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1971
in
Bangladesh

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See also: 1971 in Pakistan
1971 in East Pakistan
Other events of 1971
List of years in Bangladesh

1971 (MCMLXXI) was not a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 971st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade. The year 1971 was the year when Bangladesh achieved independence and emerged as a sovereign country.


Incumbents

Climate

Climate data for Bangladesh in 1971
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.2
(64.8)
19.8
(67.6)
24.5
(76.1)
26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81)
26.9
(80.4)
27.7
(81.9)
26.6
(79.9)
22.2
(72)
19.4
(66.9)
24.5
(76.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12.5
(0.492)
7.3
(0.287)
10.6
(0.417)
47.3
(1.862)
141.8
(5.583)
335.7
(13.217)
486.4
(19.15)
469.
(18.46)
283.
(11.14)
162.1
(6.382)
72.
(2.83)
.2
(0.008)
2,028
(79.84)
Source: Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of University of East Anglia (UEA)[1]

Events

March

  • 2 March - First hoisting of the National flag of Bangladesh (initial version) at the Dhaka University[2] by Vice President of Dhaka University Students' Union (DUCSU) leader A. S. M. Abdur Rab.
  • 26 March - Sheikh Mujib declares the independence of Bangladesh before his arrest by Pakistani Army.
  • 31 March - Kushtia resistance begins.

April

  • 10 April - Formation of a provisional Bangladesh government-in-exile.
  • 17 April - The government-in-exile takes oath at Mujibnagar.

May

July

  • 11 July - Sector Commanders Conference 1971. (to 17 July)

August

September

October

  • 13 October - Dhaka guerrillas kill Abdul Monem Khan, governor of East Pakistan.

November

  • 9 November - Six small ships constitute the first fleet of Bangladesh Navy.
  • 16 November - Battle of Ajmiriganj, an 18‑hour encounter between MB Freedom Fighters and the Pakistan army.
  • 21 November - Mitro Bahini, a joint force of Bangladesh and Indian troops formed.

December

Lieutenant-General A. A. K. Niazi, the commander of Pakistan Eastern Command, signing the instrument of surrender in Dhaka on 16 Dec 1971, in the presence of India's Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora.
  • 4 December - India officially invades East Pakistan.
  • 6 December - India becomes the first country to recognize Bangladesh. Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra radio station becomes Bangladesh Betar.
  • 7 December - Liberation of Jessore, Sylhet and the Moulovi Bazar.
  • 14 December - Selective genocide of nationalist intellectuals, liberation of Bogra.
  • 16 December - Surrender of the Pakistan army and liberation of Dhaka.
  • 22 December - The provisional government of Bangladesh arrives in Dhaka from exile.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Climate Change Knowledge Portal". The World Bank Group. Retrieved 27 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Glassie, Henry and Mahmud, Feroz.2008.Living Traditions. Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Series-II. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Dhaka. p.580
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