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Death

1964-First priminister of India, Jawahar lal nehru died due to heartattack.

WAR:

  1. 1905 – Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima begins.
  2. 1940 – World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.
  3. 1941 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an “unlimited national emergency”.
  4. 1941 – World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
  5. 1942 – World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.

BirthDay

  1. 1957 – Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport
  2. 1962 – Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

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