Today in History – 15 August

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Today in History-15 August

1947

Indian Independence Day

1772

Divani and Faujdary courts seperated by East India Company.

1867

Bhartendu Harishchandra publishes a Hindi monthly ‘Kavi Vachan Sudha’.

1947

Sir Cyril Radcliffe Award on the new boundaries of West Punjab, East Punjab, West Bengal, East Bengal and Assam.

1947

India gains independence from the British rule and Pakistan emerges as a separate Islamic nation. Around 600,000 die in clashes during the subsequent population exchange of 14 million people between the two new countries.

1947

At the stroke of midnight, India is free after 163 years of British Raj. At the same time Muslims win a degree of freedom from Hindus. They have their own separate dominion Pakistan in the British Commonwealth Sect.

1947

Paramveer Chakra, Mahaveer Chakra, Veer Chakra instituted as ‘Awards for Gallantry’.

1947

Hindu-Muslim association in Calcutta.

1947

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru becomes the first Indian Prime Minister of free India.

1947

Brigadier Thakur Mahadeo Singh was the first Indian Commandant. He was the DSO of Indian Militery Academy.

1950

Indian Constitution goes into effect.

1955

Satyagrah started for the freedom of Goa.

1960

Maharashtra State Sahkari Grihvitta Corporation was established.

1965

Television starts in New Delhi.

1968

Marathwada’, a daily newspaper, published.

1972

Postal Index Number (PIN Code) of 6-digits was introduced.

1982

Doordarshan’s national programme and the first nationwide colour transmission started by Delhi Doordarshan.

1990

Uttar Maharashtra University was established.

1993

Five more Doordarshan channels launched.

1999

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister, says Agni-2 to be inducted in the defence arsenal.

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