August 08 – Today in Indian History

  • 1509 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India
  • 1609 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei‘s telescope
  • 1786 US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
  • 1925 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
  • 1974 US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day
  • 1988 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war

Author: Manjushree Sudheendra

I am Manjushree Sudheendra studying in 10th Standard in St. Teresa's School, Santacruz, Mumbai

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