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Today in History – 7 December

43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician was assassinated in Formiae 1782 Hyder Ali, the warrior of Mysore, passed away in a camp near Chittur. 1825 First...

Today in History – 5 December

1657 Murad proclaimed himself Emperor of India. 1865 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery 1943 The Indian city of Calcutta (now Kolkata) was attacked...

Today in History – 4 December

1534 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad 1791 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published 1796 Bajirao became the second Peshwa. 1829 Britain abolished Sati Pratha in...

Today in History – 3 December

1790 Lord Cornwallis took away the regulation power from Nawab Murshidabad and Sadar Nizamat was removed from Adalat in Calcutta. 1882 Nandalal Bose, the great Indian painter,...

Today in History – 2 December

1552 Father Francis Xavier (1506-1552), Portuguese Jesuit priest, died. He started his mission by training and employing native clergy in conversion efforts. He spread Christianity...

Today in History – 1 December

1964 Battle of Anvadi. 1885 Dattatreya Balkrishna Kalelkar, famous Gandhian Gujrathi litterateur, and educationist was born at Satara in Maharashtra. 1886 Raja Mahendra Pratap, great revolutionary freedom fighter, and...

Today in History – 30 November

1648 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I 1731 Beijing hit by an earthquake; about 100,000 die 1759 Alamgir was murdered by his minister Imad-ul-Mulk. 1858 Jagdish Chandra Bose, botonist and...

Today in History – 28 November

1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean 1660 The Royal Society forms in London 1821 Panama declares independence from Spain 1890 Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule died. He led...

Today in History – 27 November

1001 Sultan Mehmud of Ghazni began his first real expedition to India by defeating the Hindu King Jaipal. He won Afghanisthan and Punjab in Peshawar...

Today in History – 26 November

43 BC Second Triumvirate alliance of Roman leader Octavian (later Caesar Augustus), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony formed 1778 British explorer Captain James Cook discovers Maui...
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