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TODAY IN HISTORY - AUGUST 24


• 1456 – The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed.


• 1608 – The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.

• 1908 – Birth day of Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (Martyr on 1931)

• 1918 – Birthday of Sikander Bakht, Indian field hockey player and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (Death on 2004)

• 1947 – Birth day of Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author and songwriter

• 1940 – Death day of Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, invented the Nipkow disk (Birth on 1860)




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