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1/Jan/1881 Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes
2/Jan/1947 Lord Bevin commented that with half of the population of beggars and thieves, India is ungovernable Nation
3/Jan/1925 Benito Mussolini announces he will become dictator of Italy
4/Jan/1847 Arms Manufacturer Samuel Colt Sells Revolvers to the Texas Rangers
5/Jan/1996 Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba
6/Jan/1929 Mother Teresa Arrives in India
7/Jan/1999 US President Bill Clinton’s Trial For Impeachment Began In The Senate
8/Jan/1025 Mehmud of Ghazni completely destroyed the Temple of Somnath
9/Jan/2007 Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone
10/Jan/1892 Wildemar Haffkine, innoculated himself with vaccine against Plague publicly to demonstrate the harmlessness of the product
11/Jan/630 The Prophet Muhammad Conquers Mecca
12/Jan/1967 Dr. James Bedford is cryonically preserved, the first person to be suspended for the sake of waking up in the future
13/Jan/1930 “Mickey Mouse” comic strip 1st appears
14/Jan/1761 Third Battle of Panipat: Ahmed Shah Abdali, the ruler of Afghanistan, defeats the Marathas
14/Jan/3102BC Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga
15/Jan/2001 Wikipedia Goes Online
16/Jan/1945 Hitler descends into his bunker
17/Jan/1929 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip “Thimble Theater”
18/Jan/1886 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England
19/Jan/1977 World’s largest crowd–12.7 million–gather for Indian religious festival ‘Kumbh Mela’
20/Jan/1885 LaMarcus Thompson patents the roller coaster
21/Jan/1952 Indian National Congress party wins the 1st General Election of India under the ledearship of Jawaharlal Nehru
22/Jan/1506 The Swiss Guards Arrive at the Vatican
23/Jan/1977 Janata Party was formed
24/Jan/1972 Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese soldier unaware World War II is over, is found on the island of Guam after hiding for 28 years
25/Jan/1565 Battle at Talikota – the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar’s army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
26/Jan/1788 Australia Day
27/Jan/1921 The Imperial Bank of India (State Bank of India) came into existence
28/Jan/1986 Challenger explodes
29/Jan/1967 The “ultimate high” of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco
30/Jan/1969 The Beatles perform in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records in London
31/Jan/1865 The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, banning slavery
1/Feb/1884 The first fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published
2/Feb/1852 1st British public men’s toilet opens
3/Feb/1815 World’s 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
4/Feb/2004 Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg
5/Feb/1958 A hydrogen bomb is lost by the United States Air Force near Savannah, Georgia
6/Feb/1935 “Monopoly” board game goes on sale for 1st time
7/Feb/1914 Charlie Chaplin debuts “The Tramp” in “Kid Auto Races at Venice”
8/Feb/1943 Subhashchandra Bose started his journey to Japan from Germany in a submarine
9/Feb/1895 The sport of volleyball is created in Massachusetts
10/Feb/1996 The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats chess champion Garry Kasparov for the first time
11/Feb/1990 Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison near Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years behind bars
12/Feb/ 1994 Art thieves snatch world’s best-known paintings Scream
13/Feb/1633 Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for trial after publishing his thoughts on heliocentrism
14/Feb/1876 Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray Apply for Patents on the Telephone
15/Feb/399 Philosopher Socrates sentenced to death
16/Feb/1659 1st known cheque (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
17/Feb/1936 “Phantom” cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
18/Feb/1930 Clyde Tombaugh Discovers Pluto
19/Feb/1985 William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital
20/Feb/1947 Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India
21/Feb/ 1848 The Communist Manifesto is Published for the First Time
22/Feb/1991 US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
23/Feb/1980 Prakash Padukone becomes the first Indian to win All-England Badminton Championship
24/Feb/1938 Du Pont begins commercial production of nylon toothbrush bristles
25/Feb/ 1932 Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident
26/Feb/1815 Napoleon Bonaparte Escapes from Elba
27/Feb/1931 Chandrashekhar Azad shot himself to avoid British police arrest at Alfred Park, Allahabad
28/Feb/1935 Wallace Carothers invents nylon at the DuPont Experimental Station near Wilmington, Delaware
29/Feb/1904 Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7-man Panama Canal Commission to proceed with completing a canal at the Isthmus
1/Mar/1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
2/Mar/1952 Sindri Fertilizer Factory, Bihar, the first Government owned company, formally inaugurated by Nehru
3/Mar/78 Shaliwahan Shaka Hindu Calender started
4/Mar/1961 First Indian aircraft carrier naval fighter vessel ”I.N.S. Vikrant” was commissioned in Belfast
5/Mar/1616 Nicolaus Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium is banned by the Catholic Church
6/Mar/1869 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society
7/Mar/321 Constantine declares dies Solis Invicti (“Invincible Sun-day”) to be the day of rest throughout the Roman Empire
8/Mar/1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded
9/Mar/1858 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
10/Mar/1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
11/Mar/1953 American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn’t go off due to 6 safety catches
12/Mar/1894 Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time
13/Mar/1781 William Herschel Discovers Uranus
14/Mar/1994 Linux 1.0.0 released
15/Mar/1564 Akbar removed ‘jizya’ or toll-tax for his non-Muslim subjects
16/Mar/1830 London’s re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)
17/Mar/1955 Indian Standard’s Institute started working to control the quality of Indian products and the ISI mark was issued
18/Mar/1922 Mahatma Gandhi sentenced by British authorities to six years in prison for sedition
19/Mar/1944 Azad Hind Fauj hoisted the National Flag for the first time in North East India
20/Mar/1916 Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity
21/Mar/1977 Internal Emergency, promulgated on June 25, 1975, withdrawn by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
22/Mar/1739 Nadir Shah’s persian forces onslaught Delhi
23/Mar/1857 The First Otis Elevator is Installed in New York City
24/Mar/1944 A prison break at Stalag Luft III occurs, later providing the inspiration for the 1963 movie The Great Escape
25/Mar/1896 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece
26/Mar/1484 William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
27/Mar/1668 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company for just 10 pounds of gold a year
28/Mar/1797 Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
29/Mar/1857 Sepoy Mangal Pandey shot the first bullet of 1857 Indian mutiny in the barracks of Barrackpur against British Empire
30/Mar/1981 Attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan
31/Mar/1889 The Eiffel Tower Opens
1/Apr/1869 Income Tax was imposed
2/Apr/1845 H L Fizeau & J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun
3/Apr/1933 The Marquis of Clydesdale Leads the First Flight Over Mount Everest
4/Apr/1975 Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
5/Apr/1663 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj attacked Shahistekhan at Pune
6/Apr/1924 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
7/Apr/1827 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
8/Apr/1879 Milk is Sold in Glass Bottles for the First Time
9/Apr/1957 Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
9/Apr/1967 The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight
10/Apr/1815 Mount Tambora in Indonesia Begins Erupting
11/Apr/1970 Apollo 13, the only mission bound for the moon to be launched and not reach its target, takes off from Cape Canaveral
12/Apr/1992 The 350-tonne Buddha statue salvaged from the Hussain Sagar where it had sunk in 1990
13/Apr/1919 Amritsar Massacre, Jallian Wala Bagh
14/Apr/1659 Aurangzeb defeated his brother Dara Shukoh to capture the throne of Delhi
15/Apr/1922 Banting, MacLeod & Best discover insulin
16/Apr/1990 The “Doctor of Death”, Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide
17/Apr/1986 The Three Hundred and Thirty-Five Years’ War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends
18/Apr/1951 Vinoba Bhave initiated Bhoodan movement
19/Apr/1975 India’s first satellite successfully launched into a near earth orbit
20/Apr/1862 Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard Begin Tests of Pasteurization
21/Apr/1959 Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16′ 10″ white shark
22/Apr/1970 Earth Day is celebrated for the first time
23/Apr/1616 William Shakespeare Dies in Stratford-upon-Avon
24/Apr/1967 Cosmonaut Vladimir Komorov becomes the first human casualty of a mission to space
25/Apr/1928 Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank
26/Apr/1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Russia) Experiences a Meltdown
27/Apr/1981 Xerox PARC Introduces the Mouse
28/Apr/2001 Dennis Tito, becomes the first space tourist by joining the crew of Soyuz TM-32 aboard the International Space Station
29/Apr/1971 A commemorative stamp was issued by the Postal Department in the honour of Raja Ravi Verma
30/Apr/1993 CERN announces World Wide Web protocols developed by Tim Berners-Lee will be free to the public
1/May/1926 Jim Corbett killed the notorious man-eating leopard of Rudraprayag at Gulabrai village
2/May/2011 A night raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan by American special operations kills Osama bin Laden
3/May/1913 India’s first fully indigenous silent four-reel feature film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was released
4/May/1783 Tipu Sultan was enthroned as the ruler of Mysore
5/May/1905 The Stratton Brothers Case, the first to use fingerprint evidence in rendering a murder conviction, opens in London
6/May/1840 1st postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain)
7/May/1824 Beethoven, a deaf music composer’s, 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
7/May/1907 The First Electric Tramway service commenced in Bombay (Mumbai)
8/May/1945 World War II Officially Ends in Europe, Leading to Massive “V-E Day” Celebrations
9/May/1950 The Schuman Declaration, a proposal for a unified Europe by French diplomat Robert Schuman, is issued
10/May/1901 Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, in the hall of the Royal Society, London, proved that “plants and animal have similar touch sense”
11/May/868 A manuscript of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, the oldest confirmed printing date in the world
12/May/1666 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj meet Aurangzeb and was arrested
13/May/1648 Construction of the Red Fort at Dehli was completed
14/May/1796 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
15/May/1718 James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world’s 1st machine gun
16/May/1866 Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer
17/May/1902 Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer
18/May/1912 Shree Pundalik, movie was released which is one of the candidates for the first Indian film
19/May/2001 Apple Inc. Opens its First Retail Store
20/May/1498 Vasco da Gama Arrives in India
21/May/1904 Federation Internationale de Football Association (Soccer) forms in Paris
22/May/1892 Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
23/May/1949 Federal Republic of Germany is Established
24/May/1830 “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” is published
25/May/1915 The Satyagraha Ashram: (Also known as the Sabarmati Ashram) was founded
26/May/1897 The classic novel Dracula goes on sale in London
27/May/1895 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
28/May/1937 Volkswagen is founded
29/May/1936 Gandhi’s eldest son creates a controversy as he converts to the Muslim faith
30/May/1981 The president of Bangladesh, Zia ur Rahman, is assassinated
31/May/1859 The Big Ben Is Inaugurated
1/Jun/1929 ‘Prabhat Film Company’ founded at Kolhapur
2/Jun/1858 Donati Comet 1st seen named after it’s discoverer
3/Jun/1946 The first bikini swimsuit is displayed in Paris
4/Jun/1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre Takes Place
5/Jun/1966 Indian rupee devalued by 36.5 percent
6/Jun/1850 Levi Strauss make his 1st pair of blue jeans
7/Jun/1984 Indian Army troops stormed the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest of Sikh shrines
8/Jun/1936 All India Radio was established
9/Jun/1900 Birsa Munda, freedom fighter and leader, died in Ranchi Jail
10/Jun/323 BCE The Death of Alexander the Great
11/Jun/1928 Alfred Hitchcock’s 1st film, “Case Of Jonathan Drew,” is released in US
12/Jun/1975 Allahabad court voids Indira Gandhi’s election as premier, citing corruption at New Delhi
13/Jun/1325 Sheik Ibn Battuta begins 1st world trip, Tangiers to Mecca
14/Jun/1913 The South African Government pass the Immigration Act triggering widespread agitation led by Gandhiji
14/Jun/1834 Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
15/Jun/1878 1st attempt at motion pictures done to see if all 4 of a horse’s hooves leave the ground
16/Jun/1911 IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York
17/Jun/1631 Mumtaz Mahal Dies During Childbirth
18/Jun/1858 Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi Dies While Fighting the British Troops near Gwalior
19/Jun/1978 Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut
20/Jun/1916 SNDT, Indian first Women’ s University was established in Pune by D.K. Karve
21/Jun/1576 Mughal army defeated Rana Pratapsingh in the battle of Haldighat
22/Jun/1897 The Chapekar brothers shot British Officer Rand in Pune
23/Jun/1985 Air India Boeing 747 ‘Kanishka’ Crashes into the Atlantic Ocean
24/Jun/1947 Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington
25/Jun/1983 India Wins the Prudential World Cup in England
26/Jun/1284 Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away
27/Jun/1967 The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield, London
28/Jun/1846 Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax
29/Jun/1995 US shuttle docks with Russian space station
30/Jun/1965 Cease-fire was agreed under UN auspices between India and Pakistan, who signed treaty to stop the war at Rann of Kutch
1/Jul/1979 Sony introduces ‘Walkman’
2/Jul/1972 Shimla Treaty’ was singed between Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Pakistani counterpart Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
3/Jul/1886 Karl Benz drives the first automobile
4/Jul/1999 The Indian Army recaptured Tiger Hill and hoisted the tricolour atop the 16,500 ft. peak
5/Jul/1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
6/Jul/1885 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
7/Jul/1901 J. Watsan Harod started a branch of Gramophone Company at Calcutta
8/Jul/1951 Paris celebrates 2,000th birthday
9/Jul/1877 Wimbledon tournament begins
10/Jul/1806 The Vellore Mutiny Breaks Out against the British
11/Jul/1979 Skylab crashes to Earth
12/Jul/1961 Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams
13/Jul/1830 The Scottish Church College is Established by Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Alexander Duff
14/Jul/1995 A revolutionary new technology is christened “MP3”
15/Jul/1916 Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
16/Jul/1856 Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar, on the request of Governor Lord Canning, instituted a law announcing the right of Hindu widows for re-marriage
17/Jul/1955 Disneyland Opens
18/Jul/1925 Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (My Struggle)
19/Jul/64 Nero’s Rome burns
20/Jul/1969 Armstrong walks on moon
21/Jul/1947 The National Flag Is Adopted by the Constituent Assembly
22/Jul/1933 Wiley Post Arrives in New York After Flying Around the Globe Alone
23/Jul/1829 William Austin Burt patents “typographer” (typewriter)
24/Jul/1911 Machu Picchu is Found Again
25/Jul/1978 World’s first “test tube baby” born
26/Jul/2005 Mumbai receives 99.5cm of rain within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days
27/Jul/1994 The Parliament votes to ban pre-natal sex determination
28/Jul/1945 Plane crashes into Empire State Building
29/Jul/1979 Rain Day – Waynesburg’s Claim to Fame
30/Jul/1930 The First Football World Cup Crowns a Champion in Montevideo, Uruguay
31/Jul/1861 9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji becomes a world record
1/Aug/1916 Annie Besant starts the Home Rule League
2/Aug/1943 Japanese forces attack PT boat with Kennedy on board
3/Aug/1492 Christopher Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue
4/Aug/1954 Apsara, India’s first large scale Atomic Energy Nuclear Reactor and first in the East World, was commissioned in Trombay
5/Aug/1962 Marilyn Monroe is found dead
6/Aug/1945 Hiroshima Day
7/Aug/1947 BEST services were started by Mumbai Mahanagarpalika
8/Aug/1942 ‘Britishers Quit India’, this resolution was announced in public at Bombay Congress Session
9/Aug/1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete
10/Aug/1930 In the ‘Gandhi Cap Case’ in Guntur, the magistrate prohibits wearing of Gandhi caps within a five-mile radius of the town
11/Aug/1908 Khudiram Bose, a Bengali revolutionary in India’s struggle for freedom, was hanged
12/Aug/30 B.C. Cleopatra Commits Suicide as Octavian Advances on Alexandria
13/Aug/1943 Chintamanrao Deshmukh was first Indian to be appointed Governor of Reserve Bank
14/Aug/1980 Centre nationalizes Maruti company
15/Aug/1982 Doordarshan’s national programme and the first nationwide colour transmission started by Delhi Doordarshan
16/Aug/1958 Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, wins the Top Five Awards at the Vancouver Film Festival
17/Aug/1947 The Radcliffe Line, the border between the Union of India and the Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
18/Aug/1227 Genghis Khan dies
19/Aug/1900 Start of the one & only Olympic cricket match, in Paris
20/Aug/1828 Brahmo Samaj, the first movement to initiate religio-social reforms, was founded by Ram Mohan Roy in Calcutta
21/Aug/1770 James Cook Declares Eastern Australia for Great Britain
22/Aug/1639 Madras (now Chennai) is Founded by the East India Company
23/Aug/1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
24/Aug/79 Mount Vesuvius erupts devastating the prosperous Roman cities of Pompeii
25/Aug/1997 Konkan Railway line in Goa, except for a short stretch between Pernem and Maharashtra border, becomes operational
26/Aug/1303 Padmini, the beautiful queen along with several hundred females sacrificed herself in fire (Jouhar Pratha)
27/Aug/1604 Guru Granth Sahib was established in the Golden Temple of Amritsar
28/Aug/1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I have a dream speech” adressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial
29/Aug/1831 Michael Faraday demonstrates 1st electric transformer
30/Aug/1773 Peshwa Narayanrao was murdered by his uncle Raghunath Rao
31/Aug/1888 Mary Ann Nichols is Found Dead in Whitechapel, London, Launching the Legend of Jack the Ripper
1/Sep/1939 Switzerland proclaims neutrality
2/Sep/1752 Last Julian calendar day in US & Britain/British colonies
3/Sep/1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell Surpasses 300 Miles Per Hour
4/Sep/1833 Ten-year-old Barney Flaherty was the first newspaper boy in New York
5/Sep/1945 The Gouzenko Affair Ushers in the Cold War
6/Sep/1522 Victoria Sails into Port in Spain, Arriving as the First Ship to Circumnavigate the World
7/Sep/1813 United States nicknamed Uncle Sam
8/Sep/1962 The Chinese make their First Incursion into Indian Territory in the Eastern Sector
9/Sep/1915 Bagha Jatin fought a battle with the British police at Kaptipada on the banks of the Buri Balang River in Orissa
10/Sep/1960 Abebe Bikila Wins the Marathon barefoot at the Rome Summer Olympics
11/Sep/1893 Swami Vivekananda represented Hinduism at Chicago’s Parliament of the World’s Religions
12/Sep/490 BC Persian Wars – Battle of Marathon
13/Sep/1929 Jatindra Nath Das died on the 63rd day of hunger strike in Lahore Central Jail
14/Sep/1893 Celebration of ‘Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav’ (Festival of Lord Ganesha) started
15/Sep/1923 Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror
16/Sep/1959 Xerox machine came into usage
17/Sep/1953 1st successful separation of Siamese (conjoined) twins
18/Sep/1948 Operation Polo is terminated after the Indian Army Accepts the Surrender of the Nizam of Hyderabad’s Army
19/Sep/1888 World’s First Modern Beauty Pageant
20/Sep/1973 King triumphs in Battle of Sexes
21/Sep/1995 Rumors that statues of Ganesh were drinking milk spread in New Delhi
22/Sep/1965 End of second Indo-Pak war
23/Sep/1846 Astronomers Discover Neptune
24/Sep/1674 Shivaji’s second coronation
25/Sep/1906 The First Remote Control Is Demonstrated
26/Sep/1946 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
27/Sep/1925 Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh was established
28/Sep/1889 The length of a meter is defined by the General Conference on Weights and Measures
29/Sep/1959 Arati Saha swims across the English Channel – the first Asian woman to achieve this feat
30/Sep/1954 The USS Nautilus becomes the first nuclear-powered submarine
1/Oct/1909 Gandhiji wrote to Tolstoy regarding Passive Resistance movement
2/Oct/1991 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches
3/Oct/1992 Geet Sethi wins the world professional billiards championship
4/Oct/1957 The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 into space
5/Oct/1997 Dr. Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian woman to become an astronaut
6/Oct/1889 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris
7/Oct/1708 Guru Govind Singh, tenth and the last Sikh Guru, was assassinated
8/Oct/1932 The Indian Air Force comes into being
9/Oct/1855 Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor
10/Oct/1978 Rohini Khadilkar became the first woman to win the national chess championship
11/Oct/2008 Blind driver breaks land-speed record
12/Oct/1871 The First Criminal Tribes Act Takes Effect in India
13/Oct/1240 Razia Sultan, first lady ruler of Delhi throne, passed away in a battle
14/Oct/2012 Skydiver breaks sound barrier with 24-mile jump
15/Oct/1888 Gopal Ganesh Agarkar started daily newspaper ‘Sudharak’
16/Oct/1846 William T.G. Morton Demonstrates Surgical Anesthesia
17/Oct/1919 The Khilafat Movement was launched
18/Oct/2004 Indian bandit and smuggler Veerappan was killed
19/Oct/1812 Napoleon Retreats from Russia
20/Oct/1950 Chemists Archer John Porter Martin gives the first demonstration of gas chromatography
21/Oct/1854 Florence Nightingale and 38 other nurses are deployed in the Crimean War
22/Oct/2008 India’s first unmanned lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1, was launched
23/Oct/1946 The United Nations General Assembly Convenes in New York for the First Time
24/Oct/1901 First barrel ride down Niagara Falls
25/Oct/1906 US inventor Lee de Forest patents “Audion”, a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting
26/Oct/1947 Maharaja Hari Singh agrees to the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India
27/Oct/1962 The United States and Soviet Union step back from brink of nuclear war
28/Oct/1929 Dow Jones plummets 13% on Black Monday
30/Oct/1888 John J Loud patents ballpoint pen
29/Oct/1960 Muhammad Ali’s (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker
31/Oct/1517 Martin Luther Inadvertently Launches the Protestant Reformation with The Ninety-Five Theses
1/Nov/1913 Gadar Movement started at San Francisco
2/Nov/1953 Pakistan becomes Islamic republic
3/Nov/1947 Major Somnath Sharma sacrificed his life to become the First Param Vir Chakra awardee
4/Nov/2008 Barack Obama elected as America’s first black president
5/Nov/1925 Sidney Reilly, alleged “super-spy” and inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond stories, is executed by Soviet
6/Nov/1979 Ayatolla Khomeini takes over in Iran
7/Nov/1917 The October Revolution of 1917
8/Nov/1895 Wilhelm Rontgen Accidentally Discovers the X-ray
9/Nov/1938 Kristallnacht — “The Night of Broken Glass” — Occurs in Germany and Parts of Austria
10/Nov/1659 Chattarapati Shivaji Maharaj Begins the Maratha Empire at the Battle of Pratapgad
11/Nov/1918 World War I Ends at the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month
12/Nov/1969 Indira Gandhi expelled from Congress for indiscipline during President elections
13/Nov/1982 Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim causing Kim’s death on November 17 which led to significant changes in the Boxing
14/Nov/1967 Theodore Maiman, an American physicist, receives a patent for the first laser
15/Nov/1913 Ravindranath Tagore received the message that he was awarded with Noble Prize in literature for his collection of poems “Gitanjali”
16/Nov/1938 Hallucinogenic drug LSD is synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann
17/Nov/1928 Lala Lajpat Rai died after suffering grievous injuries during a lathi-charge carried out by the police
18/Nov/1727 Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Amber laid the stone of pink city of Jaipur
19/Nov/1969 Pele scores 1,000th goal
20/Nov/1985 Microsoft ships Windows 1.0
21/Nov/1905 Albert Einstein publishes a paper which was a precursor to the announcement of E = mc²
22/Nov/1988 Baba Amte wins U.N. Human Rights Award
23/Nov/1889 The world’s first jukebox begins playing tunes at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco
24/Nov/1859 Charles Darwin Publishes ‘On the Origin of Species’
25/Nov/1956 Lal Bahadur Shastri, resigns from Railway Minitery, taking moral responsibility for Ariyalur rail disaster setting a rare example for politicians
26/Nov/1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon enter the tomb of Tutankhamun, the first to do so in 3,000 years
27/Nov/1895 Inventor Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, establishing a Nobel Prize after he dies
28/Nov/1943 US President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Churchill and Soviet Chairman Stalin meet for the Tehran Conference
29/Nov/1947 U.N. votes for partition of Palestine
30/Nov/1982 Thriller by Michael Jackson, the best-selling album of all time, is released
1/Dec/1990 Chunnel makes breakthrough
2/Dec/1942 Enrico Fermi Creates a Self-Sustaining Nuclear Chain Reaction for the Manhattan Project
3/Dec/1992 Sema Group engineer Neil Papworth sends the world’s first SMS message from a computer to phone
4/Dec/1924 Gateway of India was inagurated by Lord Riding
5/Dec/1848 U.S. President James K. Polk informs the US Congress there are large amounts of gold in California, launching the Gold Rush
6/Dec/1768 Encyclopædia Britannica is published for the first time
7/Dec/1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor
8/Dec/1971 The Indian Navy Launches Operation Python on Karachi, West Pakistan
9/Dec/1942 Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis, doctor of international fame, died at Kokun village, China
10/Dec/1907 Rudyard Kipling, author of `The Jungle Book’ and `Kim’, received the Nobel prize for literature
11/Dec/1913 “Mona Lisa”, stolen from the Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
12/Dec/1901 Rabindranath Tagore established the “Barahamacharyashram”, the core of Shantiniketan
13/Dec/1903 Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone mould
14/Dec/1901 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)
15/Dec/1939 Gone with the Wind Premieres in Atlanta
16/Dec/1773 Boston Tea Party
17/Dec/1927 Bhagat Singh and Rajguru killed Sanders, Asst. Suprintendent of Police
18/Dec/1972 US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
19/Dec/1984 UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
20/Dec/1876 Bankinchrandra Chattopadhyay wrote “Vande Mataram”
21/Dec/1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuts at the Carthay Circle Theater, the world’s first full-length animated movie
22/Dec/1900 First “Mercedes” is delivered to its buyer
23/Dec/1912 In Delhi, agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion
24/Dec/1914 The “Christmas Truce” of World War I Begins
25/Dec/1651 Massachusetts General Court ordered a five shilling fine for “observing any such day as Christmas”
26/Dec/1907 In 23rd session of INC at Surat, Congress split into two groups named ‘Extremists’ and ‘Moderates’
27/Dec/1975 Coal mine explodes in Chasnala, Dhanbad
28/Dec/1885 The Indian National Congress was founded
29/Dec/1930 Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the two-nation theory
30/Dec/2006 Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed
31/Dec/1695 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax
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