
- The World Photography Day began in 1839 when the report about the discovery of the photo element was introduced.
- After the defeat in Japan with the war in China, in 1895, China transferred the island named
- Taiwan to Japan according to the Shimonoseki accord.
- The first electric taxi was operated in London in 1897.
- Ration law became effective in the Netherlands in 1915.
- Afghanistan announced its independence from Britain in 1919.
- Guruvar Ravindra Nath Tagore made the foundation stone of the Subhash Chandra Bose
- Mahajati Sadan in Calcutta in 1939.
- The last army troop of Japan from India was founded in 1944.
- Bhubaneswar became the capital of Odisha in 1949.
- In 1955, the US increased import duty on a bicycle by 50 ft
- From the Sputnik 5 spacecraft to 1960, two dogs and three rats were sent to space. Later these five were found alive
- Communication satellite Syncom 3 was launched in 1964.
- In Turkey, in 1966, about 2400 people died due to the earthquake.
- In South Africa, people of the Chinese community got white status in 1970.
- France conducted a nuclear test in 1973.
- The Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test in Seri Sagan in 1977.
- 422 deaths due to fire in 1978 in Iran’s cinema house
- The United States attacked the terrorist targets in Sudan and Afghanistan with the missiles on 19 August 1998.
- Angered G-8, India’s nuclear policy draft, announced the ban on all kinds of help in 1999.
- Hina Jalali appointed the world’s first human rights guardian representative in 2000.
- The United States decided to grant 11 million 57 million dollars in five years to Pakistan in 2003.
- The world’s largest Internet company Google launched its stock market on the same day in 2004.
- Van den Hugenband became an Olympic fastest swimmer in 2004.
- Google raised $ 1.67 billion by issuing an initial public offering (IPO) in 2004.
- The concurrence of the Sri Lankan government and the restoration of peace talks in the LTTE in 2005.
- Israel arrested the Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister in 2006
- Commander of Mission Endeavor, who went to the space station, completed the spacewalk in 2007.
- Pioneer’s Executive Executive Director Mosharat Kadiya and President of Asomachan Sajan Jindal released the Indo-Pak Business Report in 2008.
- Navy commander Dilip Dondi, on behalf of Swadesh-themed Navinya Navy Mahadei, in 2009, left for the entire world tour.
- Iraq has killed 101 people and injured 565 in the serial bomb blast in 2009.
- Operation Iraqi Freedom ended with US Army’s final brigade going to Kuwait in 2010.
- At least 37 people were killed in a train accident in Bihar’s Ghatra Ghat in 2013.
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Born on 19 August
- India’s revolutionary leader S. Satyamurthy was born in 1887.
- Harishankar Sharma, a famous writer, poet, writer, satirist and journalist of India, was born in 1891.
- Professor, novelist, critic, thinker and researcher Hazari Prasad Dwivedi was born on 1907.
- Hindustani classical singer Abdul Rashid Khan, who was awarded Padma Bhushan, was born in 1908.
- RC Prasad Singh, the famous poet, story writer and singer of India, was born on 1911.
- India’s 9th President Shankardayal Sharma was born on 1918.
- The famous literary figure of Hindi, Shivprasad Singh, was born in 1928.
- Former US President Bill Clinton was born in 1946.
- Founder of Infosys Foundation R. Sudha Murthy, wife of renowned social worker Narayana Murthy, was born on 1950.
Died on 19 August
- A famous lawyer, judge and leader Badruddin Tayyab died in 1909.
- Top linguist, grammar scholar, translator and famous historian of Hindi literature Ronald Stuart McGregor died in 2013.
- Famous actor and producer of Hindi and Bengali films Utpal Dutt passed away in 1993.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- World Humanitarian Day
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