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On This Day 16 February 2024 Friday

Sam Vikram: 2080 Purnimanta Mass: Magha Paksha: Tithi: Sukla Paksha Saptami

on this dayPanchang / पंचांगpooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्त, on this day

Virram Samvat: 2080
Shaka Samvat: 1945
Amanta Month: Magha
Purnimanta: Magha
Tithi: Sukla Paksha Saptami

On This Day

Festivals Today: Bheeshmaashtamee, Rath Saptamee
Festials Tomorrow: Durgaashtamee Vrat, Mahaananda Navamee
Day Today:
Day Tomorrow: Global Tourism Resilience Day (A/RES/77/269)”


Brahma – Feb 15 05:22 PM – Feb 16 03:17 PM
Indra – Feb 16 03:17 PM – Feb 17 01:43 PM”


Vanija: 09:29 PM – Feb 16 08:55 AM
Vishti: 08:55 AM – Feb 16 08:30 PM
Bava: 08:30 PM – Feb 17 08:16 AM”

Sunrise: 7:03
Sunset: 18:07

Moonrise: 11:05
Moonset: 1:19

pooja, pooja thali, auspicious ocassion, शुभ मुहूर्तAuspicious Time / शुभ समय

Abhijit Muhurat – 12:12 PM – 12:57 PM

Amrit Kaal – 06:21 AM – 07:57 AM

Inauspicious Time / अशुभ समय

Rahu – 11:12 AM – 12:35 PM
Yamaganda – 3:21 PM – 4:44 PM
Gulika – 8:26 AM – 9:49 AM
Dur Muhurat – 09:15 AM – 10:00 AM, 12:57 PM – 01:41 PM
Varjyam – 08:46 PM – 10:22 PM

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Today / आज

Freedom Fighters sacrificed / राष्ट्रवादियों ने बलिदान दिया था At Least/ कम से कम:

Major Historical Events

On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol, a landmark environmental treaty aimed at combating global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, officially took effect, marking a significant step forward in international efforts to address climate change.

Climate Change Control Steps- Paris Agreement

The Battle of Sobraon on February 10, 1846, concluded the First Anglo-Sikh War, showcasing the strategic prowess and resilience of the Sikh Empire against British colonial forces in one of the most fiercely contested battles of the era.

Battle of Aliwal- Part of First Anglo-Sikh War, 1945

History in Brief On This Day

  • The Vande Bharat Express, India’s pioneering high-speed train, encountered technical difficulties on its inaugural return journey from Varanasi to Delhi on February 16, 2019, highlighting the challenges of modernizing the country’s railway infrastructure.
  • The Austrian Civil War, which unfolded from February 12 to February 15, 1934, ended in a Fascist victory, altering the political landscape of Austria and setting the stage for further unrest and authoritarian rule in the years leading up to World War II.
  • On February 16, 1968, Beatles members George Harrison and John Lennon, accompanied by their wives, embarked on a journey to Rishikesh, India, to delve into the practice of transcendental meditation under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a trip that influenced their music and popularized Eastern spirituality in the West.

Anniversaries On This Day

Madhavrao Ballal of Peshwa, a prominent figure in Indian history, was born on February 16, 1745, marking a significant contribution to the Maratha empire.

Madhavrao Ballal of Peshwa: On this day 18 November 2023 E H

Shoma Anand, celebrated for her contributions to the Indian film and television industry, was born on February 16, 1958.

Arunoday Singh, known for his versatile roles in Bollywood cinema, celebrates his birthday on February 16, 1983.

John McEnroe, an iconic figure in tennis with a remarkable career, was born on February 16, 1959, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Jerome Bettis, an esteemed American football player, was born on February 16, 1972, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Cathy Freeman, an Olympic champion and a symbol of perseverance and excellence in athletics, was born on February 16, 1973, in Mackay, Queensland, Australia.

Wasim Jaffer, celebrated for his contributions to Indian cricket, was born on February 16, 1978, in Mumbai.

Valentino Rossi, a legendary motorcycle racer known for his remarkable achievements on the track, was born on February 16, 1979, in Urbino, Italy.

Diego Godín, celebrated for his leadership and defensive skills in football, was born on February 16, 1986, in Rosario, Uruguay.

Gary Carter, a revered figure in baseball, remembered for his contributions and spirit, passed away on February 16, 2012, in Culver City.

George Steele, a renowned WWE wrestler and actor known for his dynamic presence in and out of the ring, passed away on February 16, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Freedom Fighters’ sacrifice on This Day

The 1857 Uprising on 16 February: Acts of Valor and Sacrifice

  • Agah Jan, Ahdoollah, Gonshoo, Issory, Ram Bux, and Surbin Khan: These brave individuals took active roles in the 1857 uprising against British rule. Captured and charged with rebellion, they faced execution by hanging on this day in 1858, marking their ultimate sacrifice for India’s freedom.

The Bhumkal Rebellion: Tribal Resistance on this day

  • Ansu, Balcha/Barchha, Bhadru, Bhaira, Budhru, Chandu/Chandru, Dalam, Daniya, Doda Peda, Harma Muria, Jogi, Kindariya/Kondariya, Kola Majhi, Korlk, Lal Kalindra Singh, Mangtu, Mesa, Muliya, Muliya/Muchiya, Mundi Kalar, Musmi Harna, Narsimha/Narsingh, Roopdhar, Sora/Kosa, Tihru: These tribal warriors engaged in the fierce Bhumkal revolt against colonial and feudal exploitation. After a critical battle on February 16, they were captured, tried, and subjected to harsh punishments or death, underscoring their fight for tribal rights and autonomy.

Transition to the Indian National Army: A Shift of Loyalties

  • Jai Lal, Raje Ram, Ram Lal: On February 16, 1942, amidst the turmoil of World War II, these soldiers shifted allegiance from the British-Indian Army to the Indian National Army (INA) in Singapore, showcasing a pivotal moment of defiance and commitment to India’s independence struggle.

Revolutionary Actions: Surjya Kumar Sen’s Capture

  • Surjya Kumar Sen: A prominent figure in the armed resistance against British rule, Sen was captured on this day in 1933 after evading arrest multiple times. His leadership in the Chittagong armoury raid and subsequent capture highlight the relentless pursuit of freedom by Indian revolutionaries.

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