Aug 16 in history: French India territories are officially handed over to New Delhi and more

From first issue of Sports Illustrated hitting the newsstands to voters in Bermuda rejecting independence from Great Britain, we have it all.

Let's dive in today's history.

1858

First Transatlantic Telegraph is sent by Queen Victoria to US President Buchanan

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1954

First issue of Sports Illustrated hits the newsstands

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1962

French India territories are officially handed over to New Delhi

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1995

Voters in Bermuda reject independence from Great Britain

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2012

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador

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