Today in History – 19 September

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Today in History-19-septemb

1356

In a landmark battle of the Hundred Years’ War, English Prince Edward defeats the French at Poitiers.

1581

Guru Ramdasji died. His son Arjun Dev succeeded him and changed the offerings to the Guru into a regular tax.

1704

Guru Govind Singh died.

1783

The first hot-air balloon is sent aloft in Versailles, France with animal passengers including a sheep, rooster and a duck.

1788

Charles de Barentin becomes lord chancellor of France.

1841

The first railway to span a frontier is completed between Strasbourg and Basel, in Europe.

1893

New Zealand becomes the first nation to grant women the right to vote.

1911

Boyi Bhimanna, great Hindi writer, poet and prolific author, was born at Mamidikuduru in AP.

1948

Moscow announces it will withdrawal soldiers from Korea by the end of the year.

1950

U. N. Assembly rejects Indian-Soviet proposal to admit Communist China in New York.

1957

First underground nuclear test takes place in Nevada.

1960

Sindhu River water-sharing settement was signed between India and Pakistan.

1962

Jawaharlal Nehru was devastated when China began attacks on India’s northern frontier leading to Indo-China War.

1965

Government extends ultimatum to India to dismantle forts within four days in China.

1990

Rajeev Goswami, a student of Delhi University, attempts to self immolate himself in protest against the implementation of Mandal Commission Report.

1990

Planning Commission announces 8th Five-Year Plan proposals with a total outlay of Rs. 610,000 crore.

1991

Lok Sabha passes unanimously the Places of Worship Special Provisions Bill for maintaining the status quo of religious places as on 1947.

1996

India Development Forum pledges $7b. to India.

2000

Karnam Malleswari becomes the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal (bronze) at the Sydney Olympics.

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