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 social reformer was born at Musran in U.P.

1921

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, great nationalist leader, social reformer and freedom fighter was arrested by the British police for six months and sent to jail.

1928

The first talkie film show, named as ‘British Talkies’, was released on December 1, 1928, at Globe Theatres, Calcutta.

1931

The Second Round Table conference that began in London ended. Congress was solely represented by Gandhi and Muslim League by Sir Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam, etc. Two committees were setup to carry out the work of the conference on Federal Structure and Minorities. Gandhi was the member of both committees. He claimed that being the sole representative of the Congress, he represented the whole of India. Quaid-e-Azam replied that Muslims are a separate nation. Sir Shafi demanded that the 14 points of Quaid-e-Azam be incorporated in the future constitution.

1946

Australia compiled 645 vs India at Gabba. Bradman made 187 runs.

1951

Abanindra Nath Tagore, the famous Indian painter, and sculptor died in Calcutta.

1955

Nikita Khrushchev delivers the speech condemning British colonialism.

1964

Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University established.

1982

Pakistan beats India to win hockey gold in the Asian Games.

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