Today’s History: Establishment of Indian Museum, birth of Khushwant Singh… know the major events of February 2
1953: Formation of All India Khadi and Cottage Industries Board.
1955: India and the Soviet Union signed an agreement in New Delhi and agreed to establish a steel plant with a production capacity of one million tonnes in India.
1971: Idi Amin declared himself the President of Uganda.
1990: South African President FWD de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress for the past 30 years, paving the way for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and the end of apartheid.
1994: Cyclone ‘Gerald’ wreaked havoc in Madagascar. Lakhs of people were rendered homeless and property was badly damaged.
2007: The world’s leading climate scientists said that global warming has begun, which will not be stopped for centuries.
2008: French President Nicolas Sarkozy married former model Carla Bruni.
2009: Hillary Clinton was sworn in as US Secretary of State.