New Delhi: Someone has rightly said, “everyday has a significant history” . Therefore, it is necessary to be aware of all important historical event that fall on a specific day so that none of the major historical events are missed.’Today’s History’ will look into the significant historical events and major happenings on that particular day of year.
On August 17, following events took place:
1909: Shaheed Madan Lal Dhingra death anniversary
Madan Lal Dhingra was an Indian revolutionary, pro-independence activist. While studying in England, he assassinated William Hutt Curzon Wyllie, a British official.
1957: Actor Sachin Pilgaonkar was born
Sachin Pilgaonkar, often known mononymously by his screen name as Sachin, is an Indian Marathi-language and Hindi-language actor, director, producer, writer, and singer who has directed and acted in several Marathi films of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
1967: Actress Supriya Pilgaonkar was born
Supriya Pilgaonkar is an Indian actress who has worked in several Marathi and Hindi films and television series. She is married to actor Sachin Pilgaonkar and made her debut as Chameli in his superhit film Navri Mile Navryala. She is the winner of Nach Baliye 1.
1978: Actress Disha Vakani was born
Disha Vakani is an Indian film and television actress. She is known for playing the role of Daya Jethalal Gada on the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
1947: The Radcliffe Line was revealed
The Radcliffe Line was the boundary demarcated between the Indian and Pakistani portions of the Punjab Province and Bengal Presidency of British India. It was named after its architect, Cyril Radcliffe, who, as the joint chairman of the two boundary commissions for the two provinces, received the responsibility to equitably divide 175,000 square miles (450,000 km2) of territory with 88 million people