1812: UK PM
Spencer Perceval

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.

1927: AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, known for its annual Academy Awards, was founded. 

1965: Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000

17,000 people killed as a cyclone
and accompanying tidal wave hit the coast of Bangladesh. 

1987: President’s
rule in Punjab

The President’s rule was imposed
in Punjab for the eighth time amid increased insurgency.

1998: India tests
nuclear weapons

India executed a series of nuclear weapons tests sparking international protests over fears of nuclear conflict.

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