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On This Day in History | Today 17 June
What Happened On This in History
- 1956: Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah attacked Calcutta with 50 thousand soldiers.
- 1757: Clive, intending to attack Murshidabad, reached Katwa and captured the Fort.
- 1799: Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Italy to his Empire.
- 1855: The state of Liberty reached the part of New York.
- 1858: Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi attends veergati while taking on the British police Stop
- 1917: Mahatma Gandhi made Hariday Kunj his residence at Sabarmati ashram.
- 1938: Japan declared war on China.
- 1970:The first kidney transplant operation was performed in Chicago.
- 2004: Stones similar to Earth’s rocks were found on Mars.
- 2008:The indigenously developed light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ was successfully test-fired in Bangaluru.
- 1008: The Government of Canada lists the Tamil World Movement Organisation as a terrorist group.
- 2008: Russia moves to destroy its stockpile of destructive chemical weapons by 2012.
- 2012: China Nehwal become Indonesia Open Champion for the third time.
- 2020: PM Narendra Modi reacted to the India-China face-off in Galway valley of Ladakh. He said that the sacrifice of Indian martyrs will not go in vain.
Borns On This Day in History
- 1973:Leander Paes, India’s famous tennis player, was born.
- 1980: Venus Williams, the best American female tennis player, was born.
Deaths On This Day in History
- 1862: Lord Channing, the first Viceroy of India and an accomplished politician, died.
- 1674: Jijabai passed away. She was the wife of shahaji Bhonsle and the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji.