BanglaCapsule | Bangladesh History on  Feb 23

1909 Bishuddhananda Mahathera (1909-1994), Buddhist scholar and social worker, was born in the village of Hoarapara in Raozan upazila of Chittagong district.
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1913 Pratulchandra Sorcar, a.k.a. PC Sorcar (1913-1971), magician, was born in the village of Ashekpur in Tangail district.
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1947 Hakim Habibur Rahman (1881-1947), Unani physician, litterateur, journalist, politician, died.
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1948 Direndra Nath Dutta, a Bengali opposition member, moves a resolution in the first session of Pakistan's Constituent Assembly for recognizing Bengali as a state language along with Urdu and English.
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1952 A broad-based All-Party Committee of Action (APCA) decides to observe a general strike on February 25, 1952 to protest the government's actions.
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1952 A complete general strike is spontaneously observed, despite the resolution by the Provincial Assembly. The Pakistan government again responds with repressive measures.
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1952 The students of Medical College erect overnight a Shahid Minar (Martyr's Memorial) at the place where Barkat was shot to commemorate the supreme sacrifices of the students and general population. Shahid Minar later became the rallying symbol for the Bengalis.
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1969 Sheikh Mujib was accorded a reception at Racecourse Maidan after coming out of jail under Pakistani government which was attended by around 5 lakh people where he was given the title of 'Bangabandhu'. The slogan 'Joy Bangla' was also born there.
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2005 Bangladesh government banned militant extremist group Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) along with its offshoot Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB).
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2006 85 people killed in blaze from a fire at a textile mill in the south-eastern port city of Chittagong.
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