History of 23rd August
History of 23rd August

The day of 23 August is recorded in the history of the world with a very important event. In fact, the world’s first Bible was printed on 23 August. On 145 August 23, the German scientist Johannes Gutenberg, who created the world’s first printing machine in the city of Mines, published this Bible.

Gutenberg printed the Bible in black letters on white paper from a Latin translation of 380 CE. Three hundred copies of it were printed and sent to different cities. A copy of it reached America in 1847, which is now preserved in the New York Public Library.

A series of other important events recorded on the date of 23 August in the history of the country are as follows: –

1456: Johannes Gutenberg of Germany printed the first copy of the Bible in the modern-day world’s first printing press, which became known as the Gutenberg Bible.

1821: Mexico declares independence.

1922: Revolt in Morocco against Spain.

1939: Signed a treaty between the then Soviet Union and Germany not to attack each other.

1947: Vallabhbhai Patel was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the country.

1976: Earthquake in China kills thousands.

1979: Iranian army opens front against Kurds.

1986: Bombay’s Shambhu Apashnea holds the world record by winning the longest typing marathon.

1990: East and West Germany declared to be one on 3 October.

1990: Armenia declares independence.

1995: The country’s first cellular phone was commercially introduced in Calcutta.

1997: Mississippi University Medical Center received turmeric patent four years ago.

1999: Dialogue resumes between Israel and Palestine on issues related to recognition.

2003: At least 21 people died in a spacecraft in Brazil before it exploded before launch.

2003: Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf announced that Pakistan would maintain a minimum protective weapon.

2007: 30 manuscripts of the Rig Veda were added to the UNESCO World Memory Register.

2007: Pakistan’s Supreme Court allows former Pakistan Chief Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is leading an exiled life, to return home.

2011: Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences discover the origin of the Brahmaputra and Indus rivers and complete an extensive satellite study of the length of their route.

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