Today in History 16 September: From Mexico Independence Day to International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, list of Important events today

Publish Date: 15 Sep, 2022
Today in History 16 September: From Mexico Independence Day to International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, list of Important events today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, 16 September is the 259th day of the year and the 260th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened worldwide on 16 September as well as the birthdays of famous people.

 

Major Events Happened on this Day

 

Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi Birthday

Born on this day in 1916, Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi is considered to be synonymous with Carnatic music and was the first Indian singer to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award. The songs sung by him, especially the bhajans, are very popular among the people even today. The country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru called her the Queen of Music, while the vocal queen Lata Mangeshkar called her ‘Tapaswini’.

 

Shyamlal Gupta Birthday

Born on this day in 1893, Shyamlal Gupta ‘Parshad’ was a fighter, journalist, social worker, and teacher of the Indian freedom struggle. He was the author of the flag song ‘Vijayi Vishwa Tiranga Pyara‘, the catalyst during the Indian freedom struggle.

 

Ardeshir Tarapore Death Anniversary

On this day in 1965, Ardeshir Tarapore who was an officer in the Indian Army and a recipient of the Param Vir Chakra passed away. Tarapore joined the Hyderabad Army, and was commissioned in January 1942. Initially he joined the infantry, but was later transferred to an armoured regiment, the 1st Hyderabad Imperial Service Lancers. During World War II Tarapore saw action in the Middle East.

 

Mexico Independence Day

On this day in 1821,  Mexico’s independence was recognized. The Mexican War of Independence was an armed conflict and political process resulting in Mexico's independence from Spain.

 

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Every year on this day, the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated. This designation was made on December 19, 2000, to mark the occasion of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer by several countries in 1987. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed on September 16, 1987, and the UN General Assembly declared that day to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in 1994.

 

 

 

 

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