This Day in History – October 21

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This Day in History- October 21

Did you know that October 21 is celebrated as Martyr’s Day nationwide in India? This day is celebrated to remember the brave policemen who sacrificed their lives while performing their duties.  Every day as we live, we create history for the future generations to follow. These events are responsible for deciding the course of our lives ahead. October 21 is one such day that is remembered for the events that have taken place on this day in history. To know more about these important events of October 21, read through the blog.

What Happened in India on October 21?

1943- Announcement of  Provisional Government of Free India
On October 21, 1943 Subhas Chandra Bose announced the Provisional Government of Free India

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 21

1921 – Warren G Harding delivered the 1st speech against lynching
Warren G Harding delivered the 1st speech by a sitting US President against lynching in the deep south
1931 – Coup d’etat attempt
Coup d’etat attempt was launched by a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army.
1945 – French Women vote for the first time
French Women voted for the first time during the 1945 French legislative elections.
1950 – Korean War
Heavy Fighting between Australian and British forces during the Battle of Yongju.
1956 – Mau Mau uprising defeated
The Mau Mau uprising in Kenya was defeated

Credits : The Cold War

1981 – Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece
Andreas Papandreou became the  Prime Minister of Greece, which marked the end of an almost 50-year-long system of power dominated by conservative forces
1983 – ‘Metre’ defined
Metre was defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

2005 – Images of dwarf planet Eris captured
Images of dwarf planet Eris captured and subsequently used in documenting its discovery.

Credits : V101 Science

2019 – End of 2019 Canadian Federal Elections
End of 2019 Canadian Federal Elections which resulted in incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remaining in office.

Famous Birthdays

1833 – Alfred Nobel
Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.

1931 – Shammi Kapoor
Shammi Kapoor was an Indian film actor and director.

1956 – Carrie Fisher
Carrie Frances Fisher was an American actress and writer. Fisher is known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films.

Credits : TheEllenShow

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 21. 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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