Manipur Merger Agreement Signed, First Successful Circumlunar Mission Completed, and More


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Manipur Merger Agreement Signed, First Successful Circumlunar Mission Completed, and More

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On September 21, 1949, the Governor General of India and the Maharaja of Manipur signed a merger agreement at Shillong. The agreement granted the Government of India complete and exclusive authority, jurisdiction and powers for the “governance” and “administration” of the territory known as the State of Manipur. Here are some historic events that make September 21 a special day in world history.

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1915 | The prehistoric English monument Stonehenge was purchased by Cecil Chubb (the monument’s last private owner) for £6,600. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1937 | The Hobbit by famed author JRR Tolkien, which later became a cult classic, has been published for the first time. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1968 | The Soviet Zond 5 spacecraft landed in the Indian Ocean after the first successful circumlunar mission with two turtles on board that survived the trip. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1970 | The Soviet Luna 16 space probe left the Moon after a successful operation and then returned to Earth with the first sample of lunar soil. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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1995 | The Hindu milk miracle happened when the idols of the Hindu god Ganesh started drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths. Weeks later, scientific explanations were provided for the phenomenon. (Image: Reuters)

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2001 | Roorkee University became India’s seventh Indian Institute of Technology and was renamed IIT Roorkee. (Image: Shutterstock)

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2004 | The People’s War of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and the Maoist Communist Center of India (MCCI) officially merged into the Communist Party of India (Maoist). (Image: Shutterstock)

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2017 | The first brainless animal, the Cassiopea jellyfish, has been discovered, according to research published in “Current Biology” by Caltech scientists. (Image: Reuters)

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2020 | WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus has announced that countries representing 2/3 of the world’s population have joined his COVAX vaccine distribution initiative to deliver 2 billion doses worldwide. (Image: Reuters)

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2021 | World leaders at the UN addressed climate change with Joe Biden pledging to double financial aid to developing countries and Chinese President Xi Jinping declaring that China would stop coal projects overseas. (Image: Reuters)


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