Dhaka, Friday, 20 October 2017
 
 
on this day

1995:
First Miss America Margaret Gorman Cahill dies at 90
1207:
Henry III, king of England is born
331 BC:
Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela
1944:
Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
1869:
Mahatma Gandhi is born
1789:
George Washington transmits the proposed constitutional amendments to the States for ratification
1492:
King Henry VII of England invades France
1187:
Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
2001:
Bangladeshi classical musician Ustad Barin Majumder dies
1990:
Reunification of East and West Germany
1977:
Indira Gandhi arrested on charges of political corruption
1974:
Pele retires from soccer
1941:
Adolf Hitler says Russia is broken and shall 'never rise again'
1778:
Captain James Cook anchors at Alaska
2001:
Alema Bhasani, wife of late Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, dies
1982:
West German parliament officially confirms Helmut Kohl as the country's new Chancellor
1974:
Bangladeshi politician Abul Hashim dies
1940:
Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in the Alps
1854:
Abraham Lincoln makes his first political speech at the Illinois State Fair
1983:
Polish politician and labour activist Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize
1983:
Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is born in Narail
1947:
US president Harry Truman makes the 1st presidential address televised from the White House
1833:
Charles Darwin crosses the river Parana to Santa Fe Bajada, Argentina on his Beagle voyage
1978:
Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an persona non grata
1951:
Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb
1811:
French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht, Holland
1762:
British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
1963:
US president John F Kennedy signs ratification for nuclear test ban treaty
1931:
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu is born in South Africa
1929:
Ramsay MacDonald is first British prime minister to address US Congress
1520:
First public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain
3761 BC:
The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar)
2014:
Language veteran Abdul Matin dies
1962:
North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party
1929:
Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul, Afghanistan driving out H Ghazi
1818:
Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves
1604:
Supernova "Kepler's nova" first sighted
1990:
Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile
1987:
Comrade Mohammad Farhad, freedom fighter and former general secretary of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), dies
1981:
Qazi Motahar Hossain, a Bangladeshi author, scientist, statistician, chess player, and journalist, dies
1967:
Argentine Marxist and physician Che Guevara executed in Bolivia
1915:
Woodrow Wilson becomes first US president to attend a World Series game
1994:
Noted Bangladeshi artist SM Sultan dies
1971:
Bangladeshi novelist, short-story writer and playwright Syed Waliullah dies in France
1954:
Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
1936:
Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game
1933:
1st synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale
2000:
Politician professor Pulin Dey dies
1942:
Hindi film actor Amitabh Bachchan born in Allahabad
1871:
Abdul Karim, known as Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad, born in Chittagong
1737:
Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Kolkata, India
1939:
Albert Einstein informs US president Roosevelt of possibilities of an atomic bomb
1864:
Kamini Roy, leading Bengali poet, social worker and feminist born in Bakerganj of Barisal in then undivided Bengal
1859:
Self-proclaimed emperor of USA, emperor Norton issues edict abolishing US Congress
1833:
Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
1492:
Christopher Columbus's expedition lands on Caribbean island he names San Salvador
2016:
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan awarded Nobel prize in literature
2006:
Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus wins Nobel Peace Prize
1960:
Opponents of Fidel Castro executed in Cuba
1924:
Makkah falls without struggle to Saudi forces led by Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
54:
Roman emperor Claudius dies of poison mushrooms
1964:
Martin Luther King Jr. announced winner of Nobel Peace Prize
1957:
Queen Elizabeth II becomes first Canadian monarch to open parliament of Canada with the Speech from the Throne.
1944:
German field marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide
1943:
Japan declares the Philippines independent under President José P. Laurel
1927:
British actor Roger Moore born in London
2012:
King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk dies of heart attack
1985:
DU Jagannath hall TV room roof collapse kills 39 students, guests, and employees, injures 300
1938:
Writer, social activist Abul Hussain dies of cancer in Kolkata
1842:
Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung
1815:
Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile
1956:
Poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah born in Barisal
1934:
Mao Zedong & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March
1927:
German writer and Nobel laureate Günter Grass born
1905:
The Partition of Bengal takes place
1890:
Baul Lalon Shah dies in Kushtia
1957:
French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
1933:
Albert Einstein arrives in US as refugee from Nazi Germany
1915:
Playwright Arthur Miller born in New York
1888:
Thomas A Edison files patent for the Optical Phonograph (movie camera)
1651:
Future King Charles II flees England
1979:
Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini orders mass executions to stop
1931:
American inventor Thomas Edison dies
1926:
Frankfurter Zeitung publishes Lenin's political testament
1893:
Revolutionary Surya Sen born in Chittagong
1685:
French King Louis XIV revokes edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
2014:
National professor Salah Uddin Ahmed dies
1960:
Martin Luther King Jr. arrested in Atlanta sit-in
1812:
Napoleon's forces begin retreat from Moscow
1745:
English writer Jonathan Swift dies
1979:
John F. Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston
1963:
South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela and 8 others on conspiracy charges
1935:
Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
1871:
Bengali lyricist and singer Atul Prasad Sen born in Dhaka
1871:
English inventor Charles Babbage dies
1833:
Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana
   
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