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  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Aug 23 Reuters 1926 - The Italian-born American film actor Rudolph Valentino died aged 31. Idolised by women as the first "Latin lover" of the silver screen, he starred in films such as "…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 22
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 22   Reuters 1910 - Korea was annexed by Japan after five years as a protectorate.   1922 - Irish politician and Sinn Fein leader Michael Collins was killed in an ambush by…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: AUGUST 22
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 21   Reuters 1911 - Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris by an Italian waiter, Vicenzo Perruggia. It was recovered in 1913.   1944…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: AUGUST 20
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 20   Reuters 1940 - Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, was fatally wounded by a Spanish Communist with an ice axe in Mexico City, dying the next day. The Soviet government…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 19
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 19     Reuters 1929 - The Russian ballet impresario and director Sergei Diaghilev died. His Ballets Russes produced such masterpieces as Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" and "…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 15
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 15   Reuters 1914 - The Panama Canal opened with the passage of the vessel Ancon, although it was not formally inaugurated until July 1920.   1935 - American humorist Will…
  • IndiGo launches direct Delhi-Agartala flight
    Agartala, August 14 (IANS): Budget airline IndiGo on Wednesday launched daily direct flights on the Agartala-New Delhi-Agartala route, facilitating passengers from the northeastern state to go to Delhi without any stopover in Kolkata and Guwahati…
  • Mãori women lead the battle for indigenous rights
    Charlotte Greenfield and Praveen Menon Reuters  Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 14
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 14   Reuters 1910 - Florence Nightingale, British nurse in the Crimean War, died.   1912 - Jules Massenet, French composer of the operas "Werther" and "Manon", died.   1920 -…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: AUGUST 13
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 13   Reuters 1910 - Florence Nightingale, British nurse in the Crimean War, died.   1912 - Jules Massenet, French composer of the operas "Werther" and "Manon", died.   1920 -…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: AUGUST 12
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 12     Reuters 1922 - Arthur Griffith, first president of the Irish Republic and a founder of Sinn Fein, died.   1955 - German novelist Thomas Mann died; best known for "Death…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Aug 09 Reuters 1919 - The Italian composer and librettist Ruggiero Leoncavallo, famed for his opera "Pagliacci", died aged 62.   1945 - The United States dropped a second atomic bomb on…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 08
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 08   Reuters 1900 - The first Davis Cup tennis competition began at the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, and was won by the United States two days later.  …
  • TODAY in HISTORY: AUGUST 07
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 07 Reuters 1942 - The first U.S. land offensive of World War Two in the Pacific started in the Southern Solomon Islands, on Guadalcanal.   1947 - The raft Kon Tiki ran aground on…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: August 06
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 06   Reuters 1914 - Austria-Hungary declared war on Russia, and Serbia declared war on Germany in World War One.   1926 - American Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim…
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