Today in History – 24 August

Today in History-24-August

410

German barbarians sack Rome.

1600

East India Company’s first ship ‘HECTOR’ reached at Surat Port.

1608

The first English convoy lands at Surat.

1689

Calcutta city was established.

1891

Thomas Edison files a patent for the motion picture camera.

1894

Congress passes the first graduated income tax law, which is declared unconstitutional the next year.

1916

Adinath Lahiri, famous geologist, was born.

1946

Viceroy Wavell broadcasts Plan.

1946

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was appointed head of India’s interim government.

1952

Merger of Socialist Party and Krishak Mazdoor Praja Party announced.

1954

Congress outlaws the Communist Party in the United States.

1969

M.Hidayatullah retired from the post of acting President. He was the first acting President of India.

1969

Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1884-1980), became the fourth President of India.

2000

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation celebrated the 310th birth anniversary of the city. A web portal on Calcutta was also launched on this occasion.

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