Today in History – September 8, many interesting events happened in India and all over the world. Let us take a look at some of the most important events. While we cannot cover everything, we will try to give snapshots of the crucial historical events.
What Happened On This Day in History – September 8
Today in History – September 8: “India”
1887: Hindu renaissance guru, religious leader and Divine Life Society founder, Swami Sivananda was born in Tirunelveli District’s Pattamadai district. Divine Life Society has worldwide presence with 400 branches. Swami Sivananda also authored 200 books.
1897: In a case of anti-national activity, Lokmanya Tilak was charged.
1910: Death of Saint Shri Gajanan Maharaj.
1935: Birth of singer Asha Bhosle.
1951: Controller of Military Accounts (Pensions) office gets re-designated as CDA(P), Allahabad.
1952: India signs Copyright bill at Geneva. 34 other countries signed the same.
1953: Premier of Kashmir – Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was shot at.
1960: Death of Feroz Gandhi.
1962: Infiltration of Chinese army into India’s northeastern border. China crossed over the Mac-Mohan line.
1965: Pakistan used its 1-armoured division to drive into Indian Punjab. This came after the attempts made by 4-Mountain Division of Pakistan were foiled by Indian troops. Pakistan’s aim was to foreclose options for India on the northern side of Beas-Sutlej river line.
1982: At the age of 76, Kashmir’s Chief Minister, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah died. He was in J&K’s political scene for 50 years.
1990: Missionaries of Charity re-elects Mother Teresa as head.
1991: Assam’s ULFA kills T.S. Raju and Bipul Mahanta. T.S. Raju was an engineer of ONGC while Bipul Mahanta who was a member of Amnesty International was mediating on the release of T.S. Raju.
1993: For backward classes, 27% reservation in government jobs recommended by Mandal Commission was introduced. Creamy layer was however left out.
Today in History – September 8: “World”
617: An army from Sui Dynasty defeated by Li Yuan. This helped him to capture Chang’an – the imperial capital and hence, eventually aided him in establishing the Tang Dynasty.
1331: Stefan Dušan declares himself as Siberia’s King.
1504: David by Michelangelo was unveiled in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria.
1514: Russian army defeated by Poles and Lithuanians in the century’s one of the biggest battles – Battle of Orsha.
1565: Ottoman Siege of Malta was lifted by Knights of Malta. The Ottoman siege began on 18th May, 1565.
1775: In Malta the unsuccessful Rising of Priests took place.
1793: French victory in Battle of Hondschoote during French Revolutionary Wars.
1796: French victory in Battle of Bassano during French Revolutionary Wars.
1831: Polish insurrection ended with Russian Victory during Battle of Warsaw.
1862: In Novgorod, Millennium of Russia monument was unveiled.
1888: Body of Annie Chapman found in London. She was the second victim of Jack the Ripper.
1900: 8,000 people killed in Texas when Galveston was hit by a powerful hurricane.
1926: League of Nations admits Germany as a member.
1941: German forces start Leningrad siege during WWII.
1943: USAAF bombs O.B.S. in Frascati during WWII. O.B.S. was German General Headquarters of Mediterranean Zone.
1943: During WWII, allied armistice with Italy publicly announced by General Dwight D. Eisenhower of United States.
1946: 95.6% voted in favor of monarchy abolition in Bulgaria.