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Bangladesh - Notable Historical Events

George HarrisonJul 30, 1971

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Bangladesh - Historical Events
Date Event
1876-10-31

Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), resulting in over 200,000 human deaths.

1952-02-21

Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)

1963-05-28

Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed

1965-05-11

Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000

1965-12-15

3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh

1970-11-12

240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die

1970-11-12

Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),

1971-03-26

Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence

1971-04-17

People's Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman

1971-07-30

George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"

1971-08-01

George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

1971-12-16

Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan

1971-12-17

Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting

1972-01-10

Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK

1972-01-11

East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh

1972-03-19

India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty

1972-04-19

Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth

1972-11-04

Bangladesh adopts constitution

1972-12-16

Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect

1973-03-07

Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh

1973-07-25

George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album

1974-02-24

Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh

1974-08-15

Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed

1975-08-15

Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed

1975-09-01

All political parties forbidden in Bangladesh

1976-12-01

Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president

1977-04-21

Zia ur-Rahman appointed president of Bangladesh

1979-02-18

Pres Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh

1981-05-30

Bangladesh Pres Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers

1985-05-24

-25) cyclone hits Bangladesh; about 10,000 die

1985-05-25

Cyclone ravages Bangladesh; 11,000 killed

1986-04-14

Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200

1986-05-25

Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed

1987-08-23

Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s

1988-11-30

Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed

1988-12-01

596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless

1989-04-27

Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500

1991-04-29

Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless

1991-04-30

In Bangladesh a cyclone killed over 131,000 & left 9 million homeless

1992-06-23

"Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh

1992-06-26

India leases Tin Bigha corridor to Bangladesh

1993-12-17

Bangladesh moslem call for murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin

1994-08-20

Ferry boat sinks at Chandpur Bangladesh, 300-350 killed

1994-12-29

Bangladesh government of Zia resigns

1996-05-13

Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.

1996-09-15

Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final

2007-11-15

A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

2009-02-25

BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 People are being killed, including more than 50 Army officials, by Bangladeshi Boarder Guards inside its headquarter.

2010-01-28

Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh hanged: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed.

2012-03-13

110 people are killed and 63 are missing after a ferry collides with an oil tanker near Dhaka, Bangladesh

2012-08-11

13 people are killed and 15 injured by a lightning strike at a Mosque in Bangladesh

2013-02-08

100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka

2013-02-28

35 people are killed in violent demonstrations across Bangladesh

2013-03-23

20 people are killed and 200 are injured by a tornado in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh

2013-04-24

256 people are killed and 1,000 are injured after a building collapses Savar Upazila, Bangladesh

2016-03-13

Bangladesh bank says hackers tried to steal $951 million

2016-07-02

Bangladesh PM says 13 hostages rescued from Dhaka cafe, some killed

2016-07-02

Gunmen take at least 20 foreign hostages in Bangladesh

2016-09-04

Bangladesh hangs Islamist tycoon Mir Quasem Ali

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Bangladesh - Birthdays
Date Event
1919-04-29

Alla Rakha, The Concert for Bangladesh

1922-02-27

Jacky Kelso, The Concert for Bangladesh

1922-03-17

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)

1926-09-01

Abdur Rahman Biswas, President of Bangladesh

1927-04-08

Ollie Mitchell, The Concert for Bangladesh

1930-02-01

Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh

1931-02-28

Iajuddin Ahmed, Bikrampur, British Raj, President (Bangladesh, 2002-2009), (d. 2012)

1931-12-18

Allen Klein, The Concert for Bangladesh

1936-04-25

Saul Swimmer, The Concert for Bangladesh

1949-03-12

Mike Gibbins, The Concert for Bangladesh

1962-11-26

Chuck Finley, The Concert for Bangladesh

Bangladesh - Deaths
Date Event
1981-05-30

Ziaur Rahmen, pres of Bangladesh, is assassinated

1993-01-10

Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death

1996-03-05

Khundaqar Mushtaq Amhed, president of Bangladesh (1975), dies

2000-02-03

Alla Rakha, The Concert for Bangladesh

2000-12-20

Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)

2005-10-04

Mike Gibbins, The Concert for Bangladesh

2007-03-03

Saul Swimmer, The Concert for Bangladesh

2009-07-04

Allen Klein, The Concert for Bangladesh

2012-04-28

Jacky Kelso, The Concert for Bangladesh

2013-05-11

Ollie Mitchell, The Concert for Bangladesh


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