Dhaka, Monday, 21 August 2017
 
 
on this day

1946:
Direct action day: Widespread riots between Muslims and Hindus erupt in Calcutta killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
1962:
Bangladeshi rock musician Ayub Bachchu born in Chittagong
1971:
Bangladesh naval commando launched Operation Jackpot. Birsresta flight lieutenant Matiur Rahman hijacked a Pakistani fighter
2008:
Usain Bolt sets a new 100-metre world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
2012:
Ecuador grants political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
1923:
Painter Sheikh Mohammed Sultan (SM Sultan) born in Narail district of Bangladesh
1985:
Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million
2004:
Poet, writer, literary critic Humayun Azad passes away
1950:
Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union
1998:
Palestine Liberation Organisation and Palestinian National Authority president, Yasser Arafat, arrives in Cape Town on his first state visit to South Africa at the invitation of president Nelson Mandela
1989:
Moudud Ahmed leaves office as PM and Kazi Zafar Ahmed takes office the same day
1877:
Thomas Edison invents the Edisonphone, a sound recording device
1492:
Christopher Columbus arrives in the Canary Islands on his first voyage to the New World
1908:
Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car
1999:
Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled 'MTV Unplugged'
2011:
Tareque Masud, an award-winning Bangladeshi independent film director, is killed in a road accident
1923:
Turkish National Congress selects Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Pasja as president
2016:
American swimmer Michael Phelps ends his career at Rio Olympics winning 4x100 medley relay, his 23rd Gold medal, as world's most decorated Olympian
1941:
US president Franklin Roosevelt and British prime minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
1925:
Novelist Rashid Karim is born
1947:
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy resigns as the last prime minister of Bengal during the British Raj
1498:
Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in what is now Venezuela
1862:
Abraham Lincoln receives the first group of African Americans to confer with a US president
1942:
Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
1945:
V-J Day, Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II
1948:
Sir Donald Bradman plays his last Test Cricket innings
1986:
Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
1946
Direct action day: Widespread riots between Muslims and Hindus erupt in Calcutta killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
1962:
Bangladeshi rock musician Ayub Bachchu born in Chittagong
1971:
Bangladesh naval commando launched Operation Jackpot. Birsresta flight lieutenant Matiur Rahman hijacked a Pakistani fighter
2008:
Usain Bolt sets a new 100-metre world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
2012:
Ecuador grants political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
2006
Poet and journalist Shamsur Rahman dies
2005:
500 bombs detonated simultaneously in 300 locations across Bangladesh
1932:
Bangladeshi artist, cartoonist and language veteran Murtoza Bashir born in Dhaka
1972:
Former captain of Bangladeshi cricket team Habibul Bashar born in Kushtia
1940:
Hitler orders total blockade of the Great Britain
1998:
US president Bill Clinton admits his "improper relationship" with Monica Lewinsky
1949:
Noted Bangladeshi playwright and theatre artist Selim Al-Deen born in Feni
1934:
Donald Bradman (244) and Ponsford score 451 in partnership in 316 minutes for Australia against England
1960:
The Beatles give their 1st public performance at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg
1979:
Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against the Kurds
1920:
US ratifies the 19th amendment to the constitution bringing in women’s voting rights
1935:
Bangladeshi novelist, writer and filmmaker, best known for his documentary Stop Genocide, born in Feni
1263:
King James I of Aragon, a region of present day Spain, censors Hebrew writing
1839:
Details of Louis Daguerre’s first practical photographic process are released in Paris
1796:
Spain & France sign anti-British alliance
2010:
Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the US brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
   
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