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July 18
1980 Rohini  the first Indian satellite

Rohini 1, the first Indian satellite, was put into orbit in 1980.

The Indian Space Research Organization launched a series of satellites known as Rohini (ISRO). The Rohini series consisted of four satellites, three of which succe... Read More

1947 King George Indian Independence

King George VI signs the Indian Independence Act in 1947.

On July 5, 1947, the British Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act. On July 18, 1947, the then-British monarch, George VI, gave his royal assent. The Act a... Read More leverageedu

July 19
1952  India cricket

In 1952, India was all out for 82 in the second innings after scoring 52 earlier in the day.

India was bowled out for 58 and 82 in a single day at Old Trafford on July 19, 1952. By the time the Indians arrived at Old Trafford for the third Test of 1952, th... Read More twitter

1969  Indian government nationalised commercial banks

The Indian government nationalised 14 major commercial banks in 1969.

In 1969, the Indian government nationalised 14 large commercial banks. The following is a complete list of banks that have been nationalised: Nationalized in 1969 ... Read More scroll

1949  Tehri Garhwal  Indian Union

The ruler of Tehri Garhwal proclaims a union with the Indian Union in 1949.

 

The word Garhwal means 'country of forts.' It was a princely state in India's northwestern state of Uttarakhand, ruled by the Garhwali... Read More

July 20
1969 neil armstrong moon

The lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, settles on the Moon's surface in 1969;

On July 20, 1969,  Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Eagle Pilot Buzz Aldrin touched down. Six hours and 39 minutes later, at 02:56 UTC, Armstrong bec... Read More

July 21
1947 india national flag

The Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Indian National Flag in 1947.

The Indian Tricolor is a source of national pride. It stands for harmony, diversity, bravery, and patriotism. The Indian Tricolor is made up of the four colours saffron, white, green, and blue. It ... Read More wikipedia

1955 Ian Donald ultrasound

Ian Donald was the first to investigate the use of ultrasound in medical diagnosis in 1955.

An abnormality during pregnancy could be seen visually thanks to Ian Donald's invention of the diagnostic use of ultrasound in obstetrics. In 1955, Ian Donald ... Read More obultrasound

July 23
2010 One Direction

One Direction, also known as 1D, is an English-Irish pop boy band that was founded in 2010 in London

One Direction, also known as 1D, is an English-Irish pop boy band that was founded in 2010 in London, England. One Direction was founded on July 23, 2010, to be pr... Read More popsugar

July 25
2017 ram nath kovind president

Ram Nath Kovind was elected as India's 14th President in 2017.

Ram Nath Kovind, an Indian politician born on October 1st, 1945, has been India's 14th and current president since July 25, 2017. He is a Bharatiya Janata Part... Read More dnaindia

2007 Pratibha patil first woman president

Pratibha patil became first woman president of India

Pratibha Patil was elected on July 19, 2007, and she won. She won nearly two-thirds of the vote and was sworn in as India's 12th president—the first woma... Read More

July 26
1847 liberia africa

Liberia is founded in the year 1847.

The Liberian Declaration of Independence is a document that the Liberian Constitutional Convention adopted on July 26, 1847, to declare the Republic of Liberia to ... Read More loc

July 28
1982 indira gandhi USA

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi visited the United States for the first time in nearly 11 years in 1982.

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi, an Indian politician and a key member of the Indian National Congress, lived from 19 November 1917 to 31 October 1984. She was India&#... Read More thoughtco

2011 world hepatitis day

Every year on July 28, World Hepatitis Day is commemorated to raise global awareness of hepatitis and to promote prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

On July 28, which happens to be Dr. Baruch Blumberg's (1925–2011) birthday, the world observes World Hepatitis Day (WHD). The hepatitis B virus was ident... Read More bimbali

1851  photograph solar eclipse.

In 1851, a daguerreotype photograph was taken of a total solar eclipse.

When the first total solar eclipse photograph was captured on July 28, 1851, that all changed. According to Space.com, the image was taken by Prussian daguerreotyp... Read More time

July 29
1958 NASA

NASA, which succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) on July 29, 1958, was established.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent federal agency in the United States that is in charge of the civil space programme, aeronautics... Read More REUTERS

July 30
1930 Uruguay

Uruguay won the first FIFA World Championship in 1930

Uruguay has four FIFA-organized World Football Championships to their credit. They won the first FIFA World Championship held under the auspices of the Olympic Com... Read More fifa

July 31
2012 India lost power

In 2012, 670 million people in India lost power for the second time in two days.

The worst power crisis in human history occurred on July 30 and 31, 2012, when there were two significant power outages in India. One-tenth of the world's popu... Read More

1971  drive on the moon.

On July 31, 1971, David Scott and his fellow Apollo 15 astronaut, James B. Irwin, became the first people to drive on the moon.

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) is a four-wheeled battery-powered rover that was used on the Moon during the final three missions of the American Apollo programme (... Read More mashable

August 1
1920 Mahatma Gandhi  Non-Cooperation Movement

Mahatma Gandhi founded the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1920.

Mahatma Gandhi led the unsuccessful noncooperation movement, which sought to persuade the British government of India to grant India swaraj, or self-rule. It was a... Read More

1934 adolf hitler

Adolf Hitler assumes command of the German armed forces as of 1934.

A new law went into effect on August 1st, 1934, stating that upon Hindenburg's passing, the presidency would be abolished and its powers would be combined with... Read More britannica

1916 Annie Besant

Annie Besant founded the Home Rule League in Madras in September 1916. They shared the goal of achieving self-government in India.

Annie Besant was a British socialist, theosophist, feminist, author, orator, political party member, educationist, and philanthropist. She was regarded as a champi... Read More

1774 Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, he provided answers to long-standing questions about why and how things burn.

When Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, he provided answers to long-standing questions about why and how things burn. Priestley, who was born in England, ... Read More

1981 mtv

That night owls witnessed MTV's first broadcast, which aired at 12:01 a.m. on a single northern New Jersey cable system on August 1, 1981

That night owls witnessed MTV's first broadcast, which aired at 12:01 a.m. on a single northern New Jersey cable system on August 1, 1981. The network quickly ... Read More youtube

1963 Original Seven Mercury Astronauts, Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Ivan, american, grissom, gemini , space

1963 First Person to Enter Space Twice

As one of NASA's Original Seven Mercury Astronauts, Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom has been a member of the American human space progra... Read More

August 2
1858 The East India Company

The East India Company turned over control of the Indian government to the British Crown in 1858.

Less than a month after Canning declared the victory of British forces, on August 2, 1858, Parliament passed the Government of India Act, transferring British cont... Read More history.uk

2017 bitcoin

New cryptocurrency in 2017 A hard-fork of the blockchain and name of Bitcoin produces Bitcoin Cash.

A fork of the cryptocurrency bitcoin led to the creation of bitcoin cash in August 2017. 1 Bitcoin Cash increased block size, enabling the processing of more trans... Read More news

1870 The Tower Subway

The Tower Subway, the world's first tube railway, opened beneath the River Thames in London, England on August 2, 1870.

The Tower Subway, the world's first tube railway, opened beneath the River Thames in London, England on August 2, 1870. Engineer James Henry Greathead bore the... Read More unusual encounters

1858 East Indian Company

The British Crown took over the administration of India from the East Indian Company on August 2, 1858, when Parliament passed a bill.

The British Crown took over the administration of India from the East Indian Company on August 2, 1858, when Parliament passed a bill. For the supreme representati... Read More vogue

1865  Alice's Adventures

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly known as Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 English novel.

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly known as Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 English novel. Alice, a young girl, falls down a rabbit... Read More

August 3
1946  Alice's Adventures

Santa Claus Land debuted on August 3, 1946, as the world's first themed amusement park

Santa Claus Land debuted on August 3, 1946, as the world's first themed amusement park. On the first day, visitors would not find roller coasters. Instead, the... Read More visitdiana

August 4
1956 apsara nuclear

The first nuclear research reactor in India, Apsara, began operations in 1956.

APSARA was the first research reactor in Asia to reach criticality when it did so on August 4, 1956. It was a pool-type reactor with a 1 MW output that used 4.5 kg... Read More chemindigest

2007 Phoenix

Phoenix was an unmanned space probe that landed on Mars on May 25, 2008 and operated until November 2, 2008.

Phoenix was an unmanned space probe that landed on Mars on May 25, 2008 and operated until November 2, 2008. It was released on August 4, 2007. Phoenix operated on... Read More wikipedia

1958  Billboard

On August 4, 1958, Billboard debuted the Hot 100, an all-genre singles chart.

On August 4, 1958, Billboard debuted the Hot 100, an all-genre singles chart. The Hot 100 quickly became the industry standard, and on October 13, 1958, Billboard ... Read More npr

August 5
2019 article 370 kashmir

In response to security concerns, the Indian government announced in 2019 that it is revoking Article 370 and converting Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory.

A resolution to revoke the temporary special status, or autonomy, granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was approved by the Ind... Read More

1962 Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned due to apartheid in 1962

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist who presided over South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was born on July 18, 1918, and passed away on ... Read More historyextra

1914 world's first electric traffic

On August 5, 1914, the world's first electric traffic signal is installed at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.

On August 5, 1914, the world's first electric traffic signal is installed at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. The fi... Read More cleavelandpolicemuseum

August 6
1945 hiroshima japan

Hiroshima Day honours the memory of the United States' World War II bombing attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Every year on August 6, Hiroshima Day is observed to promote peace politics and increase public awareness of the consequences of the bombing of Hiroshima. On Augus... Read More penntoday

1996 meteorite ALH84001

After examining meteorite ALH84001, which is believed to have originated from Mars, NASA declares in 1996 that life may have once existed there.

NASA states in 1996 that life might have once existed on Mars after examining meteorite ALH84001, which is thought to have come from that planet. The meteorite may... Read More Wikipedia

1991 www

On August 6, 1991, the first web page went live. Tim Berners-Lee created it to provide information about the World Wide Web project.

On August 6, 1991, the first web page went live. Tim Berners-Lee created it to provide information about the World Wide Web project. It was executed on a NeXT comp... Read More npr

1945 Hiroshima Day

Every year on August 6, Hiroshima Day is observed to promote peace politics and raise awareness of the effects of the Hiroshima bombing.

Every year on August 6, Hiroshima Day is observed to promote peace politics and raise awareness of the effects of the Hiroshima bombing. On August 6, 1945, the cit... Read More indiatoday

1997 Sri Lanka'

Sri Lanka's 952/6d against India in August 1997 remains the highest Test score to this day.

 

Sri Lanka's 952/6d against India in August 1997 remains the highest Test score to this day. The Lankan Lions became only the second team in hi... Read More twitter

1932 The first Venice International Film

The first Venice International Film Festival took place between August 6 and 21, 1932.

The first Venice International Film Festival took place between August 6 and 21, 1932. The first film shown at the festival was Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Venice... Read More

August 7
2018 ikea swedish furniture

Ikea, a Swedish furniture company, opens its first location in India in Hyderabad in 2018.

Five years after receiving approval to invest in India's single-brand retail sector, Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA on August 7 2018, opened its first sto... Read More economictimes

1995 the white earthquake chile

In 1995, the White Earthquake, a severe cold, wind, rain, and snowfall event, prompts the Chilean government to declare a state of emergency in the southern half of the nation.

Intense winds, cold, snowfall, and rain made up the climatic event known as "The White Earthquake," which struck southern Chile in August 1995. Due to th... Read More scienc

2015 Stuart broad, england, test cricket, australia, milestone

Test cricket's historic millionth ball was bowled

7th of August, 2015. A day after Stuart Broad's historic 8 for 15, England became the first country to bowl a million balls in Test cricket. The first two Test... Read More

August 8
1509  Emperor Krishnadeva Raya Vijayanagara Empire

The reign of Emperor Krishnadeva Raya in 1509 signalled the revival of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India.

From 1509 to 1529, Krishnadevaraya was emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire. He is regarded as one of the greatest kings in Indian history and was the third ruler of... Read More britannica

1942  Quit India Movement  Mumbai

In an effort to free India from British rule, Mahatma Gandhi started the Quit India Movement in Mumbai in 1942.

Mahatma Gandhi launched the August Movement, also known as the Quit India Movement, at the All India Congress Committee meeting in Bombay on August 8, 1942, during... Read More firstpost

2013 Chennai Express

Chennai Express is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty

Chennai Express is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Gauri Khan, and ... Read More ssvikas

2008 Singh Is Kinng

Anees Bazmee directed Singh Is Kinng, a 2008 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film based on a screenplay by Bazmee and Suresh Nair.

Anees Bazmee directed Singh Is Kinng, a 2008 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film based on a screenplay by Bazmee and Suresh Nair. Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, ... Read More amazon

1997 Pardes

Subhash Ghai directed Indian Hindi-language musical drama film Pardes was released on 8th August 1997

Subhash Ghai directed, produced, and co-wrote the 1997 Indian Hindi-language musical drama film Pardes. Mukta Arts distributes the film, which stars Shah Rukh Khan... Read More

1894 Corn flakes, cornflakes, breakfast cereal, toasting, Battle Creek Sanitarium, John Kellogg, the supe

corn flakes were invented in 1894

Corn flakes, also known as cornflakes, are a breakfast cereal made from toasting corn flakes (maize). Will Kellogg invented the cereal, which was originally made w... Read More

1967 Bangkok, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was founded on August 8, 1967

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was founded on August 8, 1967, in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Decla... Read More

1908 Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Wilbur, Orville Wright

On August 8, 1908, the Wright brothers showed off their flying machine in its first public flight

On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first powered, sustained, controlled, heavier-than-air flights at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
... Read More

1969 the Beatles

1969 Photographer Iain Macmillan Takes an Iconic Photograph of the Beatles

Iain Stewart Macmillan was a Scottish photographer best known for photographing the cover of the Beatles' album Abbey Road in 1969. He grew up in Scotland befo... Read More twitter

2013  Chennai Express

On August 8th, 2013, Chennai Express was theatrically released in foreign regions and on 9th August in India.

On August 8th, 2013, Chennai Express was theatrically released in foreign regions and on 9th August in India. The plot follows as A young man named Rahul trav... Read More twitter

1989 Space Shuttle program

1989 – Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.

STS-28 was the 30th NASA Space Shuttle mission, the fourth shuttle mission dedicated to the United States Department of Defense, and Space Shuttle Columbia's e... Read More space

1876 Thomas Edison

In 1876 Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.

 

In 1876, Thomas Edison received a patent for "Autographic Printing," which covered the electric pen and flatbed press; in 1880, he recei... Read More

August 9
1994 worlds indigenous people

To increase awareness and defend the rights of the indigenous population around the world, the 9th of August is designated as International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

Every year on August 9th, the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed to promote awareness of and defend the rights of the indigenous p... Read More

1996 Dil Tera Diwana

Dil Tera Diwana is a 1996 Hindi-language romantic thriller film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and written by Nawab Arzoo, Raj Baldev Raj, and S.Khan.

Dil Tera Diwana is a 1996 Hindi-language romantic thriller film directed by Lawrence D'Souza and written by Nawab Arzoo, Raj Baldev Raj, and S.Khan. Twinkle Kh... Read More bolllywoodhungama

1930 Betty Boop

In 1930 Betty Boop Makes Her Debut

Betty Boop made her cartoon debut in the animated short "Dizzy Dishes" on August 9, 1930. Betty Boop debuted as an anthropomorphic French poodle before b... Read More nytimes

2002 Mujhse Dosti Karoge

Mujhse Dosti Karoge was released on 9th August 2002

In the story Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, a boy and two females who have known each other since they were young buddies. Later, the boy moves overseas and makes a promise... Read More amazon

1965  Singapore

On 9 August 1965, Singapore separated from Malaysia to become an independent and sovereign state.

Singapore seceded from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, to become an independent and sovereign state. The separation was caused by deep political and economic differenc... Read More thoughtco

August 10
1741 The Dutch East India Company

The Dutch East India Company and the Travancore kingdom fought in the Battle of Colachel in 1741. The Dutch East India Company was defeated by Travancore under Raja Marthanda Varma.

The Battle of Colachel (or The Battle of Kulachal) took place on August 10, 1741. The Treaty of Travancore was signed on July 31, 1741, between the Indian kingdom ... Read More wikipedia

2008 anti AIDS vaccine

An anti-AIDS vaccine was successfully tested in 2008 at the Chennai Tuberculosis Research Centre.

The Tuberculosis Research Centre (TRC) here reported significant progress in the first phase of clinical trials for an AIDS vaccine, giving India's HIV vaccine... Read More hopkinsdglobalhealth

2001  Dil Chahta Hai

Farhan Akhtar wrote the screenplay and directed the coming-of-age romance movie Dil Chahta Hai in 2001

Farhan Akhtar wrote the screenplay and directed the coming-of-age romance movie Dil Chahta Hai in 2001. It was their first film, and it was produced by Ritesh Sidh... Read More music.apple

1984 Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit made her acting debut in 1984 with Abodh

Madhuri Dixit made her acting debut in 1984 with Abodh, in which she played a young bride. The film was released on August 10, 1984. Over the next three years, Dix... Read More

2007 Anil Kumble

Indian captain and leg spinner Anil Kumble scored his only international century for the country against England at The Oval.

On August 10, 2007, Anil Kumble's extraordinary career reached a pinnacle that had eluded him for 17 years. Former Indian captain and leg spinner Anil Kumble s... Read More

1846 Smithsonian

Smithsonian Institution created

The Smithsonian Institution was founded with funds donated by James Smithson (1765-1829), a British scientist who left his estate to the United States with the int... Read More britannica

August 11
1961 Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli was formed in 1961 by the union of the former Portuguese colonies of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

On August 11, 1961, then-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru formally incorporated Dadra and Nagar Haveli as a Union Territory into the Republic of India. Also on this... Read More wikipedia

1960 chad independence france

Chad declares its independence from France in 1960.

Chad is a large landlocked country that stretches across north-central Africa. It has a total area of 1,284,000 square kilometres. Chad is slightly smaller than Pe... Read More ispionline

2000 Deewane.

After Hindustan Ki Kasam and Gair, Urmila Matondkar, Mahima Chaudhry, and Ajay Devgn played dual roles in the 2000 Indian Hindi romantic drama film Deewane.

After Hindustan Ki Kasam and Gair, Urmila Matondkar, Mahima Chaudhry, and Ajay Devgn played dual roles in the 2000 Indian Hindi romantic drama film Deewane. Prior ... Read More music.apple

2017 Toilet

Toilet: Shree Narayan Singh's 2017 comedy-drama Ek Prem Katha is in the Hindi language.The movie premiered on August 11, 2017.

Toilet: Shree Narayan Singh's 2017 comedy-drama Ek Prem Katha is in the Hindi language. In addition to Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, the movie also features... Read More music.apple

2000 Dhadkan

A romantic drama movie in Hindi called Dhadkan was released on August 11th, 2000.

A romantic drama movie in Hindi called Dhadkan was released on August 11th, 2000. It was produced by Ratan Jain and directed by Dharmesh Darshan. Suniel Shetty, Sh... Read More youtube

2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, also known as KANK, is a 2006 Hindi-language musical romantic drama film that was produced by Karan Johar's mother, Hiroo Yash Johar, in her feature film debut.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, also known as KANK, is a 2006 Hindi-language musical romantic drama film that was produced by Karan Johar's mother, Hiroo Yash Johar, i... Read More imdb

2005 Shane Warne

Shane Warne became the first bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets.

Shane Warne took Marcus Trescothick's wicket during the 2005 Ashes series, giving him 600 test wickets. The news of Shane Warne's death shocked the entire ... Read More gqindia

1929  Major League Baseball

Babe Ruth made history by hitting the first pitch he saw, becoming the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit 500 home runs.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1914 to 1935. On Aug... Read More britannica

1973 Hip hop

Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a popular music genre developed in the United States in the 1970s by inner-city African Americans,

Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a popular music genre developed in the United States in the 1970s by inner-city African Americans, Caribbean Americans, ... Read More ewoodize

August 12
2000 International Youth Day

Every year on August 12, International Youth Day is observed to raise awareness of a specific set of social, cultural, and legal issues affecting young people.

The United Nations has designated International Youth Day (IYD) as a day of awareness. The goal of the day is to bring attention to a specific set of cultural and ... Read More thedialog

2018 syria explosion

2018 - An explosion at a weapons depot in a town controlled by rebels in northwest Syria kills 39 civilians, 12 of whom are children.

According to reports, an explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed at least 39 civilians, including a dozen children. Bulldoze... Read More dawn

2011 Aarakshan

Aarakshan is a 2011 Indian drama film in the Hindi language. On August 12, 2011, the movie was released to generally negative reviews.

Aarakshan is a 2011 Indian drama film in the Hindi language. On August 12, 2011, the movie was released to generally negative reviews. starring Prateik Babbar, Dee... Read More saiflaikhanupdate

1877  Thomas Edison

In 1877 Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and made the first sound recording.

Thomas Edison's work on two other inventions, the telegraph and the telephone, led to the development of the phonograph. In 1877, Edison was developing a machi... Read More

1908 Henry Ford

In the year 1908 Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car

Henry Ford was serious about creating a low-cost automobile, something that modern automakers don't seem to care about. The automobile era began on August 12, ... Read More

1972 Ian Chappell

Australia's captain Ian Chappell and his brother Greg became the first pair of brothers to score centuries in the same Test innings

In a five-wicket win over England at The Oval on August 12, 1972, Australia's Ian and Greg Chappell became the first pair of brothers to each score a century i... Read More twitter

1981 IBM PC

After a year of development, the IBM PC debuted on August 12, 1981.

 After a year of development, the IBM PC debuted on August 12, 1981. Pricing began at $1,565 for a configuration that included 16 KB of RAM, a Color Graphics ... Read More

1990 Susan Hendrickson

Susan Hendrickson, a fossil hunter, discovers three massive bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota, on August 12, 1990.

Susan Hendrickson, a fossil hunter, discovers three massive bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota, on August 12, 1990. They turn out to be part of ... Read More pentaxforum

August 13
1951 The Hindustan Trainer first aircraft

The Hindustan Trainer 2, the first aircraft designed and produced in India, made its first flight in 1951.

Aeronautics India Limited (AIL) was established in August 1963 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Government of India to manufacture MiG-21 aircraft under licence... Read More common

2004  Olympic Games Athens, Greece

The 28th Olympic Games begin in Athens, Greece, in 2004.

Athens The 2004 Olympic Games were an athletic festival held in Athens from August 13 to August 29, 2004. The modern Olympic Games were held for the 25th time in A... Read More olympics

2010 peepli live

The 2010 Indian satirical black comedy film Peepli Live examines the issue of farmer suicides and the ensuing political and media response.

The 2010 Indian satirical black comedy film Peepli Live examines the issue of farmer suicides and the ensuing political and media response. Anusha Rizvi, who is ma... Read More amazon

1999 taal

In 1999, Subhash Ghai co-wrote, edited, produced, and directed the Hindi musical romantic drama film Taal.

In 1999, Subhash Ghai co-wrote, edited, produced, and directed the Hindi musical romantic drama film Taal. Taal had its world premiere at the Chicago International... Read More hitx.p

2016 Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps ended his Olympic career

Michael Fred Phelps is a former competitive swimmer from the United States. With 28 medals, he is the most successful and decorated Olympian of all time. Phelps re... Read More swimmingworldmagazine

August 14
1862 The Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court was established in 1862.

The Bombay High Court was one of three High Courts in India established by Letters Patent granted by Queen Victoria on June 26, 1862, at the Presidency Towns. The ... Read More wikipedia

1947  All-India Congress partition India

After the All-India Congress agreed to the British plan for partition, India was partitioned into India and Pakistan in 1947.

The Indian Independence Act 1947 outlined the partition, which resulted in the dissolution of the British Raj, i.e. Crown rule in India. The two self-governing ind... Read More opindia

1948 Don Bradman

Don Bradman played his last test

14 August 1948 England were skittled out for 52 by a lethal Ray Lindwall, and Don Bradman fell for the most infamous duck in cricket history. the day the great man... Read More 100mbsports

August 15
1947 India  independence

India gains independence from the United Kingdom in 1947 and remains a dominion until 1950.

Every year on August 15, India celebrates Independence Day. It commemorates the date in 1947 when the Indian Independence Act went into effect, establishing India ... Read More indianexpress

1939 The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, in 1939.

The Wizard of Oz premiered on this day, August 15, 1939, at the famous Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The most famous version is Judy Garlan... Read More martinturnbull

1948 First Republic of Korea

In 1948, the First Republic of Korea (South Korea) is established in the peninsula's southern half.

The First Republic of Korea (South Korea) is founded in the peninsula on 15th August 1948 . South Korean history officially begins on September 2, 1945, with ... Read More wikipedia

2008 God Tussi Great Ho

The 2008 Indian fantasy comedy movie God Tussi Great Ho, written and directed by Rumi Jaffery, stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Sohail Khan

The 2008 Indian fantasy comedy movie God Tussi Great Ho, written and directed by Rumi Jaffery, stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, and Sohail Kha... Read More amazon

2008 Bachna Ae Haseeno

Siddharth Anand's 2008 Hindi-language romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno is an Indian production. Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, and Minissha Lamba are the movie's main actors.

Siddharth Anand's 2008 Hindi-language romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno is an Indian production. Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, and Minissha La... Read More primevideo

August 16
1858 Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria and US President James Buchanan exchanged telegraphic greetings on August 16, 1858,

Queen Victoria and US President James Buchanan exchanged telegraphic greetings on August 16, 1858, launching the first transatlantic cable connecting British North... Read More readersdigest