People rely on history. People get the future from the past. History is our content. Acquisition-abandonment of life’s path, victory-defeat, discovery-innovation, politics-economy-socio-politics once took shape in history. To commemorate the significant events of that history, Jago News has organized a special event on this day.
August 15, 2021, Sunday. 31 Shravan 1428 Bs
1854 – Establishment of the first railway in Bengal.
1872 – The first secret ballot in England is held.
1889 – Mohun Bagan Club is established in Calcutta.
1941 – Inauguration of the Panama Canal.
1947 – India is liberated from British rule and becomes an independent state.
1948 – The Korean Peninsula splits and South Korea becomes an independent state.
1960 – Congo gains independence from French rule.
1975 – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of Bangladesh, is assassinated along with his family.
1771 – Birth of the Scottish novelist Walter Scott.
1872 – Bengali political leader, spiritualist, and philosopher Arvind Ghosh is born.
1892 – Birth of Louis de Bruy, the French physicist who won the Nobel Prize.
1922 – Birth of the novelist Syed Waliullah.
1926 – Birth of poet Sukanta Bhattacharya.
1945 – Former French Prime Minister Alain Juppe is born.
1836 – Garcia Deleda, the Italian Nobel laureate, dies.
1910 – Death of Girish Chandra Sen, a scholar, and preacher of Brahmanism.
1942 – Mahatma Gandhi’s personal assistant Mahadev Desai dies.
1994 – Death of Harprasad Mitra, a poet, and literary critic.
National Mourning Day.