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    Today in History – 24 February

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    today in history 24 feb

    1786

    Charles Cornwallis appointed Governor-General of India.

    1948

    The State of Junagarh, whose accession to India was protested by Pakistan in the UN Security Council, voted in favour of India in a popular referendum held on 20 February.

    1961

    Government of Madras province was renamed as Tamil Nadu.

    1974

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    Pakistan officially recognized Bangladesh.

    1976

    Cuba adopted new Constitution.

    1988

    Prithvi, India’s first indigenous designed surface-to-surface tactical missile of 250km, was successfully test fired from Sriharikota. India becomes the fifth country to develop such a missile.

    1989

    Fatwa against writer Salman Rushdie by Supreme religious leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini.

    2008

    Cuban President Fidel Castro left his post of President after 50 years.

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