Published: Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23

This Day in History

1931
Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for murder during the Indian struggle for independence.

1940
The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.

1956
Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)

1978
The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.

1996
Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

2003
Battle of Nasiriyah, first major conflict during the invasion of Iraq.