Today in History – 24 February

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

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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