1812: UK PM
British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.
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.
rule in Punjab
The President’s rule was imposed
in Punjab for the eighth time amid increased insurgency.
1998: India tests
India executed a series of nuclear weapons tests sparking international protests over fears of nuclear conflict.
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