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    On This Day: Asha Bhosle was born, Michelangelo's Statue of David was unveiled and more

    On This Day: Asha Bhosle was born, Michelangelo's Statue of David was unveiled and more

    On This Day: Asha Bhosle was born, Michelangelo's Statue of David was unveiled and more
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    On September 8, 1962, the Chinese made their first incursion into Indian territory after crossing the McMahon Line (Tibet-India boundary) in the Eastern sector. This marked the first acts which led to the Sino-Indian war of 1962. On the same day in 1504, Michelangelo's David was unveiled in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. It is considered a masterpiece and one of the defining works of the Renaissance. Here are some more historical events that make September 8 a special date in world history.

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    1933 |  Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle was born. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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    1941 | The Siege of Leningrad by German forces began. Russia repelled the invasion after a long-fought battle in which over a million lives were lost. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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    1952 | Famous author Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Old Man & the Sea" was published. (Image: Wikipedia)

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    1966 | The iconic TV show "Star Trek" first premiered on NBC TV. (Image: IMDB)

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    1978 | The Iranian army openly fired on Khomeini followers in Tehran, killing hundreds of people. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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    2008 | Roger Federer defeated Scotsman Andy Murray for his 5th consecutive US Open title. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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    2016 | The Giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" revealed that there are 4 species of giraffe and not just 1, as previously assumed. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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    2018 | Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese female to win a Grand Slam singles final at the US Open after she beat Serena Williams. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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