On this day:

1971: A speech by Bangladesh’s founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman helps spark the Bangladesh war of independence. East Pakistan, later became Bangladesh, and West Pakistan, which became present-day Pakistan.

1926: The first two-way transatlantic telephone takes place The conversation between the post office in London and Bell Laboratories in New York was established using a short-wave radio signal.

Born on this day:

1970: Rachel Weisz: English actress

1960: Ivan Lendl: Czech tennis player

Gone on this day:

1999: Stanley Kubrick: American director

1952: Paramahansa Yogananda: Indian Guru