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Author of Amazing Grace, John Newton, Born on this Day (1725)

John Newton Spoke Out Against the Slave Trade

John Newton was born on July 24, 1725. He was a sea captain who engaged in slave trade who later rejected it as a “stain of our national character.” In 1788, he wrote a pamphlet  430 more words

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Today in History 20th July: Armstrong walks on moon

At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. 83 more words

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today in History 16th July: Atom bomb successfully tested

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico. 127 more words

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Parisian revolutionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress that had come to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, a decade of political turmoil and terror in which King Louis XVI was overthrown and tens of thousands of people, including the king and his wife Marie Antoinette, were executed.

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5th June in Dalit History - Dr. Ambedkar conferred with honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Columbia University

2nd June 1915: Dr. Ambedkar passed M.A. examination from Columbia University

Dr. Ambedkar passed M.A. examination from Columbia University (New York) with major in economics. The other subjects were sociology, history, philosophy, anthropology and politics. 1,036 more words

Dr B R Ambedkar

30th May (1936) in Dalit History - Bombay Presidency Conversion Conference

Bombay Presidency Conversion Conference was held on 30th May 1936.

Bombay Presidency Conversion Conference (Mumbai Elaka Mahar Panshad) of Mahars was held at Naigaum (Dadar) to sound their opinion on the issue of Conversion. 37 more words

Dr B R Ambedkar