BanglaCapsule | Bangladesh History on  Aug 20

1976
Narayanganj Theatre, a theatre group, was established in Narayanganj to produce original plays to uphold the image of the War of Liberation.
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1979
Twenty Taka note was first issued as a currency of Bangladesh.
Google | Bangladeshi Taka Timeline



1986
(Maulana) Abdur Rashid Tarkabagish (1900-1986), politician and parliamentarian, died in Dhaka.
Google | Maulana Abdur Rashid Tarkabagish Timeline



1994
More than 200 people were believed to have drowned when a crowded ferry named M. V. Dinar sank in the Meghna River at Chandpur, about 65 miles south of Dhaka
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2002
The swollen Jamuna River broke through its mud embankments, flooding a dozen villages and cutting off thousands of residents.
Google | Jamuna River Timeline



2005
Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide strike called by the opposition to protest a wave of bombings earlier in the week linked to an Islamic extremist group.
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2008
Bangladesh prosecutors formally lodged new charges against ex-premier Sheikh Hasina Wajed over her alleged role in a 130 million dollar defense deal with Russia.
Google | Bangladesh Timeline