Today’s History 28 August: Forbes Named Mayawati Among 100 Powerful Women In The World


Today’s History: In 2008, International magazine Forbes included UP Chief Minister Mayawati among 100 powerful women in the world, while in 1896, the famous Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpuri was born.


  • Prince Charles of England and his wife Diana formally divorced in 1996
  • In 1956, England defeated Australia in cricket and captured the Ashes series.
  • Iraq declared Kuwait as its 19th province in 1990

New Delhi: The 28th day of the eighth month of the year is going to be remembered by former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati as it is the day when ‘Forbes’, among the world’s most prestigious magazines, included her in the list of 100 most powerful women in the world did.

A series of other important events recorded in the history of the world to date are as follows: –

  • 1600: Mughals capture Ahmednagar.
  • 1845: First edition of the famous magazine Scientific American printed.
  • 1858: Birth of William James Herschel of Britain who recognizes fingerprints.
  • 1896: Birth of the famous Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpuri.
  • 1904: First car rally organized from Calcutta to Barrackpore.
  • 1914: First World War begins.
  • 1916: Italy declared war against Germany in the First World War.
  • 1922: Japan agrees to withdraw its troops from Siberia.
  • 1924: Thousands of people killed in a failed uprising against the Soviet Union in Georgia.
  • 1956: England take over Australia in cricket and capture Ashes series.
  • 1972 – General Insurance Business National Taxation Bill passed.
  • 1984: The Soviet Union conducted an underground nuclear test.
  • 1986: Bhagyashree Sathe became the first woman in India to become a grandmaster in chess.
  • 1990: Iraq declares Kuwait as its 19th province.
  • 1992: Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka made his Test debut against Australia.
  • 1996: Prince Charles of England and his wife Diana formally divorce.
  • 1999: Major Sameer Kotwal martyred in an encounter with a faction of militants in Assam.
  • 2008: International magazine Forbes included Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati among 100 powerful women in the world.
  • 2018: Manjit Singh of India won the gold medal in the men’s 800m race at the Jakarta Asian Games.
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