Today in History – 19 March

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today in history 19 march

1848

Lokhitwadi started his column ‘Shatpatra’ in the newspaper named ‘Prabhakar’.

1916

Eight Curtiss “Jenny” planes of the First Aero Squadron take off from Columbus, New Mexico, in the first combat air mission in U.S. history. The First Aero Squadron, organized in 1914 after the outbreak of World War I, was on a support mission for the 7,000 U.S. troops who invaded Mexico to capture Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa.

1935

British fire on 20,000 Muslims, killing 23.

1944

Azad Hind Fauj hoisted the National Flag for the first time in North East India. On this event Bimal Roy produced the film ‘Pehla Aadmi’.

1953

For the first time, audiences are able to sit in their living rooms and watch as the movie world’s most prestigious honors, the Academy Awards, are given out at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California.

1954

The first helicopter S-55 arrived at Bombay by sea.

1962

Raja Kelkar Museum, which belonged to Dinkar Gangadhar Kelkar, was opened for the people.

1972

India and Bangladesh singed mutual aid treaty for peace and friendship for 25 years.

1982

Acharya J. B. Kripalani, writer, nationalist, parliamentarian, founder of Kissan Mazdoor Dal and president of Indian National Congress in 1946, passed away at the age of 94.

1998

BJP-led coalition government is sworn in. Atal Behari Vajpayee became the second time Prime Minister of India.

2000

Bill Clinton, US President, arrives to a warm welcome in India. This was the first presidential visit of a US head in two decades.

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