New Delhi: 19th day of the sixth month of the year is special in the history of the country and the world for many reasons. This day is recorded in history as the birthday of big political figures of two countries. However, despite being born in the prominent political families of their respective countries, the circumstances and work of these two are completely different. Rahul Gandhi, the president of the Indian National Congress, India’s main political party, and Aung San Suu Kyi, who fought for many years for the establishment of democracy in Myanmar and emerged as a symbol of democracy in the world, was born on June 19.

Rahul Gandhi was born on 19 June 1970 in New Delhi to former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.

Myanmar’s Iron Lady Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s father of the nation, Aung San, who was politically assassinated in 1947. Suu Kyi fought a long struggle for the establishment of democracy in Burma. He was awarded the Rafto Prize in 1990, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Award by the Government of India in 1992.

The sequence of other major events recorded on the date of June 19 in the history of the country is as follows: –

  • 1269: King Louis of France ordered all Jews to wear a special badge.
  • 1716: Banda Singh Bahadur, a famous Sikh soldier who broke the illusion of being invincible of the Mughals, was tortured to death on the orders of Emperor Farrukhsiyar.
  • 1843: Kal Marx, author and sociologist of ‘Das Kapital’, married.
  • 1910: The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Washington.
  • 1945: Birth of Aung San Suu Kyi, who awakened democracy in Myanmar.
  • 1947: Birth of Salman Rushdie, the famous British-Indian author and novelist.
  • 1948: The Soviet Union closes the roads leading to West Berlin.
  • 1970: Birth of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
  • 1981: India successfully launched its geostationary satellite Apple.
  • 1991: The Soviet Union liberated Hungary from its occupation.
  • 1968: 50,000 people demonstrated for economic justice under the leadership of Martin Luther King.
  • 2005: Oprah Winfrey ranked first in the list of the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world by Forbes magazine.

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