Today in History

Today in History – 24 May

1543 On May 24, 1543, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus died in what is now Frombork, Poland. The father of modern astronomy, he was the first...

Today in History – 23 May

1701 At London’s Execution Dock, British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, was hanged for piracy and murder. 1805 Lord Wellesley, Governer General of India,...

Today in History – 21 May

1863 On this day The Siege of Port Hudson began under the commandership of Nathaniel Banks. Port Hudson was considered an important installation for the South since...

Today in History – 20 May

1378 Daud Shah assasinated Mujahid Shah to become the fourth Bahmani Sultan, but himself was murdered by a slave. 1399 Saint Kabir was born. 1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco de...

Today in History – 19 May

1588 A massive Spanish fleet, known as the “Invincible Armada,” set sail from Lisbon on a mission to secure control of the English Channel and...

Today in History – 18 May

1772 Janoji Bhosle, warrior in Peshwa kingdom, passed away. 1775 Warren Hastings expressed doubt on hanging Nandkumar. 1872 Bertrand Russell, great philosopher, mathematician, author and Chairman of the Indian...

Today in History – 17 May

1498 Admiral Dom Vasco-da-Gama (c.1469-1524)-I, Portuguese navigator, arrived in India. He sailed around the Cape of Good Hope to Calicut, Kerala with three vessels and...

Today in History – 16 May

1911 Pumping Station of Calcutta was commissioned at Tallah. 1929 On this day in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out its first...

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