Today in History – 31 August

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Today in History-31-August

1751

Robert Clive, Britisher, at the age of 26 seizes Arcot in modern Tamil Nadu. He also checked the French advance in South India.

1756

The British at Fort William Henry, New York, surrender to Louis Montcalm of France.

1864

At the Democratic convention in Chicago, General George B. McClellan is nominated for president.

1925

Raut Benudhar, great poet and Hindi writer, was born at Kenojhar in Orissa.

1928

Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera opens in Berlin.

1928

Nehru report published in India; demands dominion status in British Empire.

1947

Nehru visits the riot-affected Punjab with Liaqat Ali and Sardar Patel.

1965

US Congress creates Department of Housing & Urban Development.

1967

Satyajit Ray receives the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

1968

Rohini MSV-I, the first Indian-made two-stage sounding rocket, successfully launched from Thumba.

1969

Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991), was born in Mysore.

1979

M. Hidayatullah, consensus choice of political parties, appointed as Vice-President of India (1979 – 1984).

1982

G. S. Pathak, former Vice President of India, died.

1986

A Russian cargo ship collides with cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov, killing 398.

1993

Pranab Mukherjee rejoins the Union cabinet as Commerce Minister.

1994

Last Russian troops leave Estonia and Latvia.

1997

Lok Sabha creates history with its largest-ever sitting of about 22 hours for a special golden jubilee session debating issues of national importance.

1998

Prime Minister Vajpayee announces a gift of 10,000 litres of edible oil and five tonnes of milk powder to Nambia during it’s severe drought.

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