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Today in History – 13 August

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Durgadas Rathore, social reformer, was born at Salwa.


East India Company was appointed as the centralised Regulatory Authority through India by Pitt’s India Act, which was accepted in British Parliament in England.


Annie Oakley, one of the greatest female sharpshooters in American history, was born in Patterson Township, Ohio.


Nationalists issue a draft constitution calling for dominion status and a two-chamber parliament.


On this day in 1940, German aircraft began the bombing of southern England, and the Battle of Britain, which lasted until October 31, escalates.


Chintamanrao Deshmukh was first Indian to be appointed Governor of Reserve Bank.


Responding to increasing Soviet pressure on western Berlin, U.S. and British planed airlift a record amount of supplies into sections of the city under American and British control. The massive resupply effort, carried out in weather so bad that some pilots referred to it as “Black Friday,” signaled that the British and Americans would not give in to the Soviet blockade of western Berlin.


First test flight of ‘Hindustan Trainer-2’ (H.T.2) which was indigenously designed and manufactured in India.


Durgabai Deshmukh became the founder Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board, which involved several voluntary organisations and workers carrying out programs like education, training and rehabilitation of needy women etc.


Nehru said dispute over Portuguese colonies in India must be settled peacefully.


National Highways Act was approved by the Parliament of India.


Marmik’ weekly magzine published.


Shortly after midnight on this day in 1961, East German soldiers began laying down barbed wire and bricks as a barrier between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city.


On this day in 1981, at his California home Rancho del Cielo, Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA), a historic package of tax and budget reductions that set the tone for his administration’s overall economic policy.


Supreme Court laid down guidelines and norms for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment at work places.


India signed two agreements with the World Bank for concessional credit through the International Development Association for $115.4 million.


The Government announced the opening up of the national long distance communication segment with no restriction on the number of players.

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