today in history 12 november

764

Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an capital of Chinese Tang Dynasty, occupy for fifteen days

1762

Peshwa surrendered in Battle of Alegaon.

1781

Nagapatnam of South India was captured by the British troops.

1799

First meteor shower on record. Andrew Ellicott makes this first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys.

1892

Pudge Heffelfinger becomes first pro football player

1899

British troops reach Durban Natal

1923

In Germany, Adolf Hitler arrested for attempt to seize power on November 8

1930

First ‘Round Table Conference’ started in London. Only Muslim League party was present at the conference and there was no representative of Congress. 16 Indian Kings, 23 British representatives and other 56 Indians took part in this conference. The Muslim League consisted of Sir Agha Khan, Mohammed Ali Jauhar, Quaid-e-Azam, Sir Mohammed Shafi, Fazl-ul-Haq, Chaudhary Zafarullah and Ghulam Hussain.

1933

First known photo of so-called Loch Ness monster is taken

1948

Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

1954

On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s.

1958

Satyajit Ray gets the award for best direction at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

1969

Indira Gandhi, who was expelled from Congress for indiscipline during Presidential elections, made a large split and formed her own Congress Party with Jagjivan Ram as President. The party is recognised as Congress (I).

1982

Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215

1984

Rajiv Gandhi elected Congress (I) President.

1998

Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

1990

Uttar Pradesh Government raises the reservation for Backward Classes in direct recruitment to State Services from 15 to 27 percent.

Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web

1997

India elected to the executive board of UNESCO.

2006

The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.

2016

Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony

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