Today in History – 1 September

Today in History-1-Septembe

1668

Mumbai was handed over to East India Company by King of England.

1798

England signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India.

1870

The Prussian army crushes the French at Sedan, the last battle of the Franco-Prussian War.

1882

The first Labor Day is observed in New York City by the Carpenters and Joiners Union.

1893

Kashinath Tryambak Telang, first Maharashtrian Chief Justice of Mumbai High Court, died.

1894

By an act of Congress, Labor Day is declared a national holiday.

1909

Father Kamil Bulke was born. He produced a handy English to Hindi dictionary.

1916

Bulgaria declares war on Romania as the First World War expands.

1923

An earthquake levels the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, killing 300,000.

1942

Rasbihari Bose established the Indian National Army.

1947

Indian Standard Time was adopted.

1947

Mahatma Gandhi undertakes a fast for unity among Hindus and Muslims. He breaks the fast after 73 hours when peace is restored.

1956

Life Insurance Corporation of India was established and all Life Insurance Business Companies were nationalised and merged in this corporation.

1956

Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory.

1962

Shivaji University was established in Kolhapur.

1979

US spacecraft Pioneer 11 makes the first-ever flyby of Saturn.

1989

Yasser Arafat chosen for the 1988 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding.

1998

Leaded petrol is banned in Delhi.

1999

The Congress(I) President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, launches a broadside against the Vajpayee Government on handling of Kargil issue.

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