March 23: 15 events from this day in history
We list down famous events took place in history on March 23
While every day has its importance in history, there are some days which have a series of major events that make it memorable in some ways or the other. Similarly, the 23 day of March has its own series of events which have changed history in a way that they gave in to new beginnings in the world, like the hanging of Bhagat Singh.
On this day and this year, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, who joined the Satyagraha at the age of 10, was born in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh. He was awarded a doctorate from Germany and he was also the Chairman of the then Congress in 1935.
Revolutionary Bhagat Singh and his associates Rajguru and Sukhdev fought the British in the Indian independence movement, On this day, they were hanged on this day.
Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani was born
On this day in 1986, the first Mahila Battalion in CRPF, the 88(M) Battalion, was created and it was a successful experiment. It was the first time that women were trained in the Central Reserve Police Force to increase the Mahila component to deal with emerging law and order situations.
On March 23, 2012, Sachin Tendulkar made a record 100 centuries in international cricket and he was the first cricketer to do so.
In the World:
The Wright Brothers finally got their airplane patent on this day and eventually, they were able to fly successfully on December 17 in 1903 itself.
British Lt. Ernest Shackleton discovered the magnetic South Pole and the expedition also achieved the first ascent of Mount Erebus, which is known to be Antarctica’s second-highest volcano.
Great Britain, on this day, denounced the United States because of its delay in joining the League of Nations.
Adolf Hitler was given power to rule by decree by the Reichstag and he ended up giving a speech to the German parliament on March 23, 1933.
On this day in 1942, the Japanese occupied the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean, when they sailed into Port Blair.
Pakistan turned to be the first Islamic republic and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was created, while still being a part of the British Commonwealth.
Taiwan witnessed the first direct presidential election and Li Teng Hui was elected as President by winning a majority of 54% of the votes cast. Following his election, missile tests were carried out by the People’s Republic of China.