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Know what happened on 23rd August


Importance of 23rd August in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 23rd August special in the world history.

  • 1821 में आज के दिन मेक्सिको ने आजादी की घोषणा की।
  • 1839 में आज के दिन ब्रिटेन ने चीन के साथ युद्ध में हांगकांग पर कब्जा किया।
  • 1914 में आज के दिन जापान ने जर्मनी के विरुद्ध युद्ध की घोषणा।
  • 1944 में आज के दिन भारतीय फिल्मों की मशहूर हिरोइन सायरा बानो का जन्म हुआ।
  • 1979 में आज के दिन कुर्द नागरिकों ने इराकी सीमा क्षेत्र में मौजूद सैनिकों को खदेड़ दिया।
  • 1990 में आज के दिन इराक के सरकारी टेलीविजन पर सद्दाम हुसैन के पश्चिम बंदियों के साथ दिखाए जाने के कारण काफी बवाल हुआ।
  • 1999 में आज के दिन इस्रायल और फिलिस्तीन के बीच मान्यता सम्बन्धी मुद्दों पर वार्ता दोबारा प्रारम्भ हुआ।

  • 1989
    The Baltic Way: approximately 2 million people from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia linked hands along the Vilnius-Tallinn road, forming a human chain nearly 600 km (373 miles) long.
    1979
    Russian ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defected to the USA while the Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York
    Russian Federation
    1973
    The Norrmalmstor bank raid in Stockholm morphed into a six day hostage situation during which the victims developed "Stockholm Syndrome".
    Sweden
    1960
    Death of Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist.
    United States
    1948
    The World Council of Churches was founded .
    1939
    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact allegedly a non-aggression treaty. (Note: it was later revealed that they had actually agreed to partition Poland between them)
    1938
    Len Hutton scored 364 in the Oval Test Match against Australia.
    Great Britain
    1929
    Hebron Massacre: Arab mobs attacked the Jewish community in Palestine, killing 133 Jews, 67 of them in Hebron
    Israel
    1926
    Death of Rudolph Valentino, American actor and heart throb.
    United States
    1873
    The Albert Bridge across the River Thames in Chelsea, London, was opened.
    Great Britain
    1858
    The Round Oak railway accident left 14 dead and 50 injured, at the time it was the UK's worst rail disaster.
    Great Britain
    1839
    Britain captures Hong Kong island and uses it as a base during the first opium war.
    Great Britain
    1833
    Slavery was abolished in the British colonies .
    Great Britain
    1305
    William Wallace is hanged, drawn and quartered
    Great Britain
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