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TODAY IN HISTORY - AUGUST 8



• 1555 – Death day of Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (Birth on 1494)


• 1942 – Quit India Movement is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mohandas Gandhi's call for swaraj or complete independence.

• 1946 – First flight of the Convair B-36, the world's first mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the first bomber with intercontinental range.

• 1912 – Birth day of Prabhu Lal Bhatnagar,  was an Indian mathematician known for his contribution to the Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook operator used in Lattice Boltzmann methods. (Death on October 5, 1976)

• 1921 – Birth day of  Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian pathologist and academic (Death on 2001)

• 1989 – Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.




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