This Day in History – October 16

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This day in history- October 16

Every day as we live, we create history. Historical events play a huge role in defining the course of our lives. Did you know that October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day every year? This day is essentially celebrated to raise awareness among people to combat the issue of hunger and ensure healthy diets for all. Scroll down to find out more about this day in history – October 16.

What Happened in India on October 16?

1905-Partition of Bengal
October 16, 1905 is a historic day in Indian history as it witnessed the partition of Bengal on the orders of Lord Curzon.

What Happened Around the World on October 16?

  • 1934 – Long March 
    The Chinese Communists began the Long March to escape Nationalist encirclement.
  • 1939 – World War II
    Squadron RAF intercepted the first Luftwaffe raid on Britain.
  • 1940 – Holocaust in Poland
    The Warsaw Ghetto was established.
  • 1949 – End of ‘Greek Civil War’
    The Greek Communist Party announced a temporary ceasefire which marked the end of the Greek Civil War.
  • 1951 – Liaquat Ali Khan assassinated 
    The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated 
Source : British Movietone
  • 2002 – Bibliotheca Alexandrina opened 
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina opened in Egypt to commemorate the ancient library of Alexandria.
  • 2013 – Lao Airline Flight Crash
    The Lao Airline Flight crashed while approaching Pakse International Airport in Laos

Famous Birthdays

1946- Naveen Patnaik
Naveen Patnaik is an Indian politician serving. He is serving as the current and 14th Chief Minister of Odisha.

Source : India Today

1948-Hema Malini
Hema Malini is an Indian film actress, writer, director, producer, dancer and politician.

Source : BBC Hindi

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 16. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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