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  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 17
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 17 Reuters 1935 - Manuel Quezon y Molina was elected first president of the Philippine Commonwealth, established under U.S. tutelage.   1948 - Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden,…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 16
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 16     Reuters 1940 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Selective Service Bill, making all American men between 21 and 35 liable to be called for military service.  …
  • Today in History September 14
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on September 14:   1901 - U.S. President William McKinley died from his wounds after being shot by an assassin on September 6. He was succeeded in office by Theodore Roosevelt. 1937 - Thomas…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on September 13   Reuters 1955 - The Soviet Union and West Germany agreed to establish diplomatic relations. 1993 - Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation signed a peace…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 12
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 12   Reuters 1940 - Four teenagers followed their dog when it disappeared down a hole near Lascaux, France, and discovered 17,000-year-old drawings now known as the Lascaux Cave…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 11
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 11   Reuters 1922 - A British mandate was proclaimed in Palestine. It came into effect at the end of the month, despite Arab protests.   1948 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of…
  • Is Ladakh part of Buddhist ring encircling China?
    Saeed Naqvi  IANS  Hardline Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka have celebrated the creation of a new Buddhist entity in Ladakh. It is an optical illusion that Jammu and Kashmir has been neatly divided into Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, that is, Hindu,…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 10
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 10   Reuters 1945 - Vidkun Quisling, head of the puppet government set up by the Nazis in Norway in World War Two, was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. 1981 - Pablo…
  • Today in History September 7
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on September 7:   1901 - The Boxer Rebellion, which attempted to drive all foreigners out of China, officially ended with the signing of the Peking Protocol.   1940 - The German air force…
  • Today in History – September 6
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on September 6: (REUTERS)   1901 - U.S. president William McKinley was shot by the anarchist Leon Czolgosz while attending the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He died eight…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 05
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 05   Reuters 1905 - The Treaty of Portsmouth (New Hampshire) was signed, ending the Russo-Japanese War. Russia ceded Port Arthur to Japan.   1972 - During the Olympic games, Arab…
  • India's human traffickers escaping punishment as data shows few convictions
    Anuradha Nagaraj Thomson Reuters Foundation Less than 1% of Indians charged with slavery offences during the past decade were convicted, research showed on Tuesday, as anti-slavery campaigners called for tougher action on human traffickers to…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 04
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on September 04   Reuters 1914 - Cardinal Giacomo Della Chiesa was elected Pope, becoming Benedict XV.   1925 - The U.S. dirigible Shenandoah, the first airship to use helium gas, ran…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 02
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 02     Reuters 1910 - The French painter Henri Rousseau died in Paris.   1930 - The French aviators Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte completed the first non-stop flight from…
  • TODAY in HISTORY: September 03
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Sept 03   Reuters 1914 - Cardinal Giacomo Della Chiesa was elected Pope, becoming Benedict XV.   1925 - The U.S. dirigible Shenandoah, the first airship to use helium gas, ran into a…
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