Today in History – 8 September

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1504

Michelangelo’s 13-foot marble statue of David is unveiled in Florence, Italy.

1565

Spanish explorers found St. Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States

1644

The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British fleet that sails into its harbor. Five years later, the British change the name to New York.

1790

Lord Edward Alanbaro, Governor General of India (1842 to 1844), was born.

1845

A French column surrenders at Sidi Brahim in the Algerian War.

1897

Lokmanya Tilak charged in anti-national activity case.

1910

Saint Shri Gajanan Maharaj died.

1921

Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., is named the first Miss America.

1925

Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.

1935

Asha Bhosle, famous playback singer, was born.

1947

There was little time to celebrate independence in India and Pakistan as large parts of the dominions were paralyzed with fear. Mobs ran wild as Muslims and Hindus battled to death and turned streets into rivers of blood.

1951

The office of Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions) was re-designated as CDA(P), Allahabad.

1952

The Copyright bill was signed during the first world convention by 35 nations including India at Geneva.

1960

President Dwight Eisenhower dedicates NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

1960

Feroz Gandhi, a prominent member of the Lok Sabha,died in New Delhi.

1972

Vijay Singh Chauhan sets record for decathlon by 7378/7306 points at Munich.

1990

Mother Teresa re-elected head of Missionaries of Charity.

1997

English chosen as the official language of Dravidian University which was set up at Kuppam (Andhra Pradesh) jointly by the southern states.

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