December 16 in history: Several schoolchildren killed in terror attack in Pakistan in 2014

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Bengaluru, Dec 16: Today is Tuesday, December 16, 2014. What happened on this day in history. Oneindia takes a look at history: [December 15: This day in history]


1431: Henry VI of England crowned the King of France.

1515: Affonso de Albuquerque, regarded as the real founder of Portuguese power in India, passes away.

1770: Musician Ludwig Von Beethoven was born.

1835: A fire in New York City destroys property estimated to be worth $20,000,000.

1864: Union forces under General George H. Thomas win the battle at Nashville.

1917: Science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke was born.

1921: Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation begins tunnel construction under Hooghly river.

1930: A general strike is called in support of the revolution in Spain.

1940: British troops carry out an air raid on Italian Somalia.

1944: The Battle of Bulge begins towards the end of World War II.

1949: Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung arrives at the Kremlin in Moscow.

1950: President Harry Truman declares a state of National Emergency.

1951: Salarjung Museum opens in Hyderabad.

1971: Pakistani Army surrenders to India, Bangladesh is born.

1976: Andrew Young becomes the US Ambassador to the United Nations.

1998: The United States launches a missile attack on Iraq for failing to comply with UN weapons inspectors.

2000: Kalyan Banerjee becomes the first Indian to head the Rotary Foundation,

2003: US President George W Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

2012: A 23-year-old paramedical student gangraped in a bus in New Delhi, leading to a worldwide impact. Laws undergo change in India.

2014: Over 120 children killed in a terror attack in an army school in Peshawar in Pakistan.

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