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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...

Today in History – 22 November

1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India 1914 Indian troops take Basra in...

Today in History – 21 November

1517 Ibrahim Lodi (1517-26) succeeded the throne of Delhi, after the death of his father Sikandar Lodi. 1791 Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to General and appointed...

Today in History – 20 November

1572 Akbar responded with alacrity and arrived at Ahmadabad and made adequate arrangements for its administration. 1789 New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights 1815 2nd...

Today in History – 19 November

1835 Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. She was named Manikarnika and was called 'Manu'. 1838 Keshab Chandra Sen (1838-84), nationalist leader of...

Today in History – 18 November

1477 First English dated printed book "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers" by William Caxton 1727 Maharaja Jai Singh-II of Amber laid the stone of Jaipur City....

Today in History – 17 November

1525 James Todd, researcher and writer of Rajput history, passed away. 1857 Sir Colin Campbell, British Army Officer, managed to supress Indian Mutiny sepoys at Lucknow. 1921 Princes of...

Today in History – 16 November

1713 Chhatrapati Shahu appointed Balaji Vishwanath, a very remarkable man in Maratha history, as 'Peshwa'.   1860 First group of Indian worker's reached Natal, South Africa. 1921 Nearly 700 Mopalh...

Today in History – 15 November

1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco. 1621 Jahangir captured Kakda Fort. 1817 Battle of Yerwada. 1830 Ram Mohun Roy sailed for England. He was the first Indian Brahmin...

Today in History – 14 November

1681 East India Company declared Bengal as a seperate presidency. 1889 Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India, was born. To commemorate his birthday, this day is...

Today in History – 13 November

1642 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament. 1780 Shikh leader Maharaja Ranjit Singh, also known as Lion of Punjab, was born...

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...