BanglaCapsule | Bangladesh History on  May 08

1924 Kalim Sharafi, renowned Rabindra Sangeet exponent and cultural revolutionary, was born in Birbhum, West Bengal.
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1931 Rawshan Jamil (1931-2002), dancer and actress, was born at Rokanpur in Dhaka district.
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1966 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is arrested under the Defence of Pakistan Rules. In the following days, his close associates Tajuddin Ahmed, Syed Nazrul Islam and others are taken into custody as well.
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1999 200 people were feared dead when a river ferry boat sank. About 100 people were rescued or swam to shore.
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2004 In Bangladesh Ahsanullah Master, a member of the main opposition Awami League, was killed.
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2008 US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard A Boucher arrives in Dhaka to discuss with the caretaker government high-ups the progress on the electoral roadmap.
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2013 A fire fed by huge piles of acrylic products used to make sweaters killed 8 people at the Tung Hai Sweater factory in the Mirpur district of Dhaka.
Google | Fire in Bangladesh Timeline