This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, 19 August is the 231st day of the year and the 232nd 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 all around the world on 19 August as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Born on this day in 1950, Sudha Murty is an Indian engineering teacher, Kannada, Marathi and English author as well as a Social worker. Murty was awarded the Padma Shri. Sudha Murty became the first female engineer hired at India's largest auto manufacturer TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO).
Happy Birthday— Girideva (@Giridevahassan) August 19, 2021
Sudha Murty Ma'am🎂🎂 pic.twitter.com/bwFQsGoCUu
Born on this day in 1967, Satya Nadella is an Indian-American business executive. He took over as Microsoft's executive chairman and CEO in 2014, replacing John W. Thompson as chairman and Steve Ballmer as CEO. He oversaw the development and management of Microsoft's computing platforms while serving as executive vice president of the company's cloud and enterprise group prior to his appointment as CEO.
You share your birthday with...the man who rebuilt Microsoft...Satya Nadella pic.twitter.com/NcvNjBb2Cr— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) August 19, 2021
On this day in 1600, Ahmednagar was captured by mughal emperor Akbar. The Ahmadnagar Sultanate was a late medieval Indian kingdom located in the northwestern Deccan, between the sultanates of Gujarat and Bijapur.
The fiery Chand Bibi, Deccan's warrior queen, is best known for defending Ahmednagar against the Mughal forces of Emperor Akbar in 1595.— Hachette India (@HachetteIndia) June 20, 2019
Read about her and other valiant women rulers in #TheWomenWhoRuledIndia by Archana Garodia Gupta.
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On this day in 1757, The first rupee coin of the East India Company was minted in Kolkata (then Calcutta).
On This Day (19 August - 1757)— Rast Goftar🇮🇳 (@rastgoftarfacts) August 19, 2021
The first rupee coin or sicca was minted in Kolkata and was circulated as the legal tender in the Mughal Province of Bengal.
The East India Company established the Calcutta Mint under a treaty with the Nawab of Bengal.#WestBengal pic.twitter.com/AbBL3NxTdn
On this day in 1949, Bhubaneswar became the capital of Odisha. Due to the 700 temples that formerly existed there, Bhubaneswar has the title "Temple City." In the modern day, it has become a centre for education and a desirable location for businesses.
Awarded as one of the best city for its modern architecture and town planning, the city continues to attract people from across the country and globally with its unique beauty. Wishing the people of Bhubaneshwar a Happy Foundation Day.#BhubnaeshwarFoundationDay #TPCODL pic.twitter.com/BWepBufcuo— TP Central Odisha Distribution Ltd (@TPCentralOdisha) April 13, 2022
Born on this day in 1883, Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a successful businesswoman and fashion designer from France. The founder and namesake of the Chanel company, she is credited with popularising sporty, casual chic as the feminine standard of style in the years following World War I. Her renowned interlocked-CC monogram, which has been in use since the 1920s, was developed by Chanel herself. Chanel No. 5 has become an iconic product.
Happy Birthday to Legendary Fashion Designer Coco Chanel pic.twitter.com/eY8uwoU15T— Spread Love and Kindness 🙏 (@FashionweekNYC) August 19, 2018
Coco Chanel logo was designed by Coco Chanel herself in 1925. Never been changed. Timeless. pic.twitter.com/o3PF1tVfeh— Karim Salkim. (@karimsalkim) February 10, 2022
On this day in 1934, Some 90% of German voters approved a referendum that made Adolf Hitler “Führer und Reichskanzler” (“leader and chancellor”).
Today, 1934: some 90 percent of German voters approved a referendum that made Adolf Hitler “Führer und Reichskanzler” (“leader and chancellor”).— Dublin City Libraries (@dubcilib) August 19, 2020
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