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Today in History – 31 December

1560 Akbar's Vajir-E-Ajam 'Bairam Khan' was assassinated at Patan, Gujarat by an Afghan assassin Mubarak Khan Lohani ( whose father was slain by Bairam Khan)...

Today in History – 16 December

16 December 1515 Affonso de Albuquerque, who is regarded as the real founder of Portuguese power in India, died at the age of 73 years. 16...

Today in History – 15 December

1675 Guru Tegh Bahadur was beheaded in Delhi by Aurangzeb for his refusal to embrace him. 1749 Shahu Chattrapati, the grandson of Shivaji, died. 1803 East India Company captured...

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...

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