BanglaCapsule | Bangladesh History on  Nov 17

1931
Haraprasad Shastri (1853-1931), famous orientalist, Sanskrit scholar, died.
Google | Haraprasad Shastri Timeline



1952
Runa Laila, Bangladeshi singer, widely regarded as one of the popular singers in South Asia was born in Sylhet, East Bengal.
Google | Runa Laila Timeline



1974
Leftists Kazi Zafar Ahmed and Rashed Khan Menon formed the United People's Party (UPP).
Google | Kazi Zafar Ahmed Timeline



1976
Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani (1880-1976), religious personality and politician, died in Dhaka.
Google | Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani Timeline



1983
The Bangladesh National Museum was accorded the status of the national museum of Bangladesh and shifted to its present site at Shahbag.
Google | Bangladesh National Museum Timeline



1993
Bangladesh Army, in league with the Bengali settlers, massacres 29 tribals in Namiachar, Rangamati district.
Google | Bangladesh Tribes Timeline



1999
The decision to observe 21st February as the International Mother Language Day was unanimously taken at the 30th General Conference of the UNESCO.
Google | Language Movement Timeline



2001
Bareen Majumder, a noted musician and one of the pioneers in promoting classical music and founder of the first music college in the country, died.
Google | Bareen Majumder Timeline