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On This Day in History | Today 16 July
What Happened On This Day in History
- 1661: The Swedish Bank issued the first note in Europe.
- 1856: Remarriage of Hindu windows got legal recognition.
- 1890: Doctor Parkinson completed is an investigation of Parkinson’s disease. The decides was named Parkinson’s after him.
- 1905: A proposal to boycott British goods was approved for the first time at a public meeting in Bagerhat (now Bangladesh).
- 1925: In Iraq, King Faisal established the first parliament in Baghdad.
- 1925: National Geographic first produced natural color photographs of underwater scenery.
- 1945: America tested the first atomic bomb.
- 195: Nepal got independence from Britain.
- 1969: The Apollo 11 spacecraft carrying three astronauts departed from Cape Kennedy Station in America as part of the first attempt to put humans on the moon.
- 1990: Ukraine declares independence.
- 2003: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and 53 other Islamic countries agreed to recognize Israel by 2005.
- The United National Security Council passed the 2006:A resolution to impose sanctions on Korea.
- 2007: Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid was arrested in a money laundering case.
- 2020: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced that Indian Railways will be 100 percent electrified in the next 3.5 years and by 2030 Indians will see the world’s largest clean railway.
- 2020: India and Bhutan unanimously opened in new trade route to ease connectivity between the two countries. This route stretches from Pasha in Bhutan to Jaigaon in West Bengal.
Borns On This Day in History
- 1909: Aruna Asaf Ali, one of the prominent women who contributed to the ‘Indian Freedom Struggle’, was born.
- 1968: Dhanraj Pillay, India’s famous hockey player, was born.
- 1917: Jagdishchandra Mathur, the famous playwright, and writer was born.
Deaths On This Day in History
- 1999: John F. Kennedy’s son John F. Kennedy Jr. died in a plane crash.
- 2005: Renowned Kannada play bright care K.V. Subbanna passed away.