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Today in History – 11 November

1675 Aurangzeb executes Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur thus beginning the Sikh-Muslim feud that continues to this day. 1793 English pioneer missionary William Carey, 32, reached Calcutta five...

Today in History – 10 November

1659 Chhatrapati Shivaji killed Afzal Khan near Pratapgarh Fort. Afzal Khan was general of Adilshahi forces. Battle of Pratapgarh was the first significant military victory...

Today in History – 9 November

1236 Ruknud-din Firuz Shah, son of Emperor Iltutmish, was assassinated. 1841 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), was born. 1877 Muhammad Iqbal, Urdu poet, was born in Sialkot (now...

Today in History – 8 November

1661 Guru Har Rai passed away. Second son Har Kishan became the eighth Sikh Guru age of 5 years 4 Months. He passed away at...

Today in History – 7 November

1648 Thirty Years War ends. 1858 Bipinchandra Ramchandra Pal, a powerful revolutionary, and a journalist were born in a place called Silhat (now in Bangladesh). He was...

Today in History – 6 November

1860 Abraham Lincoln elected as the president of United States. He served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his...

Today in History – 5 November

1509 Don Francis-Di-Almeda of Portugal was succeeded as the Viceroy of Portuguese India by Affonso de Albuquerque, who is regarded as the real founder of...

Today in History – 4 November

1618 Aurangzeb, (Alamgir), the Mughal emperor (1658-1707), was born at Dohad in Gujarat. (however, his date of birth is in dispute 3/11 or 4/11 or...

Today in History – 2 November

1858 Her Majesty Queen Victoria was no longer amused with the Company's loss of control, and India came directly under the Crown of 'Princes, Chiefs...

Today in History – 29 October

539 BC King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making...
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