Today in History – 23 August

Today in History-23-August
1573

Akbar left for Agra when he received the report of widespread rebellion. He arrived in Ahmedabad by forced marches on the eleventh day.

1711

A British attempt to invade Canada by sea fails.

1821

After 11 years of war, Spain grants Mexican independence as a constitutional monarchy.

1914

The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.

1933

Mahatma Gandhi was released from government detention in the Poona Civil Hospital after doctors warned that his fast was endangering his life.

1942

Gorabai Katiya, freedom fighter, was shot by police while participating in a procession for freedom movement in Narsihapur.

1947

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was sworn is as the Deputy Prime Minister of India.

1954

First flight of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

1958

Marathwada University was started.

1966

Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from the moon.

1989

Pandit Krishnarao Shankarrao, great singer of ‘Gwalher Gharana’, passed away.

1990

Armenia declares independence from USSR.

1990

East and West Germany announce they will unite on Oct 3.

1995

First ever cellular phone service begins in Calcutta.

2000

India, Japan unveil new global partnership and agree to start a formal security dialogue. Sanctions status quo on CTBT.

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